Spectacular Sword Improv – Pippa Spice (ACT)


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Pippa first saw tribal belly dance performed in Sydney in November 2005. Intrigued by this beautiful dance style she started studying and performing in 2006 under Fiona MacPherson. Pippa began teaching American Tribal Style® (ATS) belly dance in 2010.

Motivated by her love of ATS® belly dance, Pippa trained with national and international teachers. Each time Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman travelled to Australia, Pippa took the chance to learn, completing General Skills in 2010, 2011 and 2015.

Pippa became an American Tribal Style® Certified Instructor in 2015 and in 2016 took the plunge to travel to San Francisco for a two week dance intensive with Carolena and Megha Gavin. She is now Advanced Teacher Training Certified.

Based in Canberra Australia, Pippa runs classes and workshops in American Tribal Style Belly® dance. She is a founding member and Artistic Director of Buasavanh Tribal Belly Dance a FatChanceBellyDance® Sister Studio. Pippa also dances cabaret belly dance in local Turkish restaurants and performs with professional Middle Eastern belly dance troupe Raks Zahirah. She is fascinated with transitioning between dance styles in an authentic way whilst dabbling in flamenco and traditional folk dance from Azerbaijan alongside her belly dance.


Using ATS® moves and concepts add sword to create dramatic performance pieces. Learn sword techniques and strategies that pop on stage. Practise sword improvisation with a lead and follower. Workshop fast and slow moves for groups including sword holding and balancing techniques. Learn sword techniques for mixed level groups i.e. accessible for beginners with stretch techniques for advanced dancers.

Pippa’s workshops are always fun and energising. You’ll get a great workout dancing with old and new friends!

Participants will need a working knowledge of ATS®. Bring your sword, zils and knee pads (optional).

Event Details

Date: October 26, 2018

Start time: 09:00 a.m.

End time: 11:00 a.m.

Venue: Bankstown Sports Club, Level 1