Kalash Tribal is the name of Kelley Beeston’s dance troupe as well as being her own registered dance name.
In 2007 after attending Egyptian belly dance classes Kelley discovered ATS® but little did she know she was about to embark on the most amazing journey of self-discovery and become completely engrossed in this dramatic and eclectic dance form. The cultural roots, rhythms and music together with the camaraderie, costumes and ethnic jewellery encompass her love of all things tribal – the people, cultures and history.
Kelley’s passion radiates through when performing with her dance troupe, Kalash Tribal, in her weekly classes and workshops both at home and abroad, and for her there is something magical and empowering about ATS® which she absolutely loves to share. She is well known for her inclusive, approachable teaching style often structuring her workshops holistically around a theme or concept. Her innate ability to break things down and simplify the most difficult steps and ideas has earned her a reputation as a thorough and knowledgeable teacher.
In 2008 she launched Oasis attended by ATS® students, teachers and Sister Studios from all over the United Kingdom. Oasis is a much-loved event in the tribal calendar providing bimonthly structured workshops with tuition from an experienced, dedicated, warm and friendly teacher. As a self-confessed ATS® ‘geek’, she loves to explore the intricacies of group dynamics, communication/interaction, connectivity and confident performance – in other words delivering our dance – from dramatic entrance to rapturous applause. Over the years Kelley has nurtured a growing tribal family who unite as “Oasis Tribal” to perform together.
Based in SW England Kelley regularly trains at the ‘mothership’ – the FatChanceBellyDance® studio in San Francisco and has completed General Skills and Teacher Training certifications several times. She became a certified teacher and Sister Studio in 2010. She was selected by her master teacher and creator of ATS® Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman and her Tribal Pura International partner Megha Gavin as one of only 10 teachers worldwide to undergo their first ever Advanced Teacher Training and in June 2015 she graduated and qualified as a Tribal Pura International Sister Studio Continuing Education (SSCE) Instructor. She is honoured to have assisted Carolena and Megha in teaching both General Skills and Teacher Training.
Kelley is currently working with Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman on their Sister to Sister projects to empower women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.