Friday, August 21, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] American Tribal Style Belly Dancer Hollie Schmidt Performing at Grantville Day

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Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258


August 21, 2009


American Tribal Style Belly Dancer Hollie Schmidt At Grantville Day


     Hollie Schmidt, who used to live in Grantville and now lives in Newnan, is upset about the erotic connotations which the term "belly dance" has for the American public, due mainly to the influence of Hollywood.  She claims that the term actually refers to a form of folk dancing and therefore should not be regarded as porn.  Schmidt's own "Gypsy Theatre" belly dance troupe is mentored by the American Tribal Style Belly Dance discussed in the article on the subject found at the website  Info on Schmidt herself, including the belly dance classes she teaches at the Newnan Theatre, is found at

     So, what is the real nature of American Tribal Style Belly Dance?  There will be an opportunity to find out at this year's Grantville Day community festival.  Hollie Schmidt will be performing this type of belly dance along with three other dancers from 2:00 PM until 2:20 PM on Grantville Day Saturday September 26 on Main Street in Grantville. 
     Grantville Day, which for the past several years lasted for two days --  Saturday and Sunday, this year has reverted to the original concept of a one-day festival held only on Saturday.  The other events planned will be announced soon.  Grantville is located at Exit 35 on Interstate 85. 
     Information on Grantville Day is available on their website  or by contacting the Grantville Day Chairman Sandra Luttrell at  770-583-9013 or by
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Beginning Belly Dance Classes Monday Nights
Newnan Community Theatre
Newnan,  Ga 30263
Phone: (770) 301-3147

Hours: Registration begins @ 2:30pm

Belly dance classes on-going every Monday Night from 7-8pm. Registration for new students 6:30-7pm. Class cost $30 a month or $10 drop-in. Call for Hollie Schmidt for questions: (770) 301-3147.


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I teach basic belly dance classes as well as ATS classes here in Newnan, Georgia.

Class Schedule:

Beginning Belly Dance (This class you will learn basic belly dance moves for the beginning level)
Monday Nights
Registration 6:30-7pm
Class: 7-8pm

Intermediate Belly Dance-You will learn to take basic belly dance moves and layer them, use props such as veils, zills, baskets, canes and swords with choerograph. (Must have teachers permission to take this level class)
Class: Monday
Time: 8:15-9:15

ATS (American Tribal Style)Level One- This is a beginning level ATS Fatchance style class. You will learn by drilling the basics moves in fun combinations with layering and zills. Zills are needed for class (Arabeque style good) or Fatchance zills.
The class will be every Wednesday Nights in 10 week session, next session will be Fall Session from (Sept 9th-Nov 11th).
Registration Sept 9th between 6:30-7pm. Class is from 7-8pm.

Location: Newnan Community Theatre
24 First Street
Newnan, Ga 30263

Contact Info: Hollie Schmidt
(770) 301-3147

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