Tammy Lyn Carbol
Tammy is an enthusiastic and energetic woman who has been belly dancing for almost 20 years and believes belly dancing is an art form, an art all woman can learn no matter their age or size. Her teaching style focuses on building a solid base of technique upon which students can grow and expand their dancing persona, and above all – to have fun doing it.
Tammy is an original (and current) member of The Little Fish Belly Dance Company (from 2003-2018 – the troupe is currently on hiatus), and a former member of Daughters of the Nile Senior Troupe from 2008-2010. She performed in various shows, events, and charity functions throughout the city, including annual charity events produced by the Little Fish Belly Dance Company (Bellies for Breast Cancer and The Winter Spectacular show). She retired from performing at the end of 2018 to have more time with her family.
Tammy has participated and attended numerous workshops in order to strengthen and always improve technique, repertoire, and of course… to simply dance! She has been the belly dance instructor at Soul Connexion Studios in NW Calgary since it’s opening in September 2009 and continues to enjoy inspiring women of all ages in this wonderful art form!
Q&A with Tammy
What inspires you?
The women I teach. These are women who come in and dare to try something different, to have fun and laugh and dance and celebrate being a woman.
What song moves you?
I have too many favourites to share! Too many to name!
What do you love about your job?
The moment a student realizes it doesn’t matter her age, weight, body shape, etc. If she wants to dance, she can dance – it just takes training. I love when I see them filled with the same passion for this beautiful dance that I have, I love when I see them begin to feel differently about themselves. I love when I notice (and especially when THEY notice) they stand differently, they think differently, they are changing as a woman and feeling better about themselves. It makes my heart smile.
Describe Soul Connexion in one word
"Everything has rhythm, everything dances. – Maya Angelou"