A step by step bellydance blueprint that teaches you the art of tribal fusion, helping you to unlock creativity..
What is the Bellydance Blueprint?
The bellydance blueprint inspires fusion bellydancers and teachers (beginners welcome!) who want a step by step process to craft choreography, unlock creativity and develop their technical skills. This is the process that helped me to develop my ability to improvise and tap into flow.

It provides a process to develop your movement vocabulary, by creating new neural pathways (muscle memory) through layering exercises and challenge sections! Unlike other courses that teach their own style and combos, i teach not only technique (and combos) but also a blueprint that guides you to feel more confident in creating your own combos and choregraphy.  I’ve have been inspired to empower dancers for over 17 years.

How was it developed?
The teaching methodology has been developed as a result of 16 years experience in ATS (certified ATS teacher), Tribal Fusion as well as incorporating key concepts from Classical belly dance and Classical Indian Dance (Bharatanatyam). After releasing one of Australia’s first tribal bellydance DVD series, I have helped thousands of women all over the world develop and learn holistic approaches to their practice.
This intensive program will give you a new perspective and inject some creativity into your practice!
The Bellydance Blueprint ‘Ingredients’
Your first lessons will include the bellydance blueprint Foundations or “ingredients”. If you are a beginner, these foundations are what you will be focusing on before moving on to the layering exercises.

  • Muscle isolations
  • Arm patterns and poses
  • Foot patterns
  • Turns
  • Foot positions
  • Stage directions
The Focus Elements
To express varied pieces of music, it’s important to develop diversity in your movement vocabulary, this is where the Focus elements come in!

You will learn The five focus elements and how to create your own choreography. These include:

  • Muscle Focus
  • Shape Focus
  • Turn Focus
  • Shimmy Focus
  • Travel Focus
The Challenge Sections
At the end of each Focus Element video, there are some challenges for dancers to complete that assists in integrating the material they have just learnt! (which is optional)

**If you wish to recieve a certificate of certification for completing the course, you will be required to send me links (or tag me on social media) from your Challenge homework for each Focus Element. Please email me for more information on this.

The Blueprint layer cards
A ‘layer card’ template will be provided that allows dancers to create their own ‘Bellydance blueprint layer card deck’. These layer cards are a fantastic way to add fun, unpredictability in your practice and a useful tool to unlock creative energy when feeling stuck.
Level One and Two
There are two levels to the Blueprint, level one and level two. The main differences are that level two includes more arm patterns and foot patterns and is more challenging. Teacher training (online and in person) is also available, so please contact me for more info.
Are you Ready? Here is what you will get access to…
1) 25 hours of lessons! A complete immersion into the ‘science’ of creating tribal fusion choreography and combinations (including downloads)

You can expect plenty of:

Drills, combinations, variations, demonstrations & challenge sections!

2) Step by step instruction on the main muscle isolations (so if you are a beginner i got you covered)

3) Easy to follow formula that you can apply to any choreographic piece.

4) A fantastic teaching tool that provides fun, creativity and structure to your curriculum, keeping the students inspired and empowered.

5) You will become an inspired Creatrix where you can rely on yourself as the source of your own inspiration

6) A gateway to feeling confident with expanding your movement abilities and transforming your own style!

7) Step by step instruction on how to put together your own combinations and choreography.

8) An opportunity to create your own choreography applying the formula, and therefore attaining certification.

How do i access the course, are videos downloadable?
Once payment has been processed you will be emailed information on username and password to access the course. There will also be instruction on how to download the videos.
Can i teach the format/formula?
I am happy for you to teach some concepts from the formula (with credit given), however if you would like to teach the entire BluePrint, teacher training is the next step for you. You will need to have completed Level One prior to teacher training. Please contact me for more info.
Is there a set time frame the course goes for?
No. The beauty of the course is that you can go at your own pace, with access to the videos for life (with no ongoing monthly fees).
Is the course designed for only tribal fusion dancers?
The style is mostly influenced by tribal fusion, however you can easily apply the concepts to oriental style. A previous oriental student mentioned that she incorporated her own oriental “ingredients” and applied the process, and she found it to be a fantastic approach.
What level dancer are the lessons designed for?
There are Two levels to The Bellydance Blueprint. Dancers at any level will find value in the training. I have recently added ‘Embodied Beginners” lessons with step by step instruction on the main isolations in the course.
You will need to focus on the Foundations (or ingredients) until you feel ready to start layering and adding a little more complexity.
What Others have been saying…
“I’m really enjoying working through the blueprint! It’s very helpful and I feel I am already beginning to get inspiration as to how I can structure my own personal practice in terms of developing my own dance vocabulary. I have completed the level one muscle focus and have completed my first challenge. I would like to take the blueprint certificate and I am also interested in teacher training!”
Jasmine Cowles

Bellydance teacher and performer

“I am in the process of healing my life long trauma and have not been able to dance because of self worth issues. However since starting Bellydance Blueprint has ignited something personal in me to want to keep going”
Mary Sharp


“I have spent the afternoon familiarizing myself with The Blueprint, Love it and can not wait until tomorrow to get stuck in. Thank you for the payment plan, it was easy to follow and made payment easy to achieve. Have just printed my layer cards to play with and set little challenges for my daily dance workout”
Julie Hamilton

yoga teacher

I definatly gravitate towards smooth hip movements, like all directions of figure 8s, and other hip and belly movements that fuse nicely with them. But like with too much of anything, that becomes less interesting to watch, and is also not good for my body or creativity expansion within dance. This is one reason why I loved the blueprint formula; the multiple random combos one can create that inspires new ways to move.
Bridgette Anderson

Aerial Yoga teacher and dancer

“I lurved Acushla’s Blueprint workshops! It got me more ‘in my head’ creatively- which i was reluctant to do cos i thought creativity should come from the heart and soul, not he mind…but i was wrong! (it flows from all three!) : ) The process in this training helped me expand my creativity- and they still do! Totes recommend!!!”
Liyana Dickeson

Bellydance teacher

5 stars “Thoroughly enjoyed the bellydance blue print intensive. It was very clear & very valuable for learning to choreograph as well as highlighting your strengths and weaknesses. Acushla was fantastic! Thank you very much :)”
Jarna White

Belly dance teacher