Suzanne Forbes-Vierling presents adapted Western African dance movements that are achievable for the beginner and invigorating for all levels. Experience a total body workout while having fun and reconnecting with vital physical energy and an exuberance of spirit. Your core will be totally engaged. The live drumming rhythms are exhilarating and are sure to get the whole of your body moving.

Each workout is broken down so that learning is easy and you can grow at your own pace. Soon, you will be moving to the rhythms effortlessly. It's so much fun you forget that it's an intense cardio workout.

Go ahead, get your groove on, get fit and feel good while you rock the beat!

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New! Tribal Energy Cardio DVD

This 60 minute video provides a warm up, three workouts and a grand finale all of which are designed for all levels to enjoy. Experience a total body workout while having fun and reconnecting with your vital physical energy and an exuberance of spirit.  Order today in our online Store.

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"Suzanne instructs this hour-long video, which adapts Western African dance movements into a total-body workout. Suzanne warms you up, teaches you two dance segments, and then puts them together for the third workout section. There is also a grand finale that is like the third segment, but more of a party with more people. The music is cool—live drummers are beating out a rhythm the whole time—and the moves are simple, yet really fun." Read the full review at

  • Q&A Session with Suzanne Forbes-Vierling

    Belles: What inspired you to create your Tribal Energy Cardio workout?
    Suzanne: I simply love the joy and energy of African dance and drum. It is quite a life altering experience when you move your body completely connected to rhythm – live rhythm. Students become really attached to the natural high energy and positive feelings as a result of my class. Read more.

  • Dallas News Fitness DVD review: ‘Tribal Energy Cardio’

    Special Contributor
    Who can do this: Anyone
    The breakdown: The structure of this DVD is unusual. Workouts one and two teach choreography. Workout three combines the choreography of the first two, without the slow breakdown, but with cuing. The sweat factor: This is high-energy, and you will sweat buckets. But is it fun? Lots of fun, yes. When it’s over: You’ll need a shower. Read more.

  • Dance Classes are Back at Stage 7

    February 5th 2011 - This Saturday! Special Guest Artist- Lamine Thiam Lamine will teach a Master class - Senegalese Dance! February 12th, 19th, 26th - I am back on my regular teaching schedule - let's get our groove back!

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Tribal Energy Cardio Workout Classes

Saturdays 5 - 6:30pm
At Stage 7 in North Park

Membership Packages
Note new rates and expiration dates for packages
$14 per class
$44 Membership package of 4 classes (saves $12)
$80 Membership package of 8 classes (saves $32)

*Membership packages expire after 60 days

3980 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104 (get directions)

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I look forward to seeing everyone! Drummers - come on!