Hong Kong (香港) KaeNation (HKKN)
We are a student troupe under the coaching and mentoring of Kae Montgomery (USA) based in Hong Kong, China. Like 元租(Original)KaeNation and 沖繩(Okinawa)KaeNation, we have been studying American Tribal Style® (ATS®) Belly Dance with Kae Montgomery who is our “mother of dance” on a continuous basis, following her designed curriculum closely in order to improve our group improv dance skills.
The birth of 香港KaeNation
Amy, Carmen, Cannie & Vani came to know each other in 2007 at a belly dance class in Hong Kong over a decade ago. We developed a special love in the group improvisational dance called American Tribal Style (ATS) Belly Dance. In 2012, when the only tribal class in Hong Kong came to an end, we formed our own little group and continued practicing weekly on our own to keep up with what we’ve learned and maintained our group spirit and the sisterhood we had developed. We’ve performed in different events sharing our own take of group improvisational dance throughout Hong Kong. With immense luck in December 2015 we came to meet our mentor Kae Montgomery when she had her first workshop in Hong Kong. We immediately fell in love with her dynamic teaching style and her deep knowledge and understanding of this art form. Awestruck with our ATS experience, we made arrangements and commenced studying with Kae from January 2016 and have continued to do so. The more we study with Kae, the more our passion towards this dance grew stronger. Soon, we decided to be 100% committed into learning ATS® with Kae and on 15 May 2016, we officially became Hong Kong KaeNation (HKKN) under Kae’s coaching and direction. HKKN is practicing weekly and continuing monthly meeting with Kae online. We hope that we help cultivate a stronger love for this art form here in Hong Kong.