This week at FatChanceBellyDance®
April 4, 2016

Tuesday 5 April
Level One 6:30-7:30pm
Level Two 7:30-8:30pm

Join Yuka for American Tribal Style® Belly Dance
Dance Fundamentals and Tribal Combinations classes.

Level 1 - ATS® Dance Fundamentals: Drill It! and Dance it!
In this on-going class series, you'll learn the basic system of ATS® in a fun and supportive environment.
  • Drill It! - Learn the basic movements of ATS® with minimal verbal instruction and lots of following along, committing the steps to muscle memory with fun workout-style drills.
  • Dance It! - Experience the magic of ATS® and learn how to use the basic steps to dance with partners in duet, trio and quartet formations.
You can start this on-going class series at anytime and drop-in for drills and review.
Brand new to dance classes? Read our FAQ section to prepare for your first class.

Level 2 - ATS® Tribal Combinations

After you get acquainted with the ATS® system in Dance Fundamentals Drill It! and Dance It!, build on the basic movements with Tribal Combinations. Learn a new step each week and challenge yourself with teacher-guided combinations in duet, trio and quartet formations.

This twelve-week series of one-hour classes is best enjoyed concurrently with Dance Fundamentals. Six weeks of Dance Fundamentals are required before beginning Tribal Combinations.

Dress for FCBD® dance classes: Full skirt or loose pants, hip scarf, short top or leotard (just wear something comfortable). Bare feet or dance shoes only in dance studio. You will need a pair of zils (finger cymbals). You can purchase all items at the studio or bring your own.

Register >  Here 
 
 
If you can't make it to class, visit our online studio!

Thursday 7 April
Level 2.5
6:30-7:30pm

 Join Juhay for Intermediate ATS® Combinations-Beyond Basics

Expand your ATS® vocabulary with more complex and challenging movements.
Take your ATS® to the next level with more complex movements that build on the fundamental ATS® vocabulary.  Challenge yourself with new formations and concepts that will add even more excitement to your dance!

Prerequisite:  Twelve weeks of Tribal Combinations and testing with a teacher to demonstrate proficiency in Level 2 vocabulary.

Register > Here

If you can't make it to class, visit our online studio!
Saturday 9 April           
Level One 11am-12pm 
Level Two 12-1pm
Level Three 2-3:30pm  
  
Join Janet for a full day of dancing this Saturday!

Level 1 - ATS® Dance Fundamentals: Drill It! and Dance it!
In this on-going class series, you'll learn the basic system of ATS® in a fun and supportive environment.
  • Drill It! - Learn the basic movements of ATS® with minimal verbal instruction and lots of following along, committing the steps to muscle memory with fun workout-style drills.
  • Dance It! - Experience the magic of ATS® and learn how to use the basic steps to dance with partners in duet, trio and quartet formations.
You can start this on-going class series at anytime and drop-in for drills and review.
Brand new to dance classes? Read our FAQ section to prepare for your first class.

Level 2 - ATS® Tribal Combinations
After you get acquainted with the ATS® system in Dance Fundamentals Drill It! and Dance It!, build on the basic movements with Tribal Combinations. Learn a new step each week and challenge yourself with teacher-guided combinations in duet, trio and quartet formations.

This twelve-week series of one-hour classes is best enjoyed concurrently with Dance Fundamentals. Six weeks of Dance Fundamentals are required before beginning Tribal Combinations.

Dress for FCBD® dance classes: Full skirt or loose pants, hip scarf, short top or leotard (just wear something comfortable). Bare feet or dance shoes only in dance studio. You will need a pair of zils (finger cymbals). You can purchase all items at the studio or bring your own.


 Level 3- ATS® Drills and Improvisational Choreography
Deepen your ATS® vocabulary, refine your technique, and learn advanced concepts.
Once you are well versed in the steps and concepts from Dance Fundamentals and Tribal Combinations, ask a teacher if you are ready to attend Drills and Improv. We'll present a different advanced step or concept each week, so pack your dance bag and be ready for a challenge!
You must have experience in Dance Fundamentals and Tribal Combinations to join this class. 
Corresponds with FCBD® Tribal Basics Vol.1-9 DVD workshops. 

Dress for L3 class: any color skirt and choli or leotard, optional hip shawl and pantaloons. Hair tied up off face and neck. You will need your own zils.
 
 
Register > Here
 If you can't make it to class, join our online studio! 
Level 3 Online classes are now available.
New classes added every month!
Purchase a class singly, or choose the Monthly Membership with bonus videos.

Carolena teaching the Chico as a partner step with passing.
Carolena teaching the Chico as a partner step with passing.

 Specialty Workshops

Starting This Sunday!

Intermediate Sewing Skills
The Choli (woven fabric)

Sunday
10, 17, 24 Apr or 22, 29 May & 5 Jun 
11am-4pm

Week 1
Measure twice, cut once! We'll start by trying on a variety of sample "muslin" cholis to determine your unique size, discuss the pattern, cut the fabric and start sewing.
Week 2
Fitting and sewing.
Week 3
Fitting, sewing and final touches.

Materials
You are responsible for the purchase of these materials:
2-3 yards woven cotton fabric, thread. Est. cost $20-35.
Pattern: Folkwear American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer. $19.95
(Available at the FCBD® studio, 20% discount applied at purchase.)
Optional: Magma Fashion Sketchbook. $12.00

Price $110. / Materials: $35.-48.00
Class size limited to 5 students.

Mira Betz Live Music Series
Thursday
Mar 24-Apr 21
7:30-9:30pm

In this 5 week series Miss Betz
will break down the "how to's" and "must know's" of dancing to live music. She'll use all her usual Mira-isms, witty comebacks, exploratory movement experiments, and fine tuning of the inner ear to get all us middle-jigglers dancing to the music! Come and step into Mira's dancing shoes and explore how she has come to hear and interpret music, from no less than 100 years of life experience dancing to live music. After the 4th week in the series there will be a chance for a select few to dance with Helm in Berkeley on April 16th.

Intrigued?! $100 gets you signed up for the whole series. Email [email protected] for registration details.
Sign up soon, only a handful of spots.

Elizabeth Strong -
Belly dance combinations
and finger cymbals

(and some Turkish Roman too)

Saturday
Apr 16 & 30, May 21
June 4-25


Drop in $20/all 7 classes $112 ($16/class)
Registration via Paypal [email protected] 

On Going Specialty Classes
Sendek: Finger Cymbals
with Andrea Sendek
Mondays (on going) (No Class 4/4/16)
7:00-8:30pm

Dancers learn traditional cymbal patterns while incorporating arms, vintage belly dance and western style dance movements across the floor. Beginning with simple, easy-to-learn patterns, we will progress to complex, advanced rhythms as the lesson continues. This is the perfect class for dancers to see how different elements combined create dynamic and sophisticated dancing.

Drop in $18 per class, or purchase a FCBD® 10 class card
for $120.
No preregistration necessary

Strange Brew -

with Kami Liddle, Rose Harden and Zoe Jakes,  

Wednesdays (on going)

6:30-8:30pm  

 

Contemporary Elements for Intermediate/Advanced Dancers
Strange Brew is an on-going class series at the FatChanceBellyDance, Inc. Studio in San Francisco catered to intermediate/advanced dancers. Each class is on a drop-in basis and will be taught by either Kami Liddle, Rose Harden, Zoe Jakes or special invited guests.

Class Schedule

 

Sendek: Building Blocks of Belly Dance
with Andrea Sendek

Sundays(on going)
 
Level 1 12:00-1:30pm
Level 2 1:30-3:00pm
(16 weeks of level one or instructors permission recommended)
Timeless style with a modern approach
Based on the concepts and techniques of the Suhaila Salimpour Format these classes take a classical approach to belly dance instruction. Great for absolute beginners and advanced dancers alike,  belly dance vocabulary, foundational technique, isolations, foot patterns, technical drills, posture, dance combinations, finger cymbals, basic music and timing, warm up and cool down are taught in class. These classes are technique based and not stylized, great for dancers of any style and level looking for a strong belly dance foundation based on classical training methods.
With a rich background in the performing arts, Andrea shares her lifelong involvement in acting, music and dance in her role as choreographer, instructor and performer. Cumulating 2 decades of experience in various dance genres (belly dance, bharatanatyam, ballet and modern) Andrea integrates philosophies from these various forms into her teaching and performance style.  Andrea  is Suhaila Level  4 and Jamilla Level 3 certified and pursuing her Suhaila and Jamilla Salimpour format teaching certification. Andrea dedicates her life to embodying authentic creative expression in her art and the development of dancers with a kindred focus.

Drop in $18 per class, or purchase a FCBD® 10 class card for $120.
No preregistration necessary.
Upcoming workshop for Sister Studio Teachers at FatChanceBellyDance® Studio SF 
 May 12-15, 2016 

Technique for Teachers Certification Course-
"Are your elbows lifted?"

ATS® has grown into a global phenomenon with an impressive expansion of the number of certified ATS® teachers. The Technique for Teachers Certification Course is a NEW opportunity to ensure that we are all sharing the same high-quality instruction at our Sister Studio locations. In this course for ATS® Teacher Training graduates, Carolena and Megha will assess each teacher's technique, provide feedback and offer corrections to ensure that all of our students,worldwide, are receiving consistent instruction.
Each day will consist of a detailed breakdown of two core moves from the ATS® vocabulary followed by chorus drills. Each participant will have an opportunity to lead a two-song drill and receive feedback on their movement technique. We'll have plenty of time for questions and answers, and bonus drills as well.

Prerequisites: ATS® Teacher Training
Cost: $650
 
Join Carolena and Megha for 
General Skills & Teacher Training

Upcoming locations
...

Hawaii  
July 2016
 
ATS® Homecoming 
January 2017
 


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for 6 Weeks of L1 Dance Fundamentals and 12 Weeks of L2 Tribal Combinations. Stay tuned for live streaming of L3 Drills and Improv!


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