This week at FatChanceBellyDance®
May 16, 2016

Tuesday 17 May
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 19 May
Level 2.5
6:30-7:30pm

Join Janet 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 21 May            
Level One 11am-12pm 
Level Two 12-1pm  
Level Three 2-3:30pm  
  
Join Kristine for Levels 1 & 2 and Carolena for Level 3!

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.
 
FCBD, Inc. instructor Janet Taylor leads students in a slow drill.  
 Specialty Workshops
ATS® Floorwork with FCBD® instructor Jesse Stanbridge
Get Low!

Thursday
May 5th - May 19th
7:30-9:00pm 

In this four week specialty series, we're going to take a look at all things floorwork. We will begin each class with strengthening exercises that will focus on important muscle groups that enable seamless transitions.
Week to week, you will work your way from basic to advanced floorwork. Not only will you learn how to get low with ease, you will learn how to WOW your audience with taxeems, zippers, and berber walks.
Please come ready with knee pads - available for purchase at the FCBD® store. Since we will be doing some exercises on the floor, it is recommended that you wear leggings or yoga pants.
We'll add the skirt after!

Recommended for Intermediate and Advanced Dancers. Please be advised that this workshop may not be suitable for dancers with knee issues.
 
$18 drop in!
Cash on the day or PayPal j.trawn@gmail.com


Elizabeth Strong -
Belly dance combinations
and finger cymbals

(and some Turkish Roman too)

Saturday
May 21, June 4-25
4:00-5:30pm

Drop in $20
Registration via Paypal elizabeth@strongdancer.com 
On Going Specialty Classes
Sendek: Finger Cymbals
with Andrea Sendek
Mondays (on going)
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.

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.

Join Carolena and Megha for 
General Skills & Teacher Training

Upcoming locations
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Hawaii  
July 2016
 
ATS® Homecoming 
January 2017
 


Join Carolena and the team at the FatChanceBellyDance® Studio
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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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