Being Big

Imagine you are on a beautiful stage in a large theatre and the audience who spent $100 in the back row want to see you.  This workshop is about being big.  Being big entails several aspects of ATS®, and more specifically the skills that create FCBD® confidence, attitude and flare.  Where does that come from? […]

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The FatChance Flair

What separates FCBD® from other ATS® troupes? Find out the subtleties and attention to detail that sets FCBD® apart. Take your dance to the next level! Basic knowledge of Taxeem, Body Wave, Torso Twist, Circle Step, Egyptian. [Limit 50 students]

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Family Ties

An in depth look at a specific family of movements in ATS® and how they build and progress in complexity. We will look at not only what you do but what you can do with it. This class is for all levels. [SSCE, limit 50 students]

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The Art of Stage Presence and Set-Crafting

In our quest to perfect our technique, it’s also important to remember the critical skill of connecting with our audience. Join me for a deep dive into the “why” and “how” of crafting an engaging stage presence, including how to project with your entire being – posture, faces, musicality, and heart! Then, we’ll practice entrances […]

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ATS® and the Power of the Circle

Dancing in a circle is an ancient tradition common to many cultures for marking special occasions, rituals, strengthening community and encouraging togetherness. The dance can also be enjoyed as an uplifting group experience or as part of a meditation. We will look at the usage of the circle in ATS® Bellydance: we use the circle […]

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Shimmy Clinic

Let your shimmy shake the audience! We will closely study the mechanics of the shimmy and learn how to make your shaking bouncier and bold by going through various fun drills and exercises with Kae Montgomery. [limit 50 students]

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ATS®: Dance Your Chakras

Center your body and mind in order to create optimal conditions for dance. Release your body’s natural energy through this series of isolations and ATS® Steps designed to awaken your inner goddess. Utilizing movements and music including basic drum rhythms and Tibetan Bowl Healing Sounds, you will learn to balance your chakras, become more in […]

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Get Down! ATS® Floorwork

In this workshop, we will take a look at all things floorwork. We’ll begin with strengthening exercises and then work our way from level 1 through to level 3 floorwork. Learn how to WOW your audience with taxeems, zippers and berber walks. Please come with knee pads! [SSCE, limit 30 students]

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Anatomy of Movement in the Lower Body

Looking for a bigger bounce in your step or more twist in your hips? Sometimes we just need to stop trying so hard to get “the look” and instead, turn our attention to understanding “the why”. Join DeAnna for the ultimate hip experience to find release, relaxation, isolation and control in your lower body movements. […]

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The Gig is Up!

If you’ve been performing for any length of time, you’ve undoubtedly come across some strange scenarios and had to problem-solve your way through a challenging gig.  From house parties to stage shows, from the pillar in the room to the music cutting out, any number of mishaps can happen.  We’ll learn how to keep our […]

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