Every year, an event takes place that unites the community dancing to one song and also makes it visible to the outside world. The “ATS®/FCBD®Flash Mob World Wide“.

We are very proud to have participated twice this year. Once with our dance sisters from Anam Chara, only a few metres away from the studio where we train together. And once as a trio in Oberneukirchen and Bad Leonfelden, where we were able to drum up a bit of publicity for Julia’s beginners’ course.

This year the chosen song was “Solovey” by Go_A.

Here are our two videos and, as a special treat, a behind-the-scenes look thanks to Julia’s vlog:

To find videos of other groups, use the following hashtags:

#atsfmww #atsfmww2022 #fcbdsfmww #fcbdsfmww2022

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At the Hafla at the Geierbräu in Reisbach, Julia and Elisabeth had a chance to see many familiar faces again and also to try out what they had learned in Gudrun´s skirt dialect workshops in Linz.

It is always amazing to meet other members of the community. We are very grateful for the invitation and look forward to seeing Tingula Tribe and Danzerei Adabei again very soon!

You can find out more about how this weekend went in Julia’s vlog:

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Time is flying by and there really is a lot going on…. we want to share a few of the smaller, but no less important highlights of our summer with you here:

Christina gets her Level 1 certificate

If you’re wondering if our dance is fun for beginners, all you have to do is look at Christina’s smile when she was presented with her LVL 1 certificate, or listen to her talk about training with Julia. We are so proud of her and her progress!

Nora´s visit

One of the wonderful things about our dance is that people from all over the world can meet and dance together. Across all language barriers, the shared dance form unites us. That’s exactly why it immediately felt so familiar and secure when Nora from Peru danced with us.

How did it come about? Well, Nora, a wonderful dancer and a charming person, was in Europe for a wedding and was able to stay a bit longer afterwards to meet dancers she had previously only met online. During her time with Lisi Brümmer, the idea came up that she could maybe stay at Julia’s place as well. And this is exactly what happened. Not only did Nora join our weekly training, we also had a great time at Julia’s home and even made a trip to Krumau, where – completely surprisingly for us – the Festival of the Rose was taking place. This lead to us meeting even more other dancers there. After a spontaneous dance in front of a pub, we went back to Austria, where we used the remaining time for dancing together. It was really hard to say goodbye, but we are sure we will see each other again on- and offline.

Seing Nicole again

Nicole going back to America was not easy for any of us. Of course we are happy for her, for example when we see how much fun she has with her family. But we miss dancing together and just sitting down together, having a drink while chatting….

We were so happy that we at least got to meet up when she was here again for a little while this summer.

Julia´s first solo on a stage

Our friends Cordula and Max with their band Rhiannon are always part of the programme at the Linzer Landes-Ritterfest , and so it happened that Julia, who was actually only there as a visitor, was able to spontaneously dance her first solo. We would have loved to be there with her, but at least there are a few photos and videos.

The Anam-Mobile is ready

Finally, we Anams can be out and about in style when we travel to workshops or gigs together. And a bit of advertising does not hurt either, right?

Thanks to our friend Phil from the Printbusters, Julia’s car is now a proper Anam-Mobile!

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And the fun continues! After we already thought we would have to miss #CarVie22 this year, Julia and Tina were able to go to the absolutely 💕brilliant💕 workshop “Formations Micro- & Macrocosmos” by Agata Zakrzewska and Katarzyna Lidia Weichert from Hamsa Dance School and Siren Society last minute. It was so awesome, though unfortunately way too short!

A huge thank you to Nakari Dance Company for organizing this event. We are looking forward to returning next year… hopefully with a lot more time fore workshops and performances.

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Whenever the Ur-Ton Drummers invite us to join them we are right there with them– Anam Damhsa, Anam Chara or both!

This June we danced in the very Im Juni waren wir gemeinsam in the idyllic garden of the Horticultural College Ritzlhof, frog chattere included.

And then there was another meeting near Marchtrenk. An insider tip: the Stargate! Romantically located in the forest, it is a great setting for drumming, and of course we were part of the fun again!

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This year´s SOTO weekend trip took us to Hinterglemm for a weekend!

A fun mixture of dancers and Anam Damhsa right in the middle… We went hiking, enjoyed the beautiful weather and nice dinners in the evenings. And of course wedanced with Anam Chara. We can´t wait for next year!

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Rome was wonderful! The Roma Tribal Meeting was wonderful! Julia, Elisabeth and Tina took part in many workshops, learned an incredible amount, met many already familiar faces and even more new ones, plundered the brilliant bazaar and of course sightseeing, good food and a drink or two were not neglected.

The time in Rom was also put to good use as we were able to record new interviews for our series “FCBD Faces”. Go check out our YouTube channel!

Julia took part in the Performance Intensive with Francesca Pedretti and was therefore also on stage on Saturday. A video of this will follow shortly. The same is true for the video “Caravan – A Dance Journey”… Both Julia and Tina took part in the second edition of this exciting project. It celebrated its premiere during the online show!

In addition, we were lucky enough to participate in the online show for the second time. Here you can watch our contribution, which we recorded together with the Ur-Ton Trommelern at Pöstlingberg, Linz:

And here’s the whole show:

The Utopia of Love @ Roma Tribal Meeting 2022:

Some pictures…

Photography during filming our video: Johann Lackner, Fotoklub Feldkirchen

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A Virtual Celebration of Spring! We are incredibly proud to be part of this global online event! The FatChanceBellyDance Style University called for video performances celebrating spring. Due to the strong participation – there will be over 50 videos from groups around the world – the event has been split into 3 dates.

Awakening of spring

Our video was made together with Anneliese and Margit from Anam Chara and with a lot of support from family and friends, whether in front of or behind the cameras. <3

The concept for this video was found very quickly, because it literally came to Julia in a dream. When she woke up the next morning, she excitedly called Tina to tell her everything and then we all started planning.

Our video can already be found on YouTube or in our media library.

Some pictures from our set:

Photography by Johann Lackner, Fotoklub Feldkirchen

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It’s so nice when you can exchange ideas with other groups from your own country. In August, we were able to participate in both the outdoor party and the online show of Caravanseray Vienna.

Here you can see the video that we produced for the online show and of course the full show itself!

Here are our performance at the outdoor party and the complete playlist of the show!

Outdoorparty – Pictures by Florian Hölbling:

We just love to dance! Since Nicole is currently in the US to spend some time with her family and Marisa is taking some time off, Julia, Elisabeth and Tina are the ones who are the most active at the moment… And they are not slowing down!

In addition to regular trainings and the LVL 3 course, various photo and video shoots were also on the agenda. Currently, we are mostly working on our performances for Nakari Dance Company‘s Caravanseray.

Here you can get a first glance of what to expect:

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