Imagine this: There was a time in history, a long time ago, when the bounce and sway of a woman’s hips was considered so beautiful that they set it to music and made a dance out of it … (Carolena Nericcio)
Our dance style
We train the so-called FCBD® Style, which stands for FatChanceBellyDance® Style and which was formerly also known as ATS® or American Tribal Style®.
This style mixes folkloric dances from the Middle East and India with elements of Flamenco and finds its origin in San Francisco. The dancers communicate with non-verbal signals and combine well trained steps to create an improvised, non-choreographed dance.
For whom is the style suitable?
The movements and steps we learn gradually build on each other. FCBD® is therefore just as suitable for beginners
as for those, who already have experience with other dance styles - regardless of age, figure or fitness.
But it is about much more than just the dance.Faster than you might think you will find yourself in a community that is characterized by mutual trust, support and of course the fun we all have together. In addition, depending on your interests, you also have the opportunity to really dive into other topics, such as styling, make up and clothing. Many of us find joy in creating their own individual outfits or accessories over time.
What exactly does this mean?
Well, pretty much every person will have their own feelings about this dance and thus find their own words.... However, during Julia's General Skills Training 2021 she wrote down what FCBD means to her and out of this came the wonderful project of the FatChanceBellyDance Style University, which summarises our dance style in many languages.