No pre-registration is required. You can just show up to class.
No, students who wish to cover their feet are encouraged to wear
ballet slippers or "toe thongs" which are small shoes
covering the balls of the feet. Dancing in socks is not recommended
on certain surfaces as the feet may slide.
learns at a different pace. However, most individuals who have
consistent class attendance coupled with practice at home will
have a good understanding of what's going on within a few months.
Level 1 is an 8 Week Session.
Customarily, most individuals take the Level 1 class two times before
moving on to the next session. However, there is no limit and even
the most experienced dancers can benefit from reviewing the basics.
are three defined levels of FCBD Style®. However, depending
upon where and with whom you train, there can be multiple classes
breaking down the style into varying classroom curriculum. There
are over 70 basic movements to the style along with ways to embellish
or combine movements to create a unique performance each and every
You are never required to perform as a student. Those opportunities
are presented only to those looking to pursue that path.
Tamarind Studio offers a regular quarterly hafla for individuals to perform at regardless of how long you've been dancing.
is another name for party. This is usually a time to get together
and celebrate. Often haflas have dancing and offer performance
opportunities in a supportive setting. If you aren't ready to
perform, come to the hafla and have fun!
Start by taking classes. Although entry into a troupe is not guaranteed, the first step of the journey is regular class attendance.
there is no specific student troupes at this time. However, those
attending classes will have performance opportunities available
via audition for each upcoming event.
Troupe Transformations® is it's own unique format, improv-based
with it's own repetoire of tribal movements, group formations,
and prop work. Deeply rooted in FatChance BellyDance Style®,
it draws it's influences from FCBD Style®, Zoe Jakes DanceCraft®
format, Rachel Brice 8 Elements®, and other sources to create
a distinct flavored format
there is a teacher training being crafted and will be available
in 2018. Currently, no local dates are scheduled, but international
dates are in the works.