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What is FatChanceBellyDance (FCBD)® Style Dance?

FatChanceBellyDance®Style (formerly known as American Tribal Style®) is a modern group improvisational style of belly dance created by Carolena Nericcio in San Francisco, CA in 1987, and now this dance format is enjoyed around the world!

The movements are inspired by folkloric dances from the Middle East, North Africa, Spain, and India. FCBD®Style is a method of improvisational choreography, using a physical vocabulary of movements, cues, and eye contact to communicate with each other while dancing in a group. This also means if you study this style, and are familiar with the vocabulary, you can dance with anybody else in the world even though you have never danced together before. I really enjoy this immediate connection and sparks between the dancers!

You can read more about the style and history on the FatChanceBellyDance® Inc website here.

About Yuka

Yuka began taking her very first FatChanceBellyDance®Style classes at the FCBD® studio in 2010 and quickly became one of the obsessed students in the studio! Showing up to classes three/four times per week to receive extensive instruction from her master teacher Carolena Nericcio and all the FCBD® instructors allowed her to gain an excellent knowledge of not only the movements but also the aesthetic of FCBD®.

Yuka became a certified FCBD® instructor and member of FatChanceBellyDance® in 2015 and has been teaching and performing domestically and internationally. She loves to continue studying to become a better dancer day by day, and sharing her passion for FCBD® with everyone!

Instructor listing on the FatChanceBellyDance® Inc website here

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