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Tips for ATS®GS/TT preparation

Tips for ATS®GS/TT preparation

General Skills and Teacher Training for ATS® are scheduled in San Francisco Bay Area this November. Are you planning to come to study with Carolena & FatChanceBellyDance® or considering to take the course in the future? Here are some tips for your preparation! ATS®General Skill GS is composed of two workshops. One is Two 5-hour days for GS Classic and the other is Two 5-hour days for GS Modern, a total of 20 hours over 4 days. GS Classic covers Tribal Basics Vol. 1&4 DVD and GS Modern covers Vol. 7 DVD.  If you don’t own these DVDs, please get your copy from FCBD® Online Store!...

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Michiyo’s View – Essence of Dance

Michiyo’s View – Essence of Dance

It’s my last travel for 2016 and I am on my way to New Orleans. For the 4-hour flight I chose the FCBD® video Tattooed One. It was pure entertainment, a short into and then about 20 min of a one take show. I really couldn’t take my eyes off from the screen… Lovely setting, beautiful costumes, live music and most amazing part was the communication between the dancers. It really is this communication between dancers, dancers & musicians that created the art. Yeah, although I was merely watching a powerful performance, I really felt like I was there.   That performance was...

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A Stopover in Tokyo, with a once in a life time experience

A Stopover in Tokyo, with a once in a life time experience

Second leg – Oct 2016 JPN/NZ – Of course no one likes to sit in a plane traveling ½ way across the world… but during this trip I have been blessed with not only the chance to catch up on the FCBD® performance DVD (choice for this leg was FatChanceBellyDance, Inc. presents LIVE!) but I was fortunate enough to attend The Mini Massive Show Super! in Tokyo the day before the 25 hour-leg from Japan to Wellington NZ. I know that there is a dimensional difference between the DVD and the performances I witnessed on stage, but there is no denying that some parts over lapped in my view. I was blessed...

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Traveling and Reflection

Traveling and Reflection

Traveling gives me much needed time to review my dance notes or spend quiet time with my favorite relaxation, watching dance videos! For the first leg of my trip – Oct 2016 JPN/NZ – I chose “FCBD® San Francisco Beledi” that is the live performance at the Victoria Theater in 2002 and the behind the scenes. It was awesome to relive the culture of ATS®. The warm characters, the close up / casual style really made me feel like I was experiencing it live. I especially enjoyed the documentary part of the video which focused on explaining the root of ATS® as it was then as it is now. It...

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