learn to dance step by step
from absolute beginner to performance level should you wish
This beautiful improvisational style is a modern form of belly dance, inspired by the folkloric dances of the Middle East, North Africa and India with further inspiration from Spanish flamenco, which weaves together mysteriously slow sensual movements with earthy energetic steps - the effect is stunning with no need to remember choreography
Instead the dancers learn to lead and follow, using a ‘language’ of steps, cues and gestures to ‘talk’ to each other
and tell each other what will happen, creating an inclusive collaborative team of dancers all working as one
It’s fun, sociable, a great way to get fit and can help improve core stability, self-esteem and confidence no matter
your age, shape or size – it really is a workout for mind, body and soul
Classes happen live in real-time so you can ask questions and everyone is able to interact and dance with each other.
I didn't want to offer the typical pre-recorded lesson uploaded to the internet where people just sign up to
watch in isolation because that defeats the object of this group dance. I couldn't bear the thought of teaching to a camera but wanted to be able to offer classes that are as 'real' as possible.
My students and I have been on a steep learning curve but we are now able to work in small interactive groups recreating our dance formations and chorus and have even managed virtual performance - no it's not the same as the real thing but under the circumstances we're 'absobloodylutely' loving it
Whilst current Covid restrictions vary from country to country we are enjoying the security
that our online classes provide giving us continuity, stability, togetherness and a unifying experience.
With no geographic barriers we really can dance with anyone anywhere in the world.
As we start going back to dancing in the flesh
rest assured I will continue my online classes in the future
surround yourself with people who lift you up
Dance classes in the worldwide phenomenon of FatChance®style belly dance - formerly American Tribal Style (ATS) -
with Kelley Beeston, the only graduate of Advanced Teacher Training in the UK and Europe and
a FatChanceBellyDance® Continuing Education instructor
All classes are currently LIVE via Zoom but I hope to soon be running hybrid classes from my Devon studio mixing in
'real-life' local students together with our worldwide online students
I'm really looking forward to dancing with you and introducing you to what could be a life changing experience - it certainly was for me
I never imagined in a million years that I would be teaching all over the world
dancing on a stage
Keep Safe Keep Sane Keep Dancing