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Level 1        
Tribal Classics & Beyond

2023 - Saturdays 10.30 - 11.30 (UK time) via Zoom

classes are offered in blocks of 4 consecutive weeks costing £20​ (plus £1 to cover Paypal fee​)​​​

This class is ideal for the absolute beginner and for those more advanced dancers wishing to work on their technique.

Learn the system of FatChance®style belly dance from absolute beginner to performance level  (if you wish)

Kelley will teach you how to dance step by step, no previous experience required

Each class will start with a warmup dance, stretches and Gratitude Meditation

You will learn the root step in each of the 4 families of Fast Steps in the FatChanceBellyDance® vocabulary - Rhythmic Undulation (Arabic), Shimmy, Swivel Step (Egyptian) and Hip/Pivot Bump then moving on we'll add  Single Bump, Double Bump, Reach & Sit plus (Chico) 4 Corners and Box Step

In the Slow vocabulary of movements we'll break down the Figure Eight (Taxeem), Wrist Rotation (Hand Floreo), Arm Undulations, Body Wave followed by Torso Rotation, Circle Step, Reverse Turn, Propellor Turn, Corkscrew Turn

We’ll introduce posture, finger cymbals (zils) and the core concepts of how to lead and follow so you can dance with others in formations anywhere in the World  with no need to learn choreography. If you don't already have finger cymbals then you can buy them online - check out my Tribalog on Choosing Zils

Moving on we’ll add to your repertoire using creative combinations, practising leading and following, transitioning between moves, working in formations and chorus

You are welcome to join us at any time as we have plenty of review in every class

So dedicate some time to yourself and enjoy the power of dancing in a fun and friendly class

What do I need?

just wear comfortable clothing like leggings and T shirt or a big full skirt 

 barefeet  (or dance shoes only)

water and a great big smile!

After a few weeks you will need some finger cymbals

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"Even though I am a former member of the FatChanceBellyDance® troupe I take every opportunity to study with Kelley. She is an inspirational teacher with a passion for detail and I love how she breaks down technique. She is also one of the kindest people I know. If you have the opportunity to study with Kelley your dance will be the richer for it."

Kathy Stahlman

former FatChanceBellyDance troupe member,  Certified Studio, USA

" I BLOODY love this woman. She’s the best FCBDstyle teacher I’ve had the pleasure to learn from (apart from Carolena) and one of the most warm-hearted, humble and generous souls I had the pleasure to find on my path"

Yuri Ferretti

Certified Studio, Germany

"Kelley Beeston is, without a doubt, one of the best teachers I've had the chance to learn from, and a truly wonderful and loving human being. She is very empathic and attentive to each and everyone, she fully understands how we each learn in different ways and she uses all the resources she can to get the message through to you. She has brilliant tips and visualizations that you will never forget, and that truly help with your understanding and practice of the movements. Her classes are inclusive, fun and relaxed, and always so efficient, that even as a more skilled dancer there is always something to learn or improve! I absolutely recommend her classes, to all dancers and newcomers "

Sofia Franco

Certified Studio/TribalX, Portugal

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