Imagine this: there was a time in history, a long time ago, when the bounce and sway of a woman's hips was considered so beautiful that they set it to music and made a dance out of it..." Carolena Nericcio
Fat Chance Belly Dance® (FCBD), formerly known as American Tribal Style® Belly Dance, celebrates the strength and beauty of a community dancing together as a group.
This is a dance for everyone, whether you've danced for years or want to try something new. FCBD® is low impact, as aerobic as you choose, and builds strength. It's also fun, interactive, and dynamic. And, because we dance as a group, you may meet like-minded people along the way.
Belly dance is also a powerful way to connect with your body and yourself. By appreciating all your body does for you and exploring different ways to move her, you can find self acceptance, self love, and open yourself to new possibilities.
MOVE. PLAY. CONNECT.
About Deenya Aliste
Deenya Aliste is a certified FCBD® belly dance teacher. She has studied dance from modern to tap. She discovered FCBD® over 10 years ago. Her philosophy is to move your body and have fun and feel love for yourself doing it.
FCBD® style belly dance is an American, modern dance created by Carolena Nericcio in the 1980s.
This an earthy, grounded dance that draws from Flamenco and tribal Egyptian, Arabic, and Indian dances. It is tribal in its look and dancing as a group.
It's improvisational. Similar to speaking a language, FCBD® dancers use formatted steps, cues, eye contact and musical phrasing to create a unique dance each time.
It marries all of this with the isolations and fluidity that belly dance is known for.
Classes are in Bozeman, MT.
Fall 2022 classes are limited to advanced classes. Introductory classes will start again in November 2022.
Intermediate Adult Belly Dance will be held on Tuesdays 6:45-7:45 at Emergence Movement & Wellness Studio in Bozeman Mt. This session starts Tues Sept 13 and ends Tues Oct 18. Contact us for more info.
Deenya Aliste is also available to teach workshops and private groups on FCBD® fundamentals and select props including skirt, single sword, double sword and basket.