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, we connect with each other and ourselves.
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 connect with your emotions while you do 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.
Belly dance classes are held in Bozeman, MT. Both beginning and advanced level classes are available.
In 2023, Beginning Adult Belly Dance classes run through mid November. Tuesday night classes are available at www.emergencemovement.us 7:30-8:30. Intermediate Adult Belly Dance are on Tuesdays from 6:15-7:15 and is open with instructor approval. 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.
Deenya Aliste also offers embodiment workshops integrating movement and spiritual development. Contact us for more info.