FCBD® Dance Fundamentals Level One - Full Course
Six week series recorded live with Carolena from the FCBD® Studio
Join Carolena for the full, traditional six week course for Level one FCBD®Style.
Filmed live in studio, you'll get a glimpse of what its like to take classes from the creator of FatChanceBellyDance®
Please note: By enrolling in any of the courses on FCBD®U, you agree to our Terms and Conditions
Carolena Nericcio is the creator of FatChanceBellyDance® Style.
In 1974, Carolena began dancing with Masha Archer and the San Francisco Classic Dance Troupe. Masha’s style was an eclectic blend of classic Egyptian, Folkloric, and any other influence that she found enticing. In 1987, after the SF Classic Dance Troupe disbanded, Carolena began teaching in a small studio in the Noe Valley Ministry. Her only goal was to teach people to dance so she could have dance partners.
Being young and tattooed, Carolena attracted other young people living alternative lifestyles. The Modern Primitives movement was also underway. Tattoos and primitive styles of body adornment were the vogue. Carolena and her students performed at tattoo shows and conventions and became well known in the City by the Bay.
StartWeek One - Gratitude Meditation, Posture, Figure 8 (Taxeem), Wrist Rotations (Hand Floreo) and 4 basic steps
StartWeek Two - Duets, Arm Undulations, Swivel (Egyptian) Step
StartWeek Three - Zils and two week review
StartWeek Four - Trios, Bodywave and Rhythmic Undulation (Arabic) Step
StartWeek Five - Torso Twist, Pivot Bump and Choo Choo
StartWeek Six - Circle Step, Shimmy and Quartet Formation
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