Transitions

Dancing Between the Steps

Our dance style is a universal language. The movements are our vocabulary and transitions are the links that create sentences to tell our story.
The way we transition between movements depends on the steps, the tempo, the phrasing, our formations and even the experience we want the audience to have.
Transitions can transform your performance, help you feel more confident in your technique and create better communication with your fellow dancers.

As improvisational dancers, our transitions can be a little more challenging to learn since no two performances are the same!

In this series, we'll look at transitions in a slightly different way by:

- exploring intuitive movement

- working on all planes of movement for variety and fluidity

- matching the feel and energy of the transitions to the musical phrasing

- understand why some transitions are more challenging and work through drills to improve coordination

Feel more confident in your transitions AND reading the transitions and cues of others!


You’ll have lifetime access to these classes, so whether you join live or watch later, you can always revisit the material when you need a refresh.
Plus, we have a private Facebook group where we share ideas, videos, additional concepts and connect with other dancers that love all these details too! You will love our community of dedicated dancers that are a constant source of inspiration and support.
Enhance your transition skills, dance with confidence and improve your technique!
How it works:
Classes are recorded live every Wednesday at 9-10am PDT and Q&As on Sundays at 9-10am PDT
Lifetime access means you can join live, later or revisit the class multiple times.
Price for this four week series: $40
*FCBD®U subscribers – Get 50% off. Check your monthly subscription "course" for August’s coupon code

Please note: By enrolling in any of the courses on FCBD®U, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions


Your Instructor


DeAnna Freeman
DeAnna Freeman

DeAnna has studied and taught FatChanceBellyDance® Style, or FCBD® Style (formerly known as American Tribal Style or ATS®) belly dance and yoga for over 15 years. She has a passion for the artistic qualities as well as the scientific and structural elements of movement and believes in the power of these practices to align the mind and the body. She has spent years exploring how these relate to holistic and artist components of dance and yoga.

Her dance journey began when she met Megha, Director of Devyani Dance Company in 2004 and fell in love with FCBD®Style. Since then, DeAnna has dedicated her dance career to receiving the highest level of training and establishing herself as a leading professional in the FCBD®Style community. She was in the very first to receive Sister Studio and Teacher Certification outside of FatChance BellyDance®, is one of the few FatChance Continuing Education instructors in the world, was part of the inaugural FCBD®Style Advanced Teaching Training group, and had the pleasure of teaching and performing throughout the United States as well as in India. Her love of dance, movement and anatomy also led her to immerse herself in yoga study, becoming a registered Yoga Alliance Teacher (200hr and then 500hr RYT) and gaining a number of specialty certifications.

DeAnna’s classes empower her students to align their mind and body through dance and yoga. Through gaining an awareness of the scientific and structural elements of movement, together with an appreciation for the holistic and artist components, students unlock the hidden potential that is already within themselves. She prides herself on a relaxed and professional teaching style that allows students to elevate their skills in a safe, positive and fun learning environment

She is currently offering belly dance and yoga classes in the Portland Area, Facebook live courses, online private sessions and a range of specialty workshops.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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We think this goes without saying, but as a reminder, this is physical exercise and while our instructors be guiding you through each and every step, it is an online course so we are not able to physically see you to correct movements. We trust everyone to work to their own edge and take breaks or back off intensity as needed.
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