Fatchance Bellydance

BellyTricks Tribal

Melissa is a certified FatChanceBellyDance® Sister Studio, having completed her training with Carolena Nericcio Bohlman, Megha Gavin and Kristine Adams in Essex 2014. Students can expect fun, up to date FCBD® classes.


This means you can attend a FCBD® class anywhere in the world and receive consistent, quality instruction.

What is a Sister Studio?

Sister Studios are graduates of General Skills for FCBD® and FCBD® Teacher Training. These teachers are dedicated to presenting FCBD® as created and developed by FatChanceBellyDance® director and master teacher Carolena Nericcio Bohlman.

Sister Studios do not blend FCBD® with other styles of dance, tribal or otherwise. They present ATS® only, or clearly separate FCBD® from the other styles of dance they are presenting.

This means you can attend a FCBD® class anywhere in the world and receive consistent, quality instruction.

Classes Available

Level 1 - ATS® Dance Fundamentals

  • Drill It! – Learn the basic movements of ATS® with minimal verbal instruction and lots of following along, committing the steps to muscle memory with fun workout-style drills.

  • Dance It! – Experience the magic of ATS® and learn how to use the basic steps to dance with partners in duet, trio and quartet formations.

Level 2 - ATS® Tribal Combinations

After you get acquainted with the ATS® system in Dance Fundamentals Drill It! and Dance It!, build on the basic movements with Tribal Combinations. Learn a new step each week and challenge yourself with teacher-guided combinations in duet, trio and quartet formations.

Two Level 1 ATS® Dance Fundamental intensives are required before beginning Tribal Combinations.

Flow Class

All Dance and No Talk!

Perfect for L1 and L2 students who have attended classes and just need”empty brain time” to dance and get the steps into muscle memory.

No verbal instruction, no partners or formations, just follow along and bliss out.