Melissa is a certified FatChanceBellyDance® Sister Studio, having completed her training with Carolena Nericcio Bohlman, Megha Gavin and Kristine Adams in Essex 2014. With occasional assistance from fellow Sister Studios Shereen Johnston and Angela Coates, students can expect fun, up to date ATS® classes.
What is a Sister Studio?
Sister Studios are graduates of General Skills for ATS® and ATS® Teacher Training. These teachers are dedicated to presenting ATS® as created and developed by FatChanceBellyDance® director and master teacher Carolena Nericcio Bohlman.
Sister Studios do not blend ATS® with other styles of dance, tribal or otherwise. They present ATS® only, or clearly separate ATS® from the other styles of dance they are presenting.
This means you can attend a FCBD® ATS class anywhere in the world and receive consistent, quality instruction.
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.
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.