Friday, 10/4 - 10am - 12pm

Slow and Slinky Datura Style™

Crystal Weran 


Datura Style™ Belly Dance is a format created by Rachel Brice, and is a beautiful mosaic showcasing the most amazing blend of influential content, from her previous instructors and mentors such as Masha Archer, Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour, Carolena Nericcio, John Compton, Fifi Abdou, Mardi Love, and Jill Parker.


This 120-minute, Datura Style™ workshop focuses on the slower, slinkier side of the vocabulary. Covering both technique drills and movement combinations, you will learn new skills to gain added control over your musculoskeletal system.


 Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and notebook.

Friday, 10/4 - 12:30

Turkish Roman Dance (Roman Havasi)

Elizabeth Strong

Turkish Roman Dance (Roman Havası) with Elizabeth Strong - Turkish Roman dance, or Roman Havası, is the gypsy dance of Turkey. Rarely taught outside of the Roman communities, this dance is extremely expressive, fun and enigmatic. This two hour intensive workshop will cover feet, hips, belly and arms as well as rhythm, feel and culture of the Roman style from Turkey. There is sublime subtlety in the nuances of the technique, but the overall meaning of the dance is one of relaxation, joy and confidence. Anyone can find a means of expression through this dance form! We will learn short combinations, practice technique and watch some informational video. A handout and music file will be available to workshop participants!

Friday, 10/4 - 3pm - 5pm

Tribal drills

Jill Parker 

Jill will introduce concepts and visualizations to better understand techniques for creating length, depth of movement, connection to the floor, safe posture, dependable balance, and controlled releve. This workshop will be filled with practical movement in which to drill these invaluable concepts that ultimately make your belly dance moves more powerful and embodied.

Friday, 10/4 - 6pm - 8pm


Tessera Tribal 

Tessera Tribal® is a FatChanceBellyDance® Studio Troupe dedicated to performing American Tribal Style® (ATS®) belly dance in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. 

In Tessera Tribal, we think of ATS® as food for our souls - and we love to play with our food! Whether it's Hot Cross Buns, Pop Tart of the Do-Si-Donut, our guiding principle is exploring what can be done with what's already on the ATS® menu. Join us for a sampler platter of ATS® Movement Dialect to take the flavors that make our dialect distinct.