Advanced FCBD®Style Intensives

Would you like to go further into your FCBD®Style studies?

We have created a series of intensives specifically to impart the skills needed to advance your teaching skills, improve your technique, and shine on stage! No matter how far you want to take your education, our advanced education curriculum will help you reach your dreams.

Advanced Teacher Training

Are you seeking to be an advanced teacher in FatChance®Style? Would you like to challenge yourself with intensive training and feedback? Do you wish you could take your FCBD® practice to the “next level"?

Carolena Nericcio and FatChanceBellyDance® offer Advanced Teacher Training for those who currently hold Certified Studio Status. You will spend two intensive weeks with Carolena and FCBD® learning about the history, movements, and philosophy of FatChance®Style dance.

Each FCBD®Style movement and concept will be taught with keen attention to detail. You will be required to demonstrate mastery of movements and the ability to teach each movement to the satisfaction of the instructors. This is not a pass/fail course. You will be given daily feedback and be expected to incorporate this feedback into your subsequent training so that by the end you will be eligible for graduation.

Why get certified as an FCBD® Advanced Teacher?

  • To receive the highest standards of training in FCBD®
  • To challenge yourself to reach your highest potential in dance
  • To engage in critical analysis of your current performance and teaching skills
  • To establish professional credentials to enhance your dance resume
  • To develop as an artist

Other Benefits of Advanced Teacher Training:

  • You will be featured as an Advanced Teacher on the FCBD® and Tribal Pura web page with a photo, profile, bio and specialty areas
  • You will be certified as an Advanced FCBD® Teacher
  • You will be given referrals from FCBD® for teaching workshops (as available)
  • You will be eligible to apply to become a FatChance®  Continuing Education instructor.
Belly Dancer Teacher Training

Duration: 2 week course

NOTE: ATT is suspended until further notice. Please check back in 2021.

Technique For Teachers


Duration: 20 Hours, 4 day course

Cost: TBD

Are your elbows lifted?

FCBD®Style has grown into a global phenomenon with an impressive expansion of the number of certified FCBD®Style teachers. The Technique for Teachers Certification Course is a NEW opportunity to ensure that we are all sharing the same high-quality instruction at our studio. In this course for Teacher Training graduates, Carolena will assess each teacher’s technique, provide feedback, and offer corrections to ensure that all of our students worldwide are receiving consistent instruction.

Each day will consist of a detailed breakdown of two core moves from the FCBD®Style vocabulary followed by chorus drills. Each participant will have an opportunity to lead a two-song drill and receive feedback on their movement technique. We’ll have plenty of time for questions and answers, and bonus drills as well.

Steps to be broken down and drilled include:

Day 1: Shimmy Family • Taxeem
Day 2: Egyptian Family and Spins • Turns
Day 3: Arabic Family • Body Waves
Day 4: Pivot Bump Family • Circle Step and Torso Twist

Perfecting Performance

You’ve learned the vocabulary and how to lead and follow cues in group improvisation. You’ve attained your General Skills and Teacher Training certifications. Now it’s time to focus on what makes the dance sparkle and how to bring it to life for the audience.

In this new workshop for General Skills and Teacher Training graduates, we will focus on elements of performance that bring everything together into a stellar show.

We will spend time exploring the following topics:

  • How to put together a beautiful, elegant costume
  • Formations
  • How to dance in chorus, including enter and exiting the chorus
  • Entering and exiting the dance space
  • Choosing and using music
  • Building an FCBD®Style set
  • Eye Contact
  • Stage presence
  • Finger cymbals

photo courtesy of The Dancer's Eye

20-hour course, 4 days

Cost: TBD