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by Carolena Nericcio, Dance Professional
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Dance Therapeutics Specifically for ATS, with Deb Rubin

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Uploaded May 15, 2018: 1 hr, 25 min
This Dance Therapeutics class focuses on unlocking that traditionally stuck area of the Thoracic Spine (upper back) and shoulder girdle, to dramatically improve your ATS posture and create poised, strong, and elegant arm frame. Class begins with a mat practice led by Deb, and posture and carriage technique break down, followed by direct application to your ATS dancing, with a lead and follow dance section focused on arms and upper body movements, led by Carolena and/or FDBD teachers. For more on Dance Therapeutics visit: www.debrubindancetherapeutics.com
Uploaded May 24, 2018: 1 hr, 12 min
This dance therapeutics class focuses on unlocking tight shoulders, increasing range of motion, and increasing flexibility in the upper back and chest. Learn to address all 4 quadrants of the shoulder girdle to improve flexibility, mobility, and balance in the shoulder. Learn the important relationship between the shoulder girdle and the spine, and how this relates to every aspect of your ATS movements, particularly snake arms, arm posture, and ATS frame. All of this is directly applied to ATS dance vocabulary, in dance section led by Carolena and/or members of FCBD. www.debrubindancetherapeutics.com
Uploaded May 24, 2018: 48 min
Learn Deb Rubin’s signature, leading-edge Dance Therapeutics techniques for strengthening the different layers of your core, and different muscles of your abdomen. Learn to articulate low belly and torso moves, improve your posture, and support the spine from the front, building the core strength and fluidity necessary for your belly dance. Class includes Dance Therapeutics practices on the mat, followed by direct application to ATS® dance vocabulary, in a dancing section led by members of FCBD. For more on dance therapeutics: debrubindancetherapeutics.com
Uploaded May 24, 2018: 43 min
Learn Deb’s favorite mat sequence to efficiently and thoroughly unlock the lower back, hips, and hamstrings, in prep for your dancing. Class includes Dance Therapeutics mat practice by Deb Rubin, followed by direct application to your ATS dancing, with an ATS lead and follow section led by Carolena and FCBD teachers including hip and leg dance vocabulary. Please have yoga mat and strap or scarf with you for this class. For more information on Dance Therapeutics, visit: Debrubindancetherapeutics.com
Uploaded Jun 26, 2018: 36 min
Learn to unlock your psoas muscle and your hips in a safe, deep, and efficient way to dramatically improve your ATS® dance posture, shimmies, hip work, and all aspects of your dancing. Benefits of this also include improved mobility and ease in your lower back, legs, and belly work. Class begins with a mat practice led by Deb Rubin, followed by an ATS® lead and follow section led by Carolena and FCBD teachers, focused on hips. For more on Dance Therapeutics visit: Debrubindancetherapeutics.com
Uploaded May 24, 2018: 49 min
Improve your balance and your ability to move through ATS level changes with ease and grace. In this Dance Therapeutics class, learn how to tone & strengthen your deep core that supports posture, balance, turns, and all your dancing. These exercises will also help you save your knees, and strengthen ankles, legs, and core needed for level changes. Class includes Dance Therapeutics exercises by Deb Rubin, and direct application to your ATS dancing, with a lead and follow section from Carolena and FCBD teachers. For more information on Dance Therapeutics, visit: Debrubindancetherapeutics.com
Uploaded May 24, 2018: 37 min
In this class, you will learn Deb’s favorite Dance Therapeutics methods to strengthen, stretch, balance, and tone specifically for healthy back bending, layback, and ATS® backbend stylization, in a way that completely supports and saves your lower back. Class includes Dance Therapeutics exercises by Deb Rubin, as well as direct application to your ATS® dancing, with a lead and follow section from Carolena and FCBD teachers. For more information on Dance Therapeutics, visit: Debrubindancetherapeutics.com
Uploaded May 24, 2018: 1 hr, 5 min
Learn practices to balance, stretch, & strengthen supporting structures of the knees, to create alignment and stability in the knee joint, for both your dancing and your daily life. We will look at the key relationship between hip, knee,& foot, with mat & standing practices to open hips & legs, and align the knees. You will learn basic anatomy and Deb Rubin’s unique Fascia approach to understanding and balancing the belly dance body—the basis of her Dance Therapeutics Training Program. Class includes Dance Therapeutics mat sequence, standing dance prep, and ATS dancing. debrubindancetherapeutics.com
Uploaded May 24, 2018: 49 min
In this class, you will learn specific Dance Therapeutics sequences to tone the core and central line of the body, and improve your strength & balance to help you with levels and floor work. Learn Deb Rubin’s Pro Tips for smooth transitions both down to the floor and back up, in a way to take pressure off your knees and save your back. We follow this up with direct integration of these new abilities into your ATS dance flow led by Carolena and/or members of FCBD (includes transitions to floor). For more about Deb Rubin’s Dance Therapeutics visit: www.debrubindancetherapeutics.com
Uploaded May 24, 2018: 28 min
Learn this great seated Dance Therapeutics sequence designed to be the perfect warm up for your finger cymbal playing. Focusing on unlocking the fascia chains of the arms as they connect in to the core, this practice will bring relief, fluidity, and agile dexterity to your hands, arms, wrists, elbows, shoulders, and chest for your finger cymbal playing. In this class, you’ll also get an Introduction to FASCIA and it’s crucial role in body fluidity and mobility. To learn more about anatomy, fascia: http://www.powhow.com/packages/deb-rubins-on-line-dance-studio/integrative-anatomy-for-dancers-level-1--2
Uploaded Jul 03, 2018: 42 min
Learn how to unwind the spine--tailbone to skull--releasing back pain, improving fluidity in the shoulders, torso, and spine, calming the mind, and preparing the body for belly dance. Class begins with Dance Therapeutics practices on your yoga mat, and continues with direct application of these practices into your standing ATS® dance vocabulary. For more on Deb Rubin’s Dance Therapeutics visit: debrubindancetherapeutics.com
Uploaded Jul 03, 2018: 51 min
Grab a friend or dance sister! Enjoy this light-hearted, deeply nourishing partner yoga/assisted stretching class, designed to help you deepen your stretches, unlock and prep the body for dancing, and build presence, trust, & connection between troupe mates. So much about dancing ATS in a group is about nonverbal cues and energetic connections between dancers. In addition to being a great work-out, helping you unlock common stuck body areas like hips, back and shoulders in deeper way, this class also helps cultivate those nonverbal qualities that help take your dance & performance to the next level.
Uploaded Jul 03, 2018: 1 hr, 18 min
Join Carolena, Kristine Adams, and Deb Rubin for the extra special, restorative Dance Therapeutics mat practice, designed to calm the mind, and deeply relax and restore the body. Great to use after a dance class or rehearsal as an extended cool down, after a gig to balance out your post-gig adrenaline rush, or anytime in your home practice to deeply relax the nervous system, and bring your whole body back to balance. Props used for this class: Bolster or pillows, strap, and blanket. For more on Deb Rubin’s Dance Therapeutics visit: www.debrubindancetherapeutics.com
Uploaded May 25, 2016: 1 hr, 28 min
FCBD® Instructor Jesse Stanbridge breaks down key points of dancing in duets. She uses the Round House, Torso Twist, Barrel Turn, Camel Walk, and Chico to illustrate the concept.
Uploaded May 13, 2016: 1 hr, 26 min
FatChanceBellyDance, Inc. instructor Janet Taylor breaks down the Wet Dog, Sahra Turn and Duets passing using the Sahra Turn and other variations.
Uploaded May 02, 2016: 1 hr, 23 min
Picky Technique Ever wondered what the hands are doing in the third section of the Sahra Turn? How to keep the lifting hip weightless in the Taxeem? Do your arms get tired after a few minutes of dancing? You asked for it, you got it! A class devoted to your specific technique questions. Please be versed in the basics: Taxeem, Bodywave, Hand Floreos and Arm Undulations, Shimmy, basic Arabic, basic Egyptian, Pivot Bump and Choo-choo.
Uploaded May 13, 2016: 1 hr, 25 min
FatChanceBellyDance, Inc. instructor Anita Lalwani breaks down the Arabic Orbit, Loco Camel and Strong Arm variations. Students work on the movements in multiple sets coming out from a chorus.
Uploaded Apr 17, 2016: 1 hr, 24 min
Picky Technique Ever wondered what the hands are doing in the third section of the Sahra Turn? How to keep the lifting hip weightless in the Taxeem? Do your arms get tired after a few minutes of dancing? You asked for it, you got it! A class devoted to your specific technique questions. Please be versed in the basics: Taxeem, Bodywave, Hand Floreos and Arm Undulations, Shimmy, basic Arabic, basic Egyptian, Pivot Bump and Choo-choo.
Uploaded Apr 09, 2016: 1 hr, 33 min
Picky Technique Ever wondered what the hands are doing in the third section of the Sahra Turn? How to keep the lifting hip weightless in the Taxeem? Do your arms get tired after a few minutes of dancing? You asked for it, you got it! A class devoted to your specific technique questions. Please be versed in the basics: Taxeem, Bodywave, Hand Floreos and Arm Undulations, Shimmy, basic Arabic, basic Egyptian, Pivot Bump and Choo-choo.
Uploaded Mar 23, 2016: 1 hr, 22 min
Picky Technique Ever wondered what the hands are doing in the third section of the Sahra Turn? How to keep the lifting hip weightless in the Taxeem? Do your arms get tired after a few minutes of dancing? You asked for it, you got it! A class devoted to your specific technique questions. Please be versed in the basics: Taxeem, Bodywave, Hand Floreos and Arm Undulations, Shimmy, basic Arabic, basic Egyptian, Pivot Bump and Choo-choo.
Uploaded Mar 24, 2017: 1 hr, 25 min
Picky Technique Ever wondered what the hands are doing in the third section of the Sahra Turn? How to keep the lifting hip weightless in the Taxeem? Do your arms get tired after a few minutes of dancing? You asked for it, you got it! A class devoted to your specific technique questions. Please be versed in the basics: Taxeem, Bodywave, Hand Floreos and Arm Undulations, Shimmy, basic Arabic, basic Egyptian, Pivot Bump and Choo-choo.
Uploaded Feb 28, 2016: 1 hr, 25 min
Picky Technique Ever wondered what the hands are doing in the third section of the Sahra Turn? How to keep the lifting hip weightless in the Taxeem? Do your arms get tired after a few minutes of dancing? You asked for it, you got it! A class devoted to your specific technique questions. Please be versed in the basics: Taxeem, Bodywave, Hand Floreos and Arm Undulations, Shimmy, basic Arabic, basic Egyptian, Pivot Bump and Choo-choo.
Uploaded Feb 28, 2016: 25 min
-flow is dancing in the divine subconscious 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. And L3 students who want to dance without thinking. No verbal instruction, no partners or formations, just follow along and bliss out.
Uploaded Feb 28, 2016: 22 min
-flow is dancing in the divine subconscious 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. And L3 students who want to dance without thinking. No verbal instruction, no partners or formations, just follow along and bliss out.
Uploaded Feb 05, 2016: 20 min
-flow is dancing in the divine subconscious 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. And L3 students who want to dance without thinking. No verbal instruction, no partners or formations, just follow along and bliss out.
Uploaded Aug 29, 2018: 57 min
Striking, mysterious, and regal, the headdress is the secret to the classic ATS® look. Unravel the mysteries of the headdress with the headdress master herself. In this tutorial, Carolena will walk you through the basics of building and adorning a classic ATS® headdress. All of your headdress necessities are available at the FCBD® online store: http://catalog.fcbd.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=89_118
Uploaded Sep 02, 2017: 9 min
The Bessie Plait Wrap is an elegant solution for your ATS® performance hair garden, and is perfect for short hair. In this tutorial, Carolena will show you how to tie and adorn the Bessie Plait Wrap. The Bessie Plait Wrap is available at the FCBD® Online Store: http://catalog.fcbd.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_118&products_id=1036
Uploaded Jan 04, 2016: 50 min
Welcome to the FatChanceBellyDance® On-line Studio Level 2 classes, Week 1. You have completed all of the Level 1 basics and are ready to move on. Remember to keep practicing your Level 1 Fundamentals while you add complexity to the steps in Level 2. This week we will focus on slow movements by learning how to walk with the Taxeem and Bodywave. We will also learn the Reverse Turn. We will review the formations as we drill our new movements. Remember to maintain the posture that you learned in Dance Fundamentals!
Uploaded Jul 17, 2014: 53 min
Welcome to the FatChanceBellyDance® On-line Studio! In our second week of Tribal Combinations, we will speed things up and work on fast movements. You will learn the Turkish Shimmy and Turkish Shimmy with Arms and Turn (TSWAAT). Of course, we will review and drill!
Uploaded Jul 17, 2014: 51 min
Welcome to Week 3 of Tribal Combinations. By this point, you have reviewed your Level 1 basic movements and are working your way into new movements. This is an exciting week because you will learn about how to dance in a Chorus. The Chorus is the group of dancers who support the featured dancers in movement, energy and attention. You will also learn the fast movement, Reach and Sit. We will review and drill, as always.
Uploaded Jul 17, 2014: 45 min
Week 4 of Tribal combinations brings you to two beautiful slow movements in the ATS® vocabulary. You will learn the Propeller Turn and the Corkscrew Turn. We will review and drill, as always.
Uploaded Jul 17, 2014: 44 min
How are you doing? Remember that each new movement in Level 2 builds upon a basic movement in Level 1. Week 5 of Tribal Combinations introduces the Arabic Hip Twist and Half Turn. We will build muscle memory as we review and drill, focusing on the chorus and formations.
Uploaded Jul 17, 2014: 47 min
In Tribal Combinations Week 6, we will learn the Camel Walk. We will review, drill and practice what we have learned up to this point. ...stay tuned for Week 7 through 12!
Uploaded Jul 17, 2014: 51 min
Carolena teaches the following steps in week 7 of Tribal Combinations, Level 2: Posture Double Bump Single Bump Bump Half Turn Combination drills
Uploaded Jul 17, 2014: 48 min
In week 8 of Tribal Combination Level 2, you will find: Ribcage Rotation Arc Arms Combination drill Enjoy!
Uploaded Jul 17, 2014: 42 min
Join us for another great week of ATS® Level 2. Included this week are: Moving Meditation Up 2 Down 3 Military Zill pattern and combination drills.
Uploaded Jul 05, 2014: 1 hr, 5 min
Week 10 of Level 2 brings you: Moving Meditation and Drill Arabic Shimmy with Variations including ASWAAT (Arabic Shimmy with arms and turn), ASWAAT in a circle and ASWAAT in a fade Drill combinations
Uploaded Jul 17, 2014: 57 min
Join us for week 11 of Tribal Combinations Level 2 including: Moving Meditation Ghawazee Shimmy Combo Shoulder Shimmy Hip Drop Combo Drill combos and bonus drill
Uploaded Jul 17, 2014: 53 min
FCBD@ Tribal Combinations Level 2, Week 12- Moving Meditation Headslide Reverse Taxeem Drill Combos Bonus Drill
Uploaded Feb 18, 2018: 3 min
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Uploaded Jun 09, 2014: 4 min
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Uploaded Jul 30, 2018: 3 min
Join Wendy from FatChanceBellyDance® for a fast ATS® drill with the basic 4 fast moves. Basic Egyptian Arabic Shimmy Pivot Bump
Uploaded Sep 11, 2018: 3 min
Join Kae from FatChanceBellyDance® for a fast improvisational drill.
Uploaded Aug 29, 2018: 5 min
Join Suzanne, formerly of FatChanceBellyDance® for a slow ATS® drill including: Walking body wave Walking taxeem Propellor Corkscrew Rainbow Loco camel
Uploaded Aug 29, 2018: 2 min
Join Wendy from FatChanceBellyDance® as she takes us through a fast drill with quick changes between steps.
Uploaded Feb 18, 2018: 4 min
Uploaded Aug 29, 2018: 4 min
Drill the following slow moves with Kae Montgomery of FatChanceBellyDance®- Sahra Turn Barrel Turn Wrap Around Turn Camel Walk Torso Twist (facing front and passing)
Uploaded Feb 18, 2018: 4 min
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Uploaded May 25, 2017: 1 hr, 1 min
Welcome to the FatChanceBellyDance® On-line Studio! I'm Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman and I am delighted to meet you. Please join me in the first of six classes introducing the basics of American Tribal Style® Belly Dance. We'll start with a description of ATS® and a warm up stretch, and we'll learn the importance of Posture and the Moving Mediation before we add two slow steps: Taxeem, Hand Floreo and finally a quick and fun overview of the 4 families of fast steps: Egyptian, Arabic, Pivot Bump/Choo-Choo and Shimmy. Oh, and drills...lots of drills!
Uploaded Mar 29, 2016: 54 min
This week brings us graceful Arm Undulations and the powerful Egyptian Step. After a quick review of Posture, Moving Mediation, Taxeem and Hand Floreo we'll dig in with lots of drills and learn the Duet Formation as well.
Uploaded Jan 14, 2014: 1 hr, 2 min
Zils! Grab your zils (finger cymbals) and let's learn how to enjoy playing them while dancing. We'll review steps and formations from Weeks 1-2 as well.
Uploaded Jan 14, 2014: 58 min
Week 4 of the Dance Fundamentals course brings us the Trio Formation, and the undulation steps: Bodywave and Arabic. We'll review material from Week 1-3 and bring your zils!
Uploaded Jan 14, 2014: 1 hr, 12 min
Welcome to Week 5 of the Dance Fundamentals course, we'll review everything from Weeks 1-4 and add the Torso Twist and Pivot Bump/Choo-Choo with Arm 1 and Arm 2.
Uploaded Jan 14, 2014: 1 hr, 3 min
In this final class of the six-week Dance Fundamentals course we'll review everything that we've learned in Weeks 1-5 and add the Circle Step, Shimmy and Quartet Formation. Cheers!