DeAnna teaches workshops on a variety of topics including ATS® skill and techniques, dance and yoga alignment. She is known for her relaxed teaching style that provides a professional, safe learning environment for her students. Through a deep appreciation for the scientific and structural elements of movement, together with the holistic and artistic components of dance and yoga, DeAnna empowers her students to discover their hidden potential.
DeAnna has studied and taught FatChanceBellyDance®Style, formerly known as American Tribal Style (ATS®), belly dance and yoga for over 17 years. She has a passion for the artistic qualities as well as the scientific and structural elements of movement and believes in the power of these practices to align the mind and the body. She has spent years exploring how these relate to holistic and artist components of dance and yoga.
Her dance journey began when she met Megha, Director of Devyani Dance Company in 2004 and fell in love with FCBD®Style dance. Since then, DeAnna has dedicated her dance career to receiving the highest level of training and establishing herself as a leading professional in the FCBD® community. She was in the very first group to receive Sister Studio and Teacher Certification outside of FatChance BellyDance®, is one of the few Continuing Education instructors in the world, was part of the inaugural Advanced Teaching Training program, and had the pleasure of teaching and performing including certification courses with the style’s creator, Carolena Nericcio. Her love of dance, movement and anatomy also led her to immerse herself in yoga study, becoming a registered Yoga Alliance Teacher (500hr RYT) and gaining a number of specialty certifications. Her love of continuing education inspired her to open the world’s largest online school completely dedicated to FCBD®Style, FatChanceBellyDance®Style University.
DeAnna’s classes empower her students to align their mind and body through dance and yoga. Through gaining an awareness of the scientific and structural elements of movement, together with an appreciation for the holistic and artist components, students unlock the hidden potential that is already within themselves. She prides herself on a relaxed and professional teaching style that allows students to elevate their skills in a safe, positive and fun learning environment.
Spins and Turns!
Are you ready to feel stronger, more graceful and have better balance during spins and turns? Want to learn how to create clear and dramatic transitions from spins without losing your balance? Get ready to feel the exhilaration or spins and turns in a new way!
This workshop is more than just detailed technique! With additional focus on timing, musicality, and fancy footwork transitions, you’ll learn how to use spins and turns to create a more powerful and dynamic performance, provide clear cues to your fellow dancers, and break out of habits that are holding you back from experiencing all the beauty and magic the movements are capable of adding to your dance experience! This workshop is suitable for dancers that are familiar with classic FCBD®Style and moves through FCBD Volume 4. A tissue, spinning, or ten yard skirt is recommended. FCCE eligible.