Basic Info

Name

Cat Ellen

Email Address

http://cayswanndance.com/

City

Westlake Village

State

California CA

Email

cayswann@gmail.com

Bio

Cat Ellen is a FatChanceBellyDance® Partner Studio. CaySwann Dance is her virtual studio for instruction and performance.

Cat’s primary goal is to bring a fun and personally fulfilling bellydance experience to as many people as possible, both fellow dancers and audience members alike. Beyond the dance vocabulary of movement, formations, cues, and flow, Cat hopes to empower dancers to embrace movement without shame, fitness for all sizes, and the joy and beauty in the community we build in which our job is to make everyone look good.

There are two key philosophies that Cat brings to her instruction. The first concept is “No Pressure, No Shame.” One reason she loves dancing so much is that it can be extremely inclusive of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities. Secondly, each of us has “This Body on This Day.” If you need to miss a class, that’s okay. There’s no shame in that. Perhaps your car broke down, or you got stuck in traffic, or you caught a cold, or a loved one needs you. No Shame. And there’s no point in stressing out that you no longer have the body of your youth, or you’re recovering from surgery, or you are battling exhaustion or other ailments. You have this body on this day, so what do you plan to do with your body? You’ll be encouraged to move within the best abilities of your body on this day. And hopefully you can have fun while doing so.

Video

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEUIEp4tkSNyAxx6m-EbdQ-AEtD2_3KDW

CITY

Westlake Village

STATE/PROVINCE OR COUNTRY

California CA

COUNTRY

US

CLASSIC-MONTH AND YEAR COMPLETED

April 2013

CLASSIC-CITY/STATE/COUNTRY COMPLETED IN

Michigan, US

MODERN-MONTH AND YEAR COMPLETED

April 2013

MODERN-CITY/STATE/COUNTRY COMPLETED IN

Michigan, US

TEACHER TRAINING-MONTH AND YEAR COMPLETED

October 2014

TEACHER TRAINING-CITY/STATE/COUNTRY COMPLETED IN

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sister Studios Details

Dance Styles

FCBD

Studio

CaySwann Dance

Training

General Skills April 2013, Teacher Training October 2014, SSCE January 2016