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Nancy Young

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Sunroom Belly Dance, Claremont, CA

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Tribal Beats Studio, 2009 Porterfield Way #K, Upland, CA


Claremont and Upland







My name is Nancy Young. I’ve been a FatChanceBellyDance® Sister Studio since 2009, teaching in Claremont and Upland, in Southern California.  American Tribal Style® belly dance, as developed by Carolena Nericcio and FCBD®, is the only style of dance that I study, teach, or perform. The two troupes I direct — Torso Dance Collective and my student troupe, Womenfolk — are both strictly ATS® troupes. My strong preference is for old-school Classic and Modern ATS® (FCBD® instructional videos vols. 1-8); I feel that this dance is plenty for a lifetime. While I am trained in the vol. 9 vocabulary, dialect is in general not for me.

Teaching ATS® is a passion for me. It is a joy to see the psychological transformation that this remarkable dance form can effect in women, whether young or old, fat or thin, outgoing or painfully shy. Through ATS® they discover their own beauty, power, and grace, and find a new form of sisterly community through improvisational group dance.

I began to study ATS® in 2005 and have never stopped. In addition to taking regular classes with various SoCal ATS® teachers since then, I’ve taken many classes at the FCBD® studio in San Francisco and many FCBD® workshops and intensives, including General Skills in 2007, 2009, and 2010; Teacher Training in 2009; Teacher Training 2 in 2010; Technique for Teachers in 2016 and 2017; and Perfecting Performance in 2017. I’ve earned annual Sister Studio Continuing Education (SSCE) re-certifications since the program began (July 2014).

Please come dance with me if you are near Claremont/Upland, California!












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