Philippa Moirai : American Tribal Style® Belly Dance Intensive


Diving into a selection of dynamic movements from the FatChanceBellyDance® fast and slow repertoire, the focus of this Intensive is on honing strong dance technique and smooth transitions, individually and within groups. Working with requests from those attending, classical and modern movements will be covered, with plenty of drill and dance time. The first two hours will be steeped in technique, building up to more complex concepts and advanced formations in the third hour, with a final hour of Dancing in Flow®. Treat yourself to a wonderfully rich afternoon of American Tribal Style® belly dance, as you develop and refine your Tribal technique, and connect with other lovely dancers.

The first two hours of this workshop are open to all with a knowledge of the ATS® basics and lead & follow concepts – both beginners and more experienced dancers are very welcome. The third hour continues straight on from the first 2 and is open to Intermediate and Advanced students with a strong understanding of ATS®. The final hour is a beautifully meditative flow class open to all. Divided into 4 parts of continuous dance with no verbal instruction and short water breaks, the brain is able to switch off as each dancer follows along, sinking into the movements and music, and totally immersing themselves in the dance.

Please email: if you are unsure of your level or would like to book.

SUNDAY 30th of JULY 2017
1-3pm / 1-4pm / 1-5.30pm (30 minute break before Dancing in Flow® for the last hour)


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£40 for the full 4 hour Intensive


£30 for the first 3 hours


£25 for the first 2 hours


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Come armed with zils, questions, water, snacks, energy and your love to dance.

The Place Founders Studio, 16 Flaxman Terrace, London, WC1H 9AT
Nearest station: Euston / King’s Cross

Please enter via the Flaxman Terrace entrance. This is an easy 10 minute walk from Kings Cross / Euston station. The Studio is through the canteen on the Theatre side of the building. For info on how to get there by public transport see: or

For those of you who drive, parking outside the studio is free though limited on Sundays. There are also car parks at both Euston and St Pancras Station.


Taking her first ballet steps at the age of three, Philippa has had a lifelong passion for dance. A professional performer for over 12 years, her background includes classical dance, fire performance, circus skills and performance arts. For over a decade she has specialised in American Tribal Style® belly dance, travelling worldwide to train extensively with Carolena Nericcio the creator of ATS®, and many other master teachers. A certified ATS® instructor since 2007 and FatChanceBellyDance® Sister Studio, Philippa feels privileged to have been invited to be a Sister Studio Continuing Education Instructor; and strives to remain true to this dance form whilst sharing the knowledge and passion that she has for it.

Based in London, Philippa is well known for her encouraging and informative approach to teaching and her elegant dance style; regularly teaching and performing both locally and internationally. She feels honoured to have performed with Carolena, Megha and many other members of FCBD®, and to have co-taught the General Skills Intensive with Carolena on several occasions since 2011.

In addition to directing Moirai Tribal belly dance troupe, Philippa is an integral part of the FireWater Collective, a founding member of the International ATS® Sisters Collective and co-director of Ter’zíMoirai.

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For information about ATS® classes, private tuition, workshops and performances, contact Philippa Moirai at