CC, started in cabaret style belly dance with Sara Shrapnell, joining Sara’s official troupe Neshee Dolu in January of 2016. While she still dances with Sara, she decided to explore other styles of belly dance as well. She chose FatChanceBellyDance® Style because she found the improvisation to be fascinatingly complex. A recent FCBD® General Skills and Teacher Training graduate, CC dedicates herself to the intense study of FCBD® Style. Her search for technical knowledge includes taking workshops and classes from FCBD® luminaries such as: Carolena Nericcio, Kae Montgomery, Sandi Ball, Wendy Allen, Jen McDonald, all the current FCBD® teachers, as well as special workshops for dialects such as Tessera Dance, WildCard and Tribal Witch. Additionally, she is adept at various prop dialects such as basket, sword, and fan. She has performed with multiple Bay Area Troupes in a variety of venues and works hard to elevate FCBD® Style to the highest levels.
Joey has been a FCBD® Style dancer for 6 years and has studied with Tara and currently performs with Connie and Cecy as a troupe member of Luna Dance Collective. Joey also dances and teaches American Cabaret Style in Carmel and can often be seen dazzling the crowd with impressive solos featuring props such as a tray full of candles and duel veils. Joey enjoys the strong familial vibe of the Collective and always looks forward to the sense of community and fun of the weekly classes offered by Luna Dance Collective.