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Tribal Summit 2015 - ATS® Workshops with Janet Taylor of FCBD®

Caldera Tribal

Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 3:30 PM (MDT)

Tribal Summit 2015 - ATS® Workshops with Janet Taylor...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird - Full Weekend Package
All four workshops at a special early bird rate! Available only until 3/15/15!
Ended $160.00 $4.99
Performer Request (for workshop registrants only)
Request a performance spot in the hafla and we will send you the application via email.
Ended Free $0.00
Full Weekend Package
All four workshops at a discounted price.
Ended $175.00 $5.37
Tribal Foundations for Clean Lines
Sat. 9/12, 10 am - noon
Ended $45.00 $2.12
Musicality for ATS®
Sat. 9/12, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Ended $45.00 $2.12
Shimmies & Spins Extravaganza!
Sun. 9/13, 10 am - noon
Ended $45.00 $2.12
Advanced Skills & Formations
Sun. 9/13, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Ended $45.00 $2.12

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Join Caldera in historic Silverton, Colorado for a fun mountain retreat filled with autumn leaves, camaraderie, and American Tribal Style® belly dance workshops with Janet Taylor of FatChanceBellyDance®! Four workshops over the course of the weekend, plus vending, a meet & greet, and a community halfa featuring performances by workshop participants! Janet is one of only twelve Tribal Pura International Sister Studio Continuing Education instructors in the world and all workshops count toward FCBD® SSCE. However, dancers of all stripes and experience levels are welcome. A limited number of private and semi-private lessons are also available; please inquire for details at

Early bird pricing for the full weekend package is available until 3/15/15. Regularly priced weekend packages and a la carte workshop options will open after 3/15, space permitting. Class size is limited, so reserve your spot today!


Full Weekend Package - $160

Full Weekend Package - $175 (until 8/1/15)

Individual Workshops - $45

Individual Workshops - $50

Eventbrite fees not included. Online registration closes 9/7/15. Regularly priced and at the door workshops available if space permits.




Friday, Sept. 11th, 7 – 9 pm, location TBA.

Join Janet and your Caldera Tribal hostesses for a cocktail and some social time. Cash bar/menu.


Saturday, Sept. 12th, 10 am – noon at KMCC.

Immerse yourself in the powerful-yet-fluid aesthetic of American Tribal Style® bellydance. We'll begin with a thorough warmup, and then dig deeply into applications of the ATS® posture and vocabulary that can be applied to any style of bellydance. Learn how to create fluid shapes rooted in vibrant stillness, and use your body and breath to project joy, gratitude, and an open, regal presence. Open to all levels of bellydancers, of any style, looking to refine posture and add strength, grace, and precision. Advanced ATS® dancers will get a lot out of this workshop as well!



Saturday, Sept. 12th, 1:30 – 3:30 pm at KMCC.

The ATS® vocabulary and formations provide endless variety to meaningfully interpret your music. Learn how to listen for shapes in the music and create beautiful, elegant visuals that work musically with any song style in our repertoire. Developing your ATS® musicality will not only enrich the audience's experience, but will also result in you having much more fun dancing! Please know the basics of the ATS® level 1 vocabulary, including simple trio and quartet formations.


Saturday, Sept. 12th, 7 – 10 pm at KMCC.

Shop for unique and beautiful items with our vendors, savor light appetizers and drinks, and enjoy fabulous belly dance performances by workshop participants and Janet herself!  This event is open to the public and there is no cover!  Performer requests are due by 7/31/15 you or your dance troupe would like to perform at the hafla please register for the free "PERFORMER REQUEST" or email for more information.



Sunday, Sept. 13th, 10 am – noon at KMCC.

Juicy up that shimmy and tighten up that spin! This fun, high-energy workshop will teach you the anatomy of a shimmy, as well as tips & drills from the FCBD® studio for getting shimmies of all types bigger and more consistent. We’ll also practice getting your spins cleaner, more reliable, and in sync. Bring your finger cymbals and come prepared to sweat! All levels & dance styles welcome; some knowledge of ATS style shimmies and spins ideal, but not necessary.


Sunday, Sept. 13th, 1:30 - 3:30 pm at KMCC.

Kick it down with a high-energy power duet, or ooze drama and strength with a slow dynamic trio! Learn how to use partnering and creative formations to change the performance dynamic and really "play" on stage. We'll also use a small sampling of advanced steps from level 3 and beyond, and practice them in creative ways that connect you with your partners like never before. Build your improv choreography while keeping your audience guessing! Participants should know basic ATS® Level 1 & 2 vocabulary to get the most from this workshop.


Janet is a Studio Instructor at the FatChanceBellyDance® studio in San Francisco, CA.  She relocated to California in 2011 from Portland, Maine, where she was instrumental in creating and nurturing the ATS® community.  She currently performs with FCBD® as well as with studio troupe Tessera Tribal Belly Dance, and is beyond grateful to be sharing her love of the dance through teaching at the FCBD® studio and workshops nationally. 

Janet previously worked as a licensed massage therapist specializing in sports injuries, and brings a deep understanding of anatomy to her instruction, keeping students safe and happy while helping them learn more about how their bodies inhabit space.  She also writes at, a blog discussing ATS® philosophy, technique, costume, teaching, and whatever else is on her mind.


We will have a variety of vendors on site for your shopping pleasure! Vending hours will be: 9 am – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, plus 7 – 10 pm during the Saturday night hafla. If you are interested in vending please email for an application. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis.


Dress in stretchy layers of exercise clothing, or traditional ATS® class attire of a 25 yard skirt and choli.  Bring a yoga mat, refillable water bottle, and a notebook. Don’t forget your zils! Please arrive at least 15 minutes before each class to check in.



Silverton is a quaint and historic Victorian mining town located 50 miles north of Durango in the heart of Colorado's majestic San Juan Mountains. The town is a National Historic Landmark, and is surrounded by public lands, so opportunities for outdoor recreation including hiking, mountain biking, camping, jeeping, etc. abound. September is a wonderful time of year to view the fall colors. More information on Silverton area activities can be found on the Silverton Chamber of Commerce website:

Please note that Silverton sits an elevation of 9,318 feet above sea level. While altitude sickness is not a problem for most visitors, you should be aware of its symptoms which include headaches, dizziness and shortness of breath. One of the best ways to avoid altitude sickness is to drink lots of water before you arrive and while you are here. Allowing a day or two to acclimate, eating light meals, reducing your alcohol intake and getting plenty of rest will also help.

The weather in Colorado can be unpredictable.It can be very warm and sunny in September, or we may experience snow. Nighttime temperatures can vary by as much as 30 degrees from daytime highs. Your best bet is to be prepared for anything Mother Nature may dish out! Bring everything from tank tops to warmer layers and flip flops to closed toe shoes.



Two airports are roughly equidistant from Silverton: the Durango La Plata County Airport (DRO) and the Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ), which are 62.3 and 60.25 miles from Silverton respectively. Airport shuttles can be arranged through Mountainside Concierge:

With the exception of the Friday night meet & greet and the Saturday night after party, all workshops, vending and the hafla will take place at Kendall Mountain Community Center. Classes and the hafla will be in the Grand Ballroom, which is a beautiful timber framed space with hardwoods floors, ample natural light and fantastic mountain views. KMCC is a short walk from Silverton’s downtown area, or if you prefer to drive, the facility also has a large lot with ample free parking. For more information about KMCC visit

We have arranged discounted lodging rates with two hotels in town. The Teller House is offering rooms for $79/night (, and the Triangle Motel ( is offering 10% off their standard rates. Mention Caldera when you call to book your reservation in order to receive the discount. Private vacation homes can also be rented through Silverton Property Management:



Please note that workshop registration fees are non-refundable, however they are transferable. If you have purchased tickets and are unable to attend, it is your responsibility to sell your spot to another dancer.  Please email with your name, the classes you have registered for, and the name of the dancer who will be taking your place.



Please check with your doctor before beginning any exercise or health regimen. Caldera Belly Dance, any Tribal Summit instructors, the Town of Silverton, and their associates accept no responsibility for personal injury that may take place during the classes or while arriving at or leaving the facilities.

By making a Tribal Summit purchase you are accepting this agreement to waive, release and discharge Lisa Branner and Caldera Belly Dance, heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives and assigns from all liability for or by reason of any damage, loss or injury to person and property. You hereby acknowledge and agree that you have carefully read this waiver and release agreement, that you fully understand the same and that you are freely and voluntarily executing same.


Questions?  Please contact Lisa at

We look forward to seeing you in Silverton!


FatChanceBellyDance®, FCBD®, ATS® and American Tribal Style®, are federally registered trademarks of FatChanceBellyDance, Inc.


Have questions about Tribal Summit 2015 - ATS® Workshops with Janet Taylor of FCBD®? Contact Caldera Tribal

When & Where

Kendall Mountain Community Center
1 Kendall Place
Silverton, CO 81433

Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 3:30 PM (MDT)

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Caldera Tribal

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