Tribal Summit 2016 with Kristine Adams of FCBD®

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Kendall Mountain Community Center

#1 Kendall Place

Silverton, CO 81433

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September 23 – 25, 2016

Join Caldera Tribal in historic Silverton, Colorado for a fun mountain retreat filled with autumn leaves, camaraderie, and American Tribal Style® belly dance workshops with Kristine Adams of FatChanceBellyDance®!

A talented professional photographer and longtime member of FCBD®, Kristine is perhaps best known for her project From the Belly of a Traveler. During this three year world tour, she visited many far flung locations across the globe to explore and connect with the international ATS® community. Kristine returned home in late 2015, and is now working on a book and DVD about her experiences. Learn more about Kristine and her journey at

The Tribal Summit weekend includes four workshops and a lecture, plus vending, a meet & greet, and a community halfa featuring performances by workshop participants! All workshops count toward FCBD® Sister Studio Continuing Education, 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 4/1/16. Regularly priced weekend packages will open after 4/1 and a la carte workshops options will open after 7/1, space permitting. Class size is limited, so reserve your spot today!


EARLY BIRD (until 4/1/16) - $185
REGULAR PRICE (4/2 - 9/15) - $210
A LA CARTE (7/1 - 9/16) - $35 Lecture, $50 per Workshop (space permitting)

Eventbrite fees are not included in the prices above. At the door workshop registration available only if space permits.


Friday, Sept. 23rd, 7 – 9 pm, Benson Movement Center, 1212 Greene Street.
Join Kristine and your Caldera Tribal hostesses for a fun dance jam and some social time. BYOB.

Saturday, Sept. 24th, 10 am – noon at KMCC.
Refine and finesse the backbone of your dancing with dynamic combinations and their proper technique. Learn to ‘WOW’ the most critical audiences with simple and clear communication

Saturday, Sept. 24th, 1:30 – 3:30 pm at KMCC.
Learn to fast, faster, fastest without the worry. Leave behind the franticness when dancing fast and face your audience with grace and ease.

Saturday, Sept. 24th, 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 Kristine herself! This event is open to the public and there is no cover! Performer applications are due by 7/1/15. If 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. 25th, 10 am – noon at KMCC.
Make the moments between the movements count. In this workshop we will focus on how to bring an elegance and refinement to the “and” to give your dance a polished, educated look.

Sunday, Sept. 25th, 12:15 – 1:15 pm at KMCC.
In this workshop we will discuss the evolution of costuming in ATS history. We will look at what the audience experiences through costuming, and how to best represent yourself as a dancer with costuming and make-up. Bagged lunches will be available for pre-order – stay tuned for details.

Sunday, Sept. 25th, 1:30 – 3:30 pm at KMCC.
Extreme combinations.

KRISTINE SAYS…A little bit about me:
I'm lucky enough to have been a FCBD® troupe member since 2005, studying directly under Carolena Nericcio since 2003. This means being in the studio 3+ days a week, blood sweat and tears, side by side with the greats of ATS® ie: Carolena Nericcio, Wendy Allen, Anita Lalwani, Sandi Ball, Marsha Poulin, Colette Todorov, Jessie Gauld, Karen Gehrman and the likes. I know my ATS®. Make sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from me as I wind my way around the world. I can't wait to sweat it out with all you lovelies!

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 – 9 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 and is accessible only via high mountain passes. 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

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 a block of rooms at the historic Grand Imperial Hotel, which is offering a 20% discount for dancers. This special rate is available for the nights of September 22 - 25th, 2016 and the deadline for booking is May 1, 2016. A credit card is required to hold your reservation and cancellations must be made 72 hours before your arrival date to avoid penalties. To book, email Paula at and use the discount code FALLBD20.

Private vacation homes can also be rented through Silverton Property Management:

This year bagged lunches will be available for pre-order – more information coming soon.

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/Caldera Tribal, 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.

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Kendall Mountain Community Center

#1 Kendall Place

Silverton, CO 81433

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