Teachers

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VISION

Create an open, accepting environment to explore the healing power of dance in the language of American Tribal Style® belly dance.


MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Consisting of business and medical professionals, the instructors of Lasa Anahata Tribal share their unique passion for ATS® with you through the lenses of their individual life experiences.  This allows for a unique environment in which each instructor fosters the ability of the students to shine.


Photo by The Dancers Eye/Carrie Meyer
Dana Dachel – Owner, Director, Instructor

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Dana’s focus on ensuring that each dancer’s experience is a successful endeavor allows you the freedom to step into class knowing there is a space available for exploring and unwinding!

Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio since October 2014, Teaching ATS® Belly Dance since December 2013

ATS® General Skills Certified – April 2013
ATS® Teacher Training 1 & 2 – October 2014


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Cindy Hopkins – Assistant Director, Instructor

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Cindy’s training in martial arts inspires her to provide you with a focus on expressive movement and the artistry of dance.  Bring your curiosity to explore how the creative outlet of belly dancing can engage your senses and elevate your endorphins!

Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio since May 2012, Teaching ATS® Belly Dance since July 2010

ATS® General Skills Certified – April 2010, May 2012
ATS® Teacher Training 1 & 2 – May 2012


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Krista Spaeth, Administrative & Hype Manager, Instructor

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Krista’s bubbly personality will capture your attention and make you smile! Sharing this beautiful outlet to express who you are through dance makes her heart sing!  Find yourself, love yourself, express yourself!

Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio since October 2014, Teaching ATS® Belly Dance since December 2013

ATS® General Skills Certified – April 2013
ATS® Teacher Training 1 & 2 – October 2014
FCBD® Sister Studio® Continuing Education Recertified – February 2016


Rita Simon
Rita Simon, Publicity Manager, Instructor

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Rita’s lifelong love of music and her broad range of musical skills are woven into her belly dance instruction and dance performances. She will get you to ‘feel the beat’ and ‘move your feet’ (and hips) to lots of amazing world music! Come and grab the JOY!

Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio since November 2010, Teaching ATS® Belly Dance since July 2010

ATS® General Skills Certified – September 2009, September 2011, and May 2012
ATS® Teacher Training 1 & 2 – November 2010
ATS® Teacher Training 2 – May 2012


TESTIMONIALS

“Dancing with this group of ladies is an incredible experience and journey! A “hobby” that helps you become a true sisterhood with incredible, strong, smart, goofy women! This welcoming, supportive group of women keep a place open for you always – dance, life, dance – it is a wonderful thing!” ~ P.J.

“Amazing ladies to dance with. They open their arms and hearts to people and become a family of womanhood, sisterhood, and friendship.” ~ J.W.

“The best group of dance sisters anyone can ask for! The support, spirit, and sisterhood is just amazing.” ~ E.P.