Contact Information

Ajna Tribal is a FCBD® performance troupe in Richmond, Virginia, under the direction of Janine Turner, a FCBD® Sister Studio and certified FCBD® instructor.  For information about public and private performance events, training seminars or current classes contact Janine Turner (information below).

Janine is a resident artist at Dogtown Dance Theatre in Richmond, VA. She teaches Fat Chance Belly Dance® belly dance at these and other area locations. See a listing of current classes below.

      Director: Janine Turner

        Email: atsajnatribal@gmail.com

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ATS® Master Classes

Belly dance is based on muscular isolation and control. That being said, how many of us truly understand and can identify the muscles we are working? Janine Turner specializes in the anatomy and the muscular isolations that generate our ATS® dance moves. This knowledge and understanding will provide the dancer with increased articulation and technical refinement of their beautiful FCBD®movement vocabulary for exquisite execution of the dance. If you ever wanted to delve deeper into the technical art of this dance, these seminars are for you! Watch for upcoming seminars in Richmond, VA, then come and indulge! Janine Turner is also available to present these seminars for both teachers and students nationally and internationally in your own community. Learn how to be a more effective teacher and dancer with this knowledge and training. For more information, contact Janine Turner at: jmturner_23233@yahoo.com

Fall 2021 Class Schedule

Fat Chance Belly Dance® at Dogtown Dance Theatre!

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Free community classes are being run at Dogtown Dance Theatre by Ajna Tribal instructors, Missy Moore & Stephanie Fogner. Come join a unique type of folkloric belly dance in which you learn the “vocabulary” (moves) of the dance and the non-verbal “cues” alerting you to which moves are coming next, then just “follow the leader” as the entire dance group appears to move together in synchronicity. This type of dance is a “melting pot” that joins together traditional dance moves from various countries such as India, Spain, Persia, North Africa and the Middle East in new and exciting ways. Whether you have never danced before or are a seasoned dancer, come and enjoy this delightful style of dance! Classes are offered on Sunday’s from 5:30-6:30. If you would like more information, contact the instructors at: atsajnatribal@gmail.com. Donations are welcome.

Time: 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
Location: Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 W 15th St, Richmond, VA 23224
Ajna Tribal Instructors: Missy Moore and Stephanie Fogner

Fat Chance Belly Dance® Level 1 Classes at Dogtown Dance Theatre!

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Level 1 classes will begin Oct. 2021 through Dec. 2021 at Dogtown Dance Theatre by Ajna Tribal. These classes are for the new dancer, or intermediate dancer wishing to learn more of the Fat Chance Belly Dance® style through focused training, formations, costuming, performing, and other elements of the Fat Chance Belly Dance® style. Through this Level 1 class, students will receive feedback from instructors, improve their ability to lead and follow, and learn all movements and cues within the Level 1 lexicon.

Classes are offered on Sunday’s Oct. 17, 2021 through Dec. 19, 2021 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm.
Cost is $60 for 4 weeks; payment made prior to attending 4 weeks, and is not refundable.
Location: Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 W 15th St, Richmond, VA 23224

If you would like more information, contact the instructors at: atsajnatribal@gmail.com.

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Ajna Tribal Apprentice Program: This program is for the dedicated FCBD(r) dancer who would like to be considered for inclusion into Ajna Tribal’s professional dance troupe. You will train and perform with Ajna Tribal to see if membership in this troupe would be a good fit for you. You will be reviewed every 6 months to evaluate your progress related to technical skills, performance ability, and level of commitment to prepare you for acceptance as an Ajna Tribal troupe member. Pre-requisite: Approval of director. For more information, contact Janine Turner: jmturner_23233@yahoo.com

Ajna Tribal Troupe Member Open to ATS® dancers who have exhibited the knowledge, skills, discipline, technical accuracy, proficiency, and dedication to dance on a professional ATS® level. Pre-requisite: Residency as an Ajna Tribal Apprentice and approval of director. For more information, contact Janine Turner: jmturner_23233@yahoo.com