The Tribal Code

COMMITMENT

Be there for your dance sisters. Whether it’s making sure your cues are strong or getting to a gig on time, we all need to depend on one another.

COMMUNICATION

Ask questions and learn from the more experienced dancers and teachers. Also, don’t let things fester. Express yourself in a constructive, respectful way.

AWARENESS

Be aware of how your words or actions can affect others. What makes sense to you may be understood differently by someone else. Take considerations to think before you speak or act.

TEFLON

Don’t take things personally! There are too many unique individuals in this group to avoid minor misunderstandings. Let things slide off your ego – don’t let things stick!

HUMILITY

We all can benefit from going to Level 1 and Level 2 classes and working on technique. We can also benefit from allowing room for all our personalities to exist.

TRUST

This dance form is founded on trust, on and off the dance floor. Earn people’s trust and give yours as well.

RESPECT

Treat your fellow dancers (and human beings) with compassionate respect and be mindful of others’ talents and limitations. Respect the dance form for what it is rather than how you would change it.

SUPPORT

Come to the shows of FatChanceBellyDance and of your fellow dancers. Not only does it support the dancers, it is a great way to learn about performance!

JOY

Dance for the love of it! Enjoy yourself and the company of others.

The Tribal Code was created by the dancers of Fat Chance Belly Dance® as a guide for ATS® troupe dynamics. Although we are not strictly an ATS® troupe, it works for us.