Paula Phillips

FatChanceBellyDance®Style Instructor/Partner Studio

Instruction - Performance - Dancing in Flow™



Paula is a certified FatChanceBellyDance®Style (FCBD®Style) instructor and a Partner Studio of FatChanceBellyDance®, the creators of FCBD®Style belly dance.  


Paula has danced all her life and began her love of bellydance as an adult, training with Suhaila Salimpour and  local traditional bellydance instructors.  She also trained with local 'tribal' style instructors before being bitten by the FatChance bug.  

In 2012, Paula began studying FCBD®Style in earnest,passing her General Skills and Teacher Training in 2014 under Carolena Nericcio and Megha Gavin. She joined Tribal Pura and became a Partner Studio in 2015 and continued that membership annually.  

Paula continues to improve using FCBD®Style Training for Teachers and FCBD U as her 'grad school'. 


Paula loves to share the joy of this dance style and  her students have been inspired enough to practice together during the pandemic outside even in inclement weather of PA.    


Paula directs State Street Dancers (SSD) Philadelphia's FatChanceBellyDance®Style studio.

State Street Dancers offers dance training for recreation and/or performance, as well as Dancing in Flow™ in which you 'bliss out' in FCBD®Style movement.  Paula instructs at 'pandemic safe' venues and State Street Dancers perform safely at various venues  throughout the Philadelphia area

FCBD®Style is a movement vocabulary that is based on natural body movements, such as walking, and celebrates the natural bounce and sway of the body.  It relies on nonverbal communication which quiets the mind as the body becomes more active.


FCBD® FUN-damentals

Learn the basic system of FCBD®Style in a supportive environment which will have you dancing your very first class.

FCBD®MAGIC CONTINUES students progressively learn to dance with partners in duet, trio and quartet formations - and more!


ALL are welcome - No dance experience needed.

Classes are FREE during the pandemic bc we could all use a break.


Doylestown Sunday 11am and  Wednesday 6pm 

Chestnut Hill (Allens Lane) Saturday 10:30am.  

I can meet you at a park or open space for an impromptu lesson. 

Contact me to let me know how you want to get started


PrePandemic class- no masks needed

Pandemic class -MASKS



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