Coda's Classes in Greeley, Colorado
Since Coda was a little girl,
she has been creating and learning the ways of the universe through any form of art she could get her hands on. Being raised in a family of all women helped her grow into a strong, independent woman with an amazing support system.
It is because of that support she and her mother, Cat, started dancing together a little over 8 years ago. They started learning with beginner cabaret style classes taught by Anna Tatman, who used to do bellygrams in her home town, but then moved on to taking classes from Travis Jarrell focusing on improvisational pan-African movements. And finally, in her senior year of high school, they moved to Nashville TN and started taking ATS® classes from Barbara Abernathy.
The strong, feminine power that came from the combos are what drew her in initially. It's now been 5+ years since she was accepted into Tula Tribe Collective, with whom she's attended many workshops instructed by members of FCBD® including Carolena and Megha. She is beyond grateful for this form of dance and would love to spread it to more women so they may feel the same energy and empowerment as she does. For the world needs more empowered women.
Dakota now lives in Greeley, Colorado where she teaches Beginner ATS Belly Dance® classes every Thursday at the ArtWerx Studio.