Welcome to Czigany World Fusion Dance

There was a time when women gathered together to celebrate life through dance. They would come, young and old, from all walks of life to celebrate together. They brought with them all of their life experiences. One by one they would step into the circle to tell their story through the dance as the others looked on. Then they would all dance together in a captivating union of energies.

They danced for joy and sorrow and for everything in between. They celebrated the union of lives, the changing of the seasons, their ascent into womanhood, life to be, and life that had passed.

They danced to wildly beating drums, to softly playing flutes, to the rustle of leaves, to the wind and rain, and to the beating of their own hearts.

In the chaos that is our modern world we have lost touch with the simple things. We don't notice the changing seasons in the rush to get through the next day, week, month, even year. We don't take the time to de-stress. We don't take the time to really get to know people, even ourselves. We simply don't take the time to celebrate life.

Through dance we can reconnect to the Earth, to each other, and to ourselves. We can again discover that place where dance is a celebration of life in a circle of support, camaraderie, and friendship. That place is here now.

Sacred Circles Dance Retreat

Sacred Circles is the premier dance retreat focusing on FCBD®Style (formerly American Tribal Style). Krisztina began hosting this dance retreat in 2009 and it has grown better and stronger every year since.

Tassels & Cues Dance Retreat

Tassels & Cues is Krisztina's second dance retreat, this time in New York. This event started in 2024 and we hope to keep this northeast based camp running for a lot of years.

Krisztina: A Lifelong Passion for Dance and Empowering Students

Krisztina's lifelong passion for dance is evident in her extensive training and dedication to sharing her expertise. With a rich cultural heritage of Greek and Hungarian descent, Krisztina began her formal dance training over 50 years ago in classical ballet. Since then, she has continued to broaden her repertoire and deepen her knowledge, always striving to learn and grow as a dancer and instructor.

In 2001, Krisztina began teaching American Tribal Style® (ATS®) belly dance, now known as FatChanceBellyDance® (FCBD® Style). Her captivating solo performances inspired local dancers to seek her guidance, leading her to add World Fusion Dance, specializing in theatrical skirt work, to her teachings in 2002.

Krisztina's commitment to providing the highest quality instruction led her to work closely with Carolena Nericcio, the founder of FCBD® Style, during the filming of the ATS®/FCBD® Style Drill Companions. This collaboration ensured that Krisztina's technique was polished and accessible to dancers worldwide.

Drawing upon over 20 years of theatrical skirt performance experience and her deep understanding of FCBD® Style, Krisztina developed her unique Work that Skirt FCBD® Style dialect. After consulting with Carolena to ensure every step aligned with the aesthetic and principles of FCBD® Style, Krisztina received Carolena's blessing and support for this innovative approach. In fact, Carolena graciously filmed the intro for the original Work that Skirt FCBD® Style DVD instructional set.

Krisztina's expertise is recognized within the FCBD® Style community. She is a graduate of the inaugural FCBD® Style Advanced Teacher Training and one of only a dozen FCBD® Continuing Education Instructors. Her diverse training also includes a strong foundation in classical ballet, group fitness certifications, a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, and advanced-level participation in Artemis Mourat's year-long Totally Turkish training.

Throughout her journey, Krisztina has learned from many inspiring teachers. Two mentors who have had a profound impact on her development as a performer and teacher are Artemis Mourat and Carolena Nericcio. Their guidance and support have been instrumental in shaping Krisztina's unique approach to dance instruction.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer, Krisztina's passion for teaching and inclusive approach will empower you to explore your own creative expression and discover the joy of dance.