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Desert Lotus Tribal

A FatChanceBellyDance Sister Studio

The History of Desert Lotus Tribal. How it all began...

Dana, Founder, Director and Instructor 2005 to 2014

Desert Lotus Tribal was the vision and creation of Dana Adoptante in 2005. Dana was one of the original founding members and Director/Instructor of Desert Lotus Tribal from 2005 through 2014. She was also the Founder, Director, and Instructor of Antelope Valle Belly Dance. Dana began teaching classes in Lancaster and Palmdale in 2006 and then in 2010 she became the first Certified FCBD American Tribal Style Bellydance Instructor and Official FCBD Sister Studio in the Antelope Valley area.

Desert Lotus Tribal started with only three original troupe members: Dana, Alyssa, and Cindy V. Over the course of several years the sisterhood of the troupe grew and at one point included as many as12 members. Over the years Dana and her troupe sisters of Desert Lotus Tribal performed at public and private events, venues, restaurants, shows, and festivals throughout California

Dana also produced several fundraiser shows including Scarlett's Nightmare, a theatrical Halloween themed belly dance show; Tribal Cirque: A Carnival of Belly Dance; Tribal Cirque II; Shroud of Mystique; and Tribalesque: a vintage-themed belly dance show. In 2014, Dana moved to the central coast of California and left directorship of the troupe to her longtime friend and extremely talented student, Luna Johnson, who is also officially a Certified FCBD ATS Bellydance Instructor.

Desert Lotus Tribal Past Troupe Members

The dancers shown below are an important part of the troupe history of Desert Lotus Tribal's sisterhood. Each and every one of these ladies was extremly focused and spent countless hours studying over the years in classes with Dana and rehearsing with the troupe. Many of them are now focused on other areas of their lives (family, education, and career goals). Thank you to all of the past troupe members for your dedication and all of the time you contributed to building this troupe.

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Alyssa is one of the three original founding members of Desert Lotus Tribal. She's also a second generation bellydancer and the daughter of Dana Adoptante.
She began belly dance in 2006 at the age of 12.

Cindy is one of the three original founding members of Desert Lotus Tribal.

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Alyssa

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Briana

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Cindy

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Danielle

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Alejandra

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Gaby

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Danielle

crystal

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bettina

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Leslie

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Crystal

Allison

Bettina

jesse

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lauren

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robin

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Jesse

Kendal

Maxine

Robin

Lauren

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Yesenia

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