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Come get your feet dirty with us on the dance floor!! 💃
Open Rehearsal with emFATic DANCE!!
First and third Saturdays of the month, resuming July 7th (7/7, 7/21, 8/18, 9/1, 9/15)
12:15-1:45 pm
The Beat
2560 9th Street, Berkeley, CA
$15 drop-in/$20 for the month.
Open to all genders and abilities!! Open rehearsal is an opportunity to learn new dance skills and explore new dance styles in a fat-positive, beginner-focused, class-like format alongside the emFATs you know and love.
The dance style will vary but will typically be focused on jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and/or musical theater. Dancers of all levels are welcomed and open rehearsal is the place to be if you are interested in working on dance fundamentals. It is also a great place to start if you are interested in performing with Big Moves.
Please wear clothing you are comfortable moving and sweating in, bring dance shoes (jazz, ballet or dance sneakers) if you've got them and be ready to MOVE!

For more information follow link in bio
#dance #fatdance #danceislife #openrehearsal #danceforeverybody #movement #dancefamily #laughwithus #movewithus #oakland #berkeley #berkeleyevent #adultdance #dirtyfeet #bayarea #danceclass #fatpositive #fatcommunity #judgementfreezone #bodypositivite #bigmoves #emfaticdance #bigmovesbayarea


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Back row: @chicosuave01, me, @notblueatall , @shapesandshadesdance, @tammy.johnson.510
Front row: @misialanegra_aka_block_a_zulu, @bigmoves_bayarea (emFATic dance), @juicydlight

#fatandfree #fatgirlscan #fatgirlsonstage #supportlocalarts #fatvisibilityisactivism ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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We got this fantastic preview photo from our photographer, Lisa J. Ellis. All the performers in last weekend's The Sweet Barre at curtain call. Thank you all for making our show so fabulous!

Photo by Lisa J. Ellis
#thesweetbarre #emfaticdance #bigmovesbayarea #fatdance #fatandfree #shapesandshadesdancecompany


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We got this fantastic preview photo from our photographer, Lisa J. Ellis. All the performers in last weekend's The Sweet Barre at curtain call. Thank you all for making our show so fabulous!

Photo by Lisa J. Ellis
Pictured: emFATic DANCE, Shapes & Shades Dance Company, Tammy Johnson, Lady Monster, Chico Suavé, Misia Denéa Tigress and Sarah, and Juicy D. Light.
#thesweetbarre #emfaticdance #bigmovesbayarea #fatdance #fatandfree #shapesandshadesdancecompany


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@bigmoves_bayarea is featured in this article by Beth, who joined us backstage Sunday before The Sweet Barre! It was a pleasure to talk with Beth and, as she shares in her article, our message of embracing your body and your abilities really resonated.
Diversity is important. Taking up space is important.
I'm forever thankful to be a member of EmFATic DANCE. If you want to see what all the buzz is about, follow Big Moves and join us for an open rehearsal, our clothing sale Cupcakes and Muffintops, or a show.
#dance #fatdance #sfchronicle #article #backstage #laney #diversity #diversityindance #takeupspace #dancefamily #strongertogether #strongsmartwomen #surroundedbyinspiration #bayarea #fatbabes #fatisnotabadword #bigmoves #emfaticdance #thesweetbarre


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Check out this article in the SF Chronicle!! We were so lucky to have Beth join us backstage. Her article is sweetly honest and hopeful.
If you would like to join us for an open rehearsal, please check out our website (link in bio) for updates on upcoming events.
Photo from 2016 Desmond Rodgers Photography

#dance #fatdance #article #sfchronicle #bayarea #oakland #thesweetbarre #bigmoves #bigmovesbayarea #emfaticdance #fatisnotabadword #takeupspace #fatandproud #fatandfree


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Backstage at The Sweet Barre, emFATs were interviewed by the splendid Beth Daza from the Chronicle!! We talked about much more than our show, because our shows are a stage for marginalized bodies and identities to be seen and heard. It was also a great reminder of the beautiful community that Big Moves creates. A space for all bodies to explore movement for the love of it, to discuss hate/discrimination we face for simply existing without apologies, and to support one another.

If you missed the show, there will be more chances to support Big Moves soon! Stay tuned by signing up for our newsletter, link in bio. We promise to only send you info on important events.

#dance #fatdance #emfaticdance #chronicle
#reporter #backstage #laney #laneycollege #oakland #sanfrancisco #bayarea #bigmoves #bigmovesbayarea #thesweetbarre #bodypositivity #bodyacceptance #representationmatters #sizediversity #changethestatusquo #community #dancefamily #fatcommunity #fatandfree


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Love these ladies!! Backstage at The Sweet Barre.... four dances, five outfits, one awesome theatrical re-imagining. I dance, sing, and even talk to myself alone onstage.... it gets weird!! Last chance to see us, today July 1st at 2pm

#dance #dancefamily #hotbitches #badbitch #fat #fatbabes #fatdance #fatandfree #thesweetbarre #oakland #bigmoves #emfaticdance


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Backstage at The Sweet Barre with emFATic DANCE!! Saturday's show is in the record book. One more chance to see us and our amazing guests. Sunday, July 1st at 2pm. Link in bio!

#dance #fatdance #backstage #candy #costumes #willywonka #makeawish #showday #makeup #lashes #wig #headpiece #itscalledfashion #fatshion #fatbabes #candycorngotass #datass #cottoncandy #nerds #nerdscandy #pandulce #herseykiss #chocolatekiss #candycorn #laney #oakland #bigmoves #bigmovesbayarea #emfaticdance #dancefamily


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Next up on The Sweet Barre guest performer spotlight is Ephraim!! A local grad student and KPFA contributor, Ephraim filmed and interviewed us for a short documentary that we will be showing at The Sweet Barre. This is a fun look at our rehearsals and gives you an opportunity to learn more about Big Moves and our emFATic DANCE members. The final product is phenomenal and we can't wait to share it with you.

Get your tickets at the door $20, Saturday (6/30) at 7pm, Sunday (7/1) at 2pm.

#dance #fatdance #emfaticdance #bigmoves #bigmovesbayarea #documentary #shortfilm #localartist #localdirector #kpfa #recording #instudio #thesweetbarre #laney #laneycollege


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emFATic DANCE 2017, reaching for the stars? No, we are the stars!! ☄️
Check out what new numbers we will be debuting TOMORROW! June 30th and July 1st, The Sweet Barre will be taking the stage in Oakland. Event link in bio!

Photo by Lisa J Ellis

#dance #fatdance #80s #80sflashback #legwarms #leotards #belts #reachforthestars #fame #fat #fatandfree #oakland #laney #laneycollege #takeupspace #movement #bodypositive #bigmoves #emfaticdance #bigmovesbayarea


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Behind the scenes with emFATic DANCE.... with extra behinds 🍑

Check out The Sweet Barre in TWO DAYS!!! Link in bio

#dance #fatdance #fatbabes #behindthescenes #behinds #butts #pushit #fatandfree #emfaticdance #bigmovesbayarea #bigmoves #thebeat #berkeley #oakland


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Big Moves 2018 promotional card.

Pictured: emFATic DANCE
Photos by Lisa J Ellis
Design by Amanda Piasecki

#emfaticdance #fatdance #dance #bigmoves #bigmovesbayarea


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emFATic DANCE performing in 2016 at Big Moves' "In The Round". Photo be Desmond Rodgers

#emfaticdance #fatdance #dance #bigmovesbayarea #bigmoves


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Don't miss these fluffy candy butts dancing at The Sweet Barre 6/30 and 7/1 @ Laney College in Oakland, CA. #thesweetbarre #emfaticdance #bigmoves #bigmovesbayarea #oakland #dance #fatdance

Photo by Jessica Erin Judd

The Sweet Barre
Saturday, June 30th, 2018: doors at 6:30, show at 7:00pm
and Sunday, July 1st, 2018: doors at 1:30, show at 2:00pm
Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA
(Across the street from Lake Merritt BART)
$15 advance/$20 door
Tickets available NOW at: https://thesweetbarre.brownpapertickets.com/
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/173583963314664/

Big Moves’ own emFATic DANCE returns in an all new size-diverse showcase featuring guest artists Tammy Johnson of Raks Africa, Tigress and Sarah, Misea Denéa, Shapes & Shades Dance Company, Chico Suave, and Lady Monster. The incomparable Juicy D. Light emcees!


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Behind the scenes with emFATic DANCE 2018!!! Showing off our fat tummies ♡♡♡ #dance #fatdance #fatbabes #fatandfree #rehearsal #fattummies #showingskin #emfaticdance #bigmoves #bigmovesbayarea


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I marked my calendar did you? June 30th and July 1st!!! Big Moves Show this year is called The Sweet Barre. Come see some amazing diverse dancers! #anyw8can5678 #bigmovesbayarea #bigmovesba #emfaticdance #shapesandshadesdancecompany #fatdancer #fatchoreographer #queerdancers #allbodiesaregoodbodies #fatdance #thesweetbarre


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EmFATic DANCE 2017! We know how to get down.... because that's how we roll *rimshot*

Photo credit: Lisa J Ellis
#dance #fatdance #floorwork #fatandfree #fatbabes #thatshowweroll #getdown #reddress #bigmovesbayarea #bigmoves #emfaticdance #laney #laneycollege #oakland #bayarea


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EmFATic DANCE 2017!! Resist 💪
Join the fight to love your body, just as it is ♡ We will continue the mission of delivering body diverse dance this weekend, June 30th & July 1st. The Sweet Barre, link in bio.

Photo credit: Lisa J Ellis
#dance #fatdance #resist #fatliberation #fatandfree #fatbabes #onstage #laney #laneycollege #oakland #oaklandevents #bodypositivity #selflove #danceforyourlife #bigmoves #emfaticdance #thesweetbarre #bigmovesbayarea


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EmFATic DANCE 2017 💃 side stepping hate to share our body positivity on stage!! Haters to the right, we got our best life to live ♡♡♡♡
Check out The Sweet Barre, June 30th & July 1st
Photo credit: Lisa J Ellis
#dance #fatbabes #fatdance #fatandfree #leopard #leopardprint #divas #legs #legsfordays #thickthighs #thickthighssavelives #bigmoves #emfaticdance #oakland #laneycollege #bigmovesbayarea


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emFATic DANCE 2017!! Come out and see what leaps we take this year at The Sweet Barre, link in bio.

Photo credit: Lisa J Ellis
#dance #fatdance #fatbabes #onstage #whitedress #bigmoves #emfaticdance #lyricaldance #lgbtinspiration #fatandfree #danceleap #fatandflying #oakland #laney #laneycollege #bigmovesbayarea


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These fabulous fatties are shaking the stage at Laney College in Oakland, June 30th & July 1st! This is a show you do NOT want to miss ♡♡♡ event link in bio!
#dance #bigmoves #emfaticdance #fatdance #sweets #barre #pandulce #chocolatekiss #nerds #nerdscandy #candycorn #peppermint #cottoncandy #gumball #fabulous #fatties #bigmovesbayarea #thesweetbarre

Saturday, June 30th, 2018: doors at 6:30, show at 7:00pm
and Sunday, July 1st, 2018: doors at 1:30, show at 2:00pm
Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA
(Across the street from Lake Merritt BART)
$15 advance/$20 door
Tickets available NOW at: https://thesweetbarre.brownpapertickets.com/
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/173583963314664/

Big Moves’ own emFATic DANCE returns in an all new size-diverse showcase featuring guest artists Tammy Johnson of Raks Africa, Tigress and Sarah, Misea Denéa, Shapes & Shades Dance Company, Chico Suave, and Lady Monster. The incomparable Juicy D. Light emcees!
Photo by Jessica Erin Judd
Design by Amanda Piasecki


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Less than a week til the show!!! If you don't have your tickets yet, consider volunteering!!
Volunteers get in free and enjoy our eternal gratitude! Interested? Email Matilda@bigmoves.org (show info in bio)
Most volunteering positions are about helping people get to their seats before the shows and to the refreshments afterwards.
We’re also looking for a volunteer to help our stage manager during the show with moving props, picking up after numbers, etc. This person can watch all the excitement from backstage!

#dance #fatdance #fatbabes #datass #backitup #volunteer #community #fatcommunity #fatliberation #bigmoves #emfaticdance #oakland #berkeley #thebeat #bayarea #localartist #pushit #pushitrealgood #latenight #thesweetbarre


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At last year's #bigmovesbayarea
dance show, fabulously fanning with @notblueatall. We'll be back at it June 30 and July 1 at Laney College in Oakland, along side #emFATicdance and many kickass guest performers. Ticket link in bio!
#flashbackfriday #scorpiosisters #fatdance
#fatandfree #plussizeperformer #supportlocalartists #fatvisibility #allbodiesonstage #allbodiesaregoodbodies #bodypositivedance #notblueatall #iofthetigress
📸 Lisa J. Ellis


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June 30th & July 1st, Laney, Oakland!! Your favorite fatties are taking the stage with a new musical theater re-imagining through the lens of fat liberation. Can't share spoilers.... Sorry 😢 but I can tell you that we are working our fat asses off to bring a killer show.
Follow Big Moves Bay Area on Facebook for the latest updates 💃

Event details at https://www.facebook.com/events/173583963314664/?ti=as
Or DM me for details
#fatdance #dance #bigmoves #emfaticdance #laney #laneycollege #oakland #fatliberation #fatbabes #thesweetbarre #barre #balletbarre #pun #candy #willywonka #cottoncandy #peppermint #candycorn #gumball #nerds #chocolatekiss #pandulce #conchas #glasses #liveyourbestlife


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On June 30th and July 1st I'm performing a solo burlesque routine in the annual Big Moves showcase, The Sweet Barre with a new costume. Come celebrate my 13th anniversary in burlesque and their 18th anniversary as a troupe.
#bigmoves #burlesque #dance #sizepositive #fatpositive #bayarea #emfaticdance


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**CONTESTANT #3**
A regular at @badinfluenceburleques, member of #emfaticdance emFATic Dance Co., performed with Rubenesque Burlesque @ 2017 @hollywoodbqfest. She has taken classes with @vivaciouskitten, @redvelvetburlesque, and @performingwoman...The Berzerk Beauty with the Bodacious Booty!
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Yesterday I had a lot of firsts.
First time dancing on a tennis court.
First time at KPFA, in a recording studio, and getting interviewed about dance.
First time at Beer Revolution 🍻
I love getting older. I love that I still have firsts to get excited about. I love that I have such an insanely awesome dance family.
These photos aren't even the best parts of the day. Too busy living to take pictures #sorrynotsorry 😋 so many laughs, great conversation, so many hilarious stories, and always inspiring me to live my best life 💕
#dance #beer #kpfa #liveyourbestlife #oakland #berkeley #eastbay #alwaysfeelslikehome #fatdance #fatbabes #emfaticdance #bigmoves


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Video interview at KPFA?!?! WHAT?!?! The places dance can take you 😙😙😙 #badphoto #mysexyface #dance #radio #video #fatbabe #bigmoves #emfaticdance


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Swipe left! I've loved dancing my whole life. 🙆🏾 My dance family is amazing, I look forward to Saturdays. Dancing has an impact in all my life. Socialization while living far from home. It's even affected my work life, stage presence crosses over to the office 💃🏽. It's Bay area dance week and we're having a free day of dance at the Beat in west Berkeley.
Check out our Facebook event for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/186479401992204/?ti=as

DM if you have any questions

Photo Credit: Lisa J Ellis
#danceweek #dayofdance #dance #fatdance#bigmoves #emfaticdance #freeevent #bayarea#berkeley #thebeat #bellydance #lyricaldance #tap #bodypositive #burlesque #soulinedance #adhdsuperpowers #adultadhd #adhd #mentalhealth


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Meet my Dance family! Dance is life! This group has some of the most amazing people I've been lucky enough to know. They make me laugh, lift me up, and feed me. This is women supporting women in the purist form 👭 and our company open to men, trans, nonbinary, gender queer, and everything inbetween💃🏽💃🏼💃🎶 we appreciate and want you just as you are. 
Check out our Facebook event for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/186479401992204/?ti=as

DM if you have any questions
Thanks to @averagegirlstrangetaste for letting me copy most of her post!
Photo Credit: Lisa J Ellis 
#danceweek #dayofdance #dance #fatdance#bigmoves #dancelife #emfaticdance #freeevent #bayarea#berkeley #thebeat #bellydance #lyricaldance#soullinedance #burlesque #bodypositive#ladyfriends #partyplanning #funnyfriends


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Meet my dance family this weekend!! Not only is dance fucking LIFE!!! But this group has some of the most amazing people I've been lucky enough to know. They make me laugh, lift me up, and feed me. This is women supporting women in the purist form 👭 and our company open to men, trans, nonbinary, gender queer, and everything inbetween💃🎶 we appreciate and want you just as you are.
Check out our Facebook event for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/186479401992204/?ti=as

DM if you have any questions

Photo Credit: Lisa J Ellis
#danceweek #dayofdance #dance #fatdance #bigmoves #emfaticdance #freeevent #bayarea #berkeley #thebeat #bellydance #lyricaldance #soullinedance #burlesque #bodypositive #ladyfriends #partyplanning #obchicken #funnyfriends


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Photo credit:Lisa J. Ellis
From our Big Dance, Big Dreams 2017 show.
Emotional rant (feel free to turn away)
Today was my first day dancing since Cindy's memorial. It was difficult on many levels.
Modern introduced shoulder rolls, back rolls, and somersaults.... on top of continuing to work on weight exchange with partners. I was failing SO. FUCKING. HARD.
I'd tuck my chin in but when I was motorboating myself, I knew it wasn't gonna happen. But I kept trying till my shoulder ached.
By the time we were doing across the floor, I was quietly crying and would wipe off my tears before my turn came again.
I felt like such a failure, like I'm never gonna get to where I wanna be.... not that I know where I wanna go exactly.
I've been so critical of myself. Internalizing every imperfection. Blowing off compliments. Letting my depression and anxiety get the better of me. Even beating myself up because I "should know better" but this happens over and over in new ways.
Additionally, I know a lot of performers in general tend to deal with these issues, but being a fat dancer is such a unique experience. I left dance as a kid because I couldn't stand being the only fat kid in tights surrounded by mirrors. I'm still far from the model of a "dancer," but I am what a dancer looks like. Having EmFATic, having a free space to work without judgement, has given me so much. Including the courage to dance along kids almost half my age, take center, and dance 💖 even when it's not perfect.
So I'm sharing more dance photos. Because it's easy to get lost in the negative, I'm sharing the positive. I'm letting go of my perfectionism to show the unfiltered happiness that comes from preforming.
#bigmoves #emfaticdance #fatbabes #dance #costume #performance #happyplace


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It's been an emotional weekend and I've been working on processing it all.
Saturday was Cindy's memorial, although I never met her, she was a huge part of building Big Moves and EmFATic DANCE. I cried more then I expected, learned so much about Cindy's amazing life, and all the ways she helped all those around her.
It's difficult to put in words what it's like to be a member of a marginalized group and find a home that accepts you as you are. EmFATic has been that home for me. Even on the roughest weeks, I can't wait to move with my dance family (despite the long drive). During trying times, it's a place that I can just go and be around love without explanations. They have given me to permission to take up space as a fat woman and fat dancer. And for all the benefits EmFATic gifted me, I have Cindy to thank.

#dance #memorial #fatdance #bigmoves #emfaticdance #fatbabes #flowers #community #strongertogether #gonebutneverforgotten


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Birthday shenanigans!!! I love a theme party. One True Pairing means #conchas en #cafe ☕️🍰 so much fun with these #emfaticdance babes and other fabulous friends. 🎁🎈😘 thank you Natalie for hosting such a great party!!! Hope to do it again soon!

#coffee #glasses #fatbabes #nouglyfriends #onetruepairing


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Excuse my nerding out face but today at rehearsal I saw my first #blackartsmatter shirt!!! An organization started by my love @nizzneyland 💜💜💜 plus @harlieholladoll also had this amazing #thickasfuck shirt. You better be careful, I may raid your closet!!! #bigmoves #emfaticdance #fatfashion #fatbabes


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Got to put on my #favoriteshoes for the first time in a month!!! I love #emfaticdance #bigmoves so fucking much 💜💜💜 #fatbabe #dance #thebeat #berkeley


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So much fun! The costume came out so well and everyone loved it.
#pandolce #dancecostume #willywonka #candy #atastefordance #bigmoves #emfaticdance


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Glitter conchas outside, real conchas inside 😙🍩☕️ #conchas #pandolce #halloween #costume
Come out and see the glitter fly on stage 💃💃🍫🍫 This Saturday in Oakland!

A Taste for Dance
Chocolate tasting and performance showcase
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
First Unitarian Church of Oakland
685 14th Street, Oakland CA 94612
Doors @ 6:30pm, show @ 7pm
Tickets: $13 in costume, $20 at the door (no costume)
Kids 4-17: $10 at the door
Kids 3 and under are FREE!
Tickets on sale now at: tfd2017.brownpapertickets.com

#bigmoves #emfaticdance #dance #chocolate #event #oakland #familyevent


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Matilda and Jessica are Co-Directors of Director of emFATic DANCE, Big Moves’ resident performing company for people of all shapes, sizes, and genders with a deep repertory that spans jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and musical theater. Big Moves is the only service organization in the world dedicated to getting people of all sizes into the dance studio and up on stage. They have open rehearsals on 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 12PM
See more from Big Moves at www.BigMoves.org

#BigMoves #EmfaticDance #TheBeat #Berkeley #BayArea #dance #danceforall #jazzdance #lyricaldance #moderndance #plussizedancer #fullfigureddancers #allbodiescandance


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Got some time to put together a shadow box of my dance adventures for 2017 💜💃💜 it's been an amazing experience with no end in sight. #emfaticdance #bigmoves #fellowfatties #dance #shadowbox


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Make up and costumes for the first three pieces i was in: Fame, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and Gone Daddy Gone. #costumes #makeup #performerlife #bigdancebigdreams #bigmoves #emfaticdance #multiplechemicalsensitivity #livingwellwithchronicillness


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Last show: SHOWTIME TODAY 2pm!
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#EmFATicDance @laneycollege 🍦 🍬 💛👑 #BigMovesBayArea
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Big Moves Presents:

Big Dance, Big Dreams
Saturday July 8th at 7pm 
Sunday July 9th at 2pm
Two opportunities to see this amazing show! 
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA
(Across the street from Lake Merritt BART)
$15 advance/$20 door
Tickets available NOW at:
http://bigdancebigdreams.brownpapertickets.com/

Big Moves' own emFATic DANCE returns in an all-new dance spectacular with special guests Bahiya Movement, Shapes & Shades Dance Company, Tammy Johnson of Raks Africa, Sarah and Tigress, Lady Monster, Congregation of Liberation, Tyrone Peaches and Friends, Misia Denéa, Magnoliah Black, and more! The incomparable Juicy D. Light emcees!
Accessibility notes: Theater and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Fixed theater seats have arms. Seat width on fixed seats with arms is 19 inches. There will be a number of armless chairs in the accessible seating section. We will be reserving the row of seats behind the accessible section so that people in mixed size/ability groups attending the show together can sit together. To reach the accessible entrance, enter the campus from Fallon St. and enter at the back of the theater. Go down the hallway and enter the theater directly. We will have a volunteer check you in at will call or take your money for a ticket. There are accessible bathrooms on this level. There is street parking on Fallon St. and flat, but sloped, pathways to get to the theater. There are a number of disabled parking spaces available in the Laney parking lot closest to 8th St. and Fallon and the theater. From that lot, you will go down an alley behind the theater to the entrance that is closest to 10th St. People can also be dropped off directly at the accessible entrance door. We will have a volunteer posted at the entrance and lots of signs


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Last show: SHOWTIME TODAY 2pm!
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#EmFATicDance @laneycollege 🍦 🍬 💛👑 #BigMovesBayArea
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Big Moves Presents:

Big Dance, Big Dreams
Saturday July 8th at 7pm 
Sunday July 9th at 2pm
Two opportunities to see this amazing show! 
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA
(Across the street from Lake Merritt BART)
$15 advance/$20 door
Tickets available NOW at:
http://bigdancebigdreams.brownpapertickets.com/

Big Moves' own emFATic DANCE returns in an all-new dance spectacular with special guests Bahiya Movement, Shapes & Shades Dance Company, Tammy Johnson of Raks Africa, Sarah and Tigress, Lady Monster, Congregation of Liberation, Tyrone Peaches and Friends, Misia Denéa, Magnoliah Black, and more! The incomparable Juicy D. Light emcees!
Accessibility notes: Theater and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Fixed theater seats have arms. Seat width on fixed seats with arms is 19 inches. There will be a number of armless chairs in the accessible seating section. We will be reserving the row of seats behind the accessible section so that people in mixed size/ability groups attending the show together can sit together. To reach the accessible entrance, enter the campus from Fallon St. and enter at the back of the theater. Go down the hallway and enter the theater directly. We will have a volunteer check you in at will call or take your money for a ticket. There are accessible bathrooms on this level. There is street parking on Fallon St. and flat, but sloped, pathways to get to the theater. There are a number of disabled parking spaces available in the Laney parking lot closest to 8th St. and Fallon and the theater. From that lot, you will go down an alley behind the theater to the entrance that is closest to 10th St. People can also be dropped off directly at the accessible entrance door. We will have a volunteer posted at the entrance and lots of signs


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Last show: SHOWTIME TODAY 2pm! feels so good to be on stage again 😍!
#EmFATicDance @laneycollege 🍦 🍬 💛👑 #BigMovesBayArea
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Big Moves Presents:

Big Dance, Big Dreams
Saturday July 8th at 7pm 
Sunday July 9th at 2pm
Two opportunities to see this amazing show! 
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA
(Across the street from Lake Merritt BART)
$15 advance/$20 door
Tickets available NOW at:
http://bigdancebigdreams.brownpapertickets.com/

Big Moves' own emFATic DANCE returns in an all-new dance spectacular with special guests Bahiya Movement, Shapes & Shades Dance Company, Tammy Johnson of Raks Africa, Sarah and Tigress, Lady Monster, Congregation of Liberation, Tyrone Peaches and Friends, Misia Denéa, Magnoliah Black, and more! The incomparable Juicy D. Light emcees!
Accessibility notes: Theater and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Fixed theater seats have arms. Seat width on fixed seats with arms is 19 inches. There will be a number of armless chairs in the accessible seating section. We will be reserving the row of seats behind the accessible section so that people in mixed size/ability groups attending the show together can sit together. To reach the accessible entrance, enter the campus from Fallon St. and enter at the back of the theater. Go down the hallway and enter the theater directly. We will have a volunteer check you in at will call or take your money for a ticket. There are accessible bathrooms on this level. There is street parking on Fallon St. and flat, but sloped, pathways to get to the theater. There are a number of disabled parking spaces available in the Laney parking lot closest to 8th St. and Fallon and the theater. From that lot, you will go down an alley behind the theater to the entrance that is closest to 10th St. People can also be dropped off directly at the accessible entrance door. We will have a volunteer posted at the entrance and lots of signs


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First show done!!! One more tomorrow at 2pm. I'm so excited to hit to stage again, but now I rest.
#bigmoves #emfaticdance #dance #stagemakeup


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SHOWTIME TODAY and TOMORROW
feels so good to be on stage again 😍!
#EmFATicDance @laneycollege 🍦 🍬 💛👑 #BigMovesBayArea
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Big Moves Presents:

Big Dance, Big Dreams
Saturday July 8th at 7pm 
Sunday July 9th at 2pm
Two opportunities to see this amazing show! 
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA
(Across the street from Lake Merritt BART)
$15 advance/$20 door
Tickets available NOW at:
http://bigdancebigdreams.brownpapertickets.com/

Big Moves' own emFATic DANCE returns in an all-new dance spectacular with special guests Bahiya Movement, Shapes & Shades Dance Company, Tammy Johnson of Raks Africa, Sarah and Tigress, Lady Monster, Congregation of Liberation, Tyrone Peaches and Friends, Misia Denéa, Magnoliah Black, and more! The incomparable Juicy D. Light emcees!
Accessibility notes: Theater and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Fixed theater seats have arms. Seat width on fixed seats with arms is 19 inches. There will be a number of armless chairs in the accessible seating section. We will be reserving the row of seats behind the accessible section so that people in mixed size/ability groups attending the show together can sit together. To reach the accessible entrance, enter the campus from Fallon St. and enter at the back of the theater. Go down the hallway and enter the theater directly. We will have a volunteer check you in at will call or take your money for a ticket. There are accessible bathrooms on this level. There is street parking on Fallon St. and flat, but sloped, pathways to get to the theater. There are a number of disabled parking spaces available in the Laney parking lot closest to 8th St. and Fallon and the theater. From that lot, you will go down an alley behind the theater to the entrance that is closest to 10th St. People can also be dropped off directly at the accessible entrance door. We will have a volunteer posted at the entrance and lots of signs


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SHOWTIME TODAY and TOMORROW!
feels so good to be on stage again 😍!
#EmFATicDance @laneycollege 🍦 🍬 💛👑 #BigMovesBayArea
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Big Moves Presents:

Big Dance, Big Dreams
Saturday July 8th at 7pm 
Sunday July 9th at 2pm
Two opportunities to see this amazing show! 
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA
(Across the street from Lake Merritt BART)
$15 advance/$20 door
Tickets available NOW at:
http://bigdancebigdreams.brownpapertickets.com/

Big Moves' own emFATic DANCE returns in an all-new dance spectacular with special guests Bahiya Movement, Shapes & Shades Dance Company, Tammy Johnson of Raks Africa, Sarah and Tigress, Lady Monster, Congregation of Liberation, Tyrone Peaches and Friends, Misia Denéa, Magnoliah Black, and more! The incomparable Juicy D. Light emcees!
Accessibility notes: Theater and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Fixed theater seats have arms. Seat width on fixed seats with arms is 19 inches. There will be a number of armless chairs in the accessible seating section. We will be reserving the row of seats behind the accessible section so that people in mixed size/ability groups attending the show together can sit together. To reach the accessible entrance, enter the campus from Fallon St. and enter at the back of the theater. Go down the hallway and enter the theater directly. We will have a volunteer check you in at will call or take your money for a ticket. There are accessible bathrooms on this level. There is street parking on Fallon St. and flat, but sloped, pathways to get to the theater. There are a number of disabled parking spaces available in the Laney parking lot closest to 8th St. and Fallon and the theater. From that lot, you will go down an alley behind the theater to the entrance that is closest to 10th St. People can also be dropped off directly at the accessible entrance door. We will have a volunteer posted at the entrance and lots of signs


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SHOWTIME TODAY and TOMORROW! feels so good to be on stage again 😍!
#EmFATicDance @laneycollege 🍦 🍬 💛👑 #BigMovesBayArea
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Big Moves Presents:

Big Dance, Big Dreams
Saturday July 8th at 7pm 
Sunday July 9th at 2pm
Two opportunities to see this amazing show! 
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA
(Across the street from Lake Merritt BART)
$15 advance/$20 door
Tickets available NOW at:
http://bigdancebigdreams.brownpapertickets.com/

Big Moves' own emFATic DANCE returns in an all-new dance spectacular with special guests Bahiya Movement, Shapes & Shades Dance Company, Tammy Johnson of Raks Africa, Sarah and Tigress, Lady Monster, Congregation of Liberation, Tyrone Peaches and Friends, Misia Denéa, Magnoliah Black, and more! The incomparable Juicy D. Light emcees!
Accessibility notes: Theater and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Fixed theater seats have arms. Seat width on fixed seats with arms is 19 inches. There will be a number of armless chairs in the accessible seating section. We will be reserving the row of seats behind the accessible section so that people in mixed size/ability groups attending the show together can sit together. To reach the accessible entrance, enter the campus from Fallon St. and enter at the back of the theater. Go down the hallway and enter the theater directly. We will have a volunteer check you in at will call or take your money for a ticket. There are accessible bathrooms on this level. There is street parking on Fallon St. and flat, but sloped, pathways to get to the theater. There are a number of disabled parking spaces available in the Laney parking lot closest to 8th St. and Fallon and the theater. From that lot, you will go down an alley behind the theater to the entrance that is closest to 10th St. People can also be dropped off directly at the accessible entrance door. We will have a volunteer posted at the entrance and lots of signs


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Just received my #EmFATicDance postcards. Be sure to come to the show this weekend @laneycollege 🍦 🍬 💛👑 #BigMovesBayArea
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Big Moves Presents:

Big Dance, Big Dreams
Saturday July 8th at 7pm 
Sunday July 9th at 2pm
Two opportunities to see this amazing show! 
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA
(Across the street from Lake Merritt BART)
$15 advance/$20 door
Tickets available NOW at:
http://bigdancebigdreams.brownpapertickets.com/

Big Moves' own emFATic DANCE returns in an all-new dance spectacular with special guests Bahiya Movement, Shapes & Shades Dance Company, Tammy Johnson of Raks Africa, Sarah and Tigress, Lady Monster, Congregation of Liberation, Tyrone Peaches and Friends, Misia Denéa, Magnoliah Black, and more! The incomparable Juicy D. Light emcees!
Accessibility notes: Theater and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Fixed theater seats have arms. Seat width on fixed seats with arms is 19 inches. There will be a number of armless chairs in the accessible seating section. We will be reserving the row of seats behind the accessible section so that people in mixed size/ability groups attending the show together can sit together. To reach the accessible entrance, enter the campus from Fallon St. and enter at the back of the theater. Go down the hallway and enter the theater directly. We will have a volunteer check you in at will call or take your money for a ticket. There are accessible bathrooms on this level. There is street parking on Fallon St. and flat, but sloped, pathways to get to the theater. There are a number of disabled parking spaces available in the Laney parking lot closest to 8th St. and Fallon and the theater. From that lot, you will go down an alley behind the theater to the entrance that is closest to 10th St. People can also be dropped off directly at the accessible entrance door. We will have a volunteer posted at the entrance and lots of signs


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Just received my #EmFATicDance postcards. Be sure to come to the show this weekend @laneycollege 🍦 🍬 💛👑 #BigMovesBayArea
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Big Moves Presents:

Big Dance, Big Dreams
Saturday July 8th at 7pm 
Sunday July 9th at 2pm
Two opportunities to see this amazing show! 
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA
(Across the street from Lake Merritt BART)
$15 advance/$20 door
Tickets available NOW at:
http://bigdancebigdreams.brownpapertickets.com/

Big Moves' own emFATic DANCE returns in an all-new dance spectacular with special guests Bahiya Movement, Shapes & Shades Dance Company, Tammy Johnson of Raks Africa, Sarah and Tigress, Lady Monster, Congregation of Liberation, Tyrone Peaches and Friends, Misia Denéa, Magnoliah Black, and more! The incomparable Juicy D. Light emcees!
Accessibility notes: Theater and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Fixed theater seats have arms. Seat width on fixed seats with arms is 19 inches. There will be a number of armless chairs in the accessible seating section. We will be reserving the row of seats behind the accessible section so that people in mixed size/ability groups attending the show together can sit together. To reach the accessible entrance, enter the campus from Fallon St. and enter at the back of the theater. Go down the hallway and enter the theater directly. We will have a volunteer check you in at will call or take your money for a ticket. There are accessible bathrooms on this level. There is street parking on Fallon St. and flat, but sloped, pathways to get to the theater. There are a number of disabled parking spaces available in the Laney parking lot closest to 8th St. and Fallon and the theater. From that lot, you will go down an alley behind the theater to the entrance that is closest to 10th St. People can also be dropped off directly at the accessible entrance door. We will have a volunteer posted at the entrance and lots of signs


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Just received my #EmFATicDance postcards. Be sure to come to the show this weekend @laneycollege 🍦 🍬 💛👑 #BigMovesBayArea
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Big Moves Presents:

Big Dance, Big Dreams
Saturday July 8th at 7pm 
Sunday July 9th at 2pm
Two opportunities to see this amazing show! 
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA
(Across the street from Lake Merritt BART)
$15 advance/$20 door
Tickets available NOW at:
http://bigdancebigdreams.brownpapertickets.com/

Big Moves' own emFATic DANCE returns in an all-new dance spectacular with special guests Bahiya Movement, Shapes & Shades Dance Company, Tammy Johnson of Raks Africa, Sarah and Tigress, Lady Monster, Congregation of Liberation, Tyrone Peaches and Friends, Misia Denéa, Magnoliah Black, and more! The incomparable Juicy D. Light emcees!
Accessibility notes: Theater and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Fixed theater seats have arms. Seat width on fixed seats with arms is 19 inches. There will be a number of armless chairs in the accessible seating section. We will be reserving the row of seats behind the accessible section so that people in mixed size/ability groups attending the show together can sit together. To reach the accessible entrance, enter the campus from Fallon St. and enter at the back of the theater. Go down the hallway and enter the theater directly. We will have a volunteer check you in at will call or take your money for a ticket. There are accessible bathrooms on this level. There is street parking on Fallon St. and flat, but sloped, pathways to get to the theater. There are a number of disabled parking spaces available in the Laney parking lot closest to 8th St. and Fallon and the theater. From that lot, you will go down an alley behind the theater to the entrance that is closest to 10th St. People can also be dropped off directly at the accessible entrance door. We will have a volunteer posted at the entrance and lots of signs


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the end of rehearsal 1 of 2 for the weekend. 3.5 hours of work on all the things. my muscles would like to know what the hell i think i'm up to with all of this. i'm continually in awe of being able to do it, even it i feel like a rung out dishrag at the end. but the show is a month away and is going to be awesome!!!!! 😀💃🐾🤸‍♀️🎉💫 #365feministlife #365feministsresist #dancerlife #danceheals #rehearsallife #fatgirlmagic #emfaticdance


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you guys!!! we have a show photo! and performance information!! .
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Big Dance, Big Dreams presented by Big Moves Bay Area
Saturday July 8th, 2017: doors at 6:30, show at 7:00pm
Sunday July 9th, 2017: doors at 1:30, show at 2:00pm

Laney College Theater
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA
(Across the street from Lake Merritt BART)
$15 advance/$20 door
Tickets available NOW at:
http://bigdancebigdreams.brownpapertickets.com/

Big Moves’ own emFATic DANCE returns in an all-new dance spectacular with special guests Bahiya Movement, Tammy Johnson of Raks Africa, Shapes & Shades Dance Company, Sarah & Tigress, Lady Monster, The Embodiment with Ifasina, Magnoliah Black, and more! The incomparable Juicy D. Light emcees!
#dance #bigmovesbayarea #emfaticdance #fatgirlmagic
@bahiyamovement_dance @iofthetigress @shapes_and_shades_dance_co @magnoliahblack @juicydlight


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Bad fatty gang.

#emfaticdance #dance


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Today's the big day!! Hope to see you there! #bigmoves #intheround #ffemodels #emfaticdance


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@beargirl and the bat at #bigmoves #emfaticdance


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#Repost @joleneparton with @repostapp
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I'm beary cute! #emfaticdance #spoilers #adorbs #effyourbeautystandards -
Ursatastic!


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Missing a few EmFATic dancers but here are a few #BigMoves #emfaticdance #fatdancer #anyw8can5678


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From the Rainbeu Curves web commercial shoot w EmFATic dance. #dancelife #BigMoves #fatdancer #emfaticdance #anyw8can5678


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Day 2: #cupcakesandmuffintops $7 fatshion finds #emfaticdance #bigmoves


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This is a capture of a new piece inspired by Nikki Giovanni's poem "Ego Tripping" it uses the art form of burlesque to tell the story of sacred reclamation. It's a ritual sent into motion, a prayer with my feet moving and a promise to remember. I choose to use my body in this way more and more and I've been extraordinarily privileged in the support and encouragement I've received while doing this kind of work. For this I am truly grateful. {taken by #michelleyoder at #fatreign} #emfaticdance #activismthruart


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Brock Cocker & Tyrone Peaches aka The House of Lordes #emFATicdance


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Magnoliah Black #emFATicdance


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Lucia N. Habitions #emFATicdance


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Activewear!KC. So sporty. Much dancer. #emfaticdance #fatdancer #fatspo


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