Her passion for ATS® and her desire to share it with others lead her to complete her General Skills certification in 2010 and 2015, and her Teacher Training in 2012, when she also became a Sister Studio.

Since then, she has continued her education attending workshops each year, since she believes in life-long learning. She is honored to be an Advanced Teacher Training graduate (2016) and she cannot wait to dance with you!


Virginia is originally from Spain, but she moved to the U.S. in 2001, finally settling down in Indiana. Her belly dance journey began in Ohio in 2005. While taking cabaret classes, she met a girl wearing a tassel belt and she was in awe. She introduced her to the term “tribal”, and she immediately searched the web and found Fat Chance Belly Dance®. She was hooked. She started taking a 3-hour round trip once a week to take classes with Angie Never of Sacred Shimmy in Columbus and then studied with Ann Shaffer of Dark Side Tribal when she moved to Bloomington, eventually becoming a leading member of the troupe.


Photo by Monwood Photography



Virginia teaches ATS® on Sundays at Wild Orchid and she is also available for privates and workshops. She is certified to offer Sister Studio Continuing Education Credits (SSCE). Dark Side Tribal also teaches at Windfall Dancers on Sundays. 



Virginia Hojas and Dark Side Tribal at An Evening of Doum, June 10th, 2017

Dark Side Tribal at Arts Fair on the Square, June 17th, 2017

Virginia Hojas teaching a Basics ATS workshop in Fort Wayne, July 29th, 2017. Sign up now!


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