Mother-Daughter Tribal

Come, and explore American Tribal

Style Belly Dance(ATS®) with

Mother-Daughter Tribal!

Pioneered and developed by Carolena Nericcio, founder and director of Fat Chance Belly Dance® of San Francisco, ATS® is a fusion of dance

genres, blending influences from Middle Eastern and North African dance, Rajasthani folk dance,

as well as Flamenco. Utilising traditional music and

distinctive costuming, ATS® presents a modern format with the "feel" of antiquity, ever-respectful

of the cultures that inspire it.

As Mother-Daughter Tribal, our purpose, beyond simply teaching classes, is to promote not only the

feeling of well-being resulting from the very physicality of dance, but also the sense of

community that develops amongst the dancers

as they master the steps and establish the rapport that will enable them to perform together with

confidence and joy.

We welcome women and girls of all ages, all shapes and sizes, all faiths and backgrounds. Most

particularly, we encourage inter-generational participation.

Classes in Skokie

We are pleased to announce that Level One ATS® classes at Supreme Dance Studio,                4055 Oakton Street, will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, the 12th of January, running through the 15th of March, 2020.

The fee for the ten-week session is $120.00, payable by cheque or cash, at the first class.   

For further information, please contact

Mother-Daughter Tribal at (847)372.5537, or [email protected]    

"ATS®", "American Tribal Style®" and "Fat Chance Belly Dance®" are registered to Carolena Nericcio-Bohlmann.

Photo Gallery

Sphinx Hafla at Mango Restaurant in Niles, February, 2014 Photo Courtesy of Rowena Roa.(R.I.P. 12 June, 2014)       

Mother-Daughter Tribal in troupe performance at the Sphinx Hafla at Mango Restaurant, 2 February, 2013

Photo courtesy of Zayna.

Photo courtesy of Fíona Malone.


Photo courtesy of Rowena Roa.

(R.I.P. 12 June2014)

..and a Daughter!

Sphinx Hafla at Mango Restaurant, 7 February, 2015

Photo courtesy of Kara Lynn.

Photo courtesy of Martha Hellander.


Hafla! (Party)

Join us for the next Sphinx Hafla on Saturday, the 1st of February 2020, at family-friendly Mango Restaurant, located at Milwaukee Avenue and Dempster Street in Niles. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat,     Middle Eastern buffet, and a two-set Belly Dance show featuring some of the finest performers in the Midwest, followed by Open Dance, for only $20.00. (Drinks are not included.) Food service begins at         6:30 p.m., and the show runs from 7:30 until 9:45 p.m..

Reservations are highly recommended. (847. 967.0030)

There is free, in-lot parking.