Fort of the Stranger
Come, and explore American Tribal
Style Belly Dance(ATS®) with
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
Due to ongoing concern over the Corona virus, classes are suspended until further notice.
In the meantime, keep yourselves and your loved ones safe and well by practicing social distancing, eating sensibly, keeping hydrated, and pursuing regular physical activity.
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.
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.
Postponed until further notice.