American Tribal Style® Belly Dance (ATS®) is a modern style of dance created by FatChanceBellyDance® director, Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman.
American Tribal Style® is based on group improvisation rather than choreography. The ATS® system uses a standardized “vocabulary” of dance movements with built in cues and transitions that make it possible for dancers to improvise together in set formations.
Sister Studios are graduates of General Skills for ATS® and ATS® Teacher Training. These teachers are dedicated to presenting ATS® as created and developed
by FatChanceBellyDance® director and master teacher Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman.
Sister Studios do not blend ATS® with other styles of dance, tribal or otherwise. They present ATS® only, or clearly separate ATS® from the other styles of dance they are presenting.
Our goal is that you, the student, should be able to attend an FCBD® ATS® class anywhere in the world and receive consistent, quality instruction.