Thursday, January 27, 2011

I want to belly dance! (pic heavy)

For about two years now I've been real interested in taking belly dancing classes. At first I thought belly dancing only consisted of the Egyptian style. Little did I know there were so many different versions and styles of belly dance! Some in particular that I like are American Tribal Style belly dance (ATS), Tribal Fusion , Gothic Tribal Fusion, and even Hip hop fusion style. Now these terms may seem weird but I shall explain them in a quick summary. The rest you should just google, you will find alot!

American Tribal Style
is a modern style of belly dance created by FatChanceBellyDance director, Carolena Nericcio. American Tribal Style Belly Dance is clearly defined and documented with the primary characteristic being that of group improvisation. Tribal is generally performed in a group, often at community events such as festivals and parades, with tribal dancers typically favoring a look provided by wide-legged pants gathered at the ankles and full skirts. (wikipedia)
For a more in depth look on this style go to this site!:

There is so much more on that site you can learn and I didn't want to have a big ass page full of text you may not even read >w<.

American Tribal Fusion belly dance
is an interpretation of traditionnal eastern dances  mixing western contemporary influences and forms of dances. The ethic : tribe, respect and mutual confidence.

Tribal Fusion belly dance -
is a modern form of belly dance which has evolved from American Tribal Style belly dancing, blending elements of ATS with any other style of dance. It frequently incorporates elements from PoppingHip HopBreakdance, 'Egyptian' or 'Cabaret' belly dance, as well as from traditional forms such as FlamencoKathak,Bhangra, Balinese, and other folkloric dance styles. (wikipedia)

Gothic Tribal Fusion belly dance

Combining the spiritual essence of Tribal Fusion Bellydance and the elusive mysticism of the Gothic/Industrial subculture.

There are many more styles of tribal fusion belly dance that I did not mention but that is the beauty of the internet! lol Also what I love about belly dance is no matter your race, weight or age anyone can do it and look good doing it! Anyway I wanted to show you all some beautiful pics and vids of lovely dancers!

What most American Tribal Style belly dancers wear

Zoe Jakes

Rachel Brice

Rachel Brice


Zoe Jakes

Shannon Kihara (one of my favs)

Shannon Kihara

Split Tribal Fest 2010

Rachel Brice Tribal Fest 2010

Zoe Jakes Tribal Fusion belly dance

Fat Chance Belly Dance @ Tribal Fest 2010


  1. Omg, bellydancing is so hot!! *__* I took a class once and it was so much fun! You should totally do it. ♥ If I had more money, I'd take more classes lol...

  2. Oh my gosh, I had no clue you took classes! *0* day I'm gonna get into a class! >83