Welcome to Mantra Belly Dance!
Located in the western suburbs of Chicago, Mantra Belly Dance is a FatChanceBellyDance® Sister Studio. It specializes in American Tribal Style® belly dance, a style created by Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman of FatChanceBellyDance®.
Learn to belly dance in a warm, encouraging environment! We welcome women of all ages, shapes and sizes regardless of previous dance experience. ATS® classes do not teach choreographed routines.
Instead, students gradually learn steps and cues within the ATS® vocabulary. The dancers then use that vocabulary to create a unique dance each class. The dance inspires women to connect to themselves and to other women, promoting positive self-image and a sense of community. It is Creativity in Motion!
What is American Tribal Style belly dance?
“American” – a distinctly American belly dance form that is inspired by the traditional dances of the Middle East, Spain, North Africa and India.
“Tribal Style” – dancers working together as a group, or “tribe;” also, the “tribal” look of the costuming, inspired by the richness of textiles and jewelry from North Africa and India.