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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.

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