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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 FatChanceBellyDance®Style of dance (formerly known as 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. FatChanceBellyDance®Style classes do not teach choreographed routines.

Instead, students gradually learn steps and cues within the FatChanceBellyDance®Style 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 FatChanceBellyDance®Style belly dance?

It is a distinctly American belly dance form that is inspired by the traditional dances of the Middle East, Spain, North Africa and India.

Dancers work together as a group and follow the leader’s cues to create a unique dane each time. The costuming worn by dancers is inspired by the richness of textiles and jewelry from North Africa and India.

Click here to find out more about FatChanceBellyDance®Style of dance.