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Tribe Hamsa - American Tribal Style Belly Dance

A Fat Chance Belly Dance Sister Studio
Staten Island, NY 10303



What is American Tribal Style® Belly Dance?

American Tribal Style®  (ATS®)  Belly Dance is modern dance form created in San Francisco, California, in the 1980s by Carolena Nericcio, director of Fat Chance Belly Dance®. Favoring folkloric Egyptian music, and using modified movements from dances from North Africa, Spain and India, a group of dancers use a series of non-verbal cues, gestures and step combinations that can form an improvisational dance that looks choreographed but really isn't

Who is Tribe Hamsa?

A Fat Chance Sister Studio®, Tribe Hamsa is a collective of dancers and core members, Stephanie, Kara, Liv and Naja from Staten Island and the surrounding areas who come together to bring you American Tribal Style Belly Dance®. Under the creative direction of Maria "Naja" Richardson, a current and original member of Manhattan Tribal (a Fat Chance® Sister Studio) of NY, Tribe Hamsa represents the beauty, power and strength of this dance form.

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