What is American Tribal Style® belly dance?
“It is the tribal costume with its ethnic jewellery, the joyful uplifted posture and expression, the zills and zaghareets, the formations, cues and gestures that allow aesthetically pleasing improvisation, the fast rhythmic drumbeats and slow melodic taxeem, the sisterhood of empowered women collaborating together creating something beautiful. It is a complete package – take away any one of these elements and it is no longer ATS®”
Kelley Beeston, Tribal Pura International SSCE Instructor
“there was a time in history, a long time ago, when the bounce and sway of a woman’s hips was considered so beautiful they set it to music and made a dance out of it”