American Tribal Style® is a dynamic and powerful dance, derived from ancient belly dancing techniques. Influences from the Middle East, India, Central
Asia, North Africa and Spain have helped create this strong and beautiful art form in motion.
The roots of ATS® are in using a unique and finite group of steps to facilitate dancing in an improsational style. The music is generally earthy, often
using acoustical rhythms of the Middle East and North Africa. Although much of the costuming is made up of traditional pieces, they are not region-specific or traditionally