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Mother-Daughter Tribal

Come, and explore Fat Chance Style Belly Dance,(FCBD®) formerly known as American Tribal Style,(ATS®) with Mother-Daughter Tribal!

             Pioneered and developed by Carolena Nericcio, founder and director of       Fat Chance Belly Dance® of San Francisco,  ATS® (FCBD) is a fusion of dance

genres, blending influences from Middle Eastern and North African dance, Rajasthani folk dance, as well as Flamenco. Utilising traditional music and

distinctive costuming, ATS® presents a modern format with the "feel" of antiquity, ever-respectful of the cultures that inspire it.

             Mother-Daughter Tribal was established in 2010, in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Our purpose, beyond simply teaching classes, is to promote not only the feeling of well-being resulting from the very physicality of dance, but also the sense of community that develops amongst the dancers

as they master the steps and establish the rapport that will enable them to perform together with confidence and joy.

We welcome dancers of all ages, all shapes and sizes, all identifications, faiths and backgrounds. 

Most particularly, we encourage inter-generational participation.

New​ Classes!​

                 Our new session of Level One classes will begin on Thursday, the 12th of January, 2023 through the Ridgeville Park District in Evanston. The centre is located at 908 Seward Street (Seward and Ridge, north of Oakton.) 

Beginner Classes will be offered on Thursdays from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. Continuing students will meet  from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. on Sundays                                    Due to COVID restrictions, class size is limited to twelve students. Proof of vaccination is required, and masks will be worn. Registration is now open through the Ridgeville Park District. Go to and click on Programs, then on Partnership Programs in order to sign up

 In the meantime, keep yourselves and your loved ones safe and well by practicing social distancing, eating sensibly, keeping hydrated, and pursuing regular physical activity.

For further information, feel free to contact Bríghid Malone at

Mother-Daughter Tribal  (847)372.5537, or    

"ATS®", "American Tribal Style®" and "Fat Chance Belly Dance®" are registered to Carolena Nericcio

Photo Gallery

Sphinx Hafla at Mango Restaurant in Niles, February, 2014 Photo Courtesy of Rowena Roa.(R.I.P. 12 June, 2014)       

Mother-Daughter Tribal in troupe performance at the Sphinx Hafla at Mango Restaurant, 2 February, 2013

Photo courtesy of Zayna.

Photo courtesy of Fíona Malone.


Photo courtesy of Rowena Roa.

(R.I.P. 12 June2014)

..and a Daughter!

Sphinx Hafla at Mango Restaurant, 7 February, 2015

Photo courtesy of Kara Lynn.

Photo courtesy of Martha Hellander.


Hafla! (Party)

Postponed until further notice.

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