NYC Based American Tribal Style® Belly Dance Troupe Manhattan Tribal, directed by Mimi Fontana, the first all ATS® Dance Company in NYC.

Here you will find class listings, events we are hosting, gatherings we're attending and an online community of dancers celebrating this new to New York dance format.

We'll also be featuring events hosted or recommended by our Sister Troupe, Tribe Hamsa in Staten Island NY and other fun dance and drum related events!

What is American Tribal Style Belly Dance?

ATS Belly Dance is a modern style of dance created by Carolena Nericcio of FatChanceBellyDance® in San Francisco, CA.  Manhattan Tribal is a NYC-based Official "Sister Studio" branch certified by Ms. Nericcio to teach her dance format.

For a full description of this innovative, fun, and group/community driven form of Modern Belly Dance, please click here --->


About the founder of this meet up:
A life-long dancer, athlete and musician, Mimi Fontana has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe and the UK. After over a decade of performing and studying various Middle-Eastern influenced dance formats, Mimi found her home in American Tribal Style Belly Dance.

In 2006 she founded Manhattan Tribal, New York City’s first ATS dance company. Studying with Carolena Nerricio, creator of ATS and Fat Chance Belly Dance of San Francisco, Mimi received multiple certifications in General Skills and Teacher Trainings and was granted Sister Studio status in 2008. FCBD Sister Studios goal is to bring the same quality instruction you would receive at the San Francisco home studio to dance classes throughout the world.

For a full bio and more information on Manhattan Tribal, please visit our website at:


We look forward to meeting, dancing and hanging out with you!

*** Check out a video of Manhattan Tribal on our About Us page! ***

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Founded Nov 22, 2009

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