What Tribal Fusion? 

While Tribal fusion belly dance was popularized in the early 2000s, the style finds its roots in Jamila Salimpour, considered the grandmother of belly dance in North America, and the first ever Tribal belly dance company 'Bal Anat' she created in the late 1960s. The style originally drew from the tribal dances of North Africa and the Mediterranean, cabaret-style belly dance, and became known for its more precise muscular isolations, and pop & lock and hip hop influences through Suhaila Salimpour. Tribal fusion now includes elements of other folkloric, classical, and modern dance styles.

Class performance photos credits: with thankts to WT Leroux and Marina Matoussova





Advances classes  - Dance School Teuta

Planeet Mars, Ghent

Tuesdays 7:30-9p

Refine your technique & posture, work on your body control, expand your movement vocabulary and drill til you drop. This advanced level class is for students who already have a few years of bellydance / tribal fusion experience. Delve deeper into Tribal Fusion bellydance, building on the foundation technique as we layer isolations together and learn new movements and steps. The choreography we make in class will be performed at Fusion Freeze 5. Get ready for a challenge!

For more info, visit Dance School Teuta here

"Dance is a song of the body."  

-Martha Graham

What students have said:


"If you would like to reconnect with your body, mind and spirit, while exploring a creative new realm of dance, guided by the most genuine teacher, then you must experience a class with Chantal. Her loving heart, tribal spirit and bright energy with allow you to practice in something magical – you will want to be a part of this! Chantal’s teaching style is one that makes you feel completely comfortable and guided while learning about ATS dance. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn such a stunning dance style, taught by one of the very best!"