Brigantes Tribal is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dance Sister Studio formerly based in York. Watch this space– I am relocating and will post my teaching schedule once I have landed in parts Northerly. If you would like more information please contact brigantestribal at gmail.com. (Written as an email address)
American Tribal Style® Belly Dance is a celebration of feminine power, co-operation and sisterhood. It’s also a creative outlet, and a joyful way to stay in shape. On a deeper level, ATS® style belly dance can be a source of body acceptance. This dance style was created by Carolena Nericco in San Francisco the late 80s. It is an improvised group dance that fuses North African dance, Flamenco and traditional Indian dance. Dancers communicate with each other using stylised cues– a visual dance language– to create flowing works of art. You can read more about the style on the Fat Chance Belly Dance® site.
Ally Shaw is the founder and organiser of Brigantes Tribal. The Brigantes Student Troupe have been regular performers at the Fossgate Festivals, The Beltane at Thornborough Festival, York Carnival, The York International Tattoo Convention, Jewel of Yorkshire, as well as local haflas. Ally is a fully qualified ATS® instructor, having completed her General Skills and Teacher Training with Carolena Nericcio and Megha Gavin in Essex in 2014 as well as the first European Technique for Teachers certification in 2016. She has studied with Carolena Nericcio, the founder of American Tribal Style Belly Dance, as well as Wendy Allen of Fat Chance Belly Dance, Megha Gavin of Deviyani Dance Company and Philippa Moirai. She has danced with Tanzhexen Dark Fusion Dance Collective and can be seen dancing in the My Dying Bride music video, The Poorest Waltz. She is a professional member of People Dancing Foundation for Community Dance and adheres to their ethical code of conduct and responsible practice. She first fell in love with ATS® back in the early 90s, when she lived in San Francisco and would see Fat Chance Belly Dance perform at Cafe Istanbul.
Ally’s certifications are as follows:
- ATS® General Skills “Classic” Certification, 2014
- ATS® General Skills “Modern” Certification, 2014
- ATS® Teacher Certification, 2014
- Awarded Fat Chance Belly Dance® ATS® Sister Studio status, 2014
- ATS® Technique for Teachers Certification, 2016