Belly dance takes many different forms depending on country and region, both in costume and dance style, and new styles have evolved in the West as its popularity has spread globally. It is the traditional dance in Lebanon, Turkey, and Egypt. Although contemporary forms of the dance have generally been performed by women, some of the dances have origins in male forms of performance.
In our own performances, we incorporate elements of traditional bellydance style and technique with heavy overtones of American Tribal Fusion. ATS style bellydancing focuses more heavily on fusing belly dance with more contemporary categories and techniques of movement including popping, locking, ticking, hip hop and endless others. Our bellydance is generally paired with hand candles, fans, or a fire belt.