WELCOME TO RATNAVALI TRIBAL

Ratnavali is a Sanskrit name meaning 

"A Bunch of Gems"


Ratnavali Tribal specialise in and perform American Tribal Style® (ATS®) Bellydance throughout Essex and the UK (and shores beyond when asked) and love nothing better than to have an excuse to get together for fun, laughter and above all lots of dancing.

Belly Dance is an ancient, powerful and sacred dance.It offers a fun way to fitness, personal empowerment, creativity and self-acceptance.

To dance an ancient movement in a modern era is to defy time and connects us all in spirit

American Tribal Style® Belly Dance or ATS® is a modern style of improvisational belly dance created and developed by Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman in San Francisco, California in the 1970s. It is based on and takes it's influence and inspiration from traditional and folkloric dances from the Middle East, North Africa, Spain, Turkey, India and more. These traditional steps have been modified and put into an improvisational group context whereby ˜tribal style™ means that the dancers work together to create a unique style with both a traditional and modern flavour that gives a 'tribal' look. Performances are exciting and unpredictable as they are totally improvised through a series of subtle cues and transitions made by the lead dancers.  The beauty of ATS® is that once you know the moves and cues you can dance with anyone, anywhere in the world who also understands the 'language'.

If you would like us to dance at your event, would like to book a workshop or do both,

or to discuss a booking then please contact us on:


Tel:         07910 745936   (Maxine)

Email:     info@ratnavalitribal.co.uk 

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Ratnavali Tribal Bellydance at RISE & Berryfields Fayre, The Minories, Colchester on 21 June 2014

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