Tribal bellydance is a modern fusion of folkloric and oriental genres of Middle Eastern dance with western dance. Dark Nile specialises in two distinct styles of tribal bellydance.
Created by Carolena Nericcio, American Tribal Style® is an improvisational group dance.
Dancers learn combinations, formations and cues and use these to perform improvised sequences.
Emily is a certified ATS® teacher and Dark Nile is a recognised Fat Chance Belly Dance Sister Studio.
Alice is a recognised Datura style teacher.
What we do
Dance, basically. Alice Knox and Emily Rowlands have trained with traditional bellydance teachers as well as the leading innovators of modern bellydance.
Sometimes we lush out with more traditional, folkloric-style bellydance, sometimes we explore the weird and wonderful. We collaborate on projects with gun bellydancers and are just as comfortable performing on theatre stages as we are on packed-dirt dance spaces at festivals. Check out our gallery to see more.