American Tribal Style® classes

American Tribal Style® is a dynamic fusion inspired by folkloric dances from the Middle East, North Africa, India and Spain, which celebrates the strength and beauty of women working together. Come and explore the magic of Tribal with Philippa Moirai, a certified teacher and ATS® SSCE Instructor. Dancers of all levels are welcome. Private tuition, workshops and Sister Studio Continuing Education are all available on request.

Schedule : January-March 2020

THE NEXT COURSES BEGIN ON: Tuesday 4th of February

Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm at The Urdang 2 in Islington.
Block bookings or Drop in classes offered

*7th January – 28th January (4 week course)
*4th February – 25th February (4 week course)
*3rd March – 21st March (5 week course)

Please scroll down for course descriptions and payment details.

Tuesdays from 7-8pm
Learn essential ATS® belly dance movements and concepts whilst building flexibility, core strength, and improving posture, in a fun and supportive environment. Fast and slow movements from the FatChanceBellyDance® format will be covered, working on combinations, formations, group improvisation, chorus work and finger cymbals.
*Open to dancers of all levels, providing a strong foundation for beginners and clear refinement for the experienced dancer. Classes are sequential and progress each week.

Tuesdays from 8-9pm
Expand your ATS® vocabulary with intermediate and advanced movements from the FCBD® repertoire, whilst exploring complex concepts, formations and musicality, and further developing your improvisational dance skills. Performance opportunities are given to regular members of this class. Rehearsals are held in addition to class.
*Open to those with a thorough understanding of the moves and concepts covered in the Core Technique & Tribal Combinations class. For best practice: attend weekly in conjunction with Core Technique & Tribal Combinations.

Monthly classes are held for members of Apsara, a dedicated group of advanced dancers directed by Philippa Moirai, to further develop their technique and hone their performance skills. These classes are taken in conjunction with the Intermediate & Advanced ATS® class. Additional rehearsals are scheduled when rehearsing for shows, and opportunities to perform with Moirai Tribal are given. If you are interested in performance opportunities or you are ready to start your dance journey, contact Philippa to find out more.


All classes are held at The Urdang2, 259 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7AH
Nearest Underground station: Angel (a 5 minute walk)
Nearest Overland: Kings Cross/St Pancras/Highbury & Islington
Buses: Kings Cross (30,73,205,214,476), Highbury & Islington (4,43,30), Old Street (43,205,214)

Class starts promptly. Please arrive early enough to start on time.

Wear comfortable clothing i.e.: a long loose skirt, yoga pants/leggings and a vest top or choli. Bare feet, socks or dance shoes only. Please bring finger cymbals (zils) if you have them, water and a smile!


COURSES RUN FROM: Tuesday 4th February – 25th February 2020
1 Course fee: £40 for 4 weeks of Core Technique / Intermediate & Advanced ATS® 


2 Course fee: £72 for 4 weeks of Core Technique &  Intermediate & Advanced ATS®


Drop in fee: £12 for a single class / £20 for 2 classes per night
Or Pay for 1 Course & Drop in an additional class for £9
NOTE: Drop in classes are *Payable in Cash on the Night*

Best Practice: Consistent attendance is encouraged to benefit the most. Sign up for a full course to gain the most out of class.

Please note: Class fees are non-refundable. If you are unsure of which class is best suited to you, please email to find out more.


The next London workshop is on Sunday the 12th of January. See for Ter’ziMoirai ATS Intensive for more details and bookings.

Philippa offers private classes and workshops for dancers of all levels in any location. Available for students and teachers wanting individual ATS® training, troupes and event hosts interested in booking workshops, and FCBD® Sister Studios registered in the Sister Studio Continuing Education Programme.  

Please email: for more information and bookings. Click on the link to learn more about Philippa Moirai.

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