About Us

Skin Deep Dance: American Tribal Style (ATS) Belly Dance Company

Every Skin Deep Dance performance is unique and mesmerizing…
Skin Deep Dance is dedicated to American Tribal Style (ATS) Belly Dance. A modern form of Belly Dance that includes elements of Spanish, East Indian and Egyptian Folkloric dance. The fundamental characteristics of ATS is a group improvisation through the use of cues, which emphasizes being both a confident leader and an engaged follower. As body movement is the basis of our artistic expression, we strive to cultivate a positive affirmation and acceptance of all bodies. Therefore, the spaces we dance in share this same understanding.
We can be seen performing at various events in Seattle such at NW Folklife Festival, World Rhythm Festival, Cues & Tattoos and more. We perform throughout the USA, including Tribal Fest in Sebastapol, CA and Internationally at the Women's Dance & Music Festival in Thailand.

"One group "Skin Deep" rocked the house with an amazing ATS piece. Of course I started crying when I saw them dance because it was so phenomenal." ~Monkeh, Vancouver B.C.

"as always, i enjoyed your's and the girl's (skin deep) performance! you all put so much joy and energy into it, and it is wonderful to watch. the dance with the mask was very cool too! i liked the audience reaction when you turned around...priceless!" ~ Cindy Higgins
"I really enjoyed your performance last night. Both my student and I felt your set was the best. You two were so excited about dancing together and it was awesome to see some pure tribal for once!" ~Tayissa, Professional Dancer