Workshop: Tribal Arms & Hypnotic Hands with Kathy Stahlman – 10:00-11:30 a.m.

KathyStahlmanFF10Strong, slinky, controlled Tribal arms and graceful flowing hands have an unmistakable look, used by Tribal and Fusion dancers alike. In this fun and informative workshop you will learn and drill techniques necessary to create stunning, strong, stylized arm and hand movements for Tribal and Tribal Fusion styles.

We will demystify how to isolate shoulders, upper back, arms and hands to create slow, powerful, undulating arm work and flawless floreos (hand work). The workshop starts with yoga and dance-based exercises that help build coordination and technique.

Appropriate for dancers of all levels.

Kathy Stahlman is a former member of FatChance BellyDance and is currently director of the ATS troupe Tribal Moon. She has been teaching American/Improvisational Tribal Style (ATS) belly dance since 2002 and has built a reputation as a skilled and compassionate teacher. Kathy teaches classic ATS in the tradition of FatChance BellyDance. Kathy has performed and taught workshops worldwide. She is part of the troupe footage in four FatChance BellyDance DVDs: ‘Advanced Steps’, ‘Cues & Transitions’, ‘Directors’ Cut’, the performance video of the FatChance production of ‘The Gypsy Trail’, and the newest FDBD video, ‘The 20 Year Retrospective, Director’s Cut’.For more information, visit

10:00-11:30 a.m. – Workshop held at Studio B, 189 W. 8th Ave., Eugene, OR.