About Us

Robin and Erin, co-founders and directors of Kairos Tribal and their student troupe, Khoros, are both certified American Tribal Style® dance teachers and Sister Studios of FatChanceBellyDance®.

Robin

Erin

Robin became a certified American Tribal Style® Sister Studio of FatChanceBellyDance® in 2015. She began her dance journey in 2007 with tribal fusion classes. In late 2008 she began ATS® classes with Heather and Lenay, founding directors of Kamalah Tribal. By fall of 2009, Robin was invited to join the troupe.

Robin was invited in 2014 to assist with teaching duties and take on subbing classes for Lenay and Jorden with regularity. She is dedicated to maintaining precision and expression in her dance and was encouraged by her mentors to complete General Skills and Teacher Training to become a certified Sister Studio of FCBD®. Having been brought up by a “team teaching” duo, Robin firmly believes that two teachers is best and is excited to partner with Erin to continue spreading ATS® to the Phoenix community.

Her favorite aspects of American Tribal Style® belly dance are the camaraderie, sisterhood, and teamwork required to excel in this dance form. Currently, Robin teaches ATS® at the School of Ballet Arizona in Phoenix, AZ. Instruction focuses on precision of movement, posture, improvisation skills, and faithfulness to the conventions of American Tribal Style®.

Erin started dancing around the age of 4, and has explored ballet, jazz, tap, acrobatics, lyrical, modern, hip hop, Latin dance, and Irish step dancing. She began studying ATS® with Lenay Dunn and Jorden Kolding in July 2010 and danced as a member of Kamalah Tribal from 2013 to 2017. She received her ATS® General Skills and Teacher Training certifications in San Francisco in January 2017, began teaching at Ballet Arizona with Robin, and co-founded Kairos Tribal. Erin is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) with the Yoga Alliance and completed her training in July 2018.

Erin appreciates how ATS® posture protects the body while building strength and flexibility. She finds that being in the moment and focusing on the grounded, precise movements of ATS® can have a calming, meditative effect. As a musician herself, Erin’s favorite dance opportunities involve performing with local musicians and collaborating with drummers in developing the Ramsey Method Project – a system she spearheaded for allowing nonverbal communication between dancers and drummers during an improvised set.