Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance®
Collective Soul Online Level One
with Paulette Rees-Denis,
Dates for Gypsy Caravan’s Certification program —
Collective Soul Online with Paulette Rees-Denis for 2017!!!
Four weeks of fabulous intensives–videos, journaling, meditations, online group discussions with dancers from around the globe!
Level Two… January 15, 2017
Teacher Training Level One…Registration now open
Are you ready for the Collective Soul Experience?
For some personal time to move and write, breathe and question, and get your Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance® groove on?
This is for you if you
Want to be the best dancer you can be? Using Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance®!
And you desire the physical, spiritual, and emotional connection with yourself that you have been waiting for!
Want to improve your body skills, posture, and confidence?
Want to dig in deep to pursue your dance dreams and desires?
Connect with your body, mind, and spirit for a total Tribal experience?
Understand the roots of Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance®?
Join us online for four weeks of weekly emails, full of Beginning Levels One and Two dance moves, with PDFs of instructions, videos to warmup and work out with, work on finger cymbal rhythms and drum rhythms, get MP3s to listen to with visualizations and meditations, and journaling prompts.
Have your journal ready to dive in to your sweet dancing soul! And join our private online facebook community to study with…
You can put down a deposit to hold your place, $150.00, or pay off the whole she-bang for just $469.00
And then you are ready for Gypsy Caravan Teacher Training!
Because getting certified in Collective Soul is the pre-requisite for the next step of Teacher Training…
When you register, I will send you a free digital copy of both Gypsy Caravan Tribal Technique DVDs#1 and #2 to get you prepped! Sweet….
What do you get when you take Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance® Collective Soul Intensive?
- guidance to follow your dreams
- dance technique, strength training, and body awareness skills
- acknowledgement about the artist you are/can be
- the challenge to empower you as a dancer
- the opportunity to honor your body, your spirit, and your mind
and to bring you together with other like-minded dancers from around the globe
Why Collective Soul?
We dance Tribal because it feels good and it is empowering and invigorating!
Because this dance is so primal, so intuitive in our bodies and our souls, that as we dance together in our circle, we hook into our collective unconscious, the collective intuitive knowledge in all of us, and join hearts, bodies, and souls, with this amazing dance form. Finding the strength, beauty, and creative force in ourselves.
Be sure to check out our Collective Soul Directory
to find other dancers in your area or around the globe!
Visit our photo pages to view the many dancers who have undertaken this intensive training! here…
Collective Soul In Person Intensive Dates
around the globe for 2017 with
the Gypsy Caravan Master Teachers–
Mark you calendar and get registered!
Collective Soul Levels One, Two, and Three –
In Person around the Globe!
Jun 1-2 Lower North Island ROTORUA Collective Soul 1
September 21-22 Upper North Island Auckland CS1
September 25-26 CS2
September 27-28 CS3 with Nina
Autumn 2017- Collective Soul Level One, Two (and Three possibly) in Wales
Are you looking to bring the Collective Soul Certification Intensives to you for 2017? Plans are now being made!
WW writes: One of the biggest gifts was to be able to study with Paulette in person, to feel her encouragement and support.
Are you ready for Collective Soul Level One?
* Improve your technique with Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance® Beginning Level One and Two moves
*Add journaling, meditations, and get into a healthy and strong lifestyle–body, mind, and spirit
*Learn new steps and refine the moves you already know
*Build your confidence as a dancer, leading and following
*Strengthen your improvisational skills
*Learn rhythm identification and different zil patterns, and start to dance with them!
*Participate in evocative discussions about tribal bellydance history, artistry, and integrity.
*Have a great time dancing together as a circle of women, feeling the community spirit of this dance!
Be sure to check out our
to find other dancers in your area or around the globe!
Visit our photo pages to view the many dancers who have undertaken this intensive training! here…
Every time I experience Collective Soul I feel that it moves me further along my own path of authenticity. It is so holistic, intense – the connections, reflections, soul searching. It reaffirms why I live this beautiful dance and I settle deeper and deeper into my own skin and into who I am. It inspires me to dance on, to develop my own dance and to share the joy that it brings with others – not just in dance but in life.
Thank you Deirdre for a fabulous weekend, and to all you lovely dancers who shared it with me.
And thank you Paulette for all the deliciousness, for the experiences that have been, and for those yet to come.
Tribal rocks my world! CL
Added benefits to undertaking the journey and being certified: Join in the Caravan Soul Collective International private internet pages to meet, network, discuss tribal! You will be listed in the international Collective Soul Directory, and you will receive the logo signature once you are certified. Plus possibilities to join Paulette and others in performance…
Join with Paulette’s Master Teachers for our Collective Soul Intensive Certification in person courses
– two full days in person, to dance hard, listen, write, talk, honor and celebrate our dance, ourselves, and each other!
Our Master Teachers:
Amanda Richardson (Oregon), Cinzia DiCioccio (Italy), Nina Martinez (Australia), Deirdre Macdonald (Scotland), Christine Haviland (New Zealand) are intensely trained and Certified Master Teachers, now all certified in Level Two, by Paulette Rees-Denis, the innovator of her internationally acclaimed Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance® style. They are ready to honor each one of you on your path with the Collective Soul Experience.
FAQs about Collective Soul Online, Level One–
Join us online, for four weeks of weekly emails, full of Beginning Levels One and Two dance moves, with PDFs of instructions, videos to warmup and work out with, work on finger cymbal rhythms and drum rhythms, get MP3s to listen to with visualizations and meditations, and journaling prompts. This does take a time commitment of a few hours a week, so make sure to block off your special time on your calendar to participate! Have your journal ready to dive in to your sweet dancing soul!
Join our private online facebook community to share with your global dancers…This part is awesome because you have each other to ask questions of, or skype with each other to chat and practice. Meet your fellow dancers from around the globe…
The course runs for four weeks, one email a week full of many videos (on Vimeo), MP3s, and written info for you to work on all week — on your own time. There is journaling to do, meditations to listen to and do, assorted exercises and drills, and questions to answer and send back to me.
Then at the end of each week, I would like you to make required videos to show me what we are working on that week and how you are doing so that I can help you with what you need! You send that to me via YouTube, Dropbox, or Vimeo. You can post questions to me too.
*You will be tested at the end of the session,sending me final videos of what I ask you to dance, plus there is a written test which you will email back to me…and when you pass, you will be certified in Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance® Level One Collective Soul Tribal Bellydance Certification program!
If you are not ready to be tested at the end of the four weeks, you take the time you need and do it when we are both ready (extra fee of $50.00)…no worries at all! What I expect of you to pass and be certified, is to meet the criteria–which is understanding the moves in your body and your mind, knowing the names, identifying the drum rhythms, playing your finger cymbals! If you don’t pass the first time around, no worries…you practice on your own time until you are ready to retest. Everyone learns at different speeds and I honor that in each of you! Not a problem, I really want you to understand the moves and the dance, because Tribal Rocks!
Does that answer your questions? Let me know if you have more…
I would love to have you join us, and it is coming right up! Woo hoo… Once you register, I join you up to the group and there are some DVDs to watch and a list of steps and more…
To join us…What you need to do:
*Register online your deposit in to hold your space…
*Please be familiar with the Gypsy Caravan band’s–Caravan Rhythms CD
Paulette’s Tribal Vision book,
and the first two Tribal Technique DVD’s–(and we would love to gift you the two online versions after you get your deposit in!)
*This is a pre-requisite for the Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance® Teacher Training program and will also allow you to move into Collective Soul Level Two.
**For previously certified dancers and teachers, you may review and rejoin any Collective Soul courses in your level for a nominal fee. Highly recommended, it is a great opportunity for you to strengthen your dance and your bond with all of us!
Read Paulette’s Tribal Revelations and Manifesto
…Click here to download!
What are students saying?
Thank you, Paulette, for a memorable two days of Collective Soul One. It took me three days to descend from my CS high, and in the process I experienced a wide range of emotions and new awareness of body and mind. To say that my “gift box” has expanded to overflowing is an understatement. These new gifts include a much deeper connection with the music (on my first listening of Mizna I was able to identify all of the rhythms you worked with us on, a deeper connection to my whole body in movement, as well as a deep connection to the courageous feminine spirit – watching the women that I danced with bare their souls to receive your and Amanda’s teachings. One of the biggest gifts was to able study with you in person, to feel your encouragement and support.
This Tribal journey is fascinating, joyful, and soul expanding, and I am so very grateful to you for your life’s work in creating this beautiful and powerful dance and paving the way for all of us.
With much appreciation,
I have to tell you that doing CS & TT1 has been the best and the hardest thing I’ve done and I wouldn’t change it for the world because it was worth it. Your teachings and insights on both certifications opened my eyes and my dance soul. I am still so inspired by the entire experience! M. R
The structure and Paulette’s high standards have made me a better dancer over time.
So to all you ladies out there who are thinking about it, go for it! H.G.
“With a bit of friendly persuasion by my dance teacher, Becky, I enrolled, along with some of my fellow tribal sisters, for Gypsy Caravan Dance Company’s Collective Soul 1 two day workshop with Paulette Rees-Denis.
(…) To say we all sweated and sweltered is somewhat of an understatement. After 3 intensive days of dance, laughter, sweat and tears in ‘Collective Soul’ was the dreaded ‘test’. Much to my surprise and pleasure I actually gained my accreditation in Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance® Collective Soul 1.
In a nutshell, this was an absolutely fabulous experience within my journey with dance. Very worthwhile ‘biting the bullet’ so to speak and taking part in this artistic, innovative training with Paulette Rees-Denis of Gypsy Caravan Dance Company.
For me Collective Soul 1 was very much a personal discovery of the dancer within. Collective Soul 1 is very much a personal, sometimes very emotional journey but it is also a journey shared by your fellow tribal sisters, all of whom are undertaking their own personal journey, as well Paulette who is truly a master of her craft, a very down to earth lovely lady and an wonderful teacher. She encourages you 100% to be the best dancer you can be.
For me gaining accreditation was just the icing on the cake, the cake was the main part and it was the yummiest hugest cream sponge you could imagine (you can see why I’m voluptuous) and I would encourage any of you dancing girls out there, if the opportunity arises to take part in Collective Soul 1, grab it with both hands and run with it.
I am now 5 years into my journey with dance. The journey has been a challenge, sometimes very challenging, as I have moved through the beginner moves to the intermediate. Where is my journey leading me? Frankly I don’t know. I tend to be a bit like the tide. I ebb and flow as needs be. Sometimes a bit more ebb, sometimes a bit more flow. Like the message in a bottle caught in the ocean’s currents, who knows where my journey will take me. For the moment am happy enjoying the journey, meeting new ‘sisters’ and regularly being with a close knit great bunch of like minded Tribal Sisters.
I must say that the highlight of my journey to date is gaining accreditation in Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance® Collective Soul 1 with Paulette Rees-Denis. She is an absolute inspiration.” -Toni Grainger, Albany,WA
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Want to know more about Collective Soul Level Two?
Collective Soul Level Two, Online…Starting January 15, 2017
(with Teacher Training Level Two, starting February 26th, 2017)
We move into the Intermediate Level One session, work on smoother transitions between moves, refinement of personal style, and variations of tribal styling.
Four weeks of online study with vibrant videos to dance with, delicious audios to listen to and meditate with, PDF sfull of journaling prompts and soul searching questions, plus an private online group with dancers from around the globe to meet and share with on the Tribal Bellydance and Lifestyle journey…
My desire is:
*to see you follow your dreams
*to give you information and instruction
*to teach you dance training, strength training, and body skills
*to assist you in becoming the artist you are/can be
*to give you the tools to further your dance
*to challenge you and to empower you as a dancer
*to honor your body, your spirit, and your mind
*to joyfully bring you together, to network, with other like-minded dancers from
around the globe
* Improve your technique with Level One and Two moves
* Add new dance steps to your repertoire, review and refine the moves you know
* Discuss interpretation and understanding the nuances of music
* Continue work on smooth transitions between steps
* Build your confidence as a dancer, leading and following
* Strengthen your improvisational skills
* Add more zil patterns, and dance with them!
* Review rhythm identification
* Add simple formations to your dance
* Participate in discussions about tribal bellydance artistry.
* Have a great time dancing together as a circle of women, feeling the community spirit of this dance!
* This is your pre-requisite for our Teacher Training Level Two, and will also allow you to move into Collective Soul Level Three, and to continue your empowering dance and life studies.
Need to know more about Collective Soul Level Three?
Collective Soul Level Four?
More…email and ask!