Bonjour! Hello! I am back in Scotland following a great trip to Paris at the BellyFusions Festival , and loved being there and teaching Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance® workshops.
This was the first time Gypsy Caravan had been invited and it was a great experience to meet so many dancers and pass on, what was to many, a new style of tribal bellydance—working moves and combinations on the left and the right side, learning new ways to move, define moves, and improvise these in different formations in the moment. There was a lovely, friendly, and fun energy in the room, and at the Festival generally. It highlighted, in real time, how a love of dance, teaching dance movement, and connection doesn’t need a common verbal language. My rusty school French and the students’ great English overcame any additional needs on a practical level!
I also had the pleasure and the challenge of performing at the sold-out show. It was a professional affair in a small theater full of an appreciative audience. There was a great variety of belly and dance fusion performers who were all fun to be back-stage with. They were from across the world—Chile, US, Spain, Italy, and, of course, France and UK (moi!) were represented, too. Our GC tribal style rocks group dancing, but when my sister, fellow GC Master Teacher, Cinzia from Italy, had been unable to attend with me, the show had to go on with resilience, confidence, and a french-language boosting opportunity. I enjoyed performing a set that showcased both yummy slow moves as well as some earthy goodness to a receptive audience!
Gypsy Caravan will be visiting France again in July as Paulette teaches at Tribal Umrah in Lyon and hopefully there’ll be some familiar faces from Paris. Il sera bon de vous y voir! (It will be good to see you there!)
Having the common language, passion, and interest in learning, camaraderie and great music is universal, we know it…but it was SUCH an experience to feel it reinforced beaucoup!
What’s your tales of dance adventure, home or abroad for you? Share please, go on!
Thank you, yours in dance
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Thank you to all who took advantage of my Tribal Bliss e-course New Year’s Gift!
If you missed it in your email, here’s a short version for you:
A New Year’s gift from me to you…
The complete week 1 from the online course
Tribal Bliss: Dance & Vision!
Now that you have all past the starting point of the New Year, how are you feeling? Getting kick started? Feeling inspired? I wanted to give you a New Year’s gift!
As a thankyou for being my readers over the years or months, I would like to give you a week of BLISS!
Tribal Bliss, Dance and Vision…this is the first week of my four week online course.
This first full week gives you a taste of what we get so excited about and it is my gift to you to start your New Year out with something special. It is full of good stuff for you to do, to bring some bliss, some movement, meditation, journaling prompts and dance goodness. I want you to have a week of pleasure and time for yourself. So important to take care of yourself, and enjoy your time, your body, your words, maybe even try something a little new!
This first week our focus is on BLISS…
The attached PDFs include your links and passwords to the Vimeo video for you to use, and your MP3s are attached below:
- Tribal Bliss Week One – your welcome PDF!
- Lynea’s Meditation – an audio file of a beautiful, BLISS-full meditation
- Paulette’s Dances – an audio file of Paulette’s dance instruction
- Circle Chant – a gorgeous and invigorating audio file
Enjoy your first week, and let us know how it is going for you!
This is for non-dancers and dancers alike. No experience necessary! It is not about technique but finding your inner rhythms and getting your groove on…
The first week is my gift to you, as I said. Have so much fun!
Once you complete this week, if you are loving it and want to continue, you sure can! To encourage you in that, I am making a special offer! Receive the whole 4 week series for $29, regularly priced at $49, by clicking the button below. Whether you take advantage of this special offer or not, the first week is your gift. Enjoy!
You can buy the next three weeks here…if you desire to continue!