Collective Soul Tribal Bellydance Intensive

Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance® 


2020 Dates for Collective Soul Online 

with Paulette Rees-Denis 

Hold the dates… for our 4 week virtual intensives!

Collective Soul Level One, online, starts January 11th, 2020

Collective Soul Level Two, online, March 21st, 2020

Collective Soul Level Three, online, May 30th, 2020


Teacher Training to follow in each level!

Teacher Training Level One, online, Feb. 15th, 2020

 Teacher Training Level Two, online, April 25th, 2020

Teacher Training Level Three, online, July 4th, 2020


Gypsy Caravan is more than just a dance… it is a lifestyle…bringing you connection, commitment, joy, community, creative movement, well being and a beautiful feminine dance style…join us online for four weeks of weekly emails, with PDFs of technique instructions, videos to warm up and work out with, finger cymbal rhythms and drum rhythms,  MP3s to listen to with visualizations and meditations, and journaling prompts to dive into your sweet dancing soul! And join our private online Facebook community to study with…

Registration to open in November for Level One

…we want to make sure you get your spot reserved… classes are very small to give you proper attention and focus!

“The Collective Soul certification represents a commitment to myself, my dance, and my students. Myself because I’m FINALLY doing something for ME. And that’s huge (as I discovered this session!) because I don’t really do much for me. For my dance because, well, I’d been pretty lost and not sure what I was doing with it. CS and TT both have given me a solid path and that’s pretty damn exciting. And for my students, this is, of course, something I can learn and work to bring back to them.”

Go here to read more…

My Collective Soul experience has greatly changed my life inside and outside of dance. Paulette is a gifted teacher and fascinating force! The dance and fitness information is fantastic and every minute of the course is really fun. An added bonus were the many tips and suggested readings and programs outside of dance that Paulette gave us. A fantastic experience for anyone.

 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), Misha Cain Nell (Florida), Angie Neylan Wimmer (Massachusetts/Rhode Island), (Allie Joseph, Ohio) are intensely trained and  Certified Master Teachers 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.










If you want to improve your understanding, knowledge and practical dance skills, then CS or TT training with Paulette, I highly recommend. Not only will you find yourself evolving as a dancer, but as human being, an individual and a member of the community.


Collective Soul In Person Intensive Dates

around the globe for 2020

with the  Gypsy Caravan Master Teachers– 

Mark your calendar and get registered!

Collective Soul,  Levels One — Four


With Nina Martinez  2020 Certifications coming soon!

Contact Nina at:                 


United Kingdom

With Deirdre Macdonald CS1 September 19-20-2019 Troon Scotland

and  CS2 September 26-27 Troon Scotland

Contact Deirdre at:


New Zealand

With Christine Haviland CS3 September 12-13 2019 Christchurch 

                                                 CS1 November 9-10 2019 Christchurch
                                                 CS2 November 16-17 2019 Christchurch
More dates TBA!
Are you looking to bring the Collective Soul Certification Intensives to you for 2018?
“Doing the Collective Soul 1 and Teacher Training 1 has helped me to develop my dance personally, helped me to grow with it. I find I am dancing with more confidence. It has inspired me to develop further, take more courses, workshops and learning. I am always eager to learn more and more. I find I have studied myself more closely, my posture, my presentation, my projection, so that I can dance to the best of my ability and really be me when I dance.”

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®?

Read more here…

And this is your first part of  Gypsy Caravan Teacher Training!

Because getting certified in each level of Collective Soul is the pre-requisite for your next step into Teacher Training…


photo 4melinda, CS1 certificate
carolyn hardy- CS1 certificate





What do you get when you take Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance® Collective Soul Intensive?

  • guidance to follow your dream
  • dance technique, strength training, and body awareness skills
  • acknowledgment 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 Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance® 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!



Read here!

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

Collective Soul Directory

to find other dancers in your area or around the globe!

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

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 into 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!

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…

Does that answer your questions? Let me know if you have more…

I would love to have you join us! 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 for CS1…What you need to do:

*Register online and get your deposit in to hold your space…

*Please be familiar with the Gypsy Caravan band’s–Caravan Rhythms CD


Paulette’s Tribal Vision book,

tribal vision cover

and the first two Tribal Technique DVD’s–(and we will gift you the two online versions after you get registered!)

*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!

 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 a 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.

“… 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 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, Australia

Collective Soul and Teacher Training, Level Two, Online

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’s  full of journaling prompts and soul searching questions, plus a 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

We will
* 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? 

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Collective Soul Level Four? 

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More…email and ask!

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