Gypsy Caravan Teachers Australia Part 3

Meet our beautiful teachers from around Australia! These women bring you an amazing class every week, teach from the heart, to share their passion and joy of Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance. I am so proud to call these women my friends, my dance sisters, to share their stories and journeys.


KIRSTY ROCHFORD
Junk Room Gypsies WA
Where do you live and teach Gypsy Caravan TB?
I live and teach in a small town in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia, Merredin. It is a farming community mostly focusing on grain production, the people are down to earth and traditional in their interests. It has been a challenge and very fulfilling to introduce GCTB to this community and to provide an avenue for these women to open up, to connect with themselves and connect with our circle.

What inspires you as a teacher and dancer?
As a teacher, the most satisfying part is when I can see a woman blossom as the love for her body and herself grows. To see women develop their confidence as a feminine goddess and an individual. To see that women who have not had the connection with other woman in the past feel like they are part of a circle and will be adored for being their true, beautiful selves. Being connected is what inspires me, connected to the dance, the music and the other women. It feels natural to me, like I have been taking part in the ritual of dance forever.

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Gypsy Caravan Teachers Australia Part 1

Meet our beautiful teachers from around Australia! These women bring you an amazing class every week, teach from the heart, to share their passion and joy of Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance. I am so proud to call these women my friends, my dance sisters, to share their stories and journeys.


RICHELLE SPENSER
Free Spirit Gypsies Fremantle

Where do you live and teach Gypsy Caravan TB?
Hi I am Richelle Spencer, I live in Fremantle Western Australia and teach at a local studio the Mata Hari Studio (aka My Dance Sanctuary) in Bibra Lake, which is run by the Free Spirit Dance Community Inc. a not for profit community dance group empowering women to become more motivated and add dancing as a fabulous form of exercise to their routines, invigorating mind body and spirit.

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Gypsy Caravan Teachers Australia Part 2

Meet our beautiful teachers from around Australia! These women bring you an amazing class every week, teach from the heart, to share their passion and joy of Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance. I am so proud to call these women my friends, my dance sisters, to share their stories and journies.


SIENNA KRZEMIEN
TribalZest Cairns

Hi I am Sienna from Cairns, Tropical Far North Queensland where the “Rainforest Meets the Reef”. Cairns is a tropical oasis that’s primary industry is tourism & agriculture and our city is well known to run at a comfortably slower pace than metropolitan areas.

Tribal Bellydancing, for me, ignites my young dancer at heart. The dance, and its lifestyle as a teacher and student, is so multidimensional that it is hard to succinctly describe what it brings to my life (under 1000 words!).

Dancing nurtures my creative soul with expression through dance, and costuming or simply selecting dance wear that matches my mood for class, or hearing a piece of music that speaks to my soul and calls my body to move.

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Nina Martinez - Teacher and Performer


NINA MARTINEZ
Dance Director, Master Teacher, GCTB troupe member

Nina Martinez is a Master Teacher in the Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance format. She has been studying with international dance teacher and founder of GCTB® Paulette Rees Denis since 2006. Nina started her Teacher Training in Melbourne with Paulette in 2006 and has now attained her certification to instruct teachers-MT TT1. She has also reached her accreditation to teach students to Collective Soul 4-MT4.

As a master teacher and performer this dance style has taken her around Australia and internationally to, NZ, Japan, USA and Mexico. Since 2014 she has been honoured to teach workshops and dance at WAMED, Fremantle, what a fabulous festival to be part of!

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Zills- History and the Tribal Bellydancer

FROM BASE TO BRASS
wood/copper/bronze/brass/german silver

Wooden clappers have been around since the earliest civilisations dating from beyond 3000BC. They were basic small domed shaped instruments or small hands and arms made from wood, ivory or bone. These early cymbals/clappers found in Egypt were associated with magic and ritual and the goddess Hathor. The first metal cymbals were made in Mesopotamia with the discovery of copper.

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A history of Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance in Australia

A Celebration of our fabulous mother of Tribal Bellydance, Paulette Rees Denis.

This History does have a bias towards my connection with Paulette….

I am sincerely grateful to everyone that has contributed their memories and delving into the archives of time.
If you have any information, photos or dates to supply or correct please contact me.

Paulette’s Travels in Australia

2004 Paulette comes to Australia with Jeff for his 50th birthday. They are hosted by Alaine Haddon-Casey in Perth, and Devi Mamuk in the Blue Mountains.

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