Global Caravan Online Teacher Training

Global Caravan Tribal Bellydance™

Teacher Training Level One Certification Intensives


Teacher Training Level One,

ONLINE with Paulette Rees-Denis and Misha Cain Nell 2023!

Teacher Training Level One, online, Feb. 25, 2023

Teacher Training Level Two, online, May 20, 2023

Teacher Training Level Three, online, Aug. 12, 2023

Teacher Training Level Four, online, Nov. 4, 2023


Tribal Bellydance Dancers, Teachers, and Teachers-To-Be!

This is for you!

You love this dance.

Improvisation. Creativity. Community. Gorgeousness. Bling.

You may not have anyone else in your area that teaches Tribal Bellydance, that dances it, that knows it — but you do.

 Or, you already teach some form of tribal but need some grounded focus and solid guidance!

You have followed me, Paulette Rees-Denis and Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance ™ with online classes and performances, rocking the Tribal since 1991, or on our Tribal Tech DVDs, or in person – with me and my trained dancers and teachers.

Do you want to teach Tribal Bellydance in your home area?

 “Hell yeah!”   … is what I’ve been hearing.

Global  Caravan Tribal Bellydance ™

Teacher Training Level ONLINE 2023 Dates

Teacher Training Level One, online, Feb. 25th 2023

Teacher Training Level Two, online, May 20th, 2023

Teacher Training Level Three, online, July 1st, 2023

Teacher Training Level Four, online, Nov. 4th 2023

Now I am making it more accessible for you to study with us and start teaching this powerful and luscious tribal style. Yes, starting online with me!

It takes:

  • Desire — Yes, you want to…
  • Work — really good, hard, and fun work
  • Patience — sometimes longer than you think
  • Time Commitment — to be fully present and complete the work


Wales, Scotland, and Italian Teachers finish up!

You need the desire, the love, the passion, the willingness to commit, and you can do it.

Cynthia and Peggy graduate!

Teacher Training Level One is for you…if…

  • You’re a leader
  • You love this dance
  • You love the sisterhood
  • You love to spread the love
  • You enjoy fun – with much joy and celebration
  • You honor and work your body with wellness, wholeness and connection
  • You can connect with your self – all body, mind and spirit- and then with each other…
  • You want to run your own business and be successful
  • You desire to empower others with the beauty of our dance: Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance™ and the pre-requisite…You’ve completed Collective Soul Level One
  • You want it and you know you can do it!
Midori, the first certified GCTB Teacher in Japan!

You need some guidance and assistance? We have a successful dance class format, with many creative ideas for you to, first, honor you and your dance, so you can pass on the legacy too.

1.  The first step is to complete the Certification in our Collective Soul Level One course (if you haven’t yet) to get the big picture of Tribal including basic technique improvement, history, and the opportunity to dig into your dance dreams. Become the dancer you want to be! Each of the six levels of Collective Soul leads you to the corresponding levels of Teacher Training, so you can keep advancing your training too. You can read up on Collective Soul here….

2. In the Teacher Training Level One, you will learn how to teach this dance, including

  • Breaking down and teaching GC Tribal Bellydance technique
  • What makes a good teacher
  • How to not only do the correct moves, but to speak them several ways
  • How to excite others with this powerful and evocative dance.
  • Dance class organization with our incredible format
  • Business savvy- oh yes, I want you to be successful
  • and much more…


I want you…to…

  • I want you to work your body.
  • I want you to dance with beauty, health, strength, empowerment.
  • I want you to learn how to be a great teacher and dancer, and share the tribal love and the tribal lifestyle in your community.
  • I want you to be a successful businessperson, to support yourself by building your dream job or creating additional side income doing something you love.
  • I want you to feel your own value, love and beauty, to love your body and be confident… and to make others feel good, no…freakin’ great!

This is about getting started and/or improving upon what you already know, and how to share the dance with others.…

You may begin with just a class or two or three a week, to get your tribal groove on and to share the tribal juiciness…then you can add more levels of study and grow your dance business and opportunities.

And no worries, this is not to put it all on stage and plan performances and all that goes on with that, not yet. Gigs may come later if you desire.

Teacher Training Level One, online

coming to you in February 25, 2023! Plan now…

In our Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance ™ format, Teacher Training Level One, you drill, practice, speak, journal, meditate, and envision the dance and dream that you desire, with the online Teacher Training study course with Paulette.

Teacher Training Level One gets you started on your path — and it can be a hard, yet easy, labor of love, with your passion blooming, your dream unfolding– and what a path it is!


For four weeks, I will snail mail you your Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance™ Teacher Training Manual, then through email and drop box—I will send you pdfs to read, videos to watch, steps to review, meditations to do, books and articles to read, music to listen to, rhythms to review, zil patterns to play. You practice at home, weekly, in your own time.

At the end of those weeks, you gather in person with your Master Teacher or me (five global locations!), for ONE final day of drilling, review, and testing, and you are on your way! You will have to travel to work in person with one of our Master Teachers or myself, dates below.

*With testing for Teacher Training Level One with our Master Teachers…

Past Certifications:

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin…Saturday, February 7th, 2015 with Amanda Richardson
  • Glasgow, Scotland…Saturday, February 21st, 2015 with Deirdre Macdonald
  • Portland, Oregon…Saturday, February 21st, 2015 with Paulette Rees-Denis
  • Innisfail, Australia…Sunday, March 1st, 2015 with Nina Martinez
  • Milan, Italy… Saturday, February 7th or 21st,2015, with Cinzia DiCioccio

Cost: $900.00, with a deposit of $150.00 (non-refundable) to hold your spot in this program, with your application. Please email me for your application!

This does not include your travel, transit, and accommodation for the final testing day in your chosen location. We will have a list for you, with studio locations, hotel info, class times (four hours), and which airport to fly into.

We want you to join our teaching tribe now! Email for Teacher Training Level One application.

Toni, Merina, Becky, Lisa, Akasha are happy grads!

With my 30 years of developing, training, teaching, and studying all things Tribal

…there are additional resources such as music, DVDs, online classes, trance, dance, journaling, workshops, private coaching, and so much more to guide you on your Tribal journey to happiness, prosperity, and wellness, and dance.

Plus you join in with our private online community of certified instructors and dancers to connect with.

Plus you get listed in our online Global Directory, (view here) on our beautiful website! You also receive a TT Logo and signature to use as a certified GCTB Teacher to use on your own website and emails.

Certified Teacher

Undertaking Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance™ Intensives, both Collective Soul and Teacher Training, means

  • You get to be part of the growing global team
  • You get support and encouragement
  • You get accreditation and the certification
  • You get to become the dancer that you’ve wanted to be
  • You continue on the path with us, dance your way up the levels and step into the exciting growing repertoire of Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance™
Christine (NZ), Cayte (UK), and Renee (USA) complete TT Level Two!

More Collective Soul Level One and Two Dates for 2023 in person!

Coming soon!

And YES! more ONLINE Teacher Training Level One in Winter of 2023!

With more places offering continuing levels of Collective Soul and Teacher Training…we want to add you!

Read more about Collective Soul, or Teacher Training on my website!

For YOU, my dancing friends, we have super fabulous, super-woman master teachers waiting for you to dance with – Deirdre Macdonald-Scotland, Amanda Richardson- USA, Cinzia DiCioccio-Italy, Nina Martinez-Australia, and me, Paulette Rees-Denis- USA…yes, all around the globe!

You can join them in their communities or you can be a sponsor and bring them to you and yours. Either way, you gather with like-minded amazing dancers who want to undertake this tribal journey, this path of magic and sweat, of technique and artistry, of passion.

You will join with amazing dancers who want to get the tribal love on, to get the business ideas, the marketing strategies, the dance skills and the format that brings it all together. You dance with amazing dancers who want to be a part of this great thing we call Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance™ directly from me, the founder, Paulette Rees-Denis.

Register now, and get your application!

I can’t wait to dance with you!



How do these courses make you feel?
Rave Reviews from dancers just like you!

“I wanted to take a few minutes to thank everyone that welcomed me in their dance lives during my stay in Portland. I am still riding such a positive high from the lessons, the dance, meeting everyone, and learning from the wonderful Paulette Rees-Denis. She is a stunning human being, so loving and so worthy of admiration. I hope to stay in touch with everyone and hopefully seeing our paths cross again because we’re part of such a beautiful thing called Tribal Bellydance.”

– Martha Rosas, Kansas


I certainly got what I needed and so much more. It has helped me to develop me, and also to structure my classes better, organize myself better, and has helped me plan what more I need to do. I have more appreciation for my students, which makes me want to give them more. It has given me a clear, open and safe path to follow: Clear – because I know where my dance future lies. Open – because it’s accessible, it IS for everyone. And Safe – because Gypsy Caravan is a family, I belong in the family and that gives me a warm and tingly feeling, knowing that others feel the same way. I feel much more at ease with my dancing, I feel more at ease with my teaching and I know that I am progressing well.

To any embarking on this journey of dance, you cannot find a better teacher, mentor or guide than Paulette. She is an inspiration to all who meet her and anyone who is interested in studying this style of tribal bellydance. She is also a very down-to-earth, friendly, knowledgeable, spiritual but grounded person. It is my very good fortune that I have Paulette in my life. I will be eternally grateful to her for the support, advice and very importantly her friendship.

Wendy Hughes, Wales


My Collective Soul and Teacher Training experiences have helped me be a better dancer in every way. They have helped me grow as a person and develop confidence in myself as an artist.

But through the process of becoming a teacher under her mentorship I have learned so much more: how to be a conduit for students’ own evolution, how to read people and see their strengths, how to explain things differently to different people, how to be an ethical leader, and how to trust my intuition.

Through these experiences I have discovered my passion for teaching and have now been able to successfully develop and lead my own classes and troupe.

Thank you Paulette, for all your wisdom, and for creating this beautiful style of dance!

Hilary Giovale, Arizona


“Thank you, Paulette, for a memorable two days of Collective Soul One. It took me three days to descend from my Tribal 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, 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.

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.”

– Wanda Walker, Washington



Thanks again for your support and encouragement this weekend. Your gracious coaching, your patience and tolerance for dancers of different levels, your down-to-earth attitude, and your selfless sharing were deeply appreciated.

For me, you embodied the heart and soul of tribal. I consider it an honor to have danced with you.

-Bonnie Reese, Pennsylvania


“I enjoyed the Collective Soul Training throughout the experience, but now that it is done I look back and realize I enjoyed it more than I knew. I say that because I was so in the moment during classes and testing that only now settled at home can I really look back at all I was given and how excellent the experience was.

I got more than I had hoped for. The experience dispelled my concerns about certification programs and allowed me to test myself and immerse more into the Tribal Culture. It will allow me to have more confidence in my movement and in the names and details of each movement. It gave me a better understanding of our music and zilling. It allowed me to broaden my relationships with other dancers and finally gave me and my troupe a common experience to build on.

I have been lucky to workshop with many dancers and I have enjoyed their teaching but I have never been instructed by such a warm, charismatic woman as Paulette. She draws out feelings and movement that you did not know you had inside. She is tough and gives nothing away but this only makes you more aware of what you have earned. I am a teacher by trade both in education and dance and I have taught all ages so it is with confidence that I recommend Paulette as an instructor and creator of a fabulous system of movement and education. She knows her stuff!

Thank you again for your knowledge and the care that you gave us. This was so needed in my life right now and in my dance. Keep on dancing and conquering the world one hip at a time!”

– Amy Tucker,, Alaska


“Quite simply, Collective Soul was a life-changing experience. Spending so much time with Paulette and like-minded dancing sisters … so many beautiful, creative hearts! Dancing, playing, talking tribal, chilling, sharing meals and laughter and sunshine. I learned so much about the dance, about life and about myself!

Technique was covered thoroughly, which was exactly what I needed, but Collective Soul reached far beyond that. It reached into the music to which we dance; into those rhythms which move our souls and our hips and into how we can honour and respect them in our dancing and playing. And it reached into the very heart of tribal; into what it is that brings us together as one Collective Soul.

Collective Soul has made me so much more aware of my technique, in particular my posture. It has helped to build my confidence in dancing and in sharing that dance. But more than that it has helped me to become more aware of myself as a dancer, of why I dance and of how this beautiful dance speaks to me. It has been a most significant step on my dance journey … towards becoming the very best dancer I can be.

Paulette is an inspirational teacher, mentor and friend. Her wealth of knowledge, experience and passion are shared so freely and with such love that she cannot help but fire up the same passion in her students – a burning desire to honour her teaching and dance. Yes, she challenges, but also supports and encourages all those who learn from her to be the very best that they can be. I am honoured to have her as part of my dance journey = long may it continue!”

– Cayte Lawton, England



“Thanks for your words, sharing, encouragement and direction. I carry them with me. What you do provides so much to so many people, and in so many different ways. I’ve seen it. I’ve listened to it. And, I’ve experienced it!

You said something on the lines of, ‘the learning from our time during Collective Soul will continue well after you leave this studio.’ You were right, Paulette. And, what’s surprising me the most is that the learning isn’t just or necessarily happening in the dance. All I can say at this time is, ‘Thank you!’

Wishing you gentle wings to wrap safely around you. May they nourish you and help soothe the load you must be carrying, and replenish in you, what you give to

others. For, without your guidance and what you provide (me), I wouldn’t have the wings with which to offer!”

– Tymmera, Oregon


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.

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.

This doesn’t necessarily mean you’re ever going to set the world on fire though. It may mean, like for me, that hey, yes I can dance, pick out the rhythms and dance and zill at the same time (sort of). 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.

On a final note I must say that the highlight of my journey to date is gaining

accreditation in Gypsy Caravan Collective Soul 1 with Paulette Rees-Denis. She is an absolute inspiration.”

-Toni Grainger, Albany,WA