I’m back and kicking!

Hello May, my gorgeous overflowing garden of flowers, and you, my dancing friends….

It really has been weeks since I’ve written to you, and I am MISSING you! Ready to pour myself back into my writing, my blog posts and my book ideas, and YOU….

It has been an amazingly fabulous and intense several weeks of dance for me and for many of my students who have been on that danceroad too — here in Portland for three of my GCTB Certification Intensives (CS4 and TT4 along with Tribal Grooves Teacher Training!),

CS4 and TT4 2016

at our delightful annual women’s Dance and Desire Retreat, at Breitenbush Hot Springs, in the glorious mountains with hot springs, with my fabulous co-teachers Elena Lipson and Lynea Gillen!

group photo BB2016


and then on to the Elevation Festival in Golden Colorado with Gypsy C dancer, Karen Hunt- 3 workshops and a great performance, with pics and videos to come.

elevation backstage

Backstage with Rachel BriceElizabeth Ashner, Kamille Hitz, Karen Somdahl Hunt, Silvia Salamanca and Dalia Carella!

Tribal Bliss, Tribal Trance wkshp photo Feel the Earth move workshop colorado

I have loved every minute of it!

And I’m just now coming off that high, with some down time, and taking care of my body, doing a delicious body cleanse, and re-organizing my work load and project ideas! Plus now I am giving myself a treat — a week long retreat in the high desert to do some writing and rejuvenating! Remember how important  daily practices are for you — self-care and self-introspection — to keep juiced up, motivated, healthy and moving, on your path, and feeling freakin’ great in your dance and business, and in your skin and in your life. Daily magic, daily living!


This is the kind of goodness I help you with during my Movement, Momentum, and Magic Coaching sessions! This ties everything together with my dance, creative, wellness, and business world, plus living with the magic and desires of everyday life, and the work that I am here to do, the guidance I love to assist with, YOUR journey! If you are feeling the call for some outside but intuitive guidance, from daily journeys to life dreams, please contact me and let’s set up that free session to see if we are a good fit to work together. I am ready for you. Plus I enjoy kicking a bit of booty too!

A few great things coming up on the road for me, that I want to share…

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Tribal Grooves Teacher Training

Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, July 30th 11-5

Plus TWO Gypsy Caravan workshops in Chillicothe Sunday, July 31st, contact Allie Joseph…

(FB event page and early registration discounts!



Tribal Grooves Teacher Training in Portland, OR

Saturday, July 16th!


Get registered now, early discount still applies, and get your calendars marked!

And coming back at you, on the road to

*Australia and New Zealand for September

*Mexco City in December

*The new MIgrations Festival in Austin, TX in January 2017 with Gypsy Caravan and the Caravan Project band!

*And Florida in May 2017….

How’s that for the rest of this year and beginning of next? Wow…

And of course…

Collective Soul  Level One and Teacher Training Level One ONLINE, this Fall…

for those of you who can’t travel to meet up with our Gypsy Caravan Master Teachers in person around the globe…

Here are their schedules too…

Collective Soul Levels One and Two and Three—

In Person around the Globe with Gypsy Caravan Master Teachers!

  • Glasgow, Scotland and the UK with Deirdre Macdonald —
    • Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland
    • May 12-13 Collective Soul One
    • May 19-20 Collective Soul Two
    • June 4-5    Collective Soul Three
    • contact Deirdre@gypsycaravan.us
  • Nottingham, England – with hostess Amanda Jowett
    • Sept 3-4  Collective Soul One, Workshops
  • Forres, northern Scotland- with hostess Caroline Bury
    • 24-25th September Collective Soul One, workshops
  • Innisfail, Australia with Nina Martinez
    • September 5-8 , 2016–Collective Soul Level 1 & 2, plus Tribal in the Tropics–workshops–Sept 10-11,
      • contact Nina@gypsycaravan.us
    • September 12-16, Collective Soul Level 3 and Teacher Training Level 2 with Paulette!
  • Auckland, New Zealand with Paulette, contact Christine, thespiritinc@gmail.com
    • September  17+, 2016 TBA, with Collective Soul Levels One, Two, and Three, plus Tribal Grooves Teacher Training…

So BIG SHOUT OUTS to all my newly certified dancers and teachers...How proud, thrilled, over the moon excited I am for them, and for you who get to study with them!

Gypsy Caravan Teacher Training Level Three, online

Rebecca Forster- Australia

Misha Cain Nell- FL

Angie Wimmer- MA

Melanie Swisher – Spain

Collective Soul  Level Four

Shelby Barsalou Jones– VT,

Angie Neylan Wimmer– MA,

Wanda Walker– WA,

Misha Cain Nell– FL and

Rebecca Forster– Austalia

and Teacher Training Level Four

Shelby Barsalou Jones,

Angie Neylan Wimmer,

Misha Cain Nell and

Rebecca Forster


Collective Soul  Level One, Online

Cheryl Sulyma-Masson– MA

Iris from Desert Moon Tribal- Germany

Teacher Training Level One, Online

Terri Thomspon- WI

Iris from Desert Moon Tribal- Germany

Tracey Harris- United Kingdom

And CS2 ONLINE is starting May 22! Read more here…

***PLUS (see what I mean, a full dance-athon over my way!)

Our first  eleven dancers to be certified to teach Tribal Grooves, the new workout tribal bellydance format!tribal grooves teachers and tshirts

Gina Schanel- OR

Lori Bullett- VT

Misha Cain Nell- FL

Brenda Mauro Fischer- FL

Wanda Walker- WA

Akasha Mae- ID

Rebecca Forster- AUST

Melinda Walker- HA

Lorrie Pardee- OR

Shelby Collett- VT

Mary Jo Olson- GA


AND in Melbourne, Australia with Nina Martinez

cs1 melbourne Australia with nina 4.16

CS 1 Caroline Miller, Carolyn Wallace, Darcy Bishop

CS 2 Carolyn Wallace

Plus Kristie Lee who took it as a review!

Tribal Rocks!

OH, and I did I mention our fab new Tshirts??!!!



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akasha and Paulette striped knot charlotte pointy side




dolman sleeve jamie wanda flowy tank karen flowy tank







Ok loves that is it for now, so glad to be back to sitting down with some writing time and stories and updates for you all… Many thanks for being here, so glad to be on this journey with you all!


Loves and gratitude,


Paulette Rees-Denis Web-12

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