2023 Global Caravan Virtual Gathering–
and the Strength of Connection
November 9-12th 2023
Join us for an online three-day dance excursion into
Global Caravan Tribal Bellydance!
Dance Workshops, Zoom Chats, Ritual, Celebrations, and more
With the thirteen teachers of Global Caravan
From Italy, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA
The GC Inspirations for this Gathering:
We want to continue to bring together
all of our dancers from around the globe,
from beginners to the advanced,
with seasoned roots, the mainstay of our dance
and some new moves
and reviews and remembrances of what makes our style for everyone
and extra creations with some innovative GC Stylings,
for exploration, refinement, community, connection, integrity, and passion!
All thirteen+ workshops (15 minutes to 1 hour long each), plus some Tribal Grooves warmup and workouts, are pre-recorded and will be available for download (for the next 7 days after the workshop is over).
Three + Daily Zoom chats are live and will also be recorded for replay.With an opening and closing ceremony to bring us all together!
Plus our own private group page on FB…
The special rate for the whole weekend of the Gathering:
For you this year, we’ve got:
Basic Orbits and Moroccan Box
Great changing leads and follows and fabulous formations with our dance partners and groups!
Global Caravan in sword dialect
Some of our GC combos with a twist of blade!
Breakdown and drilling as singles, with a partner, and in group.
Drawing on GC inspired steps from Morocco, Tunisia and the Magreb this is an exciting and fun workshop! We will add fans and/or baskets for added flair
Join Deirdre with your Spanish shawl to swirl, drape, swish this beautiful prop in some stylized moves and combos – styling our GC moves and adding some variations – solo and partner fun
Unleashing our Feminine side through slow movement.
Do you have trouble slowing down? What about that breath? Do you hold it or allow the breath to move through your movement?
I will guide you through several different breathing practices and techniques that I have found to be very effective. When we hold our breath we are sending a signal throughout our body of holding tension!
Let’s use several breath techniques as we go through our most basic foundational slow moves that really bring out our soft Feminine side.
Drawing on sacred Geometry and all of the feelings evoked from that. Dancers in a shape of forward facing Triangle (inverted V or Chevron) and transitioning to downward-facing Triangle shape. Transitioning between these two shapes. Adding in cascades.
The triangle often used in Alchemy to represent the four elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Also having 3 points and the number 3 is often considered sacred with many different trinities,
Mind, Body and Spirit;
Mother, Maiden and Crone;
Past, Present and Future.
Such a joy dancing in a triangle (also called Chevron) and in this shape the cascade is visually beautiful.
Dancing with the moon
Incorporating a frame drum, adding GC moves and let’s dance with La Luna’s energetic glory, in all her phases as we embrace her illuminated pull and connect to her power with balance and grace.
I am drawn to the Moon…she always invites me to Dance.
Some Tribal Grooves workouts for you!
Goddess Styling and Movement
Adding a divinely feminine session with mudras and poses for adding confidence, strengthening, and flexibility!
Adding in journaling questions to gain clarity about you and your dance, and to empower you in your dance, your body, and your life!
Dance with the 5 elements:
the 5 elements speak through your body, let’s discover their language and get in tune with them
Level Up Drills with Misha!
Level up your dance technique and refine your GC movement, with a fast and furiously fun drill class with Misha! We will kick things off with a daily practice that will help set you up for dance success by building strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the body, including working through a variety of movements that are “building blocks” for our beloved GC vocabulary. And then Drill Sergeant Misha, who is known for her ability to focus in on the details of our dance to help hone technique, will take you through a series of nonstop dance drills featuring GC movements, building from basic to more complex. Get ready for a wild ride of dancing fun that will help you practice and improve your moves as you have a blast!
Yoga Dance Flow
beautiful movement to add strengthening and stretching to aid in your dance and body!
To bring grounding, focus, and sacredness to your dance
Short Snippets of refinement and review for you!
13. Amanda and Jamie
Opening and Closing Ceremony for our sacred dance and our global circle!
Some skirt work for you!
and 3 days of global chats across the globe, with
Nina and Richelle plus, in Australia and New Zealand
Dierdre plus in the UK
Paulette plus in the USA
plus our private FB group page for even more connection and participation!
So much goodness for all fo you this year!
You get all these videos for download, for a week after the event…