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TL;DR: Tribal Dance Camp is in danger of being cancelled TONIGHT. This Southern Texas retreat features a top name that no dancer should go without hearing. Space is limited to 50 people, but there is PLENTY of room to register! And please, don’t think that someone else will fill the space for you because they will probably think the same thing! Pictures on bottom.
Not a lot of people have signed up for TRAMP.
There is still plenty of space for filling!
TRAMP is the Southern Texas tribal belly dance event that I will advocate for life! There are over 20 hours of teacher instruction, free meals, free bunking, plenty of space to roam and feel free and fresh, ACTUAL INDOOR PLUMBING CONNECTED TO YOUR CABIN (which is nicely climate controlled for cold nights!), and PLENTY of time to get to know the headliners!
So what makes this event different than other workshop events?
Well, for starters this is a weekend intensive! While the learning may be fast paced for the three days you get the headliner, every class is three hours! NINE FULL HOURS of leading teacher expertise just for you! That’s an equivalent of six to nine class days!
On top of all of that, there are times between classes to get to know other students, teachers, and even sit down and talk for a few hours with the head liner! Or you can always go jump in the river for a refreshing dip after a hard workshop session!
So what else is there?
You get to have a bunk! There’s no fighting over beds, no fighting over bathroom rights, and definitely no fighting over hot water! Each cabin has indoor plumbing, hot water, showers, working toilets, working sinks, working lights, and even heaters for when the nights get cold (But this is Texas in April, so usually we don’t have to turn on the heaters). There are even fans for when things get a little too hot for yourself, and if you can’t seem to beat the heat, the shower is just around the corner to help cool you off! While the bunks make it seem like a summer time camp (which it is), they will always feel like heaven after that first workshop day.
There are three meals a day! Each entree has veggie or carni (hehe…) options so no one gets left out! There is tea and water served every day with a coke machine out by the gym if you want something sweet (but, boo, you have to pay for it!). You can also bring your own drinks whether they are liquor or not and have such a hayday down by the river at night!!! Oh the wildest parties drunk belly dancers throw… Usually you can hear them all the way to the cabins and the place is about 1/8th of a mile from them… Well… I don’t know how far, but it takes a few minutes to walk over there.
So who’s all coming to this event? Who’s the headliner?
This year we have:
Victoria Whitecotton with a lecture about the Middle East and its history.
Z-Helen for belly rolls and to teach us her VERY IMPRESSIVE coin rolling trick. If you haven’t seen her roll coins, you need to.
Michelle Manx will be doing her signature pin up belly dance style! AND she’ll be teaching us how to do pin up hair styles!
Theresa Wyatt will be showing us new Black Sheep Belly Dance SGI movements.
Angela Sparks will start off the day with yoga classes!
And last but DEFINITELY not least, we have JILL PARKER as the headliner! Wooooooooooooo!!!
So here’s the deal guys: This place is great. It has connected me to others, professionally and personal, in a great bond all over the US. Even though it’s an intensive it also feels like a vacation. The end date for early bird pricing and early deposit plans ENDS TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT, CENTRAL TIME. Every time TRAMP is mentioned in this post, it is linked to the registration page. The deposit plan is 150 for a spot, then you can pay the rest by 3/20. I plan on paying for the rest during income tax time!
I hope that you all can make it out! Please don’t hesitate to sign up!
Pictures below of the camp!
Cabins Pre-Belly Dancer
Cabins Post-Belly Dancer
Bathrooms (toilets on the left, showers on the right)
Ms YET painting trees behind the pavilion (AKA Drunk belly dance party place)
The Guadalupe River
Where the party starts and sometimes ends.
Michelle painting her shirt on the first night! This place is where the classes are held.
Shy, me, and Amy Sigil from 2012 in the cafeteria!
Ashley Lopez and Michelle from 2012 in the cafeteria! I had to get pictures, it was the last time I was going to see them for a while.
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Have a belly dance day, everyone!
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Last night I got a call from a girl that wanted to take up belly dance.
I told her that I do mainly Tribal Fusion and some ATS and she was fine with that.
She told me that she was changing venues…
Apparently she was a student of my ex-teacher. She made her CRY in front of the whole class because she couldn’t afford 40 dollar pair of pants for a recital and she was falling behind in her payments. Instead of offering a way to catch up, she basically ripped her a new one in front of all her classmates, stared at her while she cried, and rolled her eyes as she walked away.
Keep being yourself… maybe one day you’ll find yourself with no students left and wonder why.
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So… If you live in the Texas state (heck, anywhere really), you MUST go to Tribal Dance Camp, lovingly called TRAMP.
CRYIN’ OUT LOUD, WE GOT JILL PARKER COMING NEXT YEAR!!!
Brazilian tribal fusion bellydancer Mariana Quadros performing pregnant with her first child. :)
You better work, dammit! I love watching a dancer who looks completely blissed out in her performance. Work girl, work.
Jolie Roberson - Improv Tribal Fusion - Skirt Full of Fire Dance Co. - “Gone and Don’t Move” (by strizoke)
Hey tribal ladies!
I’m currently making some yarn tassels! Each set comes with two 2”, two 4”, two 6”, two 10”, and one 12”! would look great on any costume piece! Has a natural point so no need to make a triangle scarf to hold them!
Two sets of the golden orange are made, one set of the burgundy, and currently in process are the blue tones, rainbow, earth tones, and green tones!
Last photo, although badly colored, is all that the types of yarn that I have!
I’m doing $20 per set, or give me your best offer!
This is the final design for the next part of my thigh sleeve. The theme of the sleeve is family, as my family is very important to me! The meaning and importance of this part is my ancestors. Some of my ancestors were Romany gypsy’s, therefore I want this on tattooed on my thigh. I cannot wait and my tattoo is booked for friday :)
When you say “final design”, you of course mean you’ve taken a sketch from my friend Amy’s blog (which she states is inspired by contemporary bellydancers), flipped it, and forgotten to give her credit.
Gotta love art thieves!
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WOW. That’s awesome.
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Have you found an easier way to pick through those kuchi amulets and pendants?
Have you found an easier way to make a bra?
What about belts?
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