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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.
Moria Chappell, my guru in tribal belly dance.
Does anyone have old tribal jewelry or belts that they have no use for? I can refurbish them for you into something completely new! If you don’t have the time, skills, or patients to recreate something out of it, I’m willing to do so! Message me!
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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?
Come post at Belly Dance Costume Tips!
These pants are still for sale!
Invisible drawstring waistband, giving it a minimal ride up compared to elastic! No more having to throw away pants that has elastic that breaks or degrades over time. A simple wrist flick takes the old string out and a little bit of patients to put the new one in!
They are also a true “one size fits all” fitting! You control the amount of pressure applied to your waist instead of hoping that the pants you got with elastic ”one size fits all” fitting fit you!
Pant leg width is about 2’!!!!
These pants are also steam iron friendly. No need to cringe at wrinkles!
100% cotton completely washable in your own washer! No need for a specialist! Toss them in and set to the “cotton” or “regular” setting! Same with the dryer! They are also very breathable and allow moisture to dry.
I’m also giving away a matching yard of fabric so you can create a set!
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Wide legged handmade pants for sale! Fits a size 37” waist with an invisible drawstring waistband. Cotton, stitching reinforced, washable. Can make more of these pants if interested in different patterns. Bottoms can be modified to make harem pants. $40
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I recently made some bags designed specifically for those that do the performing arts.
They are made of cotton, so if anything gets spilled or leaked on them, they are completely washable. (ALL have had a previous wash and dry cycle so they are technically “preshrunk”.)
Inside there are three little pockets for jewelry, smaller props like zills, keys, wallets, phones and a larger pocket to keep items with fringe from getting tangled in everything or to keep your coins and chains from ripping more delicate parts of your costume. The interior can house large pants, a bra, a skirt, and all the bells and whistles that you need for your performance.
Most are 16 x 18 inches with six inch pockets and 14 inch larger pocket.
If you are interested, message me and I’ll be glad to share any more information. There is something for everyone!
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Everything’s going to be ok…
I believe you, Amy.
Do what you want…
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They tell my dance sisters that they are outsiders looking in, but on the other hand, so are my real sisters…
They don’t understand the need to train under real professionals…
But they should.
Being taught under a professional is like going to college and getting a degree…
You aren’t a trained architect if you only go to college for one year.
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