Wendy Hughes

My very first bellydance festival was Celebrating Dance, I am so thrilled to be invited to teach Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance® in this, their 15th Anniversary.
Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance® is a beautiful dance that encompasses mind, body and spirit, originally started by Paulette Rees-Denis, in Portland, Oregon.  It's a community- based dance, it's for everyone regardless of size or age. We learn a format of moves and combinations, so that we can all dance together in our circle of women, using the structure and non verbal cues, to look at each other, and feel it in our bodies and dance together. It's a traditional style of bellydance with influences from around the globe, Spanish, Tunisian, African et al. It's earthy, it's grounded, it's eclectic, unique and it's fun.

My troupe is Topaz Tribal, we are based in South Wales. We are a group of like-minded women who love to dance and are prepared to travel to spread the love and passion of this dance.

I discovered Tribal bellydance on my way down the dance path and then found Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance® I haven't looked back!! I joined Paulette Rees-Denis on her tribal journey, in a fast-growing, utterly satisfying, confidence-building, dance dream of an holistic dance way of life and beyond.

I study hard, dance hard, play hard and have travelled some, to Milan twice, to train and to help me reach my goal of being the best I can be. There is more to come, much, much more. How can you ever stop learning? No one can say they know everything, or can't be taught any more. There are so many paths, dreams, hopes and goals to explore and achieve. For me, this is my passion, my love, this is the tip of my iceberg.
I love to teach, I love to see the joy on women's faces and the expression in their bodies when they connect with themselves and with each other, through the dance. I love teaching, whether it's weekly or monthly classes or workshops tailored to suit. I just love to spread the joy of this dance.

I have achieved qualifications that matter in the dance world, but best of all I have achieved Collective Souls 1, 2 & 3, and Teacher Training Levels 1, 2 & 3 in Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance® The first and currently only Gypsy Caravan Certified Instructor in Wales and jolly proud to be so. I am a member of the Caravan Project UK. A group of four dancers in the UK, set up to meet, dance and represent Gypsy Caravan here in Britain. I continue to study with Paulette. She is my greatest inspiration. I train, study and achieve qualifications. I am committed to this dance.