Connections and Events
Tribal Percussion & Belly Dance Classes
Tribal Percussion and Belly Dance classes are held weekly during school term – please visit our Events page on FaceBook and follow our FaceBook page to be kept up-to-date with dates, times and venues. BYO instruments for Percussion class, with some spare drums available for loan for beginners. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before class for registration so that sessions begin on time.
We belong to the Global Caravan Tribal Belly Dance community, first created by Paulette Rees-Denis in USA, with dance teachers and classes now found all over the world. To learn more about GCTB, visit their website.
We invite women of all ages, shapes and sizes (under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a female guardian). No previous dance experience is necessary, and beginners are welcome to join at any time. This is a safe, non-judgemental space to enjoy.
We wear easy flow clothing. Yoga pants or leggings are great to dance in. They allow the dance leader to see what your legs and feet are doing so that she can give you gentle help to get the moves right and to do them safely. We dance with bare feet or dance shoes – no sneakers (too grippy) or socks (too slippy). Bring a water bottle and a journal in case you want to take notes. Add a hip scarf, tribal jewellery and a bit of lippy to help get in the mood. Dress-ups is half the fun!
Class attendance is casual – there is no need to book in advance. You can participate in either class or both. Your weekly investment is $15 (cash or card) at the door per session (either Percussion or Dance), or $25 to attend both the Percussion and Dance Circles. A value-saving option is to purchase a Pass.
NOTICE: Regular attendees must complete a Dance Participant Registration Form. You can download the form by clicking the button below, to complete and bring the form to your first session. Otherwise, paper copies are available at class sessions.
Testimonial from Leah S:
I go to Rebecca’s dance class and I love it. She’s a good teacher, explains things really well, and we always have lots of fun.
AromaDance is a combined free-form dance and aromatherapy experience for women (over 14 years of age). It is a beautiful way to awaken your senses and reconnect with your body while you free your mind and open your heart.
Through creative movement and essential oils, you shower healing energy on your body and bring it back into alignment with your mind and spirit. Sessions conclude with a guided relaxation.
You do not need any dance experience to join in with AromaDance. There is no choreography or ‘steps’ to learn or follow – just move your body to our inspirational music playlist in this safe and non-judgemental space.
AromaDance is hosted on dates throughout the year – please see our Bookings Site for details. Wear easy flow, ‘separates’ clothing, so that you can access your chakra points on the body. It is recommended to dance with bare feet. Bring a water bottle and a yoga mat. Your investment is $15 (cash or card) at the door per session or pre-book online.
Beck seeks to support women along their wellbeing journey, and Chamomile Club is her offering to do just that in a group therapy setting. The Club runs in eight-week blocks with each session lasting 1.5 hours, hosted on Monday mornings, upstairs in the Stage Light studio of New Lyric Theatre in Bunbury.
The sessions include gentle movement, dance and stretching exercises (for physical health), guided relaxation (for mental and spiritual health) and morning tea and chat time (for social and emotional health).
Bookings are now available by clicking the button below. Payment plans are also negotiable – please contact Beck to make arrangements.
Join our special Day Retreats held in the peaceful surrounds of Leschenault and led by Rebecca Dyson Tichbon. Each retreat consists of an opening and closing circle, dance, movement and music, hands-on creative activities, relaxation, and self-development. All participation is optional.
The Full Day ticket (just $107) gives you full access to the day’s events (10 am to 3 pm) as well as a healthy lunch provided (special food requirements can be catered to).
Dates for 2023 are Saturdays 11 February, 17 June and 21 October.
Testimonial from Lisa K:
If you are looking for a relaxing day of creative self-expression, then Camp Chamomile is for you! I attended Beck’s full day experience as an opportunity to take some personal down time and it was exactly what I needed. We started with a beautiful choreographed Tribal Dance routine, and although I was pretty nervous about this (I don’t consider myself a natural dancer), I loved it! Beck explained everything so well and after a little practice I felt confident to really let my hair down and jump in. We also did macramé necklace making which was easier than it looked, and I came away with a gorgeous pendant to take home. Finally, we finished the day off with a deeply relaxing aromatherapy inspired mediation. Wonderful! As well as all the workshops, Beck provided a delicious lunch, sweet treats and a welcoming atmosphere. Highly recommend you treat yourself to this gently indulgent day.
Tribal Fest in the West
Beck is excited to be involved in Tribal Fest in the West for 2023.
A weekend of fun, dance, music, connection, craft and wellbeing.
Tribal Fest in the West is a fabulously fun Global Caravan Tribal Belly Dance event in honour of the late beautiful Betsy Watkins
It is a time to gather the tribes from around Australia to converge on Fremantle WA to celebrate all things music and dance.
Tribal Fest in the West will be held on the weekend of Friday 6 to Sunday 8 October. More details to come…
The event is open to women and men with an interest in Tribal belly dance, musicality, wellbeing and spirituality.
We look forward to connecting with our beautiful GC dance community!
Bellydance Personalised Workshops
Get your girlfriends together for a fun session of belly dance! Perfect for hen’s parties, birthdays or corporate events.
Choose from cabaret style or Global Caravan Tribal belly dance.
Enjoy glitter, sequins and shaking your booty? Join in with a shimmy and a giggle for our cabaret style fun!
Want an earthy, sisterhood experience? Learn more about improvisional choreography and Global Caravan Tribal Belly Dance, a modern and urban yet folkloric style of belly dance.
Session fees start from $300 for one hour. Costs vary with the number of participants and location (e.g. venue hire or travel expenses).