"The Tribe" Video
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Biography
Christine aka~Iman
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Iman is Scottish born, arrived in NZ 1997

First dance study 1999 with Liz Irvine of "Art of Belly Dance" in East Auckland, who opened her eyes to
the dance form and  quickly enthralled her with a love of this art. This first taste of belly dance was Egyptian,Orientale
with it's beautiful bejewelled costuming and movement, whilst enjoying this form , the journey wasn't yet complete .

Forming a Tribal duet "Iman"  in 2002 with former dance partner Debbie Hand ,they pushed their limits to learn as much as
possible about the Tribal movement which was relatively fresh in New Zealand. Developing their own Hybrid style of
synchronized dance ,they cued from each other and used both choreography and improvisational dance to perform,
following a combination of both Gypsy Caravan and Fat chance Belly Dance models of teaching .
They began  co-teaching together 2005 in East Auckland.
The duet retired from the dance scene , the name Iman  (meaning faith or belief) was  continued, honouring their duet style
and the history of their dance.

Iman has been fortunate to study with both New Zealand and overseas with International dancers .Continued Mentorship
under Paulette Rees Denis  of Gypsy Caravan USA and Sashi of Ascend Bellydance USA

  • 2008           "Spirit Inc Dance"  and the "Tribal Spirit"  troupe were founded . ~NZ
  • 2009 /10      (CS1) Collective Soul
  • 2009/10  Teacher Training Level One (TT1) in Gypsy Caravan format Adelaide , Brisbane
  • 2012           CS2  Gypsy Caravan Format
  • 2012           Certified Level 1 by USA based Sashi in The Ascend Tribal Dance ~NZ
  • 2013           Certified Level 2  The Ascend Tribal Dance ~ NZ
  • 2013           Invited to join Gypsy Caravan Dance International Portland USA
  • 2014          Teacher training level 2(TT2) Gypsy Caravan Format ~ Portland USA
  • 2014          CS 3 & 4  Gypsy Caravan Format ~ Portland USA
  • 2015          Teacher Training level 3 &4 Gypsy Caravan Format San Francisco   
  • 2016          Gypsy Caravan Tribal Belly Dance Master Teacher, Tribal Grooves Level 1
  • 2017          CS  5&6 , Tribal Grooves Level 2
  • 2018          Gypsy Caravan Tribal Belly Dance Master Teacher level 2
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