Sunday, 20 August 2017

Catching Up!!

And we do - every week, over coffee and cake!

Yes, you may not have seen us strutting our stuff at any haflas lately but that's only because there's been so much going on in both our lives. Yes, Sakura are still out there, meeting up in a variety of coffee shops and pubs, and yes, we do have plans - though they are on hold for a few months for a very special reason .....

that reason being ....


Yes, Cayte is very proud andhonoured to have been invited to direct the first regional Caravan Project over here (after the national Caravan Project UK, of which she is a member). The s is just soooo exciting - a chance to gather together like-minded, committed dancers with a real dedication and knowledge of the Gypsy Caravan format to dance together, connect through improvisation and share this with the wider community. Some dancers will come from Cayte's regular classes, others may have studied the style before and may come along to her monthly workshops but all will have in common a commitment to becoming the best GCTB dancer that they can be and of course a love of this beautiful style!

So without further ado here they are - the first members of CP Lancashire - Audrey, Laura, Cayte, Jan and Sue!

We will be making our performance debut soon so look out for us!

In the meantime you can come and dance with us at Cayte's regular monthly workshops! These include both technique and improvisation so you can really get to grips with GCTB! No matter what your level of experience there is something in these for everyone, even if you already come to weekly classes. It really is a great way to commit to and work on your dance - and like our CP Lancashire girls to work towards becoming the best dancer you can be.  Our next one is in a couple of weeks time :

We really do hope to see you there!

So - with all of these rehearsals and workshops to concentrate on we've taken the decision to rest Sakura just for a little while longer! You will however see us both dancing with CP Lancashire!

See you soon and until then - Happy Dancing!

Monday, 2 January 2017


Yoo Hoo - we're STILL here! 

Hello to you all - and a very happy New Year! 

Yes, we know we've not been on here for a while (AGAIN!) but we ARE still around. And yes, we're still dancing and laughing and getting up to all sorts of Sakura Shenanigans! The plan (NOT resolution!) for 2017 is to get back to blogging more regularly - at least once a month (more if that pesky muse strikes - so do feel free to nudge/nag if we lag behind!!!

So - what's on the cards for the year ahead? Well, Sakura have been plotting and planning over the past few months (so what's new?) over a plethora of pub lunches and hot chocolates and will be back later in the Spring with a bit of a twist. Still tribal but with a slightly different spin, just to keep us on our toes!! There'll no doubt be tribal trips and weekends coming up too - Tribal Rocks! 

Our fantastic WildHearts (Cayte's students) are still rocking out that Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance too, with some great performances last year and more planned for 2017. And the good news is that YOU CAN JOIN THEM! Yes, we're taking in new students again and the class structure will be adapted slightly so that the class is suitable for all levels of experience. Woo Hoo! And even if you can't commit to coming every week drills and minichoreos will help keep you on track. You'll be up and dancing from the very first session - and once you're more confident and proficient there'll even be performance opportunities should you want them! 

What a totally delicious way to start off 2017 - moving, laughing, making friends, loving and feeling so good about yourself! 

You can find out more about classes on our Facebook event page :

and on our website : 

To celebrate the New Year we've got a special offer just for YOU! Throughout the month of January you can claim either one free class OR £5 off the cost of a prepayment card! This offer applies to both new and existing students - none of those nasty 'new customer only' sneaky discounts here! To take advantage of this all you need to do is to show you've read this blog by quoting 'TRIBAL ROCKS' to me when you're paying/arranging to pay! 

Hurry - the offer lasts for one month only!!! 

Now - some of you sadly live too far away or simply can't make it to classes. Well, we can't have you feeling left out, so with that in mind here's a GIVEAWAY for ALL of you .... and it will also help us with blog planning so it's a win-win!

If you would like to WIN one of the unique, very exclusive Sakura pens pictured above all you have to do is either leave a comment here OR drop us an email ( telling us something you'd like to see in our blog posts in 2017.

Yep - simple as that! At the end of January we'll put names into a hat and two lucky people will get a Sakura pen! Only Sakura members and alumni have these so you'll be in good company.

Don't delay - enter today! 

So that's it for now! 

Until next time - happy dancing!

Cayte xx