Join us as we showcase this year's #GBDAC2016 belly dancers from Karavan Studio and Karavan Online!


July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016


Byblos Band (12)
Debke Fusion (1)
GBDAC2016 (89)
Karavan Online (124)
Karavan Studio (101)
Karen Barbee (202)
Kountdown to GBDAC2016 (83)
Naser Musa (3)
Project Band (21)
belly dance (2)
belly dance (90)
belly dance online classes (176)
belly dancing San Antonio (2)
belly dancing San Antonio (185)
improvisation (51)
instructor (3)
learn how to belly dance (8)
learn belly dancing (14)
learn belly dancing (169)
learn how to belly dance (104)
performance (102)
recital (6)
rehearsals (1)
routines (1)
virtual belly dancers (1)
workshops (3)


Kountdown Day 48: Angela

Karavan Studio | GBDAC2016 | 80-day Kountdown | Angela
Meet Angela, one of our former Karavan Studio belly dancers from Austin.

"Hi, Angela Sparks here – or some may know me as Angela Nations. I’m super excited to be part of this guaranteed to be amazing 20th Anniversary GBDAC show! While I currently reside in Austin, where I teach yoga and belly dance and help my husband run a chiropractic clinic, I was once a hardcore Karavaner.

After graduating from Texas State University where I enjoyed dancing my heart out and earned my BFA in Dance and Theatre, I moved back to San Antonio and got a job. Ugh, what a rude awakening. I didn’t dance for a whole year and I got really depressed. : (

So one day in 1996 (if memory serves me, which I don’t always claim it does), I popped in Karen’s studio and she let me try out a class. The music, the challenging moves, and the Karavan Krew - I was instantly hooked and have been belly dancing ever since. : )

I taught at the Karavan studio from around 1998 (again, if memory serves...) until 2004 when I relocated to Austin and married Dustin Sparks. We have a quaint little family – the two of us and our two meows, Dr. Meowser and his side kick Dink. Austin has been fun, but we are actually considering a move back to the SA area – time will tell!

Until then, see you at the show Saturday night and look for me in Amayaguena, Andah Alaik, and Mahlana Sawah (all on Saturday night) with a big ole grin on my face to be back on stage with my Karavan Peeps. Oh, and Lulu – of course!  Yallah!

P.S. You can also catch me dancing at the Texas Renaissance Festival in the fall with Shunyata Belly Dance in the Spanish section. Ole!"

Karavan Studio | GBDAC2016 | 80-day Kountdown | Angela
Karavan Studio | GBDAC2016 | 80-day Kountdown | Angela

Posted by Karen Barbee Adkisson, Karavan Studio on 28th May, 2016 | Comments | Trackbacks
Categories: Karen Barbee, GBDAC2016, Karavan Studio, Karavan Online
Tags: performance, belly dance, learn how to belly dance, learn belly dancing, belly dance online classes, belly dancing San Antonio, GBDAC2016, Karavan Online, Karavan Studio, Kountdown to GBDAC2016, Karen Barbee

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