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 63: Casey

Karavan Studio | GBDAC2016 | 80-day Kountdown | Casey
Casey has studied belly dance with Karen for years and is just getting back to teaching and performing again. 

“Hi, I’m Casey. I’ve been belly dancing since before I could walk; it has literally been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mom was my first teacher. Most moms drag their little girls to ballet class, nope, not my mom! I was dragged to belly dance class every week!

By the time I was 15 I was teaching my own classes.  It was about that time I first saw Karen dance and I just fell in love with her! She has been my belly dance idol and mentor ever since!

I started a belly dance club in my all girls’ catholic high school (Crazy, I know!) and we won 1st and 2nd place in Desert Fire Competitions in El Paso, Texas. After high school is when I was finally able to study personally with Karen, and my entire dance changed for the better! I began dancing in restaurants on a regular basis and had my own class back in El Paso.

I used to live and breathe belly dance but my real life has taken over my dance life in recent years and I’m just getting back into teaching and performing again. I’m now the mommy of 2 precious little toddlers who keep me on my toes every day. There’s never a dull moment in my house between the kids, goofy husband, and 2 massive dogs!

I also work as a behavioral therapist with children with autism, which is quickly becoming another passion in my life. I can’t seem to live in one state longer than a few years either, I feel like we are always on the move, but I love it!

I’m so excited to be a part of GBDAC this year! Happy dancing y’all!”

Casey will be in the “K for K Drum Solo Kollage” on Friday night, July 15th.

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

Posted by Karen Barbee Adkisson, Karavan Studio on 13th May, 2016 | Comments | Trackbacks
Categories: Karen Barbee, GBDAC2016, Karavan Studio, Karavan Online
Tags: belly dance, performance, Karen Barbee, Kountdown to GBDAC2016, Karavan Studio, Karavan Online, GBDAC2016, belly dancing San Antonio, belly dance online classes, learn belly dancing, learn how to belly dance

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