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Melinda Walker’s passion is to create a community of Tribal Belly Dance here in the islands. She was born and raised on Oahu, and began studying Gypsy Caravan Tribal Belly Dance in 1993 in Portland with Paulette Rees-Denis, its founder. Her studies progressed when she was invited to perform with the troupe “Sister Caravan” directed by Ms. Rees-Denis, in Portland and beyond. After moving to the San Francisco Bay area, she studied with Jill Parker for about 2 years. After a pause in her dance timeline she moved back to the island where she was born and raised and made a commitment to become certified to teach the form of dance that she knows and loves the most: Gypsy Caravan Tribal Belly Dance ®.

Learn more about Melinda and her workshops and classes at http://www.islandtribalhawaii.com/.