Class Descriptions ~ Advanced/Professional Track

  PROFESSIONAL Class Descriptions
 MINI MASSIVE (INTENSIVES) Class Descriptions


Saturday March 7

9:00am-1:00pm ~ Kami Liddle

Modern Movement Yoga Flow (Warm Up): Each class will begin with a dynamic blend of modern dance, vinyasa-style yoga and core strengthening exercises enabling a strong and efficient body while cultivating grace through motion. This warm-up is designed to be done off the yoga mat, however students may find themselves more comfortable with knee pads and layered clothing.

Ripple, Shimmy, Pop and Lock: Belly dance fundamentals for ultra strong isolations. This class will be focused on strong and clean belly dance technique. Kami will share building blocks for pops and locks, shimmies, and undulations and offer advanced options to create intricate isolation combinations with traveling steps. The concepts covered in this class will deepen your understanding of technique and anatomy.

2:00pm-6:00pm ~ Amy Sigil

ITS Session 1: Group improv is an effective tool for positive team building and group consciousness. This work heightens an individual’s spatial awareness and ability to problem solve quickly and creatively. In this first session we will be dissecting the improvisational staging format of ITS, also known as the Magic V. Bring a notebook, video device and a great attitude!

Sunday March 8

9:00am-1:00pm ~ Kami Liddle

Modern Movement Yoga Flow (Warm Up): See Sat for full description.

Gaga about Layers: This class is all about layers upon layers upon layers. We’ll challenge our minds, we’ll challenge our bodies. We’ll all laugh at ourselves while having moments of epiphanies and successes. It’s gonna be fun. We will explore foot patterns, turns, isolations, shimmies, etc. Requests will be accepted.

3:00pm-7:00pm ~ Amy Sigil

ITS Session 2: This second session is all about vocabulary! I will be introducing established Sigil vocabulary from the ITS format. We will also be creating movements of our own while discussing what works, and most importantly, why it works with group improv. This material will build on session 1. Bring a notebook, video device and a great attitude!

Monday March 9

9:00am-1:00pm ~ Kami Liddle

Modern Movement Yoga Flow (Warm Up): See Sat for full description.

Hybrid Choreography - Part 1: Kami will share a new choreography that seamlessly fuses belly dance movements within a contemporary dance framework. This choreography includes a variety of turns, foot patterns and isolation layers to create a dynamic fusion of dance styles, yet leaves room for personal interpretation and stylization.

2:00pm-3:55pm ~ Amy Sigil

ITS Session 3: Session 3 is all about breaking the rules and using the ITS format to movement source! We will be using group improv to establish actualizing choreography. This session is true research on where ITS can go in the future. This material will build on Sessions 1 and 2. Bring a notebook, video device and a great attitude!

Tuesday March 10

9:00am-1:00pm ~ Kami Liddle

Modern Movement Yoga Flow (Warm Up): See Sat for full description.

Hybrid Choreography - Part 2: Class will continue, see Part 1 for full description.

2:00pm-4:15pm ~ April Rose

Bellydance Cohesion - Percussion & Technique (cymbals & frame drum): Learn to play Middle Eastern rhythms and ornamented percussion techniques on finger cymbals and frame drum. Play these techniques to accompany other dancers, while you dance, while you sing, as a meditation practice, or simply to understand rhythm better.
*Please bring finger cymbals and a frame drum to each class, the affordable Remo 12” or 14” drum is recommended for casual players.

Wednesday March 11

9:00am-1:00pm ~ Zoe Jakes

The Art of Improvisation (with a dash of practicality): Tips and tools for every dancer wanting to improve their improvisational game. This workshop will present clear ways to develop your improvisational skills through musicality, phrasing, and take home practices. The dancer will learn how to utilize phrases of different lengths to bring variety to their solo, how to create a beginning, middle and end to an improvisation, and how to bring these techniques into your practice routine to help make improvisation second nature!

2:00pm-4:30pm ~ April Rose

Bellydance Cohesion - Technique: Practice bellydance technique drills for all levels that train your attention, posture, footwork, arm carriage, body-column movement, and timing. This Cohesion practice method for technique development is suited for brand new beginner to advanced professional dancers.
*Please bring finger cymbals and a frame drum to each class, the affordable Remo 12” or 14” drum is recommended for casual players.

Thursday March 12

9:00am-1:00pm ~ Zoe Jakes

Advanced Layers: In this workshop we will use feet, hands, hips, torso, head, arms and fingers (sometimes at the same time) to create advanced layering drills. This is Zoe’s favorite topic, and she has many years of experience creating unusual and wacky layers. Utilizing techniques she has honed for 2 decades, Zoe will lead the class in exercises to help make those seemingly impossible layers possible!

2:00pm-3:55pm ~ April Rose

Bellydance Cohesion - Technique & Combinations: Technique method will be continued, along with starting to learn timeless bellydance combinations to play with in choreography and improvisation.
*Please bring finger cymbals and a frame drum to each class, the affordable Remo 12” or 14” drum is recommended for casual players.

Friday March 13

9:00am-1:00pm ~ Zoe Jakes

Tell Me A Story - Expressions In Dance: In this workshop we work towards integrating dance performance and theater effectively. We will analyze what creates mood and feel in a dance, and how to elicit visceral experience in the audience. How does one speak to the universal truths while telling their own story? This workshop will seek to answer this burning question, and bring us closer to creating meaningful performance art.

2:00pm-4:00pm ~ April Rose

Bellydance Cohesion - Combinations Continued exploration of combinations as we work on putting together everything from earlier classes.
*Please bring finger cymbals and a frame drum to each class, the affordable Remo 12” or 14” drum is recommended for casual players.

Saturday March 14

9:00am-1:00pm ~ Zoe Jakes

Branding 101 - Who Am I: A mistake many artists and performers make is not seeing themselves as a brand. Over time you will have to grow, change, or even rebrand in order to keep in touch with what is happening in the dance scene and your market. Your brand is an extension of who you are and what you have to offer. It’s what people see online, backstage, and what they say about you. A brand is a reflection of: Lifestyle, reality, dance training, performance, teaching, merchandise, online presence, backstage attitude, aesthetic, and style. Does your online and dance presence reflect who you are? This workshop will help dancer to narrow in on these questions and build a dancers authentic brand.

2:00pm-6:00pm ~ April Rose

Bellydance Cohesion - Create! Improvise and choreograph Bellydance Cohesion techniques, combinations, and percussion along with your style and the flavor of the moment. Practice playing percussion as an accompanist and as a dancer. Arrive with an attitude of playfulness and team spirit.
*Please bring finger cymbals and a frame drum to each class, the affordable Remo 12” or 14” drum is recommended for casual players.

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