Class Descriptions ~ Advanced/Professional Track

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 MINI MASSIVE (INTENSIVES) Class Descriptions
 SINGLE DAY & WEEK TWO Class Descriptions


Saturday March 2nd

9:00am-1:00pm ~ Zoe Jakes

Cymbals Syncopation Party: Let’s learn some of the more unusual patterns and get funky! The first half of class will cover cymbal technique, covering unusual rhythms and patterns, and the end of class will include some cymbal composition technique. Learning how to make your own musical combos is just as fun as choreography, and at the end of this workshop you will have your very own composition to take home.

2:00pm-6:00pm ~ Jill Parker

Serpentine Combo Creation: Q&A Discussion (1 hr): 1. What defines belly dance for you? 2. Discussion on creating inspired work vs. producing work out of necessity.
Practical Movement (3 hrs): Coaching and facilitation for the creation of your own dynamic-slinky-serpentine combo.

Sunday March 3rd

9:00am-1:00pm ~ Zoe Jakes

DanceCraft 101: Zoe jakes dance format - All the fun short phrases and old school movements of the Diamonds and Spades format! Good old fashioned bellydance.

3:00pm-6:00pm ~ Jill Parker

Jill Parker’s Slinky Style: Q&A Discussion (45 minutes): 1. Making dance a career - Do you love it enough to hate it? 2. Who are your role models in this dance form and why? 3. What would you like to see grow in belly dance to raise society’s perception of our form?
Practical Movement (2.25 hrs): Slinky Serpentine Jill Parker Combos - Learn and refine the slinky combination, a trademark of Jill’s style. Try it on and see how juicy you feel!

Monday March 4th

9:00am-1:00pm ~ Zoe Jakes

Zoe’s Pop Lock and Layering Drills: The technique behind her signature locking stylization will be broken down and taught in a easily digestible format. Students will receive many tools to help unlock the more challenging aspects of layering, as well as lots of fun drills in class to get the movements in their bodies. Be prepared to sweat!

2:00pm-4:00pm ~ Jill Parker

Spin Turn Revolve Rotate dip dip Twirl: Get your spin on. Techniques and strategies for developing grounded turns and spins, as well as learning trademark Jill Parker turning combos.

Tuesday March 5th

9:00am-1:00pm ~ Zoe Jakes

Let’s Get Flexy - Functional Mobility for bellydancers: In this workshop we will explore integrating flexibility into our isolations and layering. With a greater range of motion, dancing becomes easier, requires less energy, and you are not fighting with yourself but focusing on controlling your movements and expression. The focus will be on dynamic stretching: which means you’re stretching in moving motion, which is also referred to as active flexibility. But wait, there’s more...

Sinuous Flux, a Choreography: Long lines, full body fluidity and dynamic floorwork make this dance a meditation in movement.

2:00pm-4:30pm ~ Kami Liddle

Time Space and Energy Exploration: Each class with Kami will begin with a detailed study into the elements of dance, followed by working and building upon a movement phrase while incorporating the elements we focused on each day.

Wednesday March 6th

9:00am - 1:00pm ~ Mira Betz

Lecture: Chocolate and The Birth of Tribal Fusion: Many Fusion dancers and legendary contributors to our dance form want to own its inception, laying claim with familial titles in hopes of attracting new devotees to their tutelage. This lecture instead looks at the social, economic and cultural influences that began a revolutionary new dance form. We examine how the San Francisco Bay Area became the epicenter of its innovation and the factors that contributed to its rise and rapid spread into a worldwide dance phenomenon.

2:00pm-4:00pm ~ Kami Liddle

Time Space and Energy Exploration: Each class with Kami will begin with a detailed study into the elements of dance, followed by working and building upon a movement phrase while incorporating the elements we focused on each day.

Thursday March 7th

9:00am-1:00pm ~ Mira Betz

Breath Mechanics for Movement Professionals: At all levels of training and proficiency dancers are constantly coming off stage and exclaiming, “I forgot to breathe!” Developing a good breathing pattern ensures that your working muscles will continue to receive the oxygen they need to keep contracting, offloads toxins, reduces stress and anxiety, and increases flexibility and stamina. Mira will teach you breathing mechanics and techniques for various results as well as integration of breath and movement practice.

2:00pm-4:00pm ~ Kami Liddle

Time Space and Energy Exploration: Each class with Kami will begin with a detailed study into the elements of dance, followed by working and building upon a movement phrase while incorporating the elements we focused on each day.

Friday Mar 8th

9:00am-1:00pm ~ Mira Betz

The Speed of Movement: As dancers we tend to train at our own internal or teacher inherited rhythms. In this class we begin to own precise movement at all potential speeds. We will learn about how the body often values protection over performance, training your joints to bypass protective mechanisms that kick in when you are challenged leading to strain, compensations, or injury. Practice quality over quantity, train smarter not harder.

AFTERNOON OFF / SHOW NIGHT

Saturday Mar 9th

9:00am-1:00pm ~ Mira Betz

Rhythmic Layering - Dynamics of Split-Rhythm Layering

AFTERNOON OFF / SHOW NIGHT

Sunday Mar 10th Single Day & Mar 10th-16th Week Two

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