Stage 1 of The Dark Side Dance Program is coming to Calgary!
The Dark Side Dance Program is a series of intensive workshops designed to provide a comprehensive, multi-stage foundation for belly dancers of any style. This dual pronged approach, with focus on both technique and musicality, aims to provide students with the ability to practice, create, and perform belly dance, with individuality, confidence and versatility.
The four stages of the Dark Side Dance Program encourage students to develop body awareness, control, and critical thinking as they develop technical and creative skills through drills, discussion, critique, and group exercises.
Testing is available upon completion of that stage’s intensive.
Basic Black is open to those with one year of belly dance experience in any style. This class focuses on fundamental belly dance concepts in a fun, supportive environment, including posture, muscle isolations, and movement vocabulary that will be developed and used throughout all technical levels.
Introductory musicality is presented with a focus on fundamental terms and ideas as they relate specifically to dance. Aspects of musicality are applied in drills and with basic finger cymbal patterns. Other areas of focus include the development of personal practice, goal-setting, working with dance blocks, finding inspiration, and developing critique skills.
Wednesday, March 22 through Sunday, March 25, 2018
Daily 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Testing Sunday, March 25 5-7:30 pm
Maximum 15 participants
Full payment $525
Secure your spot with deposit of $150, with $200 due Jan 15, and $200 due in class
Those currently Basic Black certified $450, secure your spot with $250 deposit, with $200 due in class
Testing fee $28.25
Registration is transferrable, but non-refundable