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A Contemporary Belly Dance Performance Intensive

Upcoming Dates:

Stay tuned for 2023 dates!

EXPANSION is a weeklong intensive designed for upper intermediate/advanced dancers. This program is geared towards dedicated, hard-working students interested in taking their artistic abilities to the next level through intensive training and creative collaboration, culminating in a final performance in San Francisco. 

Improve your technique through daily classes while expanding your movement base and choreography skills as you delve into Kami’s repertory of contemporary belly dance movements.

The week will culminate in a professional performance. The show will be professionally filmed and each Expansion dancer will be credited as a performer.

The intimate class size of 15 students offers hands on attention with Kami Liddle and her particular style. In order to keep the level high and challenge each dancer, students will be required to complete an application and submit a video highlighting their abilities (see below for application info). 

Kami creates a 2 to 3 part  choreography combining elements of contemporary dance and tribal fusion dance. The piece will showcase each dancer to their fullest potential and highlight their strong points. 

Expansion students will receive combos and snippets of choreography via video in advance to study and practice before arriving. Students are expected to know these movement phrases when they arrive on the first day in the studio so that they can be easily integrated into the choreography.

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San Francisco

When: May 25 - 30
What: 35-hour intensive study program and performance opportunity under the guidance of Kami Liddle
Where:  San Francisco, CA
Cost: $700 (payment plan option is available)

Applications are now open! Apply here

Monday through Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm (schedule will vary slightly each day due to the dance studio's class schedule. You will be given the exact hours once registered).

10am Warm-up focusing on strength, stamina and flexibility for exploring complete movement potential of the body.

10:30 New movement technique and drills. Each class will focus on preparing the body for movements in the choreography. This will include, turns, floor work, balances, footwork, arm work, isolations and layers.

Lunch break 1pm-2pm

2pm Choreography: Each day we will continue to learn, refine and clean the choreography in order to prepare for our performance on Saturday evening.

5pm to 6:30pm: Tech Rehearsal

Saturday: 3pm Dress Rehearsal, make-up and hair, show time!
This year there will be two performances at 6:30pm and 9pm.

Sunday: Optional decompression day and video review at Kami's home.

St. Gallen

When: Monday June 15 to Saturday June 20th 2019

What: 35-hour intensive study program and performance opportunity under the guidance of Kami Liddle

Where: St. Gallen, Switzerland

Cost: CHF 800 (or EUR 710) Payment plan is available

How can I find more info: Visit Pittoreska's site


Check out the choreographies from past Expansion intensives