Foundation of Contemporary Fusion Belly Dance Technique
Having to cancel the annual Invocation course in San Francisco has me heartbroken and yearning for ways we can continue to dance together. These changes are offering us the opportunity to find ways to stay connected and explore new ways of communication. This global pandemic has been a huge challenge for our whole community, but with your continued support, I believe in the strength and resilience of artists and dancers during difficult times.
ABOUT INVOCATION: This 30 hour intensive will dive into the foundation of Kami Liddle’s signature style of dance that she refers to as contemporary fusion belly dance. This style fuses present-day belly dance genres with contemporary dance. Contemporary fusion belly dance combines strong leg and foot work with fluidity in the spine and precision in the torso. It emphasizes strength and flexibility, rhythmic and musical phrasing, and most importantly, self-expression. This course will cover these elements and serve as a strong base for any level dancer as they move through the Krysalis courses and their personal path as a dancer.
Each class will begin with an in-depth warm up to help build strength and flexibility aimed at creating strong dancers with increased body awareness. Warm ups will emphasize cross-training while combining Vinyasa Yoga, floor barre, and traditional modern dance exercises. Dancers will develop their dance technique including isolations, foot patterns, turns, and layering. Classes will culminate in learning full-body movement phrases, concentrating on spinal articulation, extensive arm work, and spatial intent.
Dancers will learn the fundamental concepts to use the choreographic phrases provided throughout the course as a framework to find their own artistic individuality.
$250 deposit to secure your spot. Two additional payments of $220 will be scheduled once you register. All fees must be received by July 1st or your spot in the training and deposit will be forfeited.
Full Payment and guaranteed spot in the training. Total cost is $650
Audit: This price is only available to those who have already tested and certified in Invocation. The cost is $250
July 5th to August 23rd
Students will have access to the class recordings in case they aren't able to attend each date or would like time to review the material.
Registration will be limited so that I can have the opportunity to watch each dancer and give feedback.
A minimum of 3 years of dance training
The ability to dance 4 hours per class day
English language proficiency
A reading and homework assignment to be completed prior to the first day of class (required if you plan on certifying). Students will receive homework details after registration is complete.
Certification and Testing
Certification will be awarded to dancers who attend and actively participate in all classes* and exercises and who pass the final exam. Testing will be done on the last day and a separate date within the last week of class. Testing requires an additional fee of $75. Testing is optional, but is required before enrolling in Elevation.
*Due to the nature of the online course, you will be allowed to miss 1 live class and still qualify for testing.
Preparation: Looking to work on your training and familiarize yourself with Kami's style before the event? You can train with her anytime online via Patreon: www.Patreon.com/KamiLiddle.
A $250 deposit secures your spot. Two additional payments of $220 will be scheduled once you register. All fees must be received by July 1st or your spot in the training and deposit will be forfeited.
Can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Absolutely! Please read through all of the information thoroughly before emailing in case your question is already answered. If your question has not been answered, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's the refund policy?
All sales are final and not transferable to another course. While there are no refunds on tuition, it is possible to transfer your spot to another dancer.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
If you are not able to attend you may sell your spot to another student. Selling or transferring your spot is your responsibility. To sell your spot, please first email email@example.com. If there is a waitlist, you will be connected with the first student on the waitlist to manage payment* for the spot together. If there is no waitlist, you may seek out other students to purchase your spot. Once the spot has been purchased, please send an email confirming you have received the payment and are officially transferring your spot to firstname.lastname@example.org, ccing the new student. All accommodations will be made for transfers up to 10 days before the first day of the course.
*Note: Transfer payments are the responsibility of the student selling their spot.
Kami Liddle and her staff have the right to deny enrollment or participation to anyone at any time before or during the course.