workshops


Workshops

 

 

EINS, ZWEI, SHIMMY! WITH SIMONE (ZH)

For the first time as a guest teacher at Studio Pittoreska: Simone from Zurich! The passionate dancer convinces not only on stage with versatility, musicality and impressive technique but also as a very experienced instructor. With a lot of joy, humor and expertise she will demystify the Shimmy with us on Saturday, 24th March 2018 and trigger AHA-experiences!

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About Simone

Simone has been teaching at ZeoT Zurich since 2001. She was trained by the founder of the ZeoT, Miriam Missura-Marzetta, whose analytical method of the „Orientalischen Basistechnik“ continues to influence Simone’s teaching until today.

In addition to the classical oriental dance she also devotes herself to American Tribal Style and Tribal Fusion since 2007. In 2010 she completed the one-year Tribal Fusion advanced training of the Berne belly dance school Taksim and also attended various follow-up modules of this training; Since 2012 she is also certified by Carolena Nericcio as an ATS (American Tribal Style) teacher. In the search for inspiration, she also likes to look “outside the box”: Not only oriental and western dance styles, but also martial arts, yoga, Pilates, Franklin method or Spiraldynamik interest and inspire her.

 

Program

Saturday, 24th March 2018

1300 – 1500 Eins, zwei, Shimmy! – Shimmy Basics mit Simone (2h; ab Anfänger mit Vorkenntnissen)

In diesem Workshop trainieren wir an der Shimmy-Basis: Wippe, Twist, Kippe, Knieshimmy und Schultershimmy sind das Fundament, auf dem wir später alle weiteren Shimmies und Layerings aufbauen können. Wir starten mit einem Warm-Up für Kraft, Ausdauer und Beweglichkeit – und dann auf die Shimmies, fertig, los!

Level: Dieser Workshop eignet sich für alle, die schon etwas Shimmy-Erfahrung haben. Da die meisten Lektionen in unterschiedlichen Tempi geübt werden können, kommen weder Anfängerinnen noch Fortgeschrittene zu kurz.

Mitbringen: Wasser, Handtuch

  

Fee

 Eins, zwei, Shimmy! (2h) CHF 60.-

 

About Studio Pittoreska

Linsebühlstrasse 41, 9000 St. Gallen (in the basement – please ring the bell)
More information, impressions and directions >>>

 

Registration

Spaces are limited to an particularly small group to provide an optimum and immersed training with an exclusively small group – therefore, an early registration is worthwhile.

Also questions and concerns can be sent with this contact form.

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Small print: With this registration the participant does agree with the subsequent terms and conditions. The registration is binding and the workshop fees owed. The spot is not guaranteed until transaction of the fee. A confirmation of participation is sent after receipt of payment. A refund ensues only in the case of cancellation of the event by the organizer. Insurance is the participator's responsibility. Pittoreska Bellydance, the instructor(s) and employees thereof decline any liability for injury, theft or other disadvantages which may occur during the event.

Upon every registration a confirmation is sent, including payment information. Please check back with info@pittoreska.com if you don't receive your confirmation within 3 business days.

 

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BURLESQUE DANCE WITH MIRABELLE CHOCOCOO (ZH)

On Saturday, 28th April 2018 is the next Burlesque opportunity for all the ladies! Burlesque dancer Mirabelle Chococoo from Danse Partout Zurich gives us an introduction to this dance style in a relaxed atmosphere, with lots of humour and an apéro to begin with – oh là là!

More information about Mirabelle Chococoo and Danse Partout:
www.dansepartout.ch
www.burlesquedance.ch

 

 

What is Burlesque and Burlesque Dance?

Burlesque is the sensuous and erotic stage dance from the 20s to the 50s. With a lot of humour, glamour and with a wink, the Burlesque dancer presents herself to the audience and seduces them with lots of style and class, glamorous costumes, extravagant hair style and make-up and also with different accessoires.

In Burlesque Dance the focus lays upon the dance part of Burlesque and the sexy moves can be trained in casual training clothes as well as in a “Burlesque-Outfit”. The accessoires (gloves, feather boas and fans etc.) are provided for all the participants.

 

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(This workshop will be held in German, translation is available)

Saturday, 28th April 2018

1400 — 1700 Burlesque Dance (open-level)
Wolltest Du schon immer mal in die Rolle einer Diva schlüpfen? Dann bist Du hier genau richtig! Entdecke Deine verführerische Seite! Lerne in einer lockeren Atmosphäre, Dich wie eine Glamour Queen zu bewegen und Accessoires gekonnt einzusetzen. Alter und Aussehen ganz egal, aber: Women only!
Kursinhalt: Apéro zum Einstieg, inkl. brisanten Details aus der Geschichte und dem Styling des Burlesque. Anschliessend eine Burlesque Dance Lektion mit Einführung in die klassischen Burlesque Bewegungen und dem Einstudieren einer verführerischen Choreographie.Bekleidung/Mitnehmen für den Workshop:
Bequeme (Sport-)Kleidung oder “Burlesque Outfit” (Négligée, Corsage, Strümpfe, Panty, Röckli o.ä.). Wenn Du möchtest, kannst Du gerne Tanzschuhe mit Absätzen mitnehmen, ansonsten barfuss, Socken oder “Schlärpli”. Keine Strassenschuhe.

 

Fees

3h workshop, incl. apéro CHF 85.-

 

Registration

The number of participants is limited in every workshop, save your spot! Registrations & questions from this form are directly went to Mirabelle Chococoo.

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Small print: With this registration the participant does agree with the subsequent terms and conditions. The registration is binding and the workshop fees owed. The spot is not guaranteed until transaction of the fee. A confirmation of participation is sent after receipt of payment. A refund ensues only in the case of cancellation of the event by the organizer. Insurance is the participator's responsibility. Pittoreska and the teacher as well as their employees decline any liability for injury, theft or other disadvantages which may occur during the event.

Upon every registration a confirmation is sent, including payment information. Please check back with info@dansepartout.ch if you don't receive your confirmation within 3 business days.

 

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KRYSALIS: INVOCATION WITH KAMI LIDDLE (USA)

Krysalis is a new dance program crafted by Kami Liddle. This innovative new program is launching late summer 2018 in both San Francisco, California and from August 7th until 11th 2018 in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

 

About Krysalis

The objective of the overall program is to help dancers develop and refine their knowledge base and to experience and elevate the dancer through four individual courses. The intention is not to teach dancers to dance a particular way, but rather, to nurture the path of each dancer and give them the tools to create their own authentic movement.

Krysalis consists of four courses:
Invocation: Foundation of Contemporary Fusion Belly Dance Technique
Expansion: Professional Performance Intensive
Conception: Choreography Creation Lab
Elevation*: Advanced Technique
*Courses can be taken individually and in no particular order except for Elevation which requires certification of Invocation before enrolling.

 

About Invocation

This 5 day 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.

 

About Kami Liddle

Kami Liddle has been a student of dance since she was 4 years old including ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip hop. After a brief interlude as a musician, Kami reunited with dance when she was 18 years old when she began to study cabaret style belly dance until she found her passion in improvisational belly dance via Fat Chance Belly Dance. Kami holds a B.A. in Art with a Minor in Dance from the University of Nevada, Reno.

In 2005, Kami auditioned and was invited to join the Bellydance Superstars (BDSS), a professionally touring belly dance company produced by music industry legend Miles Copeland. Beginning as a principal dancer, Kami soon became a soloist and contributing choreographer. In 2007, she became the Director of the ‘Tribal Superstars,’ the tribal fusion belly dance ensemble of BDSS.

In 2010 Kami decided to leave BDSS in order to pursue her art as a solo artist and work collaboratively with dancer and musician Zoe Jakes and Beats Antique, a musical group that incorporates live dance and performance in their multimedia shows and music videos. Kami toured the U.S. with Beats Antique for 2 years and is also featured in their music videos “Revival” and “Cat Skillz.”
Kami decided to leave Beats Antique in 2012 to meet the continued request for additional solo performances has been hosted in over 20 countries as a performer and teacher since.

In order to fulfill her artistic vision and use her abilities to the fullest, Kami decided to return to her love of group choreography. Selecting five colleagues from an array of the Bay Area’s leading belly dance companies, Kami formed Gold Star Dance Company in early 2013. Together they set out to combine this young and constantly evolving dance style with elements of jazz, modern, hip hop and classical ballet. They have performed on for numerous events including the main stage at the festival Lightning in a Bottle, for Lucas Films at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, and 2 West Coast tours with Bay Area based band Junk Parlor. Gold Star Dance Company and Kami Liddle’s choreography is featured in Junk Parlor’s music video “Si Tu Savais” and Kami is featured on percussion on their latest album “Melusina.”

More information about Kami:
www.kamiliddle.com

 

 

Program

Tuesday, August 7th until Samstag, August 11th 2018

Tue, 7.8.18

10 am — 5 pm

Invocation: dance class

One hour lunch break from approximately 12 until 1 pm

Wed, 8.8.18

10 am — 5 pm

Invocation: dance class

One hour lunch break from approximately 12 until 1 pm

Thur, 9.8.18

10 am — 5 pm

Invocation: dance class

One hour lunch break from approximately 12 until 1 pm

Fri, 10.8.18

10 am — 5 pm

Invocation: dance class

One hour lunch break from approximately 12 until 1 pm

Sat, 11.8.18

10 am — 5 pm

Invocation: dance class

One hour lunch break from approximately 12 until 1 pm

Sat, 11.8.18

5 pm — 7 pm

Invocation: Testing

You can register for testing ahead or also on site during the intensive – basically until shortly before the beginning of testing :-)

Sat, 11.8.18

From 7 PM

Kalāidoscopia Halfa at Studio Pittoreska

A casual hafla at Studio Pittoreska for all participants, dancers, friends and family with a delicious apéro, music and dance – performances of all levels and styles are very welcome, we dance with and for each other, without a line-up and without a stage. An evening for ourselves and our joy of dance :-)

Prerequisites:

  • A minimum of 3 years of dance training
  • The ability to dance 6 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 requires an additional fee of CHF 50.-. Testing is optional, but is required before enrolling in Elevation.

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.

Important Information & Conditions:
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 info@pittoreska.com for administrative/organisational questions or to krysalisdance@gmail.com for questions about Krysalis itself.

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 info@pittoreska.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 info@pittoreska.com, ccing the new student. All accommodations will be made for transfers up to 30 days before the first day of the course.
*Note: Transfer payments are the responsibility of the student selling their spot.

Do I have to bring my printed confirmation of participation/payment to the event?
No, we will have all of your info with us on the first day of class.

Amanda Pittoreska, Kami Liddle and her staff have the right to deny enrollment or participation to anyone at any time before or during the course.  

 

Preise

Krysalis: Invocation Intensive (30hrs of instruction)  CHF 750.-
Krysalis: Testing (kann auch noch vor Ort im Verlauf der Woche angemeldet werden) CHF 50.-
Kalāidoscopia Halfa free 

 

Locations

  • Studio for all dance classes and testing:
    TBA
  • Studio for the Kalāidoscopia Halfa:
    Studio Pittoreska
    Linsebühlstrasse 41, 9000 St. Gallen (im UG – bitte klingeln)
    Weitere Infos, Impressionen und Anfahrtsplan >>>

 

Registration

Spaces are limited to 20 paricipants to provide an optimum and immersed training with a group as small as possible – therefore, an early registration is worthwhile.

Registration opens on March 12th 2018 at 9:00 am (UTC+01:00).

 

 

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Previous workshops at Studio Pittoreska:

  • Dance Synthesis Intensives© Part II with Samantha Emanuel (GB/F) on 13/14 January 2018
  • ATS® Basics for Datura Style™ Improvisation with Anji (DE) on Saturday, 16 December 2017
  • Turkish Roman Dance Workshop and Strong Dancer Intensive: Musicality & Live Music Skills with Elizabeth Strong & Dan Cantrell (USA) from 3-5 November 2017 
  • Intensive Workshops Contemporary Dance for Beginners with Elenita Queiróz (BRA/CH) on 14 & 21 October 2017
  • Dance Synthesis Intensives© Part I with Samantha Emanuel (GB/F) on 23/24 September 2017
  • Dance Synthesis Intensives© Part II with Samantha Emanuel (GB/F) on 2/3 September 2017
  • Drill&Grill 2017 – Datura Style™ Edition with Amanda Pittoreska and Anji (D) on 15/16 July 2017
  • Fusion Finesse with Kami Liddle (USA) – A Fusion Bellydance Immersion: 10h+ workshops, group dinner, hafla from 19-21 May 2017
  • 6-Week courses with Elenita Queiróz (BRA): Brazilian Beat Dance & Contemporary Dance in January/February 2017
  • Dance Synthesis Intensives© Part I with Samantha Emanuel (GB/F) on 14/15 January 2017
  • Dancehall Fusion Bellydance with Melli Sarina (D) on 17 Dezember 2016
  • Burlesque Dance with Mirabelle Chococoo (ZH) on 19 November 2016
  • Workshop and 6-week course ‘Experience the Beat of Brazilian Dance’ with Elenita Queiróz (BRA) on 16 July and 21 Juli – 25 August 2016
  • Drill&Grill 2016 with Amanda Pittoreska and Melli Sarina (D): 2 Weekends, 10 Workshops, 20+ hrs of dance & technique from head to toe on 9/10 July and 21/21 August 2016
  • Burlesque Dance with Mirabelle Chococoo (ZH) on 4 November 2016
  • Anniversay workshops Fusion Bellydance Introduction & Spring Polishing with Amanda Pittoreska on 30 April 2016
  • Workshop weekend with Samantha Emanuel (GB/FR) – 3 days, 6 workshops, 12 hours of dance from 18–20 March 2016
  • Introductory workshop “Feel the Beat of Brazilian Dance” with Elenita Queiróz (Brasilien) on 20 February 2016
  • Indian Fusion Intensive “RUBIN – Mūlādhāra Chakra” with Josefine Wandel (D) on 9/10 January 2016
  • Tribal & Indian Fusion with Josefine Wandel (D) on Saturday, 12 September 2015
  • Drill&Grill 2015 with Amanda: three Saturdays, 9 workshops, 15 hours of dance & technique from head to toe on 25 July, 8 August and 22 August 2015
  • Introductory workshop with Amanda on Saturday, 10 May 2014
  • Introductory workshop with Amanda on Saturday, 3 May 2014
  • Introductory workshop with Amanda on Saturday, 26 April 2014