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Mo., 07. Okt.


Tanzschule Karrer


Krysalis is the new dance program crafted by renowned dance artist Kami Liddle. This innovative new prograM launched late summer 2018 in both San Francisco, California and St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Applications are open:
Veranstaltungen / Events

Zeit & Ort

07. Okt. 2019, 10:00 – 12. Okt. 2019, 23:00

Tanzschule Karrer, Zwinglistrasse 7, 9000 St. Gallen, Schweiz



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.

More information about Krysalis:


Kami refers to this style as fusing 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.


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 the show "Das Tentakel Spektakel" in St. Gallen at the end of the intensive.

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.


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.


Monday, October 7th to Saturday, October 12th, 2019. The show takes place on Saturday, October 12th, 2019.

Monday through Friday 10am-5pm: at the dance studio

  • 10am: Warm-up focusing on strength, stamina and flexibility for exploring complete movement potential of the body.
  • 10:30am: 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.
  • 1-2pm: Lunch break.
  • 2pm: Choreography. Each day we will continue to learn, refine and clean the choreography in order to prepare for our performance on Saturday evening.

Saturday 12-5pm: at the theater

  • Dress rehearsal
  • Tech rehearsal
  • Make-up & hair

    The expansion piece will be featured in the show "Das Tentakel Spektakel" on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 along with guest artists and the Pittoreska Dance Project. Das Tentakel Spektakel is a high-quality show presenting various styles of belly dance. This will be the second edition of the show and also the anniversary edition for 5 years of Studio Pittoreska.

    The location for the final day of Expansion rehearsals & for the show is the FigurenTheater St. Gallen, Lämmlisbrunnenstrasse 34, 9000 St. Gallen.


      Students are required to apply by submitting a video highlighting their abilities. By submitting the application form you agree to our terms & conditions.
      Applications are open, please fill out the following form to apply for Expansion:
      * Applications are responded to in the order they are received.
      * You will receive a response within one week of applying.


        The participation fee for 6 days or 30 hours of high-level dance training with Kami Liddle, one day of tech rehearsal and final performance in the show is CHF 800.- (or EUR 710.-).
        The participation fee is due upon notification that your application got accepted. A payment plan option is also available:
      • A minimum instalment of CHF 300.- (or EUR 270.-) within 5 days is required to save your spot.
      • A processing fee of CHF 10.- (or EUR 10.-) applies for this payment plan. The remaining CHF 510.- (or EUR 450.-) are due before 30 June, 2019.


        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:


        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 for administrative/organisational questions or to for questions about Krysalis itself.

        How about accommodation and parking in St. Gallen?

        The city center is very small and everything is in walking distance.

        Hotels are quite expensive (as is parking) in Switzerland, though. It might be a better idea to check Airbnb options. Also, you are always welcome to post in our facebook events/groups to connect with other participants and find roommates. To help you get around in St. Gallen we created a map for you with places that we thought to be useful (also hotels if you want to check them out anyway). We do care that everyone has a nice and comfortable place to stay and will also check in with the participants at some point before the event.

        For parking there are several parking garages in the city center, however, they are very expensive. The outdoor parking spaces in the streets are cheaper but primarily short-term. You can obtain permits (daily or monthly) for unlimited parking in specific areas. You can find more information about that here.

        Can I pay in Euro instead of Swiss Francs?

        Yes, if you live outside of Switzerland you can also make your payment in Euro. You will receive all the payment information after the application process.

        Is there a payment plan available?

        Yes, a payment plan is available for amounts from CHF 300.-. You will receive further information together with all payment information after the application process.

        What’s the refund policy?

        All sales are final and not transferable to another course.

        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.

        This intensive is limited to 15 participants only to guarantee a comfortable class size and learning environment, so save your spot! If the event is sold-out we do open a waiting list. Please contact to join. The waiting list is on a first come first serve base.

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        Mit der Anmeldung erklärst du Du dich mit den AGB von Pittoreska Dance & Movement einverstanden. Die Anmeldung ist verbindlich und die Teilnahmegebühr mit der Anmeldung fällig, zahlbar innert 10 Tagen. Bei Zahlungsverzug erfolgt eine Zahlungserinnerung mit einer neuen Frist. Bei weiterem Verzug kann der Platz je nach Bedarf freigegeben werden. Die Teilnahme ist nach Zahlung der Teilnahmegebühr garantiert. Eine Rückerstattung erfolgt grundsätzlich nur im Fall einer Absage des Events seitens der Veranstalterin. Versicherung ist Sache der TeilnehmerIn. Pittoreska Dance & Movement, die Unterrichtspersonen sowie ihre MitarbeiterInnen lehnen jegliche Haftung ab.

        By registering you agree to the terms and conditions of Pittoreska Dance & Movement. The registration is binding and the participation fee is due upon registration, payable within 10 days. In the event of a default in payment, a payment reminder ist sent with a new deadline. In case of further delay, the spot might be released according to demand. Participation is guaranteed after payment of the participation fee. A refund will generally only be given in case of cancellation of the event by the organizer. Insurance is the responsibility of the participant. Pittoreska Dance & Movement, the instructors and their staff disclaim any liability.

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