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Tanzstudio Sitterbugs


Krysalis is the dance program crafted by renowned dance artist Kami Liddle. The Program consists of 4 courses, each focusing on a different aspect of dance. Conception is the choreography creation lab and artistic development course of Krysalis Dance. No previous courses are required to enroll.

Registration opens on September 15, 2020.

Zeit & Ort

08. Aug. 2023, 10:00 – 12. Aug. 2023, 17:00

Tanzstudio Sitterbugs, Zwinglistrasse 7, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland



Krysalis is a  dance program crafted by Kami Liddle. 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:

More information about Kami Liddle:


Conception is an inquiry-based intensive focused on the creative process of dance making and how to develop your voice as an artist.

You will spend 30 plus hours with a group of peers learning movement and technique paired with specific activities to explore how to arrange movement and make it your own. You’ll receive support, tools, and a community of peers as you create your own choreography, explore your vision, and take both to the next level.

We’ll delve into elements of time, space, shape, dynamics, musicality and texture, but then we’ll take it further. We’ll learn how to form your vision through movement and put it on your body, other dancers, and groups.

This intensive is geared towards dancers of any level or style, although 3 or more years of dance experience is recommended. 

The Krysalis program is designed to meet you where you are, no matter the level.

So, if...

  • you’re looking to develop your dance voice or hone in on what that vision is
  • you’re searching for fresh tools to unblock your creative side when you get stuck
  • you’re striving to move past merely emulating specific dance moves when making a choreography 

...then join the group at the first Conception happening in Europe!


Tuesday, 8 August to Saturday, 12 August

Dance Studio, Zwinglistrasse 7, 9000 St. Gallen

10:00 – 12:30 Intensive

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 16:00 Intensive

Classes will include: group creative exercises, studies of self-exploration and artistic individuality, class critique, observations, and feedback. 

Each day Kami will lead class through movement exercises in contemporary fusion belly dance, however this intensive is meant to be useful to dancers who dance any style or technique. 

Friday, 11 August:

Studio Pittoreska, Linsebühlstrasse 41, 9000 St. Gallen

From 18:00 Hafla at Studio Pittoreska

We will enjoy a casual evening together – feel free to share your dance, be it choreography or improvisation, or just dance your heart out! There will be some snacks and drinks offered, feel free to contribute anything to the table.

Depending on the weather, we will arrange more optional group activities like lake swimming, picnic or barbecue.


There will be an optional reading assignment as well as a choreography rough draft to be prepared before the intensive. More info will be provided after registration.


  • This intensive is geared towards dancers of any level or style, although 3 or more years of dance experience is recommended
  • The ability to dance 6+ hours per day
  • English language proficiency (some English/Deutsch translation is provided)


Earlybird for registrations until 30 April: CHF 

Regular price for registrations from 1 May: CHF 

Please read the next section carefully before registering.

Registration opens on Saturday, 15 April at 10:00am CET.


Can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Absolutely! Please read all the information thoroughly before sending us an email. Maybe your question has already been answered. If your question has not yet been answered, please contact

What is the refund policy?

All registrations are binding, non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another course/workshop. The terms and conditions of Pittoreska Dance & Movement apply.

Which payments do you accept?

Our accounts are in Swiss Francs. Regardless of which currency you transfer in, please make sure to cover any conversion rates and transfer fees so we receive the full amount in Swiss Francs. Apart from bank transfer, we accept Paypal ( and Revolut (please contact

Can I pay by instalments?

Payment by instalments is only possible for total amounts over CHF 300. If this causes you difficulties, please reach out to us.

Is there a payment plan available?

A payment plan is available for total amounts over CHF 300. To secure your spot, a deposit of CHF 300 is due within 5 business days upon confirmation of registration. The remaining CHF CHF 1'175 (or EUR 1'080) are due in max. 3 additional payments; all fees due by June 1, 2021. Please make sure to cover any transaction fees.

Is my registration transferable to another person?

If you are unable to attend, you can transfer your place to another participant, which is your responsibility. Please contact and in case there is a waiting list, you will be put in touch with the next person on the list so you can process the transfer directly with each other. Once you have sold your spot, please send an email to (cc: the new participant) confirming that you have officially transferred your spot and providing us their contact information.

What about accommodation and parking in St. Gallen?

The city centre is very small and everything is within walking distance. There are several car parks in the city centre, but they are relatively expensive. The outdoor parking spaces in the neighbourhood are cheaper, but usually limited in time. You can buy daily or monthly permits for unlimited parking in certain zones. You can find more information here.

Hotels are relatively expensive in Switzerland and it's a good idea to check out Airbnb options. Dancers stayed at the TouchBed City Apartments before, which they found highly recommendable. To help you find your way around St. Gallen, we have created a map of all sorts of places we found useful.

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.  

The number of spots is limited. As soon as the event is sold out, we will open a waiting list. Please contact us via to register. The waiting list works on a first come, first served basis.


  • Conception Retreat

    For payment in Euro: 1'355. The total fee for the all-inclusive 8-day retreat with 40 hours of instruction with Kami Liddle is CHF 1'475 (or EUR 1'355) in a comfortable 2 bed bungalow including private bathroom. A minimum deposit of CHF 300 (or EUR 275) within 5 days from registration is required to secure your spot. The remaining fee is due in max. 3 additional payments; all fees due by June 1, 2021

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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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