"Oh no! What should I do next?"
Making dances can be puzzling...
Want to make dances that feel spontaneous? To stay present in the moment? TO NOT freeze?
To feel Joyful. Free. Confident!
MD5: How to Make a Dance in Five Days!
(without setting a single step!)
How will we do it?
Structured improv means creating a framework for our dance--a map, if you will. We decide what to say with our dance, where to go, and when to get there. Everything else gets supplied in the moment.
This system results in dances that are complex, engaging, fast to make, and easy to remember.
We'll take on a different element of dancemaking each day for five days.
- Day 1. Explore musical structure
- Day 2. Discover symbolic and narrative content
- Day 3. Develop stage pictures and patterns
- Day 4. Choose movement families
- Day 5. Revise, tweak, polish
- Day 6. BONUS! Virtual video recital
Demos of each element!
Private Teachable group for QnA, cheerleading, and camaraderie
Join a well-designed class with like-minded folks
Social dancers welcome! (why should performers have all the fun?) Make a dance for your own pleasure!
- EXTRA BONUS: LIFETIME ACCESS!
Learn a time-tested, systematic approach to dance composition that you can use over and over again.
This course is NOT yet another series of pre-recorded videos. You have to watch by yourself, with no one to help you, answer your questions, or guide you when you get stuck--and you will get stuck.
This course IS a well-designed process with individual attention from a master teacher! So you can stay on track and complete your dance in less than a week!
YES, YOU REALLY CAN DO THIS!
MD5 is open Sunday, May 22 through Saturday, June 4th.
You can use any five days you like (with one day off in the middle for rest and completion).
I'll be monitoring the course during that time, to explain, advise, and encourage!
Will you please join us? It's going to be a great ride!
Registration is open through Saturday, June 28
I look forward to dancing with you!
Alia Thabit (she/her), a Levantine-American artist, writer, and guide, celebrates belly dance's cultural ideals of feeling, playfulness, and joy. An international and online instructor with decades of Oriental dance experience, Alia has also designed and taught online classes at the college level since 2004. She is the author of Midnight at the Crossroads, a book about the heart and soul of belly dance. Reconnect with your soul: AliaThabit.com