Alia's down 'n dirty, cheap af, mini-course of professional secrets.
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Six Ways to Melt Improv Fear
A one-hour video class with Alia Thabit
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Available in the USA ONLY (it's a shipping cost thing).
Our social interaction happens through video these days, and we may be doing it for a while.
Six live (zoom) small-group practice sessions plus two individual private sessions. This course helps dancers, teachers, entrepreneurs (and others) communicate through the camera.
Learn to feel relaxed and natural, to find your voice, and to create a vibrant on-camera experience.
One of the best things I got from this class was how to love the camera. Prior to this class, I was so afraid of the camera, the video, the equipment, etc… I found it all so totally intimidating, however, with Alia’s guidance, I was able to see through the “equipment” and find my loving fans/audience was just beyond that lens.
The class was extremely supportive and we helped each other navigate being in front of the camera in role-playing situations. By the end of the course, I was able to dance for my adoring fans (the camera…lol) with much more ease, eye contact, and confidence. This class is really for anyone who wants to dance or even talk in front of a camera. Alia shares all kinds of secrets in this class that I truly benefited from. You will be amazed at what you will learn!--Carrie Robinson, Florida
Special Bonus! Get Zoom Secrets free when you enroll in Dance for the Camera!
|Pay in Full, Covid Special, $199 (full price, $299)||Pay in Full, Covid Sliding Scale, $150 (full price, $299)|
|Pay Weekly $17/week for 12 weeks|
|Sliding Scale $13/week for 12 weeks|
Each member gets about fifteen minutes per meeting to discuss what they’ve done, what they want to do, and troubleshoot. Alia provides spot-coaching; participants then choose their next steps or new goals for the next two weeks. This is done round-robin-style for each element, so there is ample time to absorb and reflect during the meetings.
What might you focus on? It could be any kind of creative goal, dance, improvisation, a prop, or anything you want to learn or practice, painting, costume making, writing, marketing, establishing boundaries, whatever you want.
The next Mastermind begins the week of March 28, 2021. Meeting times will be decided by the group. Meetings will be recorded and available to members during the Mastermind period.
There are only ten spaces available for the mastermind. If you are interested, please contact me. Registration opens March 14 (there’s even a payment plan).
Musicality is a core element of Oriental dance. Because we have micromovement, we are free to adapt our movements to embody and express all the subtle nuances that we hear and feel from the music.
Part of it is Timing–knowing when to change, to pause, to speed or slow, to hit an accent, because that is what the music does. Knowing because you can feel it coming, rather than because you have memorized a recording.
But it is also responding to dynamics in the music–coloring our movement with its timbres, force, volume, and pitch. Allowing ourselves to feel and express its emotional content. Having enough confidence in ourselves as dancers to react with authority, to be with the music, to trust our bodies to saw what we feel in our heart.
In this 5-week live series, we will
* Listen, to samples of music, and to how we feel that music in our bodies.
* Explore interpretation of the musical dynamics though physical expression.
* Follow physical demonstrations of musicality, and
* Enjoy free improvisation time to explore music with our own bodies, and to express it with courage, pleasure, and joy.
BEDROCK 3: Musicality runs Tuesdays at 4pm EDT from June 8-July 6. See this in your time zone (add to calendar button in link). Each class is recorded (instructor view only). Each recording is available for a full week.
|Pay in Full $55|
|Pay Weekly $12/week for 5 weeks|
|Sliding Scale $5/week for 5 weeks|
|Pay What You Will ($0 works ; ). Open to All.
BIPOC, LGBTQ+, MENAHT and other marginalized groups, please use this option
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See this in your time zone (add to calendar button in link)
It's pretty crazy out there, and it's hard to feel calm in the face of it all. Our nervous systems get out of whack. We feel frustrated and anxious. How do we stay grounded?
Tuning In comes from a Somatic Experiencing® (SE) perspective. It's is a half-hour chillout session focused on nervous system regulation. It is designed to ease anxiety and restore wellbeing. We use gentle movement, breath, and body-based strategies to bring calm in the here and now. These strategies can be used any time to help the body feel more relaxed and grounded. Each class is recorded (instructor view). Each recording is available for one week.
“Few skills are more essential than the ability to settle your body. If you can settle your body, you are more likely to be calm, alert and fully present, no matter what is going on around you.
A settled body enables you to harmonize and connect with other bodies around you, while encouraging those bodies to settle as well.
A calm, settled body is the foundation for health, for healing, for helping others and for changing the world…”
—Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother’s Hands
Registration is now open!
|Pay in Full $30|
|Pay Weekly $6.50/week for 5 weeks|
|Sliding Scale $3.50/week for 5 weeks|
|Pay What You Will (0 works ; ) Open to all. BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized groups, please use this option|
I am making sessions available at a sliding scale of $50-$125 as things are so hard right now for so many people.
To discover more, I invite you to email me or book a brief complimentary call. We’ll chat.