KRYSALIS: Invocation 2020: A Contemporary Fusion Belly Dance Intensive with...

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Moving Arts Academy of Dance

35 San Juan Ave

San Francisco, CA 94112

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Registration opens October 29th at 9am PST!

Krysalis is a new 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.

For more information about Krysalis and to see other training dates offered, please visit the website here


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 and use the choreographic phrases provided throughout the course as a framework to find their own artistic individuality.

Read reviews from past participants here.


San Francisco, California

July 20 - 24 2020

Monday 10am - 5pm

Tuesday 10am - 5pm

Wednesday 10am - 5pm

Thursday 10am - 5pm

Friday 10am - 5pm, 5pm-7pm Testing, 7pm Afterparty!!


  • 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 $75. 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:

Payment Plan:

A $250 deposit secures your spot. Two additional payments of $220 will be scheduled once you register. All fees must be received by June 1st or your spot in the training and desposit will be forfeited.


Once your registration is received, you will be added to a private Facebook group where you can connect with other participants. Many participants choose to share Airbnb or hotel accommodations as well as carpool together.

Important Information:

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

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 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, 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 ticket to the event?

No, we will have all of your info with us on the first day of class.

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

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