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Bellydance Cohesion

a Dancer enrichment & Teacher Training Program
with April Rose

Transcend stylistic sub-genres to explore a cohesive approach to bellydance.
 

Be moved by the music and history that provides texture to this art form.
 

Develop your technique to new depths.
 

Innovate from a place of knowledge and mastery.
 

enrich your dance
or
Become a Certified Instructor

Learn more about when and where you can study Bellydance Cohesion in 2019 & 2020

 
 
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Stages

 
 

Stage 1

 

Stage 1 enrichment course

  • Fundamental Bellydance Technique 
  • Bellydance History Lectures
  • Middle-Eastern Rhythm & Instrumentation Study
  • Exploration of the ways in which Dance is Meaningful
  • Final Assessment on Technique, History, & Music


(12 Hours | 2 Days)
$275 USD

Available to anyone

Stage 1 teacher Training

  • Syllabus & Teaching Strategies for an 8-16 unit Beginner-level Stage 1 Bellydance Cohesion Course
  • Pedagogy & Practice Delivery of Lessons
  • Individualized Feedback
  • Bellydance Cohesion Stage 1 Instructor Certification Exam

(12 Hours | 2 Days)
$325 USD

Available to participants who have completed the Stage 1 Enrichment Course within the last 18 months


 

Stage 2

STage 2 enrichment course

  • Intermediate Bellydance Phrases & Combinations 
  • Finger Cymbal Instruction in the American Playing Style
  • Choreography Layered with Finger Cymbals
  • Cultural Appropriation Lecture
  • Final Performance Assessment


(18 Hours | 3 Days)
$425 USD

Available to participants who have completed the Stage 1 Enrichment Course

Stage 2 Teacher Training

  • Syllabus & Teaching Strategies for a 16 unit Intermediate-level Stage 2 Bellydance Cohesion Course
  • Pedagogy & Practice Delivery of Lessons
  • Individualized Feedback
  • Bellydance Cohesion Stage 2 Instructor Certification Exam

(18 Hours | 3 Days)
$475 USD

Available to Bellydance Cohesion Stage 1 Certified Instructors who have completed the Stage 2 Enrichment Course within the last 18 months


 

Stage 3

Stage 3 enrichment course

  • Advanced Bellydance Phrases & Combinations 
  • In-depth Instruction on Playing Middle-Eastern Rhythms and Frills with Finger Cymbals
  • Choreography Layered with Finger Cymbals
  • Special-Topics Lecture on Bellydance History
  • Final Performance Assessment


(24 Hours | 4 Days)
$575 USD

Available to participants who have completed the Stage 2 Enrichment Course

Stage 3 Teacher Training

  • Syllabus & Teaching Strategies for a 16-unit Advanced-level Stage 3 Bellydance Cohesion Course
  • Pedagogy & Practice Delivery of Lessons
  • Individualized Feedback
  • Professionalism in Bellydance Lecture
  • Bellydance Cohesion Stage 3 Instructor Certification Exam

(24 Hours | 4 Days)
$625 USD

Available to Bellydance Cohesion Stage 2 Certified Instructors who have completed the Stage 3 Enrichment Course within the last 18 months

 
 
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Learn More

 

Enrichment Course

Throughout each stage of this program I distill and present the knowledge I’ve gained in my 19 years of practice and 6 years of formal academic research into bellydance movement, music, and history. I believe working toward a deep intellectual and somatic understanding of these lessons will enrich your dance beyond measure, as well as increase your love for it’s struggles and triumphs.
— April Rose

Individuals do not need any bellydance experience to enroll in the Stage 1 Enrichment Course, but one or more year of consistent study in bellydance technique beforehand would be helpful. Once enrolled, participants will receive a list of suggested listening and reading to prepare for each stage. 

Each enrichment stage ends with an in-class assessment. The purpose of the assessment is for each individual to track their progress and receive feedback. A participant’s performance on the assessment will not affect their ability to enroll in the next stage, as long as they have completed the entirety of the previous stage.

Teacher Training

If you currently are, or aspire to be, a bellydance teacher or studio director, I developed the teacher training modules with you in mind. I have been teaching bellydance for 12 years and directed a studio for 5. In that time I craved organized and thoughtful syllabi with clear lesson plans that guide students through the process of growth from beginner, through intermediate, to advanced mastery. The lesson plans in Bellydance Cohesion Teacher Training will allow you to spend less time organizing and more time instructing and supporting your students!
— April Rose

Each teacher training ends with an in-class 2-part certification exam, evaluating:

  • Practice-instruction on one unit, or a partial unit, of the corresponding stage.
  • Performance on the final assessment given at the end of the corresponding stage.

Participants must pass the in-class certification exam in order to achieve their Bellydance Cohesion Instructor Certification and enroll in the next stage of teacher training.

  • If the certification exam is not passed in class, individuals may submit a video of their final assessment performance within 12 months of completing the teacher training (along with a $25 re-testing fee).
  • If the exam is not passed within 12 months of taking the teacher training, individuals must re-enroll in the teacher training to be eligible to retake the exam.
     
 
 
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Dates

2019

 
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COntact

 
 
 
 
 
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List of Instructors

 
  Photo by Josh Szeto    April Rose   Austin, TX  Bellydance Cohesion Stage 1 Certified Instructor (2018) Bellydance Cohesion Stage 2 Certified Instructor (2018) Bellydance Cohesion Stage 3 Certified Instructor(2018)

Photo by Josh Szeto

April Rose
Austin, TX
Bellydance Cohesion Stage 1 Certified Instructor (2018)
Bellydance Cohesion Stage 2 Certified Instructor (2018)
Bellydance Cohesion Stage 3 Certified Instructor(2018)

  Photo by The Dancers Eye    Blair Logan   Austin, TX  Bellydance Cohesion Stage 1 Certified Instructor (2019) Bellydance Cohesion Stage 2 Certified Instructor (2019)

Photo by The Dancers Eye

Blair Logan
Austin, TX
Bellydance Cohesion Stage 1 Certified Instructor (2019)
Bellydance Cohesion Stage 2 Certified Instructor (2019)