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Little Scarab Presents a five day intensive with Rachel Brice:
The 8 Elements™ Intensive I : Initiation
August 9th - 13th, 2013 Portland, OR
Optional Testing Offered
Class size limited
34 Hour Program
Saturday 8/9 12:30pm - 8pm
Sunday 8/10 1pm - 8pm
Monday 8/11 9:30am - 4:30pm / 6:30pm - 8:30pm Costume Cafe
Tuesday 8/12 9:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8/13 9:30am - 4:30 / 5:00pm - 7:00pm testing / 8:30pm - 10:30pm Hafla
**Attendance in all sessions, including the hafla, is required for testing. Sorry, no exceptions.
The 8 Elements™ Approach Overview
The 8 Elements™ is a process-centered approach developed by Rachel Brice. It is rooted in tribal fusion, american tribal and american cabaret belly dance styles, other contemporary and ethnic dance forms, and viniyoga™.
The 8 Elements™ is a multi-phase training designed to impart a strong, creative and dynamic foundation to one’s belly dance practice, and as a way to complement and converse with the many belly dance styles. The intention of this student-centered approach is not to teach a set style of belly dance, but rather, seeks to explore the underlying architecture of many dance styles, honoring traditions, while encouraging discovery, excellence, innovation and joy.
8 Elements™ Intensive I : Initiation
Initiation, phase one of the 8 Elements™ training, introduces and explores 8 key concepts building from the simple to the complex with the purpose of laying a foundation to unlock the "how" of dance making and healthy dance practice. Through Initiation participants are introduced to the key concepts of the approach which encompass biomechanics, vocabulary development, improvisation, choreography, musicality, practice development, belly dance history, costuming, and performance preparation and experience. Participants in this intensive will come away with a tool box full of methods and concepts to improve technique, stimulate creativity, and begin to build effective and dynamic dances, whether improvised or choreographed, solo or with others.
Initiation is open to all levels of dancers, from the familiar beginner (1+ year of experience) to the seasoned performer seeking to strengthen the foundation of their dance.
Recognition and Certification
The 8 Elements™ intensives are intended as an approach for exploration and development of one’s personal dance practice, with the opportunity to join a network of other practitioners and teachers who have displayed a degree of commitment and proficiency in the approach through testing for recognition at each phase and two culminating certifications: A Practicioner’s Certification and a Teacher’s Certification.
The Practicioner’s Certification will be offered for participants who complete phases I - III and who satisfy the requirements and testing for each phase. The Teacher’s Certification will be offered after the completion of the Practicioner’s Certification and phase IV, the Teacher Training phase and it’s requirements. A document of recognition at each phase will also be provided for those who complete and have passed the testing for each phase. Participants who complete all phases and testing, earning the Teacher’s Certification, will be certified to teach the 8 Elements™ approach.
More information about Rachel Brice's 8 Elements™ method and a FAQ can be found here.
Requirements for the Intensive
A minimum of 1 year of belly dance training.
English language proficiency in both reading and writing.
A willingness to work with others and actively participate in an intensive group setting.
Students are at least 18 years old.
The ability to dance at least 5+ hours per class day.
918 SW Yamhill St, 4th Floor
StudioNia is located on the 4th floor of the Pythian Building in the heart of downtown Portland.
Connect with other workshop attendees on the Facebook event page here.
To prepare for the intensive you can start class with Rachel now on Datura Online: www.daturaonline.com
Terms of Service:
Please be certain you wish to register for this intensive as it is not refundable or returnable.
In the case where a registrant is unable to attend, it is their responsibility to sell their spot and notify the event organizer with the new registrant's email and name.
Registrations can not be transferred within 30 days before the first day of class. No exceptions.
The intensive can not be taken in part or shared between more than one person.
If workshop sells out please sign up for the waitlist and post your interest on the Facebook event page wall. The waitlist is not for public use.
Little Scarab and Rachel Brice retain the right to refuse registration, enrollment or participation to anyone at any time before or during the workshop.
These provisions are necessary to guarantee the best experience for all participants. Sorry, no exceptions. If you have any question please contact the event organizer. Thank you.