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Certifications & TeachER training

Overview

If you’re looking for structure, yet flexibility-- clear practice, but with freedom of expression--and support with constructive critique--the Stygian Certification Program is for you! The program aims to provide self-paced instruction in fusion belly dance techniques and theories, with regular checkpoints during the process for personal feedback to promote your growth. Build and test your skills in an encouraging environment that promotes your unique style, personality, and abilities!

What Makes Stygian Certification Different?

Stygian Dance consists of dancers from around the world with a variety of backgrounds, aesthetic tastes, and personal styles. We value all dancers’ individual expressions and creativity! Instruction in the Stygian style is provided in a darker, more mysterious way, set to metal and gothic music, but you're always free to be who you are. Our goal is to inspire you through solid foundational instruction to find yourself through dance, and share your talents with the world!

How does it work?

Certification is an add-on to online studio membership. The first step is signing up as a member at the appropriate level (or higher)--during sign up you can also choose to pay for certification(s). Or, you can sign up later on your studio access page! All instructional content for Emerge and Engage levels is accessible through your studio membership (Evolve features extra content for certification seekers). Students will complete instructional videos on their own time, and as they're ready, send in materials for feedback and testing.

Payment plans are available for all Levels! We understand the need for flexibility and payment over time. We will work with you! Contact Shyama to set up a plan: info@stygian.dance

We're also now offering Peer Study Sessions to offer a more structured, class-like environment through online community. Find out more at our Peer Study info page.

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certification levels


EMERGE certification designates the dancer as skilled in beginner-level fusion belly dance techniques. Certified dancers in the Emerge classification have demonstrated a solid foundation of fusion movements outlined in beginner classes, level one choreography, and combination creation. All aspects of this certification are held online and are self-paced!

Dancers with one or more years of experience in belly dance may test out of this level.

Learn More & Register


ENGAGE certification designates the dancer as skilled in intermediate-level fusion belly dance techniques. Certified dancers in the Engage classification have demonstrated a solid foundation of fusion movements, layering techniques, level two choreography, and choreography creation. All aspects of this certification are held online and are self-paced!

This certification can be upgraded to include Teacher Training.

Learn More - Coming Fall 2021!


For those ready to make their dance their own, the Evolve certification builds upon previous skills to prepare dancers for a solid dance career. Certified dancers in the Evolve classification have demonstrated proficiency in fusion belly dance techniques and dynamic creation, as well as professional facets of the dance world.
All aspects of this certification are held online and are self-paced!

This certification can be upgraded to include Teacher Training.


Get in Touch!
info@stygian.dance
618-520-6642

Legal Disclaimers:Belly dance is a physical activity. Stygian Dance and affiliated instructors will not be held liable for any injuries that may occur from using these videos. If you engage in this program, you agree that you do so at your own risk. Trust your body, and if needed, consult a physician regarding any concerns you may have.

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