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This 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!

Level One: Emerge is required to begin this certification.
This certification can be upgraded to include Teacher Training (see below).

What's Included

  • Access to Engage Level Studio Content, including:
    -Creating Combinations & Dynamic Choreography Lectures (about 1 hour total)
    -10 Intermediate Layering Lessons (1 hour classes each)
    -Level Two Choreography (over 8 hours of instruction)
    -Layer Drills as added
    -Shyama's first "Crushing Combos" class (6 classes of 1 hour each)
  • Customized written feedback from Shyama on all assignments and the final choreography
  • Private lessons during the certification process will be provided as needed at a 50% discount ($75/hour)
  • Once assignments and choreography are completed, students will have one private call with Shyama to discuss overall feedback and any questions the student may have
  • Certificate of Completion (virtual, printable copy, or option to purchase physical copy)

Certification Cost

Add-On to Membership: $300
Students must sign up for and keep their monthly membership subscription at the Engage or higher level through the certification process. Video instruction will not be available should the subscription lapse.

Payment plans are available! Contact Shyama to set up a plan that works for you: info@stygian.dance

Outline of Certification Elements

  • Complete 10 Intermediate Layering Lessons, Crushing Combos classes, and both Lectures
  • Complete 5 checkpoints to demonstrate ability (checkpoints include technique demonstration, combination creation, and other intermediate challenges)
  • Choose a Level Two Choreography in the online studio to learn and submit a video
  • Create a choreography of at least 3 minutes and submit video for review and feedback
  • Private lessons as needed
    If assignments are resubmitted more than once, private lessons will be required.
  • Private call with Shyama to discuss overall feedback and any questions you may have

Upgrade to Teacher Training

Teacher Training is a $100 add on to Level Two: Engage Certification. Students will receive and complete the following in addition to the above:
  • Elements of a Successful Class Lecture
  • Sample lesson plan template from Shyama
  • Additional Assignments:
    • Create at least one draft lesson plan for certification for review and feedback from Shyama
    • Record a 60 minute class (live or mock) using the elements learned for review and feedback
  • Additional 30 minute coaching session to discuss goals for teaching, questions regarding the business of dance, and other topics as needed!
  • Teacher training specification on your certificate of completion to use to promote yourself as a knowledgeable professional

Registration Coming Fall 2021!

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