Belladonna is renowned for her powerful and unique approach to sword work in her dance. She has created a certification program so that you too can take your mastery of the sword to the next level! Great for bellydancers of all styles! Come join us for three days of study and an evening showcase! All events will be taking place in the lower level of the Hummelstown Fire Company building in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania (right outside of Hershey). Below the registration info you will find a description of the program. Spots are limited, so be sure to reserve yours!
***Registration is now open! Payment through PayPal is preferred. However, if you need to arrange a different form of payment, please contact me. A non-refundable deposit of $103.50 will be needed to secure your place, and we will have plenty of payment options available. The pricing for the intensive is as follows:
*Current pricing (runs until May 12th):
$230.00 (plus PayPal fees) to take the intensive without the certification test
$280.00 (plus PayPal fees) to take both the intensive and the test
*May 12th - June 1st:
The final deadline to sign up will be June 1st. Please email me at email@example.com
go to http://bohemianbellydance.com/sword-certification-level-1/ to register today!
*The history of sword dancing and Bella's philosophy
*Structure and foundations: yoga and strength training for sword dance, focusing on wrists, shoulders, and arms
*The Bohemian vocabulary: moves and techniques
*Balancing act: technical drills while balanced
*Structure and foundations: yoga and strength training for sword dance, focusing on legs and level changes
*Supporting details: the recipe for how to put on your best performance! In depth discussion will include developing your concept, music, costuming, hair, makeup, and more...
*Apprentice certification test: this test is optional. Upon successful completion of the test, you will receive an official certificate signed by Belladonna AND a special Bohemian Blade Apprentice tank top.
The weekend schedule will be as follows:
*Friday evening - 7:00 - 9:00pm
*Saturday - 10:00am - 5:00pm (lunch from 2:00 - 3:00pm)
*Shooting Stars Of The Night, A Bellydance Showcase - 7:30 - 10:00pm
*Sunday - 11:00am - 5:00pm (lunch from 2:30 - 3:30pm)
***We will have a licensed massage therapist, Kalistra, attending the intensive. During the Saturday evening show, she will be offering short sessions in her chair for $1.00 per minute (5-15 minutes). You can also set up a full table massage (60-90 minutes, same rate) throughout the weekend. These longer sessions are by appointment only. To set something up with her, please contact her directly:
Cell number: 410-794-6718
If you have any questions, please contact me via Facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
***We will be having a hafla on Saturday evening! All of the details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/346509712204465/ Every intensive participant has a chance to perform/vend at the hafla.***
A testimonial from Becky of New NewWorld Gypsy Tribal:
"Belladonna's sword intensive weekends are the perfect blend of relaxing yoga, conditioning exercises, technique drills, and sword dancing theory. Bella gives you the tools you need to learn to dance *with* your sword, and not just plop it onto your head and hope it stays there. She makes you feel completely comfortable and confident, regardless of your dance ability or fitness level. Whether you have never picked up a sword before or been balancing for years, you will come away from the intensive inspired, rejuvenated, and with a new perspective on sword dancing. Oh, and heads up... you'll be sore. Very, very sore."