"Merjance" is a brand new Amanda Rose Online series that focuses dually on technique and choreography! The Merjance has become an exciting and fun part of many long set performances as well as a great selection for competitions, gigs or honing your general dance skills. In this 8 week series, an entire Merjance choreography will be taught along with your weekly dose of technique that is applied within the sections of the choreography. The wonder and fun of a Merjance is that it includes many different styles of music and interpretations within one song, thus making the performance well rounded and an opportunity to show many different aspects. This is also an opportunity to become more familiar with standard approaches and uses of Merjance music as well as ideas and concepts for how to work within the different musical sections.
Personal Feedback Option
Personal feedback has become a highly popular option with Amanda Rose Online, allowing students to get the most out of their long distance online study! This feedback will entail technique critique specifically towards the technique used in this choreography, general technique suggestions, evaluation of strengths and weakness, posture, application, timing, drills and ideas for skill development! This is initially offered in a 4 week package, meaning on any given week, for four weeks out of the session, you can send your videos to Amanda Rose and see will give you immediate feedback on your development. You pick which 4 weeks you would like to get feedback, you only need to send in your video by the Monday (the day before the next class opens) and on that next day you will receive your personalized feedback from Amanda Rose. This tool is extremely valuable, not only do you get the class, basic and advanced technique, combination application and breakdown, you also will get direct feedback on your own performance of the combination, an invaluable aspect many online classes don't offer! You can purchase additional Feedback Critiques if you wish, or if you do not choose this option and later decide you want it, you can add it on but will not get the reduced package price offered during initial registration.
Lessons will be released each Tuesday, starting May 9th to July 4th when the last lesson will be closed. All necessary information, videos, links, music, etc. will be accessible on the AmandaRoseDance.com website, in the respective 'Merjance' lesson pages.
This series is 8 weeks long, and will offer one new class every week for a total of 8 classes.
The lessons will be made available for 1 week, giving you the opportunity to study a lesson all at once, in parts, at any time during the week, or even every day.
Each lesson stays available for one week, which allows you to return to the material for reference, clarification, to repeat the drills or take the entire lesson over again. When the next week's lesson is released, the previous lesson will be closed and no longer available. Each lesson will last a duration between 50 mins to an hour and 15 mins, depending on the technique and theory of that week. This is the full time on video without repetition, but should you wish to repeat the videos for additional drill time you are more than welcome to do so at your leisure and have access to the videos for an entire week.
One of the main reasons that the classes close after a week is to keep people accountable and engaged. Many times when you feel like you can go back to something at any time, you don't actually make the effort to go back and then you never do. Giving a one week limit to each class pushes people to participate and use the material, thus keeping them engaged and taking advantage of the program. There do tend to be "Bonus Weeks" or "Surprise Weeks" where the previous classes will be opened back up for review giving you a second chance at information you may want to go over or had potentially missed. If you think about that in a standard live class you only get access to the class & teacher in that very moment, and then once it's over it's gone. This format gives you unlimited access for a week, allowing you tons of flexibility with schedule and the option to retake the classes at any point letting soak up as much as possible. In addition you always have direct access to Amanda Rose through the private Merjance Facebook Group, FB messenger and email for questions and comments throughout the series to address your needs.
If you are participating in the Personal Feedback aspect of this series you will be asked to submit your video to Amanda Rose by midnight on Monday, the last day of the week the class is open. On Tuesday the new class will be opened, the old class will be closed, and Amanda Rose will return all personal feedback on that day.
The "Merjance" course will have a designated Facebook group for the duration of the course allowing participants to interact, ask questions and work through the material together. Amanda Rose will accessible through this group, as well a through email, for clarification or any questions you might have along the way. Additionally, during the course of the intensive Private Lessons with Amanda Rose will available at a discounted rate for course participants!
INCLUDED IN THIS SERIES
- A new original Amanda Rose Merjance Choreography.
- There are 8 weeks of classes including choreography & technique instruction.
- Stylization theory about Merjance style, the choreography, the music, and how to
differentiate styles with different techniques.
- Class/Video time ranging from 50 mins to 1 hour and 15 mins per each lesson.
- Opportunity for additional training with material by having access to the videos for 1 whole week, allowing you to take the class as many times as you wish within that time.
- Optional Personal Feedback in a 4 week package!
- Intermediate to advanced level material to inspire your
own combinations and incorporate into your own choreographies.
- Technique breakdown and explanation.
- Technique drills to develop the skills necessary for a high
level execution of the movements.
- Training in your own time and convenience,
access to each lesson for 1 week allowing for repeat usage,
- Interactive Facebook group to ask questions and engage
with other course participants and Amanda Rose.
- Returning Amanda Rose Online students receive first notice to sign up for classes, prizes, and special discounts!
- Reduced price Private Lessons with Amanda Rose during
the online course, available for only $50 an hour! See Private Lessons for more info!
As an instructor my goal is to expand the mind of each of my students, to challenge them with technique that will set them free and teach them skills to allow their own artistic dreams come to fruition. It is never my goal to create dancers that look or dance like me, but to help each student and artist accomplish their own goals by giving them tools that will make the path to their own artistic expression more tangible. I appreciate all styles within the Middle Eastern dance genre, as well as other dance forms, and my desire is to help people express themselves how they wish to be seen regardless of style. I am a firm believer in understanding the roots and origin of movement styles, especially those based in culture and society, and then building your own expression with artistic integrity based in knowledge and thoughtful approach.
COST & REGISTRATION
The "Merjance" series is an 8 week course including: a brand new Amanda Rose original Merjance choreography, technique breakdown, explanations with added drills, stylization theory about Merjance and how to differentiate styles with different techniques, as well as an interactive Facebook group to engage with other course participants and Amanda Rose with an additional AMPED Personal Feedback option! With access to each lesson for an entire week, it allows for study of the material in your own time, over the period of the week or even multiple times a week to maximize your training. The full cost of the series for the standard option is $120 and with the 4 week Personalized Feedback option its $170, all can be paid by Paypal. Additionally payment plans are available, allowing you to split the cost into two payments at the beginning and middle of the course. A registration form for each participate must be filled out and received along with payment to confirm registration.
HOW TO REGISTER
- Fill out and submit AROnline Registration Form found here: Click here to fill out the AROnline Registration Form! (MUST DO!)
- Purchase your spot through the available Paypal buttons at the bottom of this page. (MUST DO!)
- Once you have completed 1 & 2, please fill out and return the following Amanda Rose Online Consent form before the start date of the session, if you're currently an Amanda Rose Online Alumni you will not need to fill this out again, but as a new student it is required and you will not be able to start class without! Click here to fill out the Amanda Rose Online Consent form. Without this form, you will not be permitted to start the session.
- If any of these steps are missing, the participant will not be allowed to start the series.