"The Art of Going Slow"
Sept 14th - Oct 12th
So much of Oriental dance today is about speed, agility and fast impressive technique and combos. As such, many of us are losing our abilities and desire to dance slowly, linger in the moment and enjoy the richness of minimalistic movements. Going fast can cover up messy technique or moments when you don't know what to do, but going slow brings your movements in focus and puts the spotlight on just you. In this series we will focus on slowing down moves, gaining control over our technique and embracing the power of slow movement. We will cover technique focused on expanding control over body posture and movement vocabulary, developing skills to elongate movements and fill out time. We will also focus on posture, confidence and the mentality behind going slow and what it has to offer to your dance.
If you would like direct and detailed feedback from Amanda Rose on your application of class the material, the Personal Feedback option is available for all 4 weeks of this series! Each week, the email detailing the new class information will give instructions for Personal Feedback, explaining what the student should video and submit. It can range from a combination used in the series, to improvisation to music used in class, etc. The personal feedback option 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 the combinations, general technique suggestions, evaluation of strengths and weakness, posture, application, timing, drills and ideas for skill development! 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 choreography/combination, an invaluable aspect many online classes don't offer!
HOW THIS SERIES WORKS
This series is 4 weeks long, and will offer one new recorded class every week for a total of 4 classes.
The lessons will be made available for one week, giving you the opportunity to study a lesson all at once, in parts, at any time during the week, or even every day.
Classes will be released each Friday, starting Sept 14th to Oct 12th when the last class will be closed. All necessary information, videos, links, music, etc. will be accessible on the AmandaRoseDance.com website, in the respective 'Slow Movement' lesson pages.
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 1 hour and 15 mins, depending on the technique and theory of that week. This is the full time on video and without repetition, but should you wish to repeat the material for additional drill time you are more than welcome to do so at your leisure and have access to the material 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" 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 Slow Movement Facebook Group, FB messenger and email for questions and comments throughout the series to address your needs.
Each lesson will be available to you for the entire series after the class has been opened, 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 close. Each lesson will last a duration between 50 mins to 1 hour and 15 mins, depending on the technique and theory of that week. This is the full time on video and should you wish to repeat the material for additional drill time you are more than welcome to do so at your leisure. In addition you always have direct access to Amanda Rose through the private Slow Movement 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 Thursday, the last day of the week the class is open. On Friday the new class will be opened and Amanda Rose will return all personal feedback at that time.
The "Slow Movement" series 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
- There are 4 weeks of classes including in-depth technique instruction and combinations
- Class/Video time ranging from 50 mins to 1 hour and 15 mins per each lesson.
- Opportunity for additional training with material by having unlimited access to the videos or one week , allowing you to take the class as many times as you wish within that time.
- Personal Feedback to enhance your learning and grow.
- 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.
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.