Kin Studio presents-
The Performance Class involves
a higher level of commitment and responsibility than the usually scheduled
group classes. This series will be held one evening a week (Monday, beginning
September 11) and will be open to anyone who meets its criteria.
Requirements and commitments will include:
- Attend all classes
in the series. No refunds will be made for missing individual classes
due to illnesses, injuries, or other absences. If you must drop out
of a session, a refund of half the remaining balance may be negotiated.
- Be willing
to work with the video camera.
- The door to the studio will be opened
at 7:45 for you to come and warm yourself up.
Class will start at 8:00.
- Acquire or make a presentable student costume
by our 1st
performance on Monday September 25th,
here at the studio, and a
by our 2nd
performance on Sunday, October 8th
at the Claremont House. We
will have a third performance at the Marrakech Restaurant on Sunday,
October 29. These are all required performances
to taped music. Please let me know if you need a costume class. The
date for this class will be Sunday Sept 17 if we have enough who need
it, and will be an additional $20.
- Choose 2 pieces of
to work up, one 4-6 minutes, the other 8-10 minutes. Please, no "New
Age", fusion, Mid East pop or "class drill music" unless
you have cleared it with me! Chose something that has contrasts and
has sections that change in speed. Decide soon, and have an alternate
in case someone else in the class has chosen it previously. See here
for just a few possibilities http://www.snakeskin.com/songlist.htm and follow the links here for possible
CD's that may contain these songs http://www.gildedserpent.com/bazaarpages/music.htm
. You may find some of these albums in the World Music sections at local
record shops. I'll try to get some more pictures of album covers up
so you can recognise them more easily when you shop.
- Bring your ideas to class.
- Choose a prop to feature.
- Dress for class
in at least a skirt and hip wrap; bringing your veils, zils and prop
to every class.
- Help to organize the performances,
and invite your friends and family
to the venues as audience to support you (to Marrakech and the show
here at the studio).
- Give constructive critique and support
of your fellow classmates.
- Go to clubs to see
live performances on your own or with others in the class.
See the Gilded Serpent Club list
for opportunities http://www.gildedserpent.com/calendar.htm
- Start a dance
notebook- that includes a copy of the form below
(besides the copy you send me) and these pages- http://www.snakeskin.com/gigbaglist.htm, http://www.snakeskin.com/songlist.htm . http://www.snakeskin.com/events.htm . Hopefully you will also fill it with
costume ideas, pictures of yourself in your different costumes
The 8-week series will be $95, due before
the series starts. There will be some competition to get in this class.
The first 10 with checks and forms to me will be in it. (The registration
fees for the performances are included in that amount.) Invitations or
flyers to copy will be provided to help promote the events. A 4-week extension
to the series emphasizing performance to LIVE music is a possibility.
Please print, fill out this
form and send it to me with your check for $95.
Name: ________________________ Stage Name:
Phone number: ____________________________
Email address: ______________________________
Titles of music you have chosen:
4 minutes: _________________________Source:
8 minutes: _________________________Source:
Do you have a PR photo of yourself? Yes
___ No ___
List what costuming you have (such as: "complete
pro costume in red").
Prop you have chosen: ______________________
Previous performance experience:
Have you ever soloed for money? _____________
Have you ever assisted any dancer at a gig?
Previous pieces you have performed to_______________________________
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San Anselmo, CA 94979
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