Intensives

“Studying with Mira in an intensive environment is, without a doubt, one of the best investments I’ve ever made for my dance. She is one of the premier artists of our time in our form, but rather than solely focusing on passing on her style or brand of artistry/movement, (which, I mean, we’d pay for that am I right?) she has committed herself to mentoring other artists and helping them find their own voices. She will crack you open – but in a safe and supportive environment. I’ve never walked away without feeling I’d somehow discovered myself a little more, heard my own voice more clearly. I’ve never walked away without feeling, at once, challenged and validated. How does she do that? I don’t know. What I do know is that, you want this.”

J Downum (The Pop-up Project)


This Is Your Brain On ___________. : The Neurology of Efficient Movement

LIVE ONLINE  2 day Course
Day 1
Lecture: 9:00-12:00 PST
Day 2 Desktops Athletes: 9-10:00 PST
           Movers:10:05-11:30 PST

~ July 22-23, 2021

The brain controls everything… ever-y-thing, most of it unconscious, all movement is brain derived. So lets go to the source to improve our movement! In this course Mira covers how our brains gather, integrate and learn movement. It will be part lecture, part movement and joint mapping, and will teach you an invaluable communication tool with your Central Nervous System. Mira offers a fresh scientifically-backed perspective on movement fluency, coordination and balance. She will cover efficient training, pain and injury recovery, shifting your work from biomechanical-lens to a neurological-lens to better understand how our bodies function as a reflection of who we are and what we do. Learn tools to create your personal practice protocols that enhance training results. In this special online edition she is offering a section specifically designed for desktop athletes, those who spend most their time working in front of a screen. It will address movement aids for posture, common pain, and drills for eye strain. The aim of this course is to help you work smarter, not harder! In-person $300. Online course offered at 50% discount. $300 $150


Annual Dance Retreat with Mira Betz

Taos County , New Mexico | August 14-21, 2021
In this intensive Mira will take dancers on a journey of the body and mind. The curriculum will focus on dance technique, the solitary nature of an artist and how we can use our practice to enhance our life. The intensive will take advantage of the breathtaking surroundings to retreat from life into the dance, into yourself, providing an avenue to deepen your understanding of how you function in your body, in your creativity, and how this informs your dance, costuming and music choices.

Information and registration here  | SOLD OUT! contact for waitlist.

2022 registration opens 9/12/21


Dancing Through Art

Dates TBA

Join Mira for an in-depth study on moving outside of the “bellydance box”. You will work on building stamina and creative ways to use space, utilizing Design principles with progressive exercises aimed to improve your dance and inform your movement and carriage. You will learn how fine art and composition can create a distinct style, unique to your body and form. This will be a cumulative course, touching on multiple subjects and building over the three days with Mira., complete with technique drills and art projects.


Solo Performance Intensive with Mira Betz

A unique, versatile approach to the bellydance intensive, a week-long designed for experienced dancers, who are looking for inspiration from an artistic standpoint and who are interested in honing their ability to express through dance on stage. This intimate group exploration will stretch your notions of how dance can be striking on stage, and allow you to unlock new areas of creativity in your bodies and your mind. The seminar brings together many of the styles and forms from dance to theater which Mira has carefully integrated into an exciting, powerful, liberating approach to creation, including: personal expression, musicality, historical and contemporary contextual analysis, structured improvisation and choreography making tools, focused writing exercises and more.

This exciting extended intensive will include an additional workshop in a professional theater with Mira and a lighting technician. They will cover lighting terms, color play and costuming, and how to utilize the lighting you have available to you to enhance your presentation on stage. The final culmination will include an optional public performance and a professional grade video of your finished piece (regardless of participation in the final performance). Mira creates a warm, supportive environment focusing on growth potential and risk-taking. It is for those enthusiastic about performing, working towards performance or wanting to take their performance skills to the next level.

Testimonials- “Friends. Studying with Mira in an intensive environment is, without a doubt, one of the best investments I’ve ever made for my dance. She is one of the premier artists of our time in our form, but rather than solely focusing on passing on her style or brand of artistry/movement, (which, I mean, we’d pay for that am I right?) she has committed herself to mentoring other artists and helping them find their own voices. She will crack you open – but in a safe and supportive environment. I’ve never walked away without feeling I’d somehow discovered myself a little more, heard my own voice more clearly. I’ve never walked away without feeling, at once, challenged and validated. How does she do that? I don’t know. What I do know is that you want this.” J Downum