2019 Performance Intensive with Mira Betz

Oakland, CA  | March 18-23

A unique, versatile approach to the bellydance intensive, a week-long designed for experienced dancers, already performing, who are looking for inspiration from an artistic standpoint and who are interested in honing their ability to express through dance. 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, focused writing exercises and more.

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 do know is that you want this.” J Downum

Cost: $600

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*If you prefer a payment plan, please PayPal $100 as a non-refundable deposit to: to hold your space. In the “Notes” section please include your full name, preferred contact email for all related information, and a note that it is for the 2019 Performance Intensive Oakland. Then contact Mira to establish or confirm your Payment Plan. We recommend 6 even installments sent by the 1st of each month, final payment due March 1st. Please note that the payment plan option is an extra $50. The deposit holds the spot and then the $550 tuition is split. To avoid the convenience fee you can hold your spot with the $100 deposit and then submit the remaining tuition within 14 days.

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-Payment Plan: A Non-Refundable Deposit of $100 holds your spot, and then $550 tuition is divided for the plan.



Should something come up- because life happens!- note that your spot is non-refundable but totally transferable. We will do our best to help you sell your spot, definitely contact us about the waitlist, but ultimately it is your responsibility to sell your spot. Please notify us if a transfer occurs to keep our roster updated!

Annual Dance Intensive Retreat with Mira Betz – SOLD OUT

Taos County , New Mexico | August 17-24
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  | 2019 NM Retreat is SOLD OUT  – contact for waitlist.

Dancing Through Art

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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. Bring scissors, paper glue, and some spare magazines or images that inspire you.