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.
1)Send $50 deposit to hold your spot for a payment plan*
Send full tuition $240
2)Confirm registration by sending an email to
*If you prefer a payment plan, please PayPal $50 as a non-refundable deposit to: to hold your space.
In the “Notes” section please include your full name, preferred contact email for all retreat related information, and a note that it is for the 2017 Dancing through Art Intensive.
Then contact Mira to establish or confirm your Payment Plan.
Please note that the payment plan option is an extra $35. The deposit holds the spot and then the FULL tuition is split.
 Payment by PayPal: send payment to
Payment by check or money order: email to hold your spot and to get address for mailing.
Payment Plan: A Non-Refundable Deposit of $50 holds your spot, and then full tuition above is divided for the plan. PLEASE CONTACT MIRA TO ARRANGE A PLAN THAT WORKS FOR YOU.
 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!

Performance Intensive with Mira Betz

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A unique, versatile approach to the bellydance intensive, a weeklong 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. Thanks ladies, looking forward to dancing together! Information and registration

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

August 2018

Annual Dance Intensive Retreat with Mira Betz

Taos County , New Mexico 18-25 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

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