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UDAIPUR SHAKTI WORKS PROJECT DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR

   Phase I:    Dance Academy                           2011~2013

   Phase II:  Energy Healing Center                   2012~2014

   Phase III: Circus Arts Performance Center       2013~2015

 

PHASE I: DANCE ACADEMY

Preparation phase: Dec 2011-April 2012

Teacher/student recruitment; curriculum design; teacher training

School Inauguration: Sept 2012

School Year: Sept - April

 

CURRICULUM COMPONENTS

Shakti Dance Basics

- Eco-somatic work (body & environmental awareness techniques from Yoga, Taichi, Vipassana, etc)

- Footwork (Kathak, tap, Flamenco, etc.)

- Bodywork (acrobatic techniques from Kalaripayattu, Capoeira, Pung Cholom, break dance, etc.)

- Creative choreography (fusing classic/modern forms, blending meditative/martial traditions,
   addressing aesthetic/eco-social concerns, nurturing transpersonal troupe consciousness, etc)

Introductory courses for kids

Year 1: Survey course of basic dance forms to identify students' gifts and interests (all classes start with body awareness exercises and initially focus on simple folk, classic and jazz traditions)

Year 2: More concentrated attention to Shakti Dance basics noted above, especially footwork, bodywork and eco-somatic awareness training.

Year 3: Dance group formation, choreography, improvisation training

Standalone courses

·       Hatha Yoga

·       Yoga for dance (Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Yogic Arts)

·       Basic Kalaripayattu

·       Kalaripayattu for dance 

·       Basic Capoeira

·       Capoeira for dance

·       Acrobatic gymnastics,

·       Acrobatics for dance,

 

Adept Courses

Workshop/Tourist Courses

Children's Classes

Weekdays: 4:30 PM~6:00 PM

Weekends: 9:30 AM~11:00 AM; 12:00 PM~1:30 PM

 

Adept Classes (improv, freestyle, break dance, jazz, flamenco, dance gymnastics…)

   Interactive internet classes

Weekdays: 7:00 AM~9:00 AM (for North/South American connections)

                               9:30 PM~11:00 PM (for European/African connections)

   Teacher-led lessons (with video options)

            Weekdays: 10:00 AM~12:00 PM; 1:00 PM~2:30 PM

            Weekends: 2:00 PM~4:00 PM

 

Tourist Classes

   Workshops/visitor lessons (Gypsy dances, Yoga, Kalarippayattu…)

            Weekdays: 3:00 PM~4:00 PM

            Weekends: 4:00 PM~6:00 PM

 

Performances/Choreography/Act Development

            Weekdays/weekends: 7:00 PM~9:00 PM

 

Sample Schedule

 

 

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Sat

Sun

 

7:00

Live internet classes North/South America

Yoga and

Kalarippayattu classes

Live internet classes North/South America

Yoga and

Kalarippayattu classes

Live internet classes North/South America

Yoga and

Kalarippayattu classes

Breath, group energy and improvisation

 

8:00

 

9:00

Adept footwork

flamenco, tap and kathak

Yoga for dance

Adept footwork

flamenco, tap and kathak

Yoga for dance

Adept footwork

flamenco, tap and kathak

Children's' intro classes

Children's' intro classes

 

10:00

 

Adept bodywork break dance, hiphop and Kalarippayattu

Gymnastics for dance

Adept bodywork break dance, hiphop and Kalarippayattu

Gymnastics for dance

Adept bodywork break dance, hiphop and Kalarippayattu

Children's' intermediate classes

Children's' intermediate classes

 

11:00

 

12:00

Choreography

group work

Choreography

solo and improvisational

Choreography

group work

Choreography

solo and improvisational

Choreography

group work

 

 

 

1:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:00

Gypsy/Sufi techniques

Taichi/Chigung techniques

Gypsy/Sufi techniques

Taichi/Chigung techniques

Gypsy/Sufi techniques

 

 

 

3:00

Tourist Workshops

Tourist Workshops

Tourist Workshops

Tourist Workshops

Tourist Workshops

Adept footwork

- advanced

Adept footwork

- advanced

 

4:00

 

Children's' intro classes

Children's' intro classes

Children's' intro classes

Children's' intro classes

Children's' intro classes

Adept bodywork

- advanced

Adept bodywork

- advanced

 

5:00

 

6:00

Adept footwork

- advanced

Adept bodywork

- advanced

Adept footwork

- advanced

Adept bodywork

- advanced

Adept footwork

- advanced

Tourist Workshops

Tourist Workshops

 

7:00

 

Performances, choreography, related shows…

 

8:00

 

9:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00

Live internet classes

Europe and Africa

Capoeira

Live internet classes

Europe and Africa

Capoeira

Live internet classes

Europe and Africa

Open stage

Open stage

 

11:00

Open stage

Open stage