Colleena Shakti Presents
Shakti School of Dance Summer School in Greece!
Move deeper on the beautiful island of Crete
~ Module Two ~
Indian Fusion Dance
June 25th – July 6th
Module Two, Week One: Monday, June 25th – Friday, June 29th
Module Two, Week Two: Monday, July 2nd – Friday, July 6th
Shakti School of Dance Crete is a summer school for you to experience the systematic study of Indian Fusion Dance. Through this program you will develop a solid base of technique that is the foundation of Colleena’s Indian Fusion Dance approach. Yoga, Odissi, Kathak, North Indian, Rajasthani and Ballet will be offered as supporting instruments for the growth of the serious dancer who wants to evolve as a performing artist. Move like water in the rolling mountains of Crete, not far from the crystal clear sea.
Colleena’s Indian Fusion Dance is firmly founded in the techniques of Indian Classical Dance. Although Fusion is a fun departure from Classical Dance, the techniques and movements will not mature completely without a strong classical foundation. This is why Colleena has crafted this program to establish a solid base for students through training in classical Indian dance, and ballet. It is a holistic and rigorous training designed to both celebrate culture and explore the potential for thoughtful innovation. In this program we will both uphold tradition, and embrace the spirit of exploration in dance.
This Indian Fusion training is deeply rooted in Indian culture. Understanding folkloric dances is key to unlocking the essence of Colleena’s approach to India Fusion Dance. Week One will focus on Rajasthani and North Indian dance as a preliminary study (basics). And, Week Two will move deeper into Contemporary Fusion dance phrases and Tribal Fusion Bellydance choreography (intermediate/advanced).
What: Indian Fusion Dance training presented over two weeks
Where: Villa Shakti is located on the beautiful island of Crete. The Villa is in a rural village named Aikirgiani, near the more known town of Topolia.
Week One: Monday, June 25th – Friday, June 29th
Week Two: Monday, July 2nd – Friday, July 6th
*Drop Ins: Yoga/Odissi offered as a combined two hour class Mon/Wed from 9-11am for 20 euros per class.
9 -10 am: Vinyasa Krama Yoga
10 – 11 am :
Monday/Wednesday: Odissi Technique
Tuesday/Thursday: Kathak/North Indian/Rajasthani Techniques
Friday : Classical Ballet with Elina
11am – 12pm: Veg Breakfast provided by Villa Shakti
12 – 2pm: Two hours of Indian Fusion Dance Technique
Week One: Focus on Rajasthani North India
Week Two: Focus on Indian Contemporary and Fusion Bellydance
2 – 5pm: Veg Lunch provided by Villa Shakti
5 – 6pm: Learn Original Choreographies.
6 – 7:30pm: Tuesdays and Thursdays Indian Aesthetic Theory
* Saturdays will feature special performances or special workshops (offered as drop in for an additional price).
* Sundays are a free day to relax and explore the island!
You must provide your own transport. Villa Shakti is located in a rural location, in a very small village named Aikirgianis, near Topolia on the island of Crete in Greece. We will do our best to connect you with fellow students to collectively hire a car. A shuttle may also be available for your convenience for dinner service and special outings. We will provide a list of local car hires, taxis and hire a shuttle for dinner service.
Shared on-site accommodation is available for a limited number of students at Villa Shakti. Many beautiful villas dot the countryside in and near our charming, intimate village in Topolia, Crete. These lovely villas are available to rent on Airbnb. We will connect students with one another to facilitate the shared booking of a private villa if you desire more space.
Preference for in-home accommodation is given to students who have studied 25 hours or more with Colleena. We are hoping to attract students who are excited about participating in the creation of a holistic and uplifting living space and training experience.
Option 1: Tuition for for 28 hours of dance training over one week is 685$ USD. Tuition includes two, veg meals per weekday or 10 meals: breakfast and lunch.
Option 2: Tuition for 56 hours of dance training over two weeks is 1,260$ USD. Tuition includes two, veg meals per weekday.
*Colleena offers 10% off the price of tuition for students who join for the entire month.
Price for on-site accommodation.
Double shared room with shared bathroom: 210$ per week.
Dorm style accommodation with shared bathroom: 108$ Per Week.
We believe art is a path.
Colleena warmly invites you into her personal home at Villa Shakti for this extraordinary, immersion experience. What a blessing to have the chance to study in the gurukul, the house of the guru (teacher). In Classical Indian Arts, since ancient times, it has been tradition to live at the home of the teacher. This is so that students may experience the life of the artist with a holistic approach, rather than just learning isolated techniques. Living together in an ashram-style setting will support the artist to embody nuances, and understand the spirit of the art as a “lived-approach”. Colleena invites you into this unique experience of an “art-ashram” with the spirit of full participation.
~ Module One ~
Odissi Classical Indian Dance
June 11th – June 22nd
~ Modules One & Two ~
Indian Fusion Essentials
100 Hour Training Certificate
June 11th – July 6th