Shakti Summer School Online.

Shakti Summer School Online

Live Zoom Classes! All Classes will be recorded and available (for 24 hours only) to encourage real time participation.

Can’t come join us in Crete this year?  We will miss you!  Our Shakti community is spread all over the world and we want to keep you inspired and dancing passionately.   We have set up an online option to join Shakti Summer School ~ Greece.  It won’t be quite the same, and we know the internet may wobble from time to time… but we are so energized to share the dance with you.  We are also excited to welcome guest master teachers from India giving special workshops on exciting topics – more info soon!

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ONLINE CLASS FOCUS:

Odissi Technique, Theory and Learn a New Choreography or Re Discover and Polish!

  • Daily classes include:  Stepping & Technique, Choreography (for students with experience) and Theory Classes.
  • Learn new technique exercises to refine the specific movements unique to the choreography you are working on.
  • Clarify music theory understanding through studying the Bol and singing the  composition.
  • Explore theme/ staiye bhav and variations of mood and expression in the choreography
  • Practice expression and learn about movement dynamics
  • Join online classes and Q&A sessions with Odissi master teachers from India!

We are offering two options per week:

  1. Odissi Technique & Choreography (odissi warm-ups, stepping, choreography, theory classes) = 26 hours per week
  2. Odissi Technique Fundamentals (odissi warm-ups, stepping, theory classes) = 20 hours per week

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WEEK #1: AUGUST 16-22, 2020

Level: *Beginning / Intermediate 

*Required for new and beginning level students.

Odissi Basics and Hari Om & Batu Choreography

Week 1 is designed for dancers who are new to Odissi or dancers who want to re ignite their practice and polish their dance.  Foundational Odissi techniques are carefully examined and practiced with control and precision.  *Apply to join Choreography Class to learn Hari Om or review Batu.

*Included in this week of study: Special Online Class with Master Teachers from India! (more exciting details coming soon)

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WEEK #2: AUGUST 23-29

Level: Continuing Students / Intermediate 

*Required for SSD Odissi Diploma Program Students

Odissi Basics and Hari Om & Vasant Pallavi Choreography

Week 2 is designed for dancers who are continuing from Week 1 or experienced dancers who want to re ignite their practice and polish their dance.  Odissi techniques are carefully examined and practiced with control and precision.  New stepping technique practices and tihayi’s will be taught this week.  *Apply to join Choreography Class to continue with the second half of Hari Om or review Vasant Pallavi.

*Included in this week of study: Special Online Class with Master Teachers from India! (more exciting details coming soon)

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WEEK #3: AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5

Level: Continuing Students / Intermediate 

*Required for SSD Odissi Diploma Program Students

 Odissi Essentials and Mohana Pallavi Choreography

Week 3 is designed for dancers who are more experienced and who want to re ignite their practice and polish their dance.  Many new Odissi techniques will be presented. Advanced steppings and exercises will be presented, carefully examined and practiced with precision in mind.  *Apply to join Choreography Class to review Mohana Pallavi.

*Included in this week of study: Special Online Class with Master Teachers from India! (more exciting details coming soon)

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SCHEDULE & CURRICULUM:

All times are listed in EEST (Athens, Greece Time. GMT+3)

Daily Schedule: Monday – Saturday 

  • 10-11:30 AM – (1.5 hrs) ODISSI FUNDAMENTALS: Techniques and Stepping Practice 
  • 12-1  PM/ 1-2PM – (1 hr) CHOREOGRAPHY & COMPOSITION 
  • 6-7:30 PM (M/W/F only) – (1.5 hrs) – THEORY LECTURE
  • *1 hour of Homework is given each day.  Please plan your schedule accordingly.

CLASS RECORDINGS:

All classes will be recorded and available (for 24 hours only) to encourage real time participation.

We highly encourage students to try to join the classes live on Zoom, however we understand the time difference can make it impossible.  Please try to join what ever portions you can LIVE and then go back and follow with the recordings on the same day.  

For questions and interaction with teacher if you are not in live classes:

We will create a FB and Whatsapp group so you can send your questions to Colleena  (in the form of video, voice memo or message), at the beginning of  each day she will review the questions and make the clarifications as needed.  

HOMEWORK:

Students are expected to practice what they have been taught in each class each day, especially in the choreography classes, so we can progress forward the next day in class.  Each theory class  you will be given homework to bring to class (or send in by email if you are  not joining live) by the next theory class.  Your spirit of participation will enhance your learning experience! 

DANCE SPACE REQUIREMENTS:

We know that some of us are working with limited options for dance studio space.  Please keep in mind that odissi requires a *non-carpeted floor, and you will need to stomp your feet… loudly!  Please consider this when planning ahead for your class times.

JOINING CLASSES VIA RECORDINGS:

If you can not join us live, we suggest you commit yourself a schedule for the weeks you register for and keep it up consistently.  You will be able to access the recordings after one hour of the live class, but they will only be available for 24 hours.  We want to encourage you to carve the time out of your schedule and make the time for dance during these Summer School weeks.

An ideal flow of the learning day would be: beginning each day with your self practice of Vinyasa Krama Yoga and move from technique, to choreography and lastly theory.  However, if for example you are able to join the choreography class live, that is best! Then go back to watch the recordings of the other classes afterwards.  Any live interactive class is going to offer you more opportunity to engage and ask questions if needed.

About Zoom Online Class:

  • Please log on to Zoom 10 minutes before class starts.  
  • Make sure you have updated to the latest version of Zoom.
  • Try restarting Zoom if you experience major delays.  Also restarting your internet modem can help your connection start to drop off.
  • When joining please make sure your microphone is off.  
  • Please make sure your internet connection is strong, try moving close to the router or plugging in an ethernet cable will give you a much more stable connection.
  • The connection/sound will inevitably cut out some times, for this reason we suggest you download the ITABLA PRO app and have it set to:  TeenTal (rhythm) at 50 BPM.
  • If the connection breaks up badly, don’t worry, we are recording all the classes. They will be available to view for 24 hours in Zoom for you  to go back and review.  

Cost of Training:

Full Odissi Technique & Choreography: 26 Hours – 180€ per week

Includes Odissi training, choreography and *special workshops with guest master teachers from India!

Odissi Technique:  20 Hours /  Week – 140€ per week

Includes Odissi fundamental training plus theory classes

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