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Sun, 29 Sept


Tanzschule Karrer


Krysalis is the new dance program crafted by renowned dance artist Kami Liddle. This innovative new program launched late summer 2018 in both San Francisco, California and St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Registration opens on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 11:00 am (UTC+01:00)
Veranstaltungen / Events

Zeit & Ort / Time & Location

29 Sept 2019, 10:00 – 14:00

Tanzschule Karrer, Zwinglistrasse 7, 9000 St. Gallen, Schweiz



The objective of the overall program is to help dancers develop and refine their knowledge base and to experience and elevate the dancer through four individual courses. The intention is not to teach dancers to dance a particular way, but rather, to nurture the path of each dancer and give them the tools to create their own authentic movement.

Krysalis consists of four courses:

Invocation: Foundation of Contemporary Fusion Belly Dance Technique

Expansion: Professional Performance Intensive

Conception: Choreography Creation Lab

Elevation*: Advanced Technique

*Courses can be taken individually and in no particular order except for Elevation which requires certification of Invocation before enrolling.


This 5 day intensive will dive into the foundation of Kami Liddle’s signature style of dance that she refers to as contemporary fusion belly dance. This style fuses present-day belly dance genres with contemporary dance. Contemporary fusion belly dance combines strong leg and foot work with fluidity in the spine and precision in the torso. It emphasizes strength and flexibility, rhythmic and musical phrasing, and most importantly, self-expression. This course will cover these elements and serve as a strong base for any level dancer as they move through the Krysalis courses and their personal path as a dancer.

Each class will begin with an in-depth warm up to help build strength and flexibility aimed at creating strong dancers with increased body awareness. Warm ups will emphasize cross-training while combining Vinyasa Yoga, floor barre, and traditional modern dance exercises. Dancers will develop their dance technique including isolations, foot patterns, turns, and layering. Classes will culminate in learning full-body movement phrases, concentrating on spinal articulation, extensive arm work, and spatial intent.

Dancers will learn the fundamental concepts to use the choreographic phrases provided throughout the course as a framework to find their own artistic individuality.


Kami Liddle has been a student of dance since she was 4 years old including ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip hop. After a brief interlude as a musician, Kami reunited with dance when she was 18 years old when she began to study cabaret style belly dance until she found her passion in improvisational belly dance via Fat Chance Belly Dance. Kami holds a B.A. in Art with a Minor in Dance from the University of Nevada, Reno.

In 2005, Kami auditioned and was invited to join the Bellydance Superstars (BDSS), a professionally touring belly dance company produced by music industry legend Miles Copeland. Beginning as a principal dancer, Kami soon became a soloist and contributing choreographer. In 2007, she became the Director of the ‘Tribal Superstars,’ the tribal fusion belly dance ensemble of BDSS.

In 2010 Kami decided to leave BDSS in order to pursue her art as a solo artist and work collaboratively with dancer and musician Zoe Jakes and Beats Antique, a musical group that incorporates live dance and performance in their multimedia shows and music videos. Kami toured the U.S. with Beats Antique for 2 years and is also featured in their music videos “Revival” and “Cat Skillz.”

Kami decided to leave Beats Antique in 2012 to meet the continued request for additional solo performances has been hosted in over 20 countries as a performer and teacher since.

In order to fulfill her artistic vision and use her abilities to the fullest, Kami decided to return to her love of group choreography. Selecting five colleagues from an array of the Bay Area’s leading belly dance companies, Kami formed Gold Star Dance Company in early 2013. Together they set out to combine this young and constantly evolving dance style with elements of jazz, modern, hip hop and classical ballet. They have performed on for numerous events including the main stage at the festival Lightning in a Bottle, for Lucas Films at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, and 2 West Coast tours with Bay Area based band Junk Parlor. Gold Star Dance Company and Kami Liddle’s choreography is featured in Junk Parlor’s music video “Si Tu Savais” and Kami is featured on percussion on their latest album “Melusina.”

More information about Kami:


Tuesday, April 9th until Saturday, April 13th 2019

One hour lunch break from approximately 12 until 1 pm each day

  • Tuesday 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday 10am-5pm
  • Thursday 10am-5pm
  • Friday 10am-5pm
  • Saturday 10am-12pm Study-Q&A-Brunch at Studio Pittoreska, 12pm-7pm class at the Tanzschule Karrer, Testing 7pm-9pm, Kalāidoscopia Hafla at Studio Pittoreska from 9pm

You can register for testing ahead or also on site during the intensive – basically until shortly before the beginning of testing :-)

The Kalāidoscopia Hafla is casual party at Studio Pittoreska for all participants, dancers, friends and family with a delicious apéro, music and dance – performances of all levels and styles are very welcome, we will play and explore, we will dance with and for each other, without a line-up and without a stage. This is a relaxing evening for ourselves and our joy of dance!


  • A minimum of 3 years of dance training
  • The ability to dance 6 hours per class day
  • English language proficiency
  • A reading and homework assignment to be completed prior to the first day of class (required if you plan on certifying).
  • Students will receive homework details after registration is complete.

Certification and Testing: Certification will be awarded to dancers who attend and actively participate in all classes and exercises and who pass the final exam. Testing will be done on the last day and requires an additional fee of CHF 50.-. Testing is optional, but is required before enrolling in Elevation.

Preparation: Looking to work on your training and familiarize yourself with Kami’s style before the event? You can train with her anytime online via Patreon:


Can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Absolutely! Please read through all of the information thoroughly before emailing in case your question is already answered. If your question has not been answered, please send an email to for administrative/organisational questions or to for questions about Krysalis itself.

How about accommodation and parking in St. Gallen?

The city center is very small and everything is in walking distance.

Hotels are quite expensive (as is parking) in Switzerland, though. It might be a better idea to check Airbnb options. Also, you are always welcome to post in our facebook events/groups to connect with other participants and find roommates. To help you get around in St. Gallen we created a map for you with places that we thought to be useful (also hotels if you want to check them out anyway). We do care that everyone has a nice and comfortable place to stay and will also check in with the participants at some point before the event.

For parking there are several parking garages in the city center, however, they are very expensive. The outdoor parking spaces in the streets are cheaper but primarily short-term. You can obtain permits (daily or monthly) for unlimited parking in specific areas. You can find more information about that here.

Can I pay in Euro instead of Swiss Francs?

Yes, if you live outside of Switzerland you can also make your payment in Euro. For that, please use the prices in Euro that are stated for each ticket type on this site. You find the prices in Euro you click on 'Mehr Info +' below the individual ticket types. They are as follows:

- Full payment: € 670

- Payment plan: € 340 (two instalments)

- Testing: € 46

- Past participants: € 315

You will receive the bank information for your payment in the confirmation email after registration.

Is there a payment plan available?

Yes, a payment by two instalments of CHF 380.- (or € 340) each is possible. In the registration process, choose the offline payment method.

The first instalment of CHF 380.- (or € 340) is transferable within 10 days of registration. The second instalment of CHF 380.- (or € 340) is transferable no later than 30 days before the beginning of the event.

What’s the refund policy?

All registrations are final and not transferable to another course. While there are no refunds on tuition, it is possible to transfer your spot to another dancer.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

If you are not able to attend you may sell your spot to another student. Selling or transferring your spot is your responsibility. To sell your spot, please first email If there is a waitlist, you will be connected with the first student on the waitlist to manage payment* for the spot together. If there is no waitlist, you may seek out other students to purchase your spot. Once the spot has been purchased, please send an email to confirming that you have received the payment and are officially transferring your spot, ccing the new student. All accommodations will be made for transfers up to 30 days before the first day of the course.

*Note: Transfer payments are the responsibility of the student selling their spot.

Do I have to bring my printed confirmation of participation/payment to the event?

No, we will have all of your info with us on the first day of class.

Amanda Pittoreska, Kami Liddle and her staff have the right to deny enrollment or participation to anyone at any time before or during the course.

This intensive is limited to 20 participants only to guarantee a comfortable class size and learning environment, so save your spot! If the event is sold-out we do open a waiting list. Please contact to join. The waiting list is on a first come first serve base.


  • Invocation Intensive

    Für Überweisungen in Euro ist der Gesamtbetrag € 670. Ratenzahlung: zwei Teilzahlungen à CHF 380.- (oder € 340), die erste ist fällig bei der Anmeldung und die zweite spätestens 30 Tage vor Eventbeginn. // For payments in Euro, the total amount is € 670. Payment plan: two instalments of CHF 380.- (or € 340) each, the first is due upon registration and the second at least 30 days before the beginning of the event.

    CHF 750.00
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  • Testing

    Für das Testing kannst du dich im Voraus oder auch vor Ort während des Intensives anmelden – grundsätzlich bis kurz vor Beginn des Testings. Für Überweisungen in Euro beträgt das Testing € 46. // For testing you can register ahead or also on site during the intensive – basically until shortly before the beginning of testing. For transactions in Euro the testing fee is € 46.

    CHF 50.00
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  • Invocation – Past Participant

    Ein kleiner Anteil der Plätze ist für die erneute Teilnahme früherer TeilnehmerInnen reserviert: Invocation Intensive (30h) mit Kami Liddle, exkl. Testing. Für Überweisungen in Euro ist der Gesamtbetrag € 315. // A small contingent of the spots is reserved for the repeated participation of former participants: Invocation Intensive (30h) with Kami Liddle, excl. testing. For transactions in Euro the full amount is € 315.

    CHF 350.00
    Sale ended


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