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Thu, 07 Oct


TADAH Artist Habitat


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. Conception is one of four courses each focusing on a different aspect of dance.

Registration opens on September 15, 2020.

Zeit & Ort / Time & Location

07 Oct 2021, 10:00 – 14 Oct 2021, 14:00

TADAH Artist Habitat, Evrenseki, Evrenseki Köyü Yolu, 07600 Manavgat/Antalya, Turkey


Conception retreat rescheduled: same location, same date in 2021! We are so happy to have incredibly kind and supportive partners to work with in Turkey with the beautiful TADAH Artist Habitat and to be able to move the Conception retreat to 7-14 October 2021. 


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.

More information about Krysalis:


Conception is an inquiry-based intensive focused on the creative process of dance making and how to develop your voice as an artist.

You will spend 6 days with a group of peers learning movement and technique paired with specific activities to explore how to arrange movement and make it your own. You’ll receive support, tools, and a community of peers as you create your own choreography, explore your vision, and take both to the next level.  

We’ll delve into elements of time, space, shape, dynamics, musicality and texture, but then we’ll take it further. We’ll learn how to form your vision through movement and put it on your body, other dancers, and groups. Plus, this retreat includes a choreography follow-up with Kami and the full group 3 months after the intensive.


The Krysalis program is designed to meet you where you are, no matter the level.

So, if...

  • you’re looking to develop your dance voice or hone in on what that vision is
  • you’re searching for fresh tools to unblock your creative side when you get stuck
  • you’re striving to move past merely emulating specific dance moves when making a choreography 

...then join the group at the first Conception in Europe October 7th-14th, 2021.


Thursday, October 7th to Thursday, October 14th, 2021.

Wednesday: Arrival at TADAH Artist Habitat

Thursday - Tuesday: Conception Choreography Lab, including two afternoons off for excursions (more precise schedule TBA)

Classes will include: group creative exercises, studies of self-exploration and artistic individuality, class critique, observations, and feedback. Each day Kami will lead class through movement exercises in contemporary fusion belly dance, however this intensive is meant to be useful to dancers who dance any style or technique. 

Wednesday: Departure from TADAH Artist Habitat


There will be a reading and writing assignment as well as a small movement phrase to be prepared before the intensive. More info will be provided after registration.


  • This intensive is geared towards dancers of any level or style, although 3 or more years of dance experience is recommended
  • The ability to dance 6+ hours per day
  • English language proficiency


  • 40 hours of instruction with Kami Liddle
  • Airport transfers to and from Antalya airport
  • Three delicious organic (whenever possible) and vegetarian freshly prepared meals a day
  • 24hr access to the training studio (cleaned daily)
  • Two afternoon trips (food provided) to beautiful local areas
  • Accommodation for 8 days, 7 nights in comfortable two bed private bungalows, including private bathroom to provide a high-quality hygienic standard (you can state your names in the comment fiend if your friend signed up too and you plan to share a bungalow together)
  • One sauna night (extra nights available at a small additional cost)
  • Access to all facilities including the natural pool and gardens
  • Free Wifi
  • "TADAH Information Pack” which includes information on what to bring, VISA info for Turkey, the local area if they want to explore Antalya before or after the event and much more useful information.

Not included: Airfare to and from Antalya airport


TADAH is the space that we have dreamed of, all our lives. It is a training space, a big permaculture garden and a four story house with a natural pool in the south coast of Turkey, Antalya. But it shall be more than it´s components.

The adorable couple that owns the place seek to create a place, a habitat for artists where they can live & create, train & play and learn & inspire one another while they breath fresh air, eat healthy food and get vitamin D from the sun.

More information about TADAH


  • REGULAR RATE: The total fee for the all-inclusive 8-day retreat with 40 hours of instruction with Kami Liddle is CHF 1'475 (or EUR 1'355)
  • EARLYBIRD RATE: for registrations from September 15th - November 15th, 2020 you get CHF 150 (or EUR 135) off the regular rate.
  • Payment plan: A minimum deposit of CHF 300 (or EUR 275) within 5 days from registration is required to secure your spot. The remaining fee is due in max. 3 additional payments; all fees due by July 1, 2021.

*Please make sure to cover any transaction fees.


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:


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.

Can I pay in Euro instead of Swiss Francs?

Yes, if you live outside of Switzerland you can also make your payment in Euro. You will receive all the payment information after the application process.

Is there a payment plan available?

Upon notification that your application got accepted, a minimum deposit of CHF 300.- (or EUR 275.-) is due within 5 days to secure your spot. The remaining CHF CHF 1'175 (or EUR 1'080) are due in max. 3 additional payments; all fees due by June 1, 2021. Please make sure to cover any transaction fees.

What’s the refund policy?

All sales 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 (ccing the new student) confirming you have received the payment and are officially transferring your spot. 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 14 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.


  • Conception Retreat

    For payment in Euro: 1'355. The total fee for the all-inclusive 8-day retreat with 40 hours of instruction with Kami Liddle is CHF 1'475 (or EUR 1'355) in a comfortable 2 bed bungalow including private bathroom. A minimum deposit of CHF 300 (or EUR 275) within 5 days from registration is required to secure your spot. The remaining fee is due in max. 3 additional payments; all fees due by June 1, 2021

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