The six-week Mystical Dance ® Teacher Training Course (MDTTC) runs from 27 January – 8 March, 2014. The first week of the MDTTC begins with a six-day ‘Mystical Dance ® 1’ Workshop which will be open to outside participants to give TTC participants an opportunity to experience the pace and depth of an intensive workshop. The workshop will conclude with a dance performance offering.
The following five weeks, will be closed to those enrolled in the MDTTC and will also include additional formal performance opportunities.
Please note : At scheduled times, we will invite select Agama yogis to participate in some of our activities as part of the co-ed Mystical Dance ® experience.
COURSE HOURS AND DAILY PROGRAM
We will meet approximately six hours per day, five days per week, with some exceptions that will be announced in advance. Generally, except when noted, Sunday will be a “holiday,” or day off, but the exact two days off per week will be “floating” -- meaning they will change week-by-week, depending on our energy levels and the events that we plan.
There will be some additional evening events (rituals, meditations, etc.) as well as other optional activities such as movies and local expeditions. Any deviations from the core schedule will be announced as far in advance as possible. Days off are also opportunities for group members to gather more informally for dance practice, etc.
Our day will be divided into two sessions. In 2013, we met from 9:00-12:00 and 17:00-20:00 as our typical hours. On some days we vary these hours to accommodate special events, etc.
There will be daily core teachings and dance activities led by Monika. A teaching practicum schedule will be devised so that each participant has the opportunity to lead dance, theory, and self-development exercises.
Overall, the course will be demanding but the days will be well-paced, balancing the physical dance portion with complementary activities, discussions, meditations, and lectures.