Dance Alchemy

Academy

Facilitator Certification Program


Discover our proprietary Dance Alchemy Tools to Inspire, Structure, Shape and Lead your Facilitations with Confidence to Create more Powerful Embodied and Transformational Results.

Dance Alchemy Embodiment

  • 70+ set of easy-to-apply tools, games, and exercises from Dance improvisation, Contact improvisation, Dance therapy, and Body-mind-spirit practice for facilitating, teaching, coaching, and working with groups

  • Tools that support your unique skills and competencies, while at the same time enhancing your existing work or moving in a new direction

  • Grow your ability to work in different settings, including mainstream ones. Tools that work across different cultures and bodies and can be used for creation, classes, workshops, sessions, retreats, team building, therapy, coaching, leadership, personal growth, and more.

  • Creative freedom – Dance Alchemy facilitation tools (16 years tested) work so well, it makes it easy for anyone to implement, replicate or upgrade for their own needs or the needs of their students or clients.


Gain Confidence to facilitate in a holistic, playful, and inclusive way

  • Reverse-engineering approach to lesson planning and proven 8 step structure to shape and lead your facilitations with confidence to create more powerful embodied and transformational results

  • Gain a new embodied teaching & leadership skill set with higher emotional intelligence and grow your confidence to effortlessly lead, teach and facilitate

  • ​Gain new holistic knowledge and ingenious ways to inspire and sustain a tribe.


Treat your practice as a Business to Thrive on the market

  • Eliminate self-doubt, insecurities, and fears, reclaim your time and embody your purpose

  • Step by step process to turn your gifts and experience into a thriving practice & business (offline & online)

  • Strategy and blueprint to continually enroll new students or clients and get paid what you are worth

DANCE is a natural order of the Universe

ALCHEMY is a process of purification, transformation, and creation

We support those that are committed to contributing their unique gifts that only you have in service to the world. This program is for:

  • dance artists, dance teachers, yoga teachers, meditation teachers, healers, therapy practitioners, psychologists, yoga and martial arts practitioners, dance therapists, change leaders, heart-centered catalysts of transformation... and people who are involved in community work

  • executive directors, managers, and business people with some sense of body awareness who wish to boost their emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and enhance embodiment leadership skills to better connect with their team

  • people who have a true calling for facilitation and a sincere feeling from within to support the growth of others

  • practitioners who already teach, facilitate, or heal and wish to enhance their practice

  • people who love dance and movement and wish to integrate this passion into a meaningful career

Dance Alchemy Academy Options:

ONLINE PROGRAM & COACHING:


OPTION #1 / Do it yourself:

  • Extensive Online program - 70+ video tutorials with intsructions and action items / lifetime access/ Work at your own pace. If you need to take a break or stay longer on a particular module, to better integrate it, you can resume your work whenever you are ready to move forward

  • Payment plan available, 14 days 100% Money Back Guarantee


OPTION #2 / VIP personalized 1-1 support and coaching :

  • Extensive Online program - 70+ video tutorials with instructions and action items / lifetime access / Work at your own pace. If you need to take a break or stay longer on a particular module, to better integrate it, you can resume your work whenever you are ready to move forward

  • Live Zoom Q&A coaching / 3 - 6 - 9 month options / Jump on a Zoom call to have 1:1 support, to have your questions answered, and get support fast

  • E-mail, Whatsapp... support / 24/7

  • Certificate of completion of the Online program

  • Payment plan available, 14 days 100% Money Back Guarantee

To ensure a high level of success, I only take on 3 clients per month. If you are interested and being considered, please APPLY for a connection call ⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇

IN-PERSON RETREATS (Slovenia & Bali)

For the ones who would love to get in-depth experience or getting certified as Dance Alchemy Facilitator, I offer retreats a couple of times a year:

  • Level 1 / 7 days retreat

Embody Dance Alchemy Solo Improvisation Tools

  • Level 2 / 7 days retreat

Embody Dance Alchemy Duet-Contact-Group Improvisation Tools


  • Level 3 / 7 days CERTIFICATION retreat

Gain Confidence to Facilitate Dance & Transformation

*Retreats Level 1 & Level 2 are open also for outside participants

** Attendance on Retreat Level 3 (certification retreat) is possible if you are part of the Online program & Coaching and only after completed Retreats Level 1 & 2

  • Dance Alchemy Facilitator Certificate

After certification, you can use the certification as you want and you are not obliged to call your facilitation Dance Alchemy if you don't want to.

And you can get an opportunity to collaborate and be invited by Goran Bogdanovski in facilitating opportunities. In the long term, we wish to create a strong team to run the Dance Alchemy Academy.


*** Retreats schedule and investment packages will be defined when the venue is determined, which depends on the possibilities to travel


If you are interested and being considered, please APPLY for a connection call:

I like to do these live calls, to see if we vibrate and because I need to ask you some questions about your current situation in life and in your business and to understand better what you want to create this year.

And then if it sounds like Dance Alchemy Academy program can support you in reaching your goals at an accelerated pace, and if we both feel that we are a good fit, then I’ll explain how this program works and I'll create a custom price for you, and at the end of the call we can both decide if we want to work together or not. No strings attached:)

Schedule your FREE call with me here, it's fast and easy!

I’m Goran Bogdanovski, Holistic Dance Teacher, Transformational & Business Coach, Choreographer, Dancer ... and founder of Ficho Institute.

My life passion is helping people to unleash their body wisdom, increase energy levels, tap into joy and unique dance expression to create flow, abundance, and a Freedom-embodied Lifestyle.

I have lived and breathed dance professionally since 1990 in the field of performing arts (classical ballet, contemporary dance, physical theatre, videos, and film). For over 10 years I was dancing for the Slovene National Ballet Company, from corps de ballet to principal roles and at the same time parallelly enjoyed a rich and versatile career as a freelance artist that brought me to work with many contemporary choreographers and theatre directors from the Slovenian and European art scene.

In 2000 I started practicing Freedom - embodied Lifestyle. I had my own dance company, choreographed performances, and toured extensively around the world. I ran dance studios, academy, festivals, platforms, and networks.

In 2006 I started teaching, coaching, and mentoring. Methods I use are an accumulation of knowledge and experience gathered through my life in the field of Dance Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Theatre, Meditation, Yoga, Martial arts, Spirituality, Therapy, Personal growth, Team building, Business Strategy, and Leadership.

I’ve devoted my life to bring embodiment, dance, improvisation, creation, empowerment, and healing, helping people to become that 2.0 version of themselves.


In fact, through teaching, mentoring, and coaching for the past 15 years in 23 countries, working with more than 3000 people, from non-professional movement lovers, professional dancers, people with disabilities, dance & yoga teachers, martial artists, therapists, psychologists, coaches, professors, managers, heart entrepreneurs, CEO's, change leaders…


I’ve discovered what functions clearly for any-body regardless of dance background, experience, or level of understanding of dance, and created a Ficho method with more than 100 exercises, games, and Dance Alchemy tools that can also be transferred to daily situations, relations, and work.


Tools that can also be used for creation, classes, workshops, sessions, retreats, therapy, coaching, leadership, personal growth, and more.


Ficho method and Dance Alchemy tools work so well, it makes it easy for anyone to learn, implement, replicate or upgrade for their own needs or the needs of their clients and students. And can also be used in the creation, classes, workshops, sessions, retreats, therapy, coaching, leadership, personal growth, ... and especially for living a Freedom- embodied Lifestyle.

read more about Goran


Online program overview

MODULE 1


- Introducing the basic concepts of Dance Alchemy Academy program based on a holistic approach, playful process, and an inclusive environment

- Why Dance Alchemy tools based on Dance improvisation, Contact improvisation and Body-mind-spirit practice?

- Program overview and how to use the online course?

- 9 tips for making the journey


Preparation for leading a session, class, workshop…

- Defining the goal, purpose of teaching

- Setting up an 8-step structure

- Setting up your musical playlist

- Preparation ritual

Beginning the session

- Creating a safe space

- Opening the session

- Setting up the rules

MODULE 2


Ways of establishing quick trust, connection, playfulness and flow in the group

- Calling the tribe

- How do I feel?

- Funny “icebreakers”


Energizers: Warming up the body and lifting up the energy and spirit

- We have to become physically fast to calm down the mind!

- What to do if somebody in the group doesn’t want to cooperate or is acting like a “trouble child”?

- Clear information, Emptying the body (of fear and expectations) & Absorbing the impact

- Playful Tagging game

- Floor Football

- Alignment

- Over-Under-Around

- Happy Feet folk dance

- Pressing Down/Lifting Up

MODULE 3


Power of presence, energy and complete body awareness


- Breathing as a carrier of your awareness

-How to breathe and how to use breath?

- Core Energy activation with a powerful mixture of Tai chi, Qi gong, and Pranayama breathing

- What to do if some participants get afraid, dizzy, etc., and want to quit the exercise?

- Dynamic muscles warm-up

- Dynamic stretch & yoga meditation

- Music playlists

MODULE 4


Embody your purpose


- Your DNA, get crystal clear on your vision, values, what do you want and don't want in your life, and business

- Gain control over self-doubt, insecurities, and fears

- Establish a daily ritual to realign your life internally and externally

- Forgetting personal boundaries

- Reclaim your Time: productivity and time management formula

MODULE 5


Dance Alchemy Facilitation Toolbox


SOLO Improvisation Tools

- 3Q (Three Qualities)

Spiral – Architectural / Traveling – On the Spot / Stable – Off Balance

- Trace / Training of movement perception

- Opposites as movement qualities

impulse-impact, fast-slow, isolation-whole body, finished-unfinished, diagonal-same side, opposite qualities in duets, intuitive opposites in duets

- "Steal and integrate” to upgrade the movement & expression qualities

- Sourcing vs. Performing. The use of physical, emotional, or thought dynamics as an experiencing or performing

- Using one’s own habits for creation

- The connection of breath with movement and action in a surprising way

- ...


DUET improvisation dance tools

- Decide – Respond / composition and chemistry tool

- Leading, Following and Mirroring / space tool

- Time and Expectations of the Mind / Time tool

- Opposites & Steal / quality tool


GROUP improvisation dance tools

- NetWork – can the network operate without a leader? Systems within network.

- Three events

- Using Solo, Duet & Contact improvisation tools for a Group improvisation

-...

MODULE 6


Dance Alchemy Facilitation Toolbox


CONTACT improvisation dance tools

- About Contact Improvisation

- Trust

- Into my water (elemental water)

- Sensitive hands / The Samurai Way

- Brushing & Sculptor (elemental wind)

- Dissolving & Building up

- Shared balance dancing

- Three centers

- Rolling

- Switching between centers and using arms for transitions

- Pushing and moving through space / Tree & Leaf

- Going Down & Up

- I’m on the floor, connection with my partner is gone. What to do?

- Using animal power and power of the floor / Tree & Leaf push on the floor

- Sliding

- Resisting the impulse in the slide

- Sliding & Noticing opportunity when the lift can happen – AHA moment

- Sliding & Pendulum weight

- Giving & Taking weight in a safe way

- Invitation and acceptance / Dance is in a space between

- How much weight can we take?

- Dead weight and protecting your lower back

- Climbing on the body & supporting the actions

- I want you here because of this / clear intention

- Reading – Following – Adjusting

- Loosening your head

- Dead body playground

Flying- the angel


- …

MODULE 7


Additional topics


- Keeping your own dance in the contact dance.

- I feel awkward in this exercise. What to do?

- While rolling, my breasts are touching my partner's body – feeling uncomfortable. What can I do?

- 8 tool: “my space – your space”

- Sometimes sexuality arises during contact improvisation and people get confused and afraid. How to deal with that? What can we do?


Cooling Down

- Stretch, massage, meditation…


Sharing & Closing the session

- What is sharing and why is it important

- How to close the session?

MODULE 8


Creating a solid ground and facilitating framework that supports your unique skills and competencies


- Reverse-Engineering approach to lesson planning

- Simple 8 step process to shape, organize and lead your facilitation

- Holding Space- the art of being present with others

- How you can implement, replicate or upgrade tools for your own needs or the needs of your students or clients?

MODULE 9


Treat your practice as a business and thrive on the market


- Shifting perception from Teacher, Facilitator... to the Transformation you deliver, to position yourself as an expert in your field, so you can command higher fees than others

- Mapping your "Practice=Business" DNA

- Choosing the right Audience

- Developing your Mission Statement, Unique Approach, and your Offer

- Mapping your knowledge, experience, and skills into a Program Prototype

- Understanding difference of delivery models: Class, Workshop, Retreat, Online course, 1-1 coaching, Consulting, Online group coaching, Mastermind

- Finding your ideal clients on Instagram, Facebook …

- Launching your online Campaign with an organic Marketing strategy

- Blueprint to convert a stranger on social media into a paid client

- Installing all the different tools and technology to run your business smoothly with no tech knowledge needed: funnel, appointment scheduler, e-mail automation, a portal for your online courses

- Automate much of what it takes to run a business, so you can run your operations with ease and focus on what you love

Retreats overview

LEVEL 1 & 2


LEVEL 1 / 7 days retreat: EMBODY DANCE ALCHEMY SOLO IMPROVISATION TOOLS

LEVEL 2 / 7 days retreat: EMBODY DANCE ALCHEMY DUET-CONTACT-GROUP IMPROVISATION TOOLS

- Experience magical moments of complete body awareness

​- Connecting to your deep potential, release internal blocks to be more balanced and centered.

- Learning to improvise and express your creativity like never before.

- An in-depth understanding of Dance Alchemy tools for teaching, facilitating, coaching, and working with the groups

- Insight into how Goran Bogdanovski facilitates and where the principles and tools came from

- Gaining a new embodied teaching & leadership skill set with higher emotional intelligence

​- Growing your confidence to effortlessly lead, teach and facilitate with leading part of the sessions and get honest feedback

​- Gaining new holistic knowledge and ingenious ways to inspire and sustain a tribe.


* two 3 hour sessions daily - lead by Goran Bogdanovski

** Retreats Level 1 & Level 2 are open also for outside participants

LEVEL 3


LEVEL 3 / 7 days CERTIFICATION retreat: GAIN CONFIDENCE TO FACILITATE DANCE & TRANSFORMATION



Growing your confidence to effortlessly lead, teach and facilitate with leading the whole sessions and get honest feedback


- We will look at how you hold the space, energy, presence, structure & flow of your sessions

- We will look at language, at how you communicate when facilitating, and examine if this can be developed in a more simple and concrete way

- You will get help in shaping and structuring your classes, workshops, programs…

- You will gain more hands-on experience in an effective well-rounded class, session, or workshop that is in synch with the abilities of your students / clients and the natural cycle of existence

- You will be inspired and supported by how other participants facilitate and get honest feedback on your facilitation

You will also learn how to:


- guide people to be aware of their potential through movement, dance, and communication

- sense and deal with expectations, fears, and emotions in students/clients and within yourself as a facilitator

- work with and apply different tools to individual clients, partners, small and large groups

- adapt your facilitating style to the needs and abilities of any given group of participants / students / clients

Your growth in confidence will enable you to effortlessly guide a session that transmits a total embodiment of your authentic self and the topics you facilitate.


* two 3 hour sessions daily - lead by program participants & Goran Bogdanovski

** Attendance on Retreat Level 3 is possible if you are part of the Online program & Coaching and only after completed Retreats Level 1 & 2

*** Dance Alchemy Facilitator Certificate upon completion of Level 3

What people are saying about working with Goran?

"If you are searching for clarity and inspiration, looking to be reinvigorated as a teacher, facilitator, coach and retreat into a space where you can connect with yourself, your potential, and your path... sign up for Goran’s training."

Michelle Campbell; dancer, teacher and movement therapist / USA-DE

"Amazing journey, and I’ve got new professional tools for upgrading my existing practice and received knowledge for better self awareness and higher emotional intelligence. Anyone who deals with people should experience it."

Saša Starovojtov, aikido teacher 5th Dan and entrepreneur / Slovenia

"Program gave me tools that can be used in a number of different professions as well as in personal and social relations. I feel clearer in my life direction and my perspective has expanded in terms of possibilities for my future."

Bridget McLemore; dancer and yoga teacher / USA

"Teacher training exceeded my expectations. Ficho exercises allowed me to understand improvisation better, so I can now easily to teach better. Thank you Goran for awakening my lost inner child!"

Barbara Guipponi; dance teacher & dancer / Italy

"Dance Alchemy is a journey into your soul and also with other souls. Goran can really hold the space and direct the energy so that the group can create easily and effective. Not all the facilitators have this ability."

Gamze Leela; yoga teacher, spiritual healer, retreat leader / UK

"After finishing the Dance Alchemy Teacher Training, I’m now able to independently pursue my path as a facilitator and provide a very expansive, unique, and authentic practice for my students & clients. Goran has a very specific approach as a guide: he’s a hypersensitive, patient, playful and accessible teacher, willing to guide you in whatever direction you propose. He will make you jump into unknown rivers and safely guide you through rough currents."

Sandra Anais ; dancer & Embodiment of Archetypes facilitator / Slovenia

"As a dance instructor and movement therapist, I often find it challenging to find a healthy balance between blending the two practices while respecting them as their own thing. For a few years now, I felt that I was losing my creative edge and focus. A few times I thought I would have to give up one practice and solely focus on the other. This led to a sense of being torn, stuck and unsatisfied with my work. A recent move and health issue forced me to stop, take some time off, and rethink my professional path. I wanted to find a way to bring both practices together which would be satisfying as a teacher and facilitator. I needed a clear direction; I found Goran’s training and signed up.

When I arrived to the Dance Alchemy Intensive, I felt as if I had been walking into a brick wall for months. However, I walked away from the intensive with a new sense of purpose, focus, and satisfaction. I could dream again.

I now have a clear plan and action steps, thanks to Goran’s coaching, the input from the community of participants, and the additional times given to us for personal reflection.

Goran’s leadership style invites participants to look deeply into their intentions, values, and desires. He holds space for everyone naturally, making it look effortless. Goran leads not with his ego, but with his heart, and also from a place of vulnerability. He would catch up with us in the free times and inspire us to be accountable to the personal tasks we had set for ourselves. I felt known by the leader, which is more than I’ve ever experienced in past workshop intensives. Goran was always himself; a mature and experienced leader. I highly recommend his trainings."

Michelle Campbell; dancer, teacher & movement therapist / USA-DE

"Uniqueness of this program is coaching on a personal level, making one recognize the potential of dance practice outside of dance field."

Alexey Dmitrenko; dancer, teacher & choreographer / Russia

"Simple 8 step process gave me a practical framework to establish a structure and express my creativity at the same time.

During my first class people were inspired by teaching and the passion I put into it. I’m grateful to Goran for helping me give life to something I had yearned to do for a long time, but had a feeling I wasn’t good enough to do it."

Muriel Juillard; dance teacher / Bali

" I’ve took my dance to another level, got tools and inspiration for facilitation dance workshops in the future, came closer to myself and the nature.


What surprised me really positively was people who I’ve met here. They’ve been amazing supportive, and they became like family members for me, hey became friends for me.


One of the aha moments for me was, that everyone shares different energy in this world and we need to take care of this energy, being soft and kind to each other, and support each other. "


Bibiana Krauskova; dancer / UK - Slovakia

" The most important benefit of Online course was of getting something I can refer to, also to see live examples and so many modalities to use. I got an excellent base point to build upon, exactly what I was looking for.

It gave me the confidence to teach now, which I was previously lacking.

It’s truly transformational to see, how people use their bodies and how they are with others. And the way I move my body changed, the way I move through space changed, and my work did change because I will teach this!!

Also, the breath-work was another incredible thing for me, as after it I had SO much energy for two whole days!

An online Dance Alchemy Teacher Course will provide you the clarity, base, ideas, structure, and teaching tools for you to expand and create your own unique teaching practice.

I am about to take the next leap, wouldn't have been possible so soon without this!"

Arushi Malaker; dance & yoga teacher / India

“ I've just completed your online teacher program and THANK YOU so much, it was everything I looked for and even more. It was a real journey and I will make it continue. I really really really enjoyed it!

I am a dance teacher but I never liked contests or judgment or dancing this way or that way for tv shows. I love dancing according to my feelings and I really wanted to open classes in which I could dance this way: to listen to my body and to have the tools to teach my students in a holistic and playful way.

After this experience, I definitely do not want to teach dance as I used to, even if I have to start on my own.

Online course Dance Alchemy Teacher Training is transforming, it opens our mind, it gives pleasure and freedom.

Thanks a lot, Goran for your tools, your experience, and your knowledge. It was great and rich to learn from you!

P.S ...One funny thing, during the lock-down, I asked my husband to train tools for duets and contact improvisation with me:) It was quite something! Difficult at the beginning and then, awesome! ”

Amandine Mons; dance & yoga teacher / France


" Goran really knows what he's doing with this dancing, he just have so many tools, so many little tricks to get out of his pocket, that is really amazing.


It's like guiding us so gently on the journey, that we didn't even notice that we left, and then suddenly we reached our destination: We were like … whoa, we didn't expect that:) And this is what I really like, like flow of all this inner work, a lot of tools, and at the same time making it gentle and playful."


Ajda Flašker; meditation and yoga teacher / Slovenia

" I think the most important thing what I take with me is the the strength, finding my core again.

Goran teaches with a lot of passion and a sense of community building and in a fun way, so that was important for me because in the last few months I was in need of laughter, communication of connection through fun, dynamic activities and through focused actions. He's a great facilitator. In this sense he’s like… “if you want to go there … go, there no excuses, just do it”. And for me that is exactly what I was looking for."


Angela Maldonado; Inner dance therapist, yoga teacher / Spain

" I recommend Dance Alchemy Teacher Training to people who are already teaching something and want to develop, to become better, to think about their practice, and also to people who don't teach yet and wants to teach or maybe also not, who just want to move and explore and find themselves into the dance or some other practices. It's not just about dancing, dancing it's a tool to come closer to yourself.

My favourite moments were when we connected as a group and created some flow, and we become like one breath, like one heartbeat, and our heartbeats connected. And I like this connection of living in community, this was the best for me to be together with other people, to create and learn from each other, help each other to grow."

Živa Stojanovič; teacher of Circus. Acro yoga, Aerial yoga and Dance / Slovenia

“ It’s really a transformational experience. I see Goran as this energy, strong, powerful, but gentle at the same time. Someone who you can feel really is interested in transformation and helping people get to that transformation through movement because movement is his thing. Dance is his expression and his tool. He offers a great combination of concrete, practical, spiritual, personal and professional development.”


Carolina Parreira; art & dance producer / Portugal

“It was a powerful Journey. Goran is great, he has so much experience as a performer, and as a facilitator and a teacher he rally knows how to hold space, he really knows how to adapt to the group, he senses, he reads the room and knows how to guide everyone and the whole group, so that everyone gets the most from the experience. And he has so many tools he developed through years and years, and these tools are really so simple in a way, but so very powerful and so useful, and I and everybody can, no matter the skills people have, and how experienced they are, they can get something from the tools. But also they have so much depth, that if someone is more experienced in dance, or other body practices, it can go even deeper, so it’s just so many layers.”


Maša Tiselj; TV presenter, actress / Slovenia

“You are unique Goran with your energy and knowledge. You are passing on the mighty knowledge you have in a way that anyone can understand. And this is an art that only a few can do.”


Lucija Poličnik; reiki master, angel therapist, ski instructor and horse riding teacher / Slovenia

Maša Tiselj

TV presenter, actress / Slovenia

Carolina Parreira

art & dance producer / Portugal

Bridget McLemore

dancer and yoga teacher / USA

Saša Starovojtov

aikido teacher 5th Dan and entrepreneur / Slovenia

Napat Zuber - Machima

yoga and meditation teacher / Thailand

Paul Vratusha

Atelier ltd. CEO

Alexey Dmitrenko

dancer, teacher & choreographer / Russia

Barbara Guipponi

dance teacher & dancer / Italy

Ajda Flašker

meditation and yoga teacher / Slovenia

Angela Maldonado

Inner dance therapist, yoga teacher / Spain

Katja Beck Kos

cultural manager / Slovenia

Žiga Lukman

social educator / Slovenia

Gamze Leela

yoga teacher, spiritual healer, retreat leader / UK

Federica Cecchet

civil engineer and an architect / Italy

Svetlana Šaljič

CEO at SETCCE / Slovenia

Lucija Poličnik

reiki master, angel therapist, horse riding teacher & urban planner / Slovenia

Živa Stojanovič

teacher of Circus. Acro yoga, Aerial yoga and Dance / Slovenia