Online course & Coaching
DANCE is a natural order of the Universe
ALCHEMY is a process of purification, transformation, and creation
Discover our proprietary Dance Alchemy Tools to Structure, Shape and Lead your Facilitations with Confidence to Create more Powerful Embodied and Transformational Results.
Preparation for leading a session, class, workshop…
Defining the goal, purpose of teaching
Setting up an 8-step structure
Setting up your musical playlist
Beginning the session
Creating a safe space
Opening the session
Setting up the rules
Ways of establishing quick trust, connection, playfulness and flow in the group
Calling the tribe
How do I feel?
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 Catching/Tagging game
Happy Feet folk dance
Pressing Down/Lifting Up
Breathing as a carrier of awareness
Integrated from different practices like: Pranayama, Tai Chi, Qi Gong...
How to breathe and how to use breath?
Core Energy activation and working within the flow of the energy
What to do if some participants get afraid, dizzy, etc., and want to quit the exercise?
Dynamic muscle warm-up & Dynamic stretch meditation
Dynamic muscle warm-up
Dynamic stretch & yoga meditation
SOLO improvisation dance 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
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
Leading & Following
Time and Expectations of the Mind
CONTACT improvisation dance tools
About Contact Improvisation
Into my water (elemental water)
Sensitive hands / The Samurai Way
Brushing & Sculptor (elemental wind)
Dissolving & Building up
Shared balance dancing
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
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 that / clear intention
Reading – Following – Adjusting
Loosening your head
Dead body playground
Flying the angel
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?
GROUP improvisation dance tools
NetWork – can the network operate without a leader? Systems within network.
Using Solo, Duet & Contact improvisation tools for a Group improvisation
Stretch, massage, meditation…
Sharing & Closing the session
What is sharing and why is it important?
How to close the session?
BONUS TOPIC: Economic Sustainability – Basic Kit
Defining your goals and intentions within your teaching.
Treat your practice as a business
Mapping your "Business" DNA
Define your audience, Mission statement & Proprietary approach
Designing your photos for FB and IG posts, ads, posters flyers …
Where to get great royalty-free photos?
Technical essentials: portal for your Online courses, Funnel, Zoom, Webinar, Appointment scheduler...
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1. Core Energy activation and working within flow of the energy
A very powerful mixture of Pranayama breathing, Tai Chi and Chi gong I was experimenting with for the last 16 years on myself and with all kinds of groups and clients. t’s a 10-15 min. exercise sequence that guides you fast and deep through breathing into your inner power by activating your core energy, balancing your mind, emotions and empowering the body, while working within the flow of the energy.
2. One universal movement quality
The purpose of this exercise is to illustrate the relationship between movement, dance, and kinesthetic intelligence by developing awareness of basic movement quality inside of us. In this example, we'll do only part of the first universal movement quality. Three universal qualities relate to:
1. Circular (movement on emotional level, rounded, spiral, natural flows, feminine) vs. Architectural (movement on the mind level, constructed, predicted, masculine)
2. Traveling (through space) vs, Being on the spot (grounded)
3. Stable vs. Unstable
3. Into my water
The purpose of this exercise is to create a lot of energy flow between partners, to activate your centers, and to warm up the body really fast. But the main purpose is to show us how our energy and communication with another person through contact dance can function in improvisation if we connect through basic elementals. For example, if we keep in mind that 70% of you is water, 70% of me is water … and if we put water of 2 people together, we'll get 140% of working space of pure energy and communication.
17 days intensive retreat
9-25 July 2021 / Slovenia
Remote Location - Pristine Nature - Small Group
*shorter attendance is also possible
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What people are saying?
"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, from ice to love soul transformation! 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
"Ficho 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
"I lost touch with my body before coming to the course. Now i feel it again! I connected deeper with my body, myself, my potential and my path than I was ever before. I’ve got foundations to start a new practice."
Napat Zuber - Machima; yoga and meditation teacher / Thailand
"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
"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
"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
"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
"Interesting experience to learn more about interaction of breathing and movement, energy connections and empathic listening."
Federica Cecchet; civil engineer and an architect / Italy
"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 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!
Online course Dance Alchemy Teacher Training is transforming, it opens our mind, it gives pleasure and freedom."
Amandine Mons; dance & yoga teacher / France
"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
I’m Goran Bogdanovski, 49 years old Holistic Dance Teacher, Transformational & Business Coach, Choreographer, Dancer ... and founder of Ficho Institute.
My life passion is helping people to step into the embodiment of their purpose, to fully creatively express and make all necessary transformations to achieve Flow & Abundance in their profession and business.
I have lived and breathed dance professionally since 1990 in the field of performing arts (classical ballet, contemporary dance, physical theatre, videos and film). In 2000 I had my own dance company, I choreographed performances and toured extensively around the world. As a director, manager, curator, producer... 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.