Alchemy: 24 - 28 August 2019

a 5 day belly dance intensive with Jill Parker


About the event

The Alchemy Program is the culmination of decades of Jill's experiences as a pioneer, dancer, instructor, mentor, and creative force. Jill's master eye helps her students identify their strengths and areas for improvement in support of reaching their unique dance related goals. This course will focus on goal setting, personal feedback, and a holistic approach to belly dance fundamentals. Alchemy includes 35 hours of instruction in an intimate atmosphere where Jill's instruction can be tailored to her students (This is her super power!). Jill will also facilitate an opportunity for the program participants to learn how to give appropriate and helpful feedback as well as an opportunity to perform and grow with specifically tailored feedback from each other, including Jill.

A major focus of the program will be the technique and dance vocabulary that is the underpinning of Jill's elegant and easeful style. Jill’s decades of personal study and training with the forerunners of our art form yields a dance vocabulary that is rich in texture and history, and will make you fall in love with belly dance all over again. Jill will share her approaches to both improvisation and choreography as well as musings on musicality and performance.

Topics will include embodiment, history, personal practice, goal setting, and more! Sound to good to be true? It almost is! Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of Jill Parker's Alchemy: The Science, Craft, and Sorcery of Belly Dance.

Optional certification at the end of the program is possible, more details will be provided during the intensive.


Bookings are now open via the link at the top of the page. Please note that currently the intensive is sold out, however, spaces might become available. It is therefore recommended that you fill in the form via the link above anyway, and we will be in touch as soon as a space becomes available. There are only 25 places available on this intensive. Please note that either a deposit or the full amount needs to be received within 7 days of receiving confirmation of your place onto the intensive or you may lose your place on the intensive.

The fee for this intensive is £635 and can be paid in full or in 5 consecutive instalments of £127 . This amount needs to be paid in full, meaning that if participants choose to pay via PayPal or via international bank transfer, they will need to make sure all fees are covered by the participant. 

The deposit is the first payment of 5 consecutive instalments and comes to £127, meaning that the total amount of £635 should be received within 5 months of signing up.


sports complex
Temple Gardens
Brighton (map)


Every day

10am - 1pm morning session
2:15pm - 4:15pm afternoon session part 1
4:30pm - 6:30pm afternoon session part 2

Monday 26th August

7:30pm arrival at Bee’s Mouth for hafla performances for optional personal feedback from Jill
8pm - 10pm performances at Bee’s Mouth

About Jill Parker


Jill Parker is a master teacher, lifelong student and lover of belly dance for nearly 30 years. She is known the world over as an innovator and a generous teacher with a gift for demystifying this sensuous form, making its techniques accessible to new dancers, while offering tremendous insight and nuanced instruction to advanced and professional students. Jill teaches and performs internationally, and makes her home in San Francisco, the origin and home of Tribal Fusion Bellydance.

Jill Parker is the founder of the modern Tribal Fusion belly dance phenomenon, birthed out of San Francisco California in the mid-90's.

Jill was an original member of FatChanceBellyDance, and founder of Ultra Gypsy Dance Theater, the trail blazing company that birthed such great dancers as Rachel Brice, Sharon Kihara, Lady Fred, Rose Harden, and countless others.

With nearly three decades of experience, Jill has trained the top belly dancers in the genre and influenced a generation of belly dancers with her modern innovations, all the while remaining deeply rooted in her connection to the traditional, sensual, and authentic.

Jill's big heart and deep love for this intoxicating form shines through in her generous teaching as well as her performances worldwide.

She's an exceptional teacher with a gift for demystifying this intricate dance, making it accessible for new dancers, and offering insights for refinements and nuance to even the most seasoned professional dancer. Jill uses creative self-expression to promote health, encourage self-care, relieve stress, and build self-esteem. She fosters an inclusive sense of community and wellness in her classes.