Performance with Purpose
with Ranya Renee

DEEPEN YOUR PURPOSE, BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE,
AND SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD

With Performance with Purpose I wanted to offer something different, creative, impactful, and affordable, that helps dancers and performers claim their rightful place in the spotlight, to show up with no apologies, brave and undeniable. 

This is practical, actionable work in mindset, body positivity, and social connection, in presence and performance.

Show up STRONG this year, all year.

Dig deep.  You deserve it. WE deserve it.

If you have something to say, this is the time to say it.

Say it with your body:  with total physical commitment.

Say it to inspire others:  make a difference.

Say it with your artistic vision.

When you perform, make it count.

What is your performance purpose for this coming year?

And how will you step up and be present for it?

Step up and own the stage for real. .. and all the world’s a stage.

YOUR stage.

Perform YOUR purpose.

Do you want to...
...make a greater impact with your performance, for yourself and for others?
...give yourself power onstage, even when you may sometimes feel powerless in the face of difficulties in the "real world"?
...work on your performance skills even now, when the performing opportunities are mostly online, and it can feel so distant and artificial?

...explore how to show up in the world with meaning, ready to share, even when you are not sure about your performance path?

You can make it meaningful to yourself and to others. In this program, you can delve deeper into your purpose, and level up your confidence, engage with others, to bring new meaning to your online connections (performances AND just connecting!)....for your art, for community-building, for your teaching, for your work, and for your life.

Performance with Purpose is for...

  • Current performers
  • Former performers
  • Aspiring performers
  • Teachers
  • Presenters
  • Those who want to bring meaning to their work (or bring it BACK after feeling burned out)
  • Those who dance for confidence and fulfillment in life
  • Those who want to feel more physically and mentally confident 
  • Those who yearn for a more profound connection with their audience
  • Superstars like you! 

PERFORMANCE WITH PURPOSE - 2022

This supportive challenge is guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing! 
The basic PWP challenge program includes:

  • 6 short, inspiring video trainings, with complementary PDF exercises: write, draw, paint, or dance the exercises, or just think them over! How you process the information is up to you, to suit your learning style. This is mindset training for performance, to free yourself from creative blocks and step into greater confidence and presence. The trainings are bite-sized (5-10 minutes each) and get to the heart of the matter: empowering your performance with purpose. (If you already joined PWP last year, you get a reduced rate to join us for the live 2022 run!)
  • Ongoing discussion in private club in the website discussion forum, accessible on any device, over the month of February 2022
  • Two live Q&A meetings (recorded in case you can't attend live) on Zoom, at different times in February 2022
  • Accountability and support buddies - for those who want the support of the community experience in the discussion forum; you can also go through the trainings and process them on your own if you prefer
  • Lifetime access to the video trainings and PDF worksheets in the Ginger City membership site to revisit again and again for inspiration and creative ideas to build new habits or "trends," jumpstart new work, or get yourself out of a rut in your practice
  • Reduced-rate future access ...If you return for a PWP live run next year or after: even if the base course price increases, you will only pay a modest supplement to join for another year's live meetings, discussion and inspiration. After you join the program, you will always get the lowest rate to join us for future PWP live runs.
  • Optional PWP VIP coaching add-on for powerful and personalized coaching that builds on the concepts of PWP.

WHEN YOU JOIN...

Get immediate access to all the PWP training videos and creative PDF worksheets so you can spread out the work, or binge it! Either way, this is material you'll want to absorb and digest, and refer to again and again. 

With a prompt email each week of the program, you can take it step by step, and join in the discussion. Go over the exercises on your own time, and enjoy sharing ideas and insights with a community of fellow "inquiring-minded" dancers and teachers from all over the world, who are working through the material too.

Current rate will be in effect for February-March 2022. 

Payment plan option is available.
And PWP members from 2021 get a reduced rate to join us for this live run.

Clarify your purpose, and how it is related to your own VALUE as a person, not only as a performer: Get what YOU want out of the performance experience, achieve what you want to achieve, do good with your art, and embrace yourself in order to do it.

PART

ONE

PART

TWO

Embrace your audience: Turn feelings of nervousness and fears of judgment into comfort and connection. Skillfully deal with audiences that are not your ideal (you'll learn techniques for this!). Turn them into a group you can work with, with joy and knowing confidence.

Embrace your body:  Work with what you've got, with a sense of ownership, to own yourself as you own the stage. To show up with no apologies, being your fabulous self. Because you ARE.

PART

THREE

PART

FOUR

Embrace your personality: Own all your quirks, even the "bad stuff"... to work with yourself, as you are, and to balance your qualities for the stage. Highlight your assets, and bring a sense of ownership even to the parts you might want to hide or disguise. Find the flip side that you can love and share, and direct the audience's attention to exactly where you want it to go.

Shape your message as you convey it to an audience: In an interactive conversation between yourself, your purpose, and your audience, you will be in control of your message. Complete the circle of connection, with you in charge, embracing your power. An audience could be at a show, it could be students you are teaching, or a person you are speaking to. It could be an audience of one or of many, online or off. The exercises here serve you for your life, not only for your dance or art.

PART

FIVE

CONNECT 

WITH OTHERS

& ENJOY LIFETIME

ACCESS

Access to private group discussion forum for comments and questions for Ranya and connection with other participants.

Share your own insights and your commitment, ask your questions, get feedback, and plan your 2022 moves.

LIFETIME ACCESS to course video materials and downloadable PDF worksheets for each part of the challenge

Optional VIP mini-coaching, in early-mid March 2022 after the main program.


  • "This challenge is helping get me thinking of how to convey meaning in my dance… Really helpful and insightful things to think about. Thank you!"
  • "Thanks a lot for your inspiring challenge. Your questions are really great to think about and play around with it, painting or drawing."
  • "This is exactly what I was looking for....I’m beyond grateful for your courses as you’re helping me deal with life, not just dance."
  • "Ranya, I really thank you for your great and empowering videos."
  • "Such amazing feedback."
  • "I loved the mini-ness of this. It was accessible in terms of time and money, but boy oh boy, was it worth it."
  • "I learned some new ideas from this challenge - some of which are still marinating as I ponder how to apply them in a performance, and had some realizations about my personality and any blockages that can manifest through my dancing and performances. Glad I did this challenge as I have been looking to go deeper in my dance lately. Thank you!"
  • "It was short, affordable and it gave me a lot to think about. It was work but also much fun to draw and use colors. Maybe I’d like to do it again, the same stuff."
  • "Thank you again for this series and all you do."

OPTIONAL ADD-ON:
PWP VIP COACHING
TO PAMPER YOURSELF FOR PERFORMANCE

This impactful coaching upgrade offers the same signature solo-within-group format of my longer coaching series, in a powerfully compact package that builds on the work of PWP. The PWP VIP coaching crew will meet in early-mid March 2022 after the main PWP program wraps up. 

Be sure to ADD IT TO YOUR CART by checking the VIP box when you sign up, to get the special PWP VIP 2022 rate. You won't regret it! 
 
CLICK HERE for more about the coaching process and the March 2022 schedule for the optional PWP VIP coaching extension.

PERFORMANCE WITH PURPOSE - FAQS

Ask additional questions using the yellow chatbot at lower right, or email to support@gingercity.com. I'll answer your PWP questions myself!

Is this on a set schedule? What if I'm busy during some of the weeks?

No worries! The program is self-paced so you can work according to your availability, and to post in the discussion forum if and when you wish, as your time allows. You can work with the program as you would with one of my on-demand courses. We enjoy robust discussion (primarily during February 2022), following along in the order of the lessons, but it's not a requirement, to get benefits from PWP. The password-protected 2022 PWP forum is on my membership website, not in a Facebook group, so you can join in, with fewer distractions, from any device.  The PWP live meetings will be recorded too, so you can watch later in case you need to miss them, and you can submit questions in advance or post follow-up questions. Catch up with the exercises and discussion when you have time - it will all be there for you. You'll have lifetime access to all materials so you can return to them again and again, any time of year. You'll also be able to join future live runs of the PWP program at a reduced rate.

Does PWP include dance training?

Not exactly - the basic PWP program is mindset training. Training your brain so it is ready for performance or sharing! You can work with these concepts in thinking about them, taking notes/journaling, drawing/coloring/painting, visualizations. Of course you are also encouraged to work with them in your own dance or physical presence, as you would like to, on your own. And, if you sign up for the PWPVIP coaching add-on, you will get feedback on your dancing with ideas on how to apply the concepts, and a chance to try out the applications and get feedback on that - live and recorded feedback from me.

When are the live meetings?

Live meeting times will be selected to accommodate different time zones around the world.  Remember that all trainings, feedback videos and live meetings are recorded, so even if you have to miss one, you'll be able to watch after, and get your feedback and your questions answered. Because the program has international participants, you can participate in nearly all of it asynchronously and still keep up with the group. Weekly submissions and discussions provide accountability and a sense of community that helps people make breakthroughs. If you have to miss a week of discussion, it's ok: you can jump back in after. The 2022 live meetings for PWP will be held in February and in early March, and the VIP coaching group meetings will be in early-mid March. 

My internet is not strong, can I still participate?

You will not have to dance live on camera during the basic PWP meetings. During the live meetings there will be times you'll want to have your camera on (such as in the Zoom breakout groups for short live discussion in groups of 2 or 3) but if you have a restriction with internet speed, we can arrange for you to join by audio only for those, or just watch the recordings later on your own time, and post comments or questions in the discussion forum. We try to accommodate! If you are in the PWP VIP coaching and don't have strong internet for live coaching, it is easy for me to coach you on a pre-submitted video, and the video app is easy to use for that. Those meetings will also be recorded, so you can watch them to review.

How much time should I plan for each week?

You may get a strong insight from just one concept in the PWP program, so even just reading about the concept or watching or listening to a short video...that won't take much time. Spending a little more time with the exercises, you'll get even more out of it, but even if your time is very limited, I predict you'll benefit in a meaningful way. Note also that you won't lose access after our live time together: you'll have lifetime access to the core program. (Of course it's enjoyable to follow along live, with the camaraderie of the group!) These exercises are mostly mindset work, so even thinking about the topics on your off-hours still will have an effect on you, opening up possibilities, and owning and healing the parts of yourself that want to show up for performance. Each part's assignment features a short training video from me of 5-15 minutes, explaining the concept, and journaling and drawing exercises to inspire you (on a PDF of 1-2 pages per lesson, with blank space for your notes!). In addition to watching the videos, you'll want to leave extra time to work on the exercises to really absorb things, but you can do as much or as little as you like. There are big concepts to work on in the program, but you can work on them in bite-sized chunks... and get inspiration for this month and all year long.

Nervous about sharing videos, do I have to do it?

I understand! You don't have to share videos for the main "Performance with Purpose" program, but for the VIP coaching option (SEE BELOW for details), we do share videos, just with those who are also in the VIP group - no one else. (Unless you pick the solo option, in which case you'll only share videos with me.) With our video app it's easy to participate, and it's on a private gallery page not accessible to others except for this year's VIPs. Many people feel a little nervous at first, if they are new to my programs, but remember, these are only viewable to you, me, and the others in this program. After the first time, and after you see others participating, you will likely get more comfortable with it. I hear over and over from participants how safe they feel in my coaching programs; I prioritize creating as safe a space as possible, and am always open to hearing participant concerns and addressing them. You'll gain confidence by sharing with others in this protected format, and learn to embrace the freedom of experimenting, rather than trying to accomplish something "perfect". Trust in the process: it's how you will make the most progress if you do the VIP coaching.

I live in a far-off timezone - how can I participate?

For the live meetings, we'll set times to accommodate different timezones. We select times as we see where everyone is located, and because so many GC programs have people from all over the world, we are accustomed to making it international-friendly, as much as we can! Even if you miss the meetings, you can watch the recordings and join in the discussions. 

My internet is not strong, can I still participate?

You will not have to dance live on camera during the basic PWP meetings. During the live meetings there will be times you'll want to have your camera on (such as in the Zoom breakout groups for short live discussion in groups of 2 or 3) but if you have a restriction with internet speed, we can arrange for you to join by audio only for those, or just watch the recordings later on your own time, and post comments or questions in the discussion forum. We try to accommodate! If you are in the PWP VIP coaching and don't have strong internet for live coaching, it is easy for me to coach you on a pre-submitted video, and the video app is easy to use for that. Those meetings will also be recorded, so you can watch them to review.

I have a disability or a language issue that makes participation more challenging for me, can I still participate?

We are happy to accommodate differently-abled members of the community, and also speakers of other languages than English. Please contact me at support@gingercity.com and describe what would most help you; we will do our best to make you feel welcome so you can enjoy this program. We also welcome speakers of other languages who want to discuss these deeper topics with each other in their native languages in the PWP program discussion forum. 

What is Ginger City's commitment to diversity and inclusion?

We believe people of all ages, sizes, colors, backgrounds and socioeconomic levels have the right to feel supported, and empowered. The Ginger City (including me - Ranya - and my team members) is committed to amplifying the voices, presence, and power of members of historically marginalized/underrepresented groups, including people of all gender expressions who are part of the dance community, people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, and people who identify as neurodivergent or physiodivergent. Each year, Ginger City makes available a number of equity-based partial scholarships from our matching fund for coaching programs (including PWP VIP).

The Ginger City is about self-empowerment from a place of honesty, knowledge, open-mindedness, curiosity, respect, cross-cultural understanding, and multiculturalism. We will never be a safe harbor for those who casually or explicitly spread hate or ignorance, or who support those who do. If you or anyone feels unsafe or unsupported in any of my programs, you are encouraged to reach out to me or to one of my team members privately, so we can address it with attention and discretion. 

Part of my work as a coach is in highlighting the underlying mechanisms of power, both onstage and in society, that hold people back for no good reason. If we better understand how human power works, then we can use that power for good, through movement, performance, allowing ourselves and others to feel safe and welcome, and spreading joy. No one should feel "less than" because of who they are. We at the Ginger City support an even playing field, including the dismantling of white supremacy, sizeism, ageism, racism, classism, nationalism, ableism, and "physiotypical" and "neurotypical" bias. We are working for change socially, by empowering dancers and movers, physically, in performance, and in the world. It is an important part of our collective purpose in the Ginger City community.

Looking forward to the journey with you!


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