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New to Belly Dance? Interested in the fundamentals? This program was designed for the complete beginner or anyone interested in fundamental belly dance technique.
Never set foot into a dance studio before? Great! Our knowledgable and friendly teachers lead you through the basic moves of belly dance in a variety of belly dance styles. And in your online studio, you get to go at your own pace!
By the end of this month-long practice, you will learn how to have graceful hands and arms, how to do a belly roll, a shimmy, snake arms, and various hip and chest isolations. You'll also learn some traveling movements and combinations. Welcome to belly dance!
This program features two sessions of Datura Online classes per week. Feel free to shift it around to whichever two days work best for your schedule. You're also more than welcome to repeat classes as much as you want or supplement this program with any other classes on the site.
Each of these program sessions will run between 1 and 1.5 hours.
You can rent classes individually, rent a session playlist, or activate an unlimited access membership to access all classes in this program for one low price.
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To browse class descriptions, click on the week and you can read more about each class. For a printable version of this program click here to download and print a copy for your practice space. You also can bookmark this page for easy access later.
For each mix and match session, all videos are in one playlist - one continual class. Click on the playlist link to start your session playlist, OR click on each week in the program navigation bar below for an expanded view, and watch the videos one at a time.
Dance Warm Up with Henna - Basic Isolations - Undulation Spotlight - Cool Down
Warm Up for the Lower Body - Fundamental Shimmies, Tamalyn's Take - Belly Rolls: Belly Dance Flow Fundamentals - Cool Down and Stretch 2
Henna will start off this week with a short dance warm up to get you ready to move! Sedona will then introduce you to a concept that is integral to belly dance: isolations, or moving one part of your body independently from the rest. She'll then take you through the basic belly dance undulation, a key element in belly dance. In session two of this week Tamalyn will teach you how to get wonderful, relaxed hip shimmies, and then Zoe will take you straight to the point with belly rolls!
In this spotlight we will break down and drill all of the basic, head, chest, hip, and shoulder isolations. This is wonderful for anyone new to belly dance or the more advanced dancer looking to keep their isolation technique sharp and strong. This spotlight is a part of the workshop: "Interesting and Innovative Isolations with Sedona".
This warm-up will prepare the whole body for movement and focus on the lower body, including conditioning for the legs and feet. This exercise is appropriate for beginner dancers to advanced dancers wanting to develop strength in their lower body. This spotlight is from Colette's "Creative Steps with a Classic Twist" workshop.
Zoe's unique approach to belly rolls: "The 4 Part Roll" breaks down this classic move for any style of belly dance, emphasizing each muscle group, and moving the abdomen independent of the spine. This spotlight is from Zoe's "Spins, Flutters, and Belly Rolls: Belly Dance Flow Fundamentals" Workshop.
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