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Basic Training

4 Weeks | 2 Sessions per week | 18 Videos | Beg


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.

Basic Training Belly Dance Program

How to Begin

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.

To get started, click on any of class titles below.

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.

Practice Tip

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.

Basic Training : Week 3

Session 1

Playlist (54:27)

Warm Up for the Hands and Arms - Fundamental Hands and Arms - Hands and Arms Unite

Session 2

Belly Dance Basics #3: Hip Drops, Bumps, Circles + More (1:03:22)

You're doing a great job so far! This week we will reach to the sky with several hand and arm movements from Tamalyn’s Elegant and Expressive Hands and Arms workshop. You will learn that the key to a beautiful belly dance presentation is not always just in the belly! You’ll also be learning big hip bumps, drops, and circles with Sedona.

Week 3, Session 1 : Playlist (54:27)

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Warm Up for the Hands and Arms

Tamalyn will lead you through many stretches focusing on increasing the flexibility of your hands. Then she explore wrist circles, hand circles inside and outside, small hand waves, large hand waves, and figure eights with the hands. This spotlight is from Tamalyn's "Elegant and Expressive Hands and Arms" workshop.

Online Belly Dance Class

Fundamental Hands and Arms

We will explore variations on snake arms, arm circles, and face framing. By changing size and direction, as well as your gaze, you can get tremendous variety. To this variety, Tamalyn will add combinations of snake arms and arm circles. This spotlight is from Tamalyn's "Elegant and Expressive Hands and Arms" workshop.

Online Belly Dance Class

Hands and Arms Unite

With combinations of each hand basic movement: circles, waves and 8's with different arm moves, Tamalyn will show how to make many subtle variations. This spotlight is from Tamalyn's "Elegant and Expressive Hands and Arms" workshop.

Week 3, Session 2 : (1:03:22)

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Belly Dance Basics #3: Hip Drops, Bumps, Circles + More

In this Belly Dance Basics class we will be focusing on muscular hipwork. We will be working the hips on various planes to create strong lifts, drops and bumps. We will also drill interior hip circles as well as side circles. In addition to a warm up, cool down, break down and drill section, the class also includes a combination of all movements covered.

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