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A few free samples to whet your appetite for more belly dance! These are just a taste of what we offer on Datura Online, so be sure to check out the "Join Now" page to see what else you can get!
In this spotlight from "Drum Expressions # 1 : Baladi", Sedona explains her approach to crafting a drum solo.
In this spotlight from "Datura Style™ Technique: Fundamental Positions & Combinations", Rachel explains why she created the arm, foot, and leg positions for the Datura Style™ format.
In this spotlight from "Zil-ionaire: An Introduction to Finger Cymbal Technique", Rachel will introduce you to the finger cymbals. She will show you how to wear them, how size and material change the tone of the finger cymbal, and give you some basic finger cymbal facts.
The challenging Choo Choo, when mastered, gives the impression of floating or gliding in space while the hips express a very percussive and striking shimmy. It's a favorite everywhere, and always brings a huge response from the audience. This spotlight is from Rachel's "Shimmy Train: 3/4 Shimmies and Variations" workshop.
The Hagallah was named for a type of hip work found in celebratory social dances of Western Egypt and parts of Libya. It is a fusion of 3/4 on the down and an emphatic twist. This spotlight is from Rachel's "Shimmy Train: 3/4 Shimmies and Variations" workshop.
The Overshimmy is a fusion of the 3/4 down shimmy and the Maya, and it is an easy choice for traveling and up-tempo music. This spotlight is from Rachel's "Shimmy Train: 3/4 Shimmies and Variations" workshop.
The Ghawazee or Ghawazi shimmy is named after dancers of Egypt who specialize in this approach to a gorgeous walking-shimmy. This variation of 3/4 shimmy on the up is characterized by a big, swinging movement in the hips. This spotlight is from Rachel's "Shimmy Train: 3/4 Shimmies and Variations" workshop.
This is a short lecture highlighting some of the basic information and history behind Pilates, the creator, the form itself, and why its an excellent practice to compliment belly dance. This spotlight is from Ashley's "Basic Full Body Pilates Workout" class.
Basic movements provide a strong foundation for any belly dance practice and are the starting point for variations and complex layering. This spotlight focuses on proper technique for three fundamental slow movements in tribal style belly dance, Taxim, Reverse Taxim and Bodywave, to ensure a dramatic presentation and prepare for advanced variations. This spotlight is from Colette's "Flamenco Inspired Movements for Group Improvisation" workshop.
Tribal Style belly dance is known for its uplifted posture, which supports and carries the body and results in a strong, confident presentation. These pointers breakdown the specifics of posture and explain how great posture can improve dance technique and presentation. This spotlight is from Colette's "Flamenco Inspired Movements for Group Improvisation" workshop.
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