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A few free samples to wet 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!
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.
PepTalk: Sigil's way of keeping you thinking and imagining, this short "peptalk" is not only meant to help get your head in the game, its also a great way to start the day. Let's talk about improvisation as a language. This belly dance spotlight is from Amy's "Full Lesson 1: Unmata's Level 1 Slow ITS - Taxims" class.
Feeling like you don't have the "free time" you need? Amy Sigil takes you through a different way of looking at "fitting in" those things you "don't have time for" in this 1 minute Sigil style peptalk. This spotlight is from Amy's "Full Lesson 4, Unmata's Level 1 Slow ITS - Camel Step and Spin Set Up 1 and 2" class.
Datura Online is proud to present online belly dance instruction with master teacher Tamalyn Dallal. Join Tamalyn for hours of instruction including her sought after approach to achieving elegant hands and arm movements, secrets to relaxed, strong, and grounded shimmies, tools to unlock complex hip movements with layers, and her signature combinations like "7 Leagues Under the Sea". This material will only be available online, so watch for her classes, coming soon
Hours of master instruction from Colleena Shakti available now at Datura Online! With over 10 years living, studying, and teaching in India, Colleena shares workshops with shining examples of Indian dance that also complement belly dance styles beautifully. Workshop topics include including Classical North Indian Turns and Spins, Indian Fusion Nuances, Indian Fusion Phrases, a fusion choreography to the Stellamara song "Lado" and, for the first time ever on video, Kalbelia Gypsy dance.
Hours of instruction from April Rose available now at Datura Online! http://daturaonline.com/teachers/guest-teachers/april-rose With a dance background that includes over fourteen years of belly dance training in both Classic American Cabaret and Unmata style tribal belly dance, as well as both a bachelors and masters degree in dance from UCLA, April Rose shares four new workshops that highlight her studies in Classical Indian dance and more here at Datura Online. Workshops include two Indian Fusion technique classes that explain the basic principles of Bharatanatyam and Odissi dance, an Indian Fusion choreography that combines elements of Indian dance with hip-hop, belly dance, and contemporary elements, and a conditioning class that strengthens the glutes, abdominals, upper body, and legs using traditional ballet exercises.
Four new classes with Zoe Jakes on Datura Online! Take your training to the next level with hours of new instruction including, "Flow Zils", "Flow Drills #2", "Vintage Inspired Combinations and Zils", and a new original choreography, "Veil of Tears". Only on Datura Online!
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.
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 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 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.
Hours of content with internationally renowned belly dancer, Sadie Marquardt, coming soon to Datura Online! Sadie will share a collection of classes packed with her signature style and unique approaches to achieving complex and dynamic belly dance technique. Offerings include one of the subjects Sadie is best know for: Drum Solo Choreography. She'll also share classes designed to support Drum Solo Technique including workshops on Shimmy Techniques, Pelvic Techniques, her Technique Toolkit for Isolations and Layering, and even a Samba Technique Workshop. All coming very soon, only on Datura Online.
Six new classes with Colleena Shakti on Datura Online! Take your training to the next level with hours of new instruction including, "Shakti Style Technique", "Indian Fusion 'Dadra Kirvani' Combinations", "Indian Fusion Arm Patterns & Spins Workshop", "Indian Fusion Nuances: Class 2", "Strength Training: Plank Workshop" and a new original choreography, "Heer Ranjha". Only on Datura Online!
April Rose shares four new workshops that highlight her studies in Tribal Fusion belly dance, Classic Egyptian belly dance, and belly dance history exclusively here at Datura Online. Workshops include Casino Badia and Raqs Hawanem inspired choreography alongside historical information about the pre-Golden Era of belly dance, two technique workshops that breakdown ballet inspired spinning technique, relaxed and layered shimmies, grounded hipwork, fusion technique and beautiful arm frames, and a full body conditioning workshop that will strengthen, stretch and prepare the body for dance.
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.
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.
April Rose shares three new workshops that promote growth and mastery through complex layering and artistic interpretation exclusively here at Datura Online. Workshops include a choreography to the song "Cynthia's Tears" by Atlas Maior which explores expansion, musical interpretation, and contemporary elements fused with belly dance technique, and two workshops that breakdown interesting isolation patterns and layers that will challenge both the mind and body. Classes coming soon!
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