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Crazy Train

4 Weeks | 5 Sessions per week | 43 Videos | Int/Adv

 

This challenging 4 week program is packed with conditioning for the advanced dancer, or the ambitious intermediate, looking to give a serious boost to their technique and stamina. Not for the faint of heart, you better be ready to ride the Crazy Train. Fitness and fun...full speed ahead!

This program features five, yes five, sessions of mix and match Datura Online classes per week. Feel free to shift it around to whichever five days work best for your schedule. Each of these DO sessions will run between 1.5 and 2 hours.

This program is designed to build muscle and endurance alongside technique. You will be working with some classes, like Ashley Lopez’s “Built for Belly Dance series”, multiple times to build healthy patterns and really get the maximum benefit from the training. You’ll also get a great array of combos that are different each session.

The entire program was designed to be a tune-up tool in a dancer’s training kit, repeated over time whenever you need a boost. So if you love this program and you feel incredible when you use it, by all means, start over at the beginning when you're done!

Have a water bottle, yoga mat, yoga blocks, yoga strap, some small weights, a big smile, fist full of energy, and a towel to wipe away that sweat!

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.

Crazy Train : Week 4

Session 1

Playlist (2:20:32)

Belly Dance Flow Drills - Your Body’s Language

Session 2

Playlist (1:25:56)

Built: Upper Body Conditioning Workshop - Scales: Slovenia Slam - Basic Short Yoga Sequence

Session 3 Belly Dance Flow Drills (2:19:48)
Session 4

Playlist (2:13:23)

Built: Torso Conditioning Workshop - Scales: Down Hip - Balkan Spins Combination - Yoga for Lateral Bending

Session 5

Playlist (1:56:48)

Built: Lower Body Conditioning Workshop - Zil Drill Spotlight # 2 - Hip Work Combination - Yoga Cool Down

"The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race." - Anonymous

It's the final week of Crazy Train. You’ve made it this far, Raq-star! After you’re done with this week, you’ll have fired your booster pack and “leveled-up” to your next belly dance adventure.

This week you will jump right in with another complete technique and fitness intermediate/advanced workshop: "Belly Dance Flow Drills" with Zoe. You’ll continue getting "Built", and round it out, focusing on some great combos and yoga cool downs with Rachel.



Week 4, Session 1 : Playlist (2:20:32)

Online Belly Dance Class

Belly Dance Flow Drills

Belly Dance Flow Drills have been created for the dedicated dancer as a means to drill almost all dance movements for a well-rounded daily practice. In this workshop Zoe will encourage a balance of strength, flexibility, and technique, utilizing sun salutations, Pilates, and good old fashioned belly dance. This practice will make you sweat, so drink lots of water, and you'll need a yoga mat and a towel. This class is just over 2 hours.

Online Belly Dance Class

Your Body's Language

Sigil keeps your head in the game and your imagination open with another short "peptalk" about the meaning expressed by movement, the body speaks without making a sound. This belly dance spotlight is from "Full Lesson 2: Unmata's Level 1 Fast ITS - Egyptian Twistback, Arabic with a Twist, and Fadebacks".

Week 4, Session 2 : Playlist (1:25:56)

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Built: Upper Body Conditioning Workshop

This workshop is a 3-part workout focusing on the upper body. Class will begin with a 20-minute segment focusing on upper body strengthening, followed by a 20-minute dance drill segment using upper body isolations and movements, and ending with a 20-minute upper body flexibility stretching segment.

Learn Belly Dance

Scales: Slovenia Slam

Slovenia Slam! This is a fun "scale" or isolation pattern, that involves chest locks, undulations, and a slight level change. Please be warmed up before doing this video. Enjoy!

Online Belly Dance Class

Basic Short Yoga Sequence

This short but effective yoga practice relaxes the deep and superficial muscles on either side of the spine, and supports and hips and low back. This sequence can be used for your belly dance practice or on it's own. This yoga sequence is part of Rachel's class, "Up Tempo Locks and Isolations".

Week 4, Session 3 : (2:19:48)

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Belly Dance Flow Drills

Belly Dance Flow Drills have been created for the dedicated dancer as a means to drill almost all dance movements for a well-rounded daily practice. In this workshop Zoe will encourage a balance of strength, flexibility, and technique, utilizing sun salutations, Pilates, and good old fashioned belly dance. This practice will make you sweat, so drink lots of water, and you'll need a yoga mat and a towel. This class is just over 2 hours.

Week 4, Session 4 : Playlist (2:13:23)

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Built: Torso Conditioning Workshop

This workshop is a 3-part workout focusing on the torso. Class will begin with a Pilates and fitness routine designed to strengthen the major muscles of the trunk of the body: the upper and lower back, abdominals, and pectorals. Part two of this class is a 20-minute drill sequence focusing on movements of the torso. Part three focuses on spinal flexibility, side bends, and twists to increase flexibility and range of motion in the torso.

Learn Belly Dance

Scales: Down Hip

A strong little phrase to keep your down-hip work nice and clean. Also includes hip circles and an undulation from the lowest-low belly to keep those abdominal isolations articulated and easy.

Learn Belly Dance

Balkan Spins Combination

A spinning-intensive combo featuring clock turns, calibrated turns, and chasing tail turns, set to some fun balkan inspired tunes. The combo will be broken down, then drilled at increasing tempos and then run through at performance speed.

Online Belly Dance Class

Yoga for Lateral Bending

A short but fairly intense lateral bending practice for flexibility which includes the rib cage and sides of the body. This practice is especially useful for dancers working on Sidewinder, Side to Side Undulations, or any belly dance movements that work with the side ribs.

Week 4, Session 5 : Playlist (1:56:48)

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Built: Lower Body Conditioning Workshop

This workshop is a 3-part-power-packed belly dance, yoga, and fitness workout focusing on the lower body. Class will begin with a yoga and fitness routine for strengthening, then we will proceed to bellydance drills and a combo that focus on the legs and hips. The workshop will conclude with a yoga and stretching segment to increase flexibility and range of motion in the lower body.

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Zil Drill Spotlight # 2

This spotlight reviews the basic Triplet or Longa pattern, then introduces two zil patterns that may be used while dancing or while riffing with the music: the 3-1-3-1-3, which matches perfectly with Saiidi or Beledi rhythms and the 3-5-5, a fun syncopated rhythm. They are drilled individually then played together in a fun and challenging zil drill. This Tribal Style spotlight is from Colette's "Beginning ATS®: Class 5".

Learn Belly Dance

Hip Work Combination

This short combination focuses primarily on hip work on the up and on the down. This video is meant to be used multiple times, so it starts slowly, with attention to detail, and is then drilled with quicker and quicker pacing to challenge the beginner through intermediate dancer over the course of one to six months. This combination is taken from Rachel's full class: "Hip Work and Level Changes". **For extra credit, practice the run through of the combo with zil patterns!

Online Belly Dance Class

Yoga Cool Down

Yoga cool down for the low back and lateral muscles. Be sure to use some sort of cool down every time you dance, to stabilize the low back and stretch the sides of the body. This belly dance spotlight is from Rachel's Tribal Fusion class: "Daily Dose: Arabic Shimmy #2".


This space is reserved for the truly hardcore who have made it through this entire program. Who took a ride on the crazy train and survived? YOU DID! So please, let the fist pumps and patting-yourself-on-your-back-as-much-as-you-want commence. You're rad, you deserve it.

If you're reading this without finishing the program, than you will not grasp the full glory of the accomplishment. You are merely watching the train barreling by and wishing to ride. So climb aboard already and join the party. Or get yourself warmed up with one of our many other programs.

Another Crazy Train is leaving the station now, who's gonna take a ride?

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