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Friday with Friends - June Round Up

Jun 30, 2017 7:13:00 AM

Friday with Friends

Friday with Friends - Our featured Friends in June!

Every Friday we share video/photos of our dance friends on our instagram page who are using DO in their dance journey! We are so proud of all of you and it warms our heart to see you all expressing your individuality and personality in this dance form we all love. 

Check out our featured friends below! And if you ever want to show us what you've been working on, just tag #daturaonline in your videos and pictures on instagram and you might be featured on our page!

@draconis.dances

Draconis Dances

@lisova.mavka

 Lisova Mavka

@mayafelipe

Maya Felipe

@jenniferlynnwarren

 Jennifer Lynn Warren

@davinakelm

Davina Kelm

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Participant compilations

DO Belly Dance Challenge #5 Participant Compilations

We are so impressed by what a wonderful job everyone did this year. So many of you worked hard to learn one (or more!) choreographies and it clearly shows in your presentation and technique! 

The videos below are compilations of all entries (that we could find) by Datura Online members. We are overjoyed to see so many people all over the world learning these dances with us, to see each of their unique takes on the choreographies, and we just had to share them all dancing together in one video. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

The challenge: To learn a choreography taught on our website, perform it however you like, and post it to youtube.

The goal: To share the love of learning belly dance all over the world.

"Chomper" by Zoe Jakes

"Raqs Assaya" by Henna

 

"Spirit of the Drum" by Sedona Soulfire

"Viaje" by Ashley Lopez

All of these submissions gave us the biggest smiles on our faces and we are so happy to see that Datura Online is working for you - in so many different places. Nothing could be more satisfying, thank you all so much! Looking forward to the next one...

If you're looking for the entries we picked for this challenge, check out the post here.

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Datura Online Belly Dance Challenge #5 Results!

DATURA ONLINE BELLY DANCE CHALLENGE #5 - The Results!

Phew, you all certainly made it difficult for us to pick prize recipients this year - clearly everyone worked hard and had a great time expressing each choreography and getting creative with their videos! 

Woo!

Before we announce the recipients of the official prizes for this challenge we want to first acknowledge everyone who participated as an absolute *winner* in this challenge. Give yourself a hearty pat on the back and a round of applause! We saw so many of you pushing yourself, overcoming challenges, and learning. And what a supportive community surrounding this event! You can see for yourself by visiting the event page with numerous theads of participants in this challenge supporting each other and check out the youtube playlist with all the participant submissions!

Recall, the primary purposes of this challenge were:

First: We wanted you, who come from so many different places in the world, to see each other dance so that you could have the opportunity to be inspired by, and to inspire, your fellow members of our DO community.

Second: Growth. Goals are important tools to help you to push and achieve something that is perhaps a little out of your comfort zone. (We heard this from a lot of you and are so glad you decided to take this challenge on.)

Third: Selfishly, we love seeing you dance!

Fourth: To have fun!

Prizes!

And now, the prizewinners. Many of these choreographies were too close to call, so we decided to award not o...

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Datura Online Belly Dance Challenge #5!

Mar 31, 2017 3:41:00 AM

Datura Online Belly Dance Challenge #5!

DATURA ONLINE BELLY DANCE CHALLENGE #5!

You know what time it is...it's Datura Online Belly Dance Challenge time! You have the chance to learn awesome choreographies from your favorite teachers, connect with your dance friends all over the world, show off your amazing dance skills, and maybe win a PRIZE...

Here's how it works:

1. Learn one of the four selected choreographies from Datura Online (see below).

2. Video yourself dancing it. Dance in costume or not, in your living room, on the street, on stage, on a boat in the middle of the ocean - wherever is the most fun for you!

3. Upload the video to your YouTube channel with DO Belly Dance Challenge #5 in the title by April 30th, 2017. Make sure to add your name and where you are from in the description of your video.

4. Have a great time watching your fellow dancers all over the world and cheer them on. (You can search for other dancers' videos by typing in DO BELLY DANCE CHALLENGE #5 on YouTube). Join our Facebook event and cheer each other on!

5. We'll pick our favorite video(s) by May 7th to share on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Our favorite video for each choreography will receive the following GRAND PRIZE!
  • A Free Year's Unlimited Access Membership to Datura Online - a $260 value!
You can rent any one video for the challenge or activate an unlimited access membership to try all of these videos and hundreds more on Datura Online.


The following choreographies included in this challenge are (choose one or more to enter):

   Henna:...

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Our Mission & Shimmy Bliss Gifts!

Nov 23, 2016 9:45:00 AM

Gift Membership Special

 

"Datura Online was born out of a radical idea: To make dance classes accessible anywhere while supporting a global dance culture that nurtures inclusivity, sustainability, and excellence. We are a group of self-determining dancers, with no investors or advertisers, who are pioneering the website we want to use." - Rachel Brice & The Datura Online Team

Give the Gift of Shimmy Bliss!- 

We are so proud of our all belly dance owned, small business here at Datura Online! (Did you know we have a staff of only 5 women here at Datura HQ, alongside all of our excellent DO teachers?)

And our success is all because of you, the awesome people that dance with us every day on Datura Online!

We want to celebrate you this weekend by offering a $5 discount off of the monthly recurring membership for non-members starting on Small Business Saturday (November 26th, 2016) and lasting throughout Cyber Monday (November 28th, 2016). Offer ends November 29th, 2016. Just use the code smallbizdo16 to get your $5 discount: http://daturaonline.com/subscribe

And for our current Datura Online members, don't forget about our Hi-Five program: http://daturaonline.com/hifive/! Invite your friends to join Datura Online and both you and they get a $5 discount off of your memberships!

We are also offering a $5 discount off of our gift memberships! Looking for the perfect gift to give to your belly dance friends? Check out our gift memberships and use the code SHIMMYBLISSGM16 to get $5 off. Offer ends November 29th, 20...

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Datura Online Instagram

Aug 29, 2016 9:13:00 AM

Datura Online is now on Instagram!

DO Instagram Contest

Check out DO's Instagram! Follow us @thedaturaonline to see behind the scenes photos, quotes from our DO teachers, giveaways and all kinds of awesome stuff!

And speaking of giveaways...

Enter for a chance to win one free month of membership to Datura Online!

 Intermediate Flexibility with Ashley LopezHow to Enter

1) Follow @thedaturaonline on Instagram

2) Upload a pic of yourself using Datura Online with the hashtag #mydaturaonline OR repost the Instagram giveaway pic of Zoe

3) Tag someone that loves bellydance!

Prize!

One winner will win 30 consecutive days of free access to all the videos on Datura Online!

Contest Terms & Conditions

Contest ends September 30th, 2016. Winner will randomly be selected and announced on October 1st, 2016. No purchase necessary to enter. May repost daily. No age or residency restrictions apply. Datura Online will comply with applicable rules and regulations governing the promotion/giveaway and all prizes offered. If a customer already has a Datura Online membership, Datura Online will give them a credit worth $25 or 30 days of free membership to Datura Online. Participants cannot inaccurately tag content or have people inaccurately tag their photos or they will be disqualified. By entering this contest, participants agree to a complete release of Instagram from any or all liability in connection with this contest. Datura Online acknowledges that the Datura Online "My Practice" Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Insta...

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DO Belly Dance Challenge #4 : Participant Compilations

DO Belly Dance Challenge #4 Participant Compilations

We're excited to report that we received 90+ submissions from over 22 countries for the recent DO Belly Dance Challenge #4. Pretty stellar, right!? In honor and appreciation of all the hard work and play that went into these performances we created compilations of all the submissions. 

The videos below are compilations of all entries (that we could find) by Datura Online members. We are overjoyed to see so many people all over the world learning these dances with us, to see each of their unique takes on the choreographies, and we just had to share them all dancing together in one video. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

The challenge: To learn a choreography taught on our website, perform it however you like, and post it to youtube.

The goal: To share the love of learning belly dance all over the world.

"Casino Badia" by April Rose

"Heer Ranjha" by Colleena Shakti

 

"Dazzling Drum Solo" by Sadie Marquardt

"Jemilleh" by Sedona Soulfire

All of these submissions brought the biggest smiles to our faces and even made us a little misty eyed. Most of all, they proved that Datura Online is really working for you - in so many different places. Nothing could be more satisfying, thank you all so much! Looking forward to the next one...

If you're looking for the entries we picked for this challenge, check out the post here.

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Datura Online Belly Dance Challenge #4 Results!

DATURA ONLINE BELLY DANCE CHALLENGE #4 - The Results!

This year we're proud to announce that we had the most submissions to date - 90 - for this Challenge. 

Woo! Whew!

Before we announce the recipients of the official prizes for this challenge we want to first acknowledge everyone who participated as an absolute *winner* in this challenge. You all get gold stars! You can see for yourself, and put a smile on your face by visiting the event page with numerous theads of participants in this challenge supporting each other and check out the youtube playlist with all 90 submissions!

Recall, the primary purposes of this challenge were:

First: We wanted you, who come from so many different places in the world, to see each other dance so that you could have the opportunity to be inspired by, and to inspire, your fellow members of our Datura Online community.

Second: Growth. Goals are important tools to help you to push and achieve something that is perhaps a little out of your comfort zone. (We heard this from a lot of you and are so glad you decided to take this challenge on.)

Third: Selfishly, we love seeing you dance!

Fourth: To have fun!

Prizes!

And now, the prizewinners. Many of these choreographies were too close to call, so we decided to award not only a prize for our first pick, a year's membership to Datura Online, but for some choreographies (with 30+ submissions) we choose runner-up prizes, a free month's membership. We also created a special prize (3 month membership) for a partici...

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Datura Online Belly Dance Challenge #4!

DATURA ONLINE BELLY DANCE CHALLENGE #4!

It's one of our favorite times of the year - the time for the Datura Online Belly Dance Challenge! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will help you pick a goal and stick to it, connect you with dancers all over the world, give you a chance to show off your new amazing chops, AND put you in the running to win an awesome p-r-i-z-e!

Here's the challenge:

1. Learn one of the four selected choreographies from Datura Online (see below).

2. Video yourself dancing it. Dance in costume or not, in your living room, on the street, on stage or on that the Great Pyramids - whatever is the most fun for you.

3. Upload the video to your YouTube with DO BELLY DANCE CHALLENGE #4 in the title by April 30th*. Make sure to put your name and where you are from in the video description!

4. Have fun watching your fellow dancers from all over the world. (Search for other dancers' videos by typing in DO BELLY DANCE CHALLENGE #4 on YouTube)

5. We'll pick our favorite video(s) by May 7th to share on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Our favorite video(s) will receive the following GRAND PRIZE!

• A Free Year's Unlimited Access Membership to Datura Online - a $260 value!

You can rent any one video for the challenge or activate an unlimited access membership to try all of these videos and 100s more on the site.


The following choreographies included in this challenge are (choose one or more to enter):

   April Rose: "Casino Badia"

   Sadie Marquardt: "Dazzling Drum Sol...

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Gift Membership Contest : Winner!

Dec 28, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Datura Online Gift Membership Contest Winner

We have a winner!

We have a winner for the 1 Year Gift Membership contest! Congratulations to Sana Pindare of India! Thanks to everyone who entered and shared - this was fun. We'll have to do it again sometime. ;) Happy Holidays - we hope they are filled with dance and joy!

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You can always give the joy of belly dance with a Datura Online gift membership. We have three different gift memberships to choose from: 1 Month, 3 Month or go for the ultimate, a 1 Year Gift Membership!

All gift memberships are for unliited access to our entire library of 100s of belly dance and fitness videos. You can purchase gift memberships here: http://daturaonline.com/gift-membership. We even have card-stuffing printable gift certificates available at checkout!

*Contest rules here.

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Gift Memberships + Contest

Dec 10, 2015 11:34:24 AM

Datura Online Gift Membership Contest

Looking for the perfect way to treat the belly dancer in your life this season?

1) Give the gift of shimmies with a Datura Online gift membership! We have three different gift memberships to choose from: 1 Month, 3 Month or go for the ultimate, a 1 Year Gift Membership!

All gift memberships are for unliited access to our entire library of 100s of belly dance and fitness videos. You can purchase gift memberships here: http://daturaonline.com/gift-membership. We even have card-stuffing printable gift certificates available at checkout!

2) Enter and share to win a full 1 year membership for you or a friend in our holiday contest. We're giving away a one year membership to Datura Online! Enter here. Contest ends on 12/23/14 at 11:59pm PST. Official contest rules here.

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Price Drop for Unlimited Access!

Sep 4, 2015 5:29:00 PM

A Sweet Deal Gets Sweeter

Maybe you've seen some of the big news: for our birthday we're giving you more belly dance bliss for less. Unlimited access memberships for an even sweeter deal. Unlimited memberships now just $25 / month or $260 / year. Who ever does that? We D.O.! http://daturaonline.com/subscribe/

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Hi-Five Invite-a-Friend Program

Jun 30, 2015 11:03:44 AM

Introducing: The Hi-Five Invite-a-Friend Savings Program

Earn yourself a discounted or even free membership while giving your friends $5 off their membership too. Cool, huh? All possible with our new "Hi-Five" Invite-a-Friend Program. Check it out and start giving hi-fives today! http://daturaonline.com/hifive

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DO Belly Dance Challenge #3 : Participant Compilations

DO Belly Dance Challenge #3 Participant Compilations

We're excited to report that we received 70 submissions from over 26 countries for the recent DO Belly Dance Challenge #3. Pretty stellar, right!? In honor and appreciation of all the hard work and play that went into these performances we decided to create compilations of all the submissions. 

The videos below are compilations of all entries (that we could find) by Datura Online members. We are overjoyed to see so many people all over the world learning these dances with us, to see each of their unique takes on the choreographies, and we just had to share them all dancing together in one video. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

The challenge: To learn a choreography taught on our website, perform it however you like, and post it to youtube.

The goal: To share the love of learning belly dance all over the world.

"Veil of Tears" - Choreography by Zoe Jakes


"Marigold Garden" - Choreography by April Rose

 


"Lado"- Choreography by Colleena Shakti

"Cybele" - Choreography by Sedona Soulfire

As with the first challege, all of these submissions brought the biggest smiles to our faces and even made us a little misty eyed. Most of all, they proved that Datura Online is really working for you - in so many different places. Nothing could be more satisfying, thank you all so much! Looking forward to the next one...

If you're looking for the entries we picked for this challenge, check out the post here.

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Datura Online Belly Dance Challenge #3 Results!

DATURA ONLINE BELLY DANCE CHALLENGE #3 - The Results!

Are you ready...get set....and our picks for the third DO Belly Dance Challenge are..

HOLD ON A SECOND!

We can't announce the recipients of the official prizes for this challenge without first acknowledging everyone who participated as an absolute *winner* in this challenge. If you don't believe us we'd like to direct your attention to Exibit A) one of the longest and sweetest facebook threads we have ever seen, populated by participants in this challenge supporting each other and Exibit B) the youtube playlist that has over 70 submissions!

Recall, the primary purposes of this challenge were:

First: We wanted you, who come from so many different places in the world, to see each other dance so that you could have the opportunity to be inspired by, and to inspire, your fellow members of our Datura Online community.

Second: Growth. Goals are important tools to help you to push and achieve something that is perhaps a little out of your comfort zone. (We heard this from a lot of you and are so glad you decided to take this challenge on.)

Third: Selfishly, we love seeing you dance!

Fourth: To have fun!

Prizes!

And now, the prizewinners. Each of these choreographies were too close to call, so we decided to award not only a prize for our first pick, a year's membership to Datura Online, but also a prize for a runner up for each choreography, a free month's membership.

And now presenting... the prizewinners!

Veil of Tears by Zoe Jakes:
Grand Pr...

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