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New Workshop: 10/22/15

Oct 22, 2015 9:31:00 AM

New Workshop with Sadie Marquardt : 10/22/15

Quintessential Shimmies with Sadie Marquardt

Proudly presenting the newest workshop with Sadie Marquardt, "Quintessential Shimmies".

Develop your own signature shimmy through fundamental technique in 6 styles of classic belly dance shimmies including the basic hip shimmy and Egyptian style shimmy, pelvic shimmies, circle shimmies, twist shimmies, and the flutter.

A foundational class with challenges for all levels of dancers. Enjoy!

Shimmies with Sadie MarquardtQuintessential Shimmies

In this workshop Sadie will breakdown one of the most quintessential belly dance movements, the shimmy, and explore many different variations of the shimmy in different parts of the body. She will cover the basic hip shimmy and Egyptian style shimmy, pelvic shimmies, circle shimmies, twist shimmies, and the flutter, or shimmy of the belly. You will learn how to power all these shimmies with not only the legs, but also the glutes, hips, and abdomen. Sadie will teach you the basic technique of these shimmies, then add layers and traveling movements for an added challenge. With this in-depth and focused practice, Sadie will help you to further develop your very own signature shimmy. Please be sure to warm up before taking this workshop and cool down afterwards.

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Full Choreography Workshop: 9/18/15

Sep 18, 2015 9:31:00 AM

Full Choreography Workshop with Sadie Marquardt : 9/18/15

Dazzling Drum Solo with Sadie Marquardt

Thrilled to release the full epic "Dazzling Drum Solo" Choreography with Sadie Marquardt.

Delve deep into complex layers, energetic samba moves, dramatic poses, intricate hip work, and shimmies galore in this mega drum solo from a dancer who is known for her spectacular musicality.

Dazzling Drum Solo with SadieDazzling Drum Solo: Full Choreography

In this fun and fast paced choreography, Sadie will share with you a professional level drum solo featuring challenging combinations, dramatic poses, intricate layers and dynamic hipwork, complex isolations, spins and turns and some of signature Sadie style moves. This choreography also features Egyptian technique and a little Samba to spice things up a bit, inspired by Sadie's extensive training in the beautiful Brazilian dance. This is an advanced level choreography and you are invited to try this at your own pace and have lots of fun with it. Please be sure to warm up before trying this class and cool down afterwards.

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Preview of New Classes: Colleena Shakti

Aug 27, 2015 9:31:00 AM

Colleena Shakti : Preview of New Classes on Datura Online

We're thrilled to share with you this preview of 6 new online classes with Colleena Shakti, coming soon to Datura Online.

Take your training to the next level with hours of new instruction including a new original choreography, "Heer Ranjha", "Shakti Style Technique", "Indian Fusion 'Dadra Kirvani' Combinations", "Indian Fusion Arm Patterns & Spins Workshop", "Indian Fusion Nuances: Class 2", and "Strength Training: Plank Workshop". Only on Datura Online!

Watch this preview video to learn more...

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New Workshop: 7/29/15

Jul 29, 2015 9:31:00 AM

New Workshop with Sadie Marquardt : 7/29/15

Sambarama! Samba Technique for Belly Dance with Sadie Marquardt

Spice up your belly dance practice with this new workshop by Sadie Marquardt: "Sambarama!: Samba Technique for Belly Dance".

Sambarama! with SadieSambarama! Samba Technique for Belly Dance

In this high energy workshop Sadie will share with you some of the basic movements of Samba, based on her many years of experience with this beautiful and fast-paced Brazilian dance. She will breakdown the basic technique of the samba step and other samba movements, putting them into some exciting combinations that will be drilled at various speeds. Get ready to sweat!

Watch this free preview video to learn more about all of Sadie's classes that will be on Datura Online soon...

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Two New Workshops: 5/28/15

May 28, 2015 9:31:00 AM

Two New Workshops with Sadie Marquardt : 5/28/15

It is with great excitement that we present to you two new workshops from our latest guest teacher, Sadie Marquardt!

Dazzling Drum Solo, Pt. 2 with Sadie Marquardt

If there's one thing Sadie is known for most it's her incredible drum solos. Part 2 of this Dazzling Drum Solo choreography with a song by Omar Faruk will leave you stunned!

Dazzling Drum Solo, Pt. 2 with SadieDazzling Drum Solo, Pt. 2: Original Choreography

In part two of Sadie's "Dazzling Drum Solo", we will continue to learn a choreography to an original song by percussionist Ossama Farouk, building on what we have learned in part one. This half of the choreography features some spicy Samba movements, spins, traveling footwork, shimmies, and even more intricate and complex layers and isolation patterns. This is an advanced level choreography and you are invited to try this at your own pace and have lots of fun with it. Please be sure to warm up before this class and give yourself a nice cool down afterwards. Part 1 of the choreography can be learned here.

Hip Star: Hip and Pelvic Technique with Sadie

Clean, relaxed and fluid hipwork can be stunning. In this workshop, Sadie shares her secrets to being a Hip Star!

Hip Star! Hip and Pelvic Isolation TechniqueHip Star: Hip and Pelvic Isolation Technique

In this workshop Sadie will share with you the keys to creating clean and relaxed isolations and layers. This workshop includes several challenging combinations focusing on layering movements of the chest and hips, exploration of dynamic patterns and shapes with the pelvis, hips, and chest, and creating crisp and dazzling pops and locks with acc...

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Presenting Sadie Marquardt

Apr 23, 2015 9:31:00 AM

Sadie Marquardt : New Guest Teacher at Datura Online

It is with great excitement that we present to you the first two workshops from our new guest teacher, Sadie Marquardt! 

Drawing from a rich background in athletics and multiple dance forms including Oriental dance, Brazilian Samba, Tahitian, and Salsa, Sadie Marquardt is known for a dazzling combination of technical mastery and a graceful yet commanding stage presence.

Her skillful teaching, exceptional performances, and dynamic style of belly dance have made Sadie one of the most recognized and regarded belly dance artists worldwide. Now she will be sharing her knowledge and training techniques with you through hours of classes on Datura Online.

Dazzling Drum Solo, Pt. 1 with Sadie Marquardt

If there's one thing Sadie is known for most it's her incredible drum solos. This Dazzling Drum Solo choreography with a song by Omar Faruk will leave you stunned!

Dazzling Drum Solo with SadieDazzling Drum Solo, Pt. 1: Original Choreography

In part one of Sadie's "Dazzling Drum Solo", we will begin to learn the first half of a fun and fast drum solo choreography. This is and intermediate to advanced level choreography and you are invited to try this at your own pace and have lots of fun with it. This half of the choreography features dramatic poses, intricate layers and combinations including pelvic boxes and torso triangles, isolated movements and the "Sadie Special". Stay tuned for part 2, which completes the full choreography. Please be sure to warm up before trying this class and give yourself a nice cool down...

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New Workshop with Zoe Jakes: 1/7/15

Jan 7, 2015 10:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 1/7/15

Vintage Inspired Combinations with Finger Cymbals

Presenting the newest class from Zoe Jakes: Vintage Inspired Combinations and Zil Compositions!

Four vintage inspired belly dance combinations are taught that can be done with or without challenging finger cymbal compositions. Everything in the workshop is broken down and drilled, including on-screen notation for finger cymbal pattern reference.

If you need to build your zil technique starting with the basics, you may want to check out other classes on the site such as  Zil-ionaire with Rachel Brice. Enjoy!

 

Vintage Inspired Combinations with Finger CymbalsVintage Inspired Combinations and Zil Compositions

This workshop showcases four vintage inspired combinations that can be done with or without finger cymbals, inspired by the vintage belly dance of the west coast tribal lineage of Jamila Salimpour and Katarina Burda. The stylization is earthy glamour: feet rooted firmly to the floor while executing more modern pops and locks, mixing juicy 70's influenced old school with cutting edge Tribal Fusion vocabulary. Zoe will detail the movement phrases, break down the finger cymbal patterns, and then put them together in a dance based drill. A warm up is strongly recommended before attempting this class.

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Preview of New Zoe Jakes Classes

Jan 2, 2015 10:22:00 AM

Preview of New Classes with Zoe Jakes

We're stoked to present a whole new bundle of classes with guest teacher, Zoe Jakes, to kick off the new year. 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!

Watch this preview video to get a peek at what's to come very soon! Keep an eye on her teacher's page for the release: http://daturaonline.com/teachers/guest-teachers/zoe-jakes


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Preview of New Guest Teacher, April Rose

With much excitement we present this trailer for online classes from our newest guest teacher, 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. Her first classes debut soon here: http://daturaonline.com/teachers/guest-teachers/april-rose

Watch this preview video to learn more...


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New Class from Zoe Jakes: 5/1/14

May 2, 2014 10:13:00 AM

New Class: 5/1/14

Belly Dance Flow Drills #2 with Zoe Jakes

Presenting the second edition to Zoe Jakes' Flow Drills series, Belly Dance Flow Drills #2! In this workshop Zoe Jakes leads you through a sequencing of intensive belly dance drills and yoga flows to build strength, stamina, and technique. Available now only online!

 

Online Belly Dance Class : Zoe Jakes' Cobra CombinationBelly Dance Flow Drills #2

The trifecta of a strong dancer is technique, strength, and flexibility. In this workshop expect new and creative drills for your own personal practice. All aspects of movement will be touched on from inside out, from head to hips, encouraging use of breath, energy and connection. Belly Dance Flow Drills 2 follows the same format as the original flow drills with new foot and arm patterns. Vinyasa yoga is interspersed throughout this workshop to prevent injury and support endurance. The goal of the flow drills series is to impart a solid foundation of dance movement with high impact and high energy drills to develop strong, versatile dancers equipt for a variety of belly dance styles.

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Presenting Colleena Shakti

Feb 22, 2014 9:31:00 AM

Colleena Shakti : New Guest Teacher at Datura Online

It is with great excitement that we present to you the first two workshops from our new guest teacher, Colleena Shakti!

North Indian Classical Spins + Arms with Colleena Shakti

In her North Indian Classical Spins + Arms workshop, she presents precise, powerful, and graceful spins and arm movement drawn from her study of Kathak and other Indian dance forms. http://daturaonline.com/classical-north-indian-turns-and-spins

Khatak Spins and North Indian ArmsNorth Indian Classical Spins + Arms

Controlled, precise spins are the goal of this workshop and relevant for the beginner, as well as the advanced dancer. We will begin with a grounding Vinyasa Krama Yoga routine and establish arm patterns with a Kathak classical dance inspired drill. Spinning techniques from North Indian classical dance will lead the way into short spin combinations on an eleven count Hindustani rhythm. An endurance spinning drill is also included to practice spinning for greater durations. Be ready to push through to the next level no matter where you are with your dance. Suggested attire is a large spinning skirt and dancing barefoot is ideal for this class. Be sure the floor surface you are dancing on is appropriate for fast spins so as not to risk injury.

Introduction to Rajasthani Dance with Colleena Shakti

From over a decade of living with the Khalbelia nomads and her studies of other Rajasthani folk dances, Colleena shares an Introduction to Rajasthani Dance filled with steps, turns and the joy of this movement. http://daturaonline.com/introduction-to-rajasthani-dance

Introductions to Rajasthani DanceIntroduction to Rajasthani Dance...

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Colleena Shakti : Preview of New Guest Teacher on Datura Online

We're ecstatic to present this trailer for online classes from our newest guest teacher, Colleena Shakti!

Starting this weekend we'll be sharing hours of instruction drawing from Colleena's decade plus study of Indian dance forms including Khalbelia Dance (the first time ever taught on video), Indian Classical Dance such as Kathak and Odissi and her artful fusions of these dance forms with belly dance. Her first classes debut this weekend here: http://daturaonline.com/teachers/guest-teachers/colleena-shakti!

Watch this preview video to learn more...

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New Guest Teacher: Tamalyn Dallal

Oct 21, 2013 12:31:33 PM

Tamalyn Dallal : New Guest Teacher on Datura Online

We're thrilled to share with you a preview of classes from our newest guest master teacher, Tamalyn Dallal. 

She'll be sharing hours of instruction with the first workshops to be released soon on Datura Online! Watch this preview video to learn more...

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Two New Classes from Zoe Jakes: 6/13/13

Jun 13, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Two New Classes: 6/13/13

Cobra Combo + Floating Combo with Zoe Jakes

Two new classes from Zoe Jakes! Have fun with the fluid and tricky Floating Combination and the locky and narcotic Cobra Combination. Available now only online!

 

Online Belly Dance Class : Zoe Jakes' Cobra CombinationCobra Combination

This combination features various muscular isolations and dynamic musical stylization. A great combination for any waltz! A yoga warm-up is strongly recommended before taking this class.

 

 


Zoe Jakes Balkan Spins Combination Online Belly Dance ClassFloating Combination

A smooth and flowing combination focusing on fluid transitions, interior isolations, and a floating stylization. The combo will be broken down, then drilled at increasing tempos and then run through at performance speed.




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Two New Classes from Zoe Jakes: 4/12/13

Apr 12, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Two New Classes: 4/12/13

Balkan Spins + Hip Skillz with Zoe Jakes

Two more new online classes with Zoe Jakes! Add Hip Skillz with layering to complete your Flow Drillz routine and learn a new fun Balkan Spins Combination with plenty of spins!

 

 Online Belly Dance Class : Zoe Jakes' Hip SkillzHip Skillz : Layering Hipwork, Arms, and Footwork

This belly dance flow drills class will focus on layering muscular hip work with arm patterns and footwork. Zoe Jakes has created a format that teaches complex layering in a concise and clear way, and that is geared towards intermediate and advanced dancers of all styles. A yoga warm-up is strongly recommended before taking this class.

 

 


Zoe Jakes Balkan Spins Combination Online Belly Dance ClassBalkan 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.




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Belly Dance and fitness classes to fit your style, schedule, and budget.  Anytime.  Anywhere.


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