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New Workshop: 7/12/17

SS Impulse and Intention

Expressing emotional intention through the hands, wrists, arms, and eyes is the focus in this brand new workshop from Sedona Soulfire!

SS Impulse and Intention

Impulse & Intention

This workshop brings detailed focus to hand, arm, wrist, and eyegaze ornamentation. We will explore using the arms and eyes to contour, frame, and accent body movements, as well as express emotionality and purposeful intent. We will work through various types of arm motions with special focus on the shoulder, elbow, and wrist joints as well as different planes and dimensions in space. The workshop is full of technique, drills, and combinations to assist in making your arms and eyes a strong, graceful, and prominent element in your dance.

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2 New Workshops from Sedona! : 3/1/17

Mar 1, 2017 9:13:00 AM

2 New Workshops: 3/1/17

2 workshops from Sedona

Welcome to musical March! We've got two, count 'em two, new workshops chock full of rhythm and dance technique from Sedona: Spirit of the Drum: An Original Choreography and Drum Solo Expressions Class # 3: Chiftitelli!

 Spirit of the Drum: An Original ChoreographySpirit of the Drum: An Original Drum Solo by Sedona!

In this workshop you will be learning one of Sedona's original drum solo choreographies to a song created by Jason Ramirez. This choreography is fast, fun, and full of diverse belly dance techniques. It features tight pops and locks, various shimmies and shimmy layers, interesting hand, arm and head movements, plus dramatic rhythmic breakdowns. Be sure to warm up before starting this choreography and cool down afterwards.

 Drum Expressions 3: ChiftitelliDrum Solo Expressions # 3 : Chiftitelli!

In the third workshop in Sedona's "Drum Solo Expressions" series we will continue to cultivate our musicality, understanding Sedona's particular Drum Solo techniques and identifying Arabic rhythms. Sedona will explore several fundamental sounds that comprise a well executed drum solo, drilling movements and combinations to familiarize us with the sounds of the drum, with a focus on the slow and slinky Chiftitelli rhythm. Make sure to be properly warmed up before attempting this class.

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New Workshop: 1/4/17

Steady Shimmies!

Let's shimmy in the new year! Build strength, flexibility, and stamina for Egyptian shimmies in this new workshop from Sedona.

 Steady Shimmies!Steady Shimmies!

In this workshop we will be focusing on getting a strong and vivacious shimmy! Sedona will be sharing exercises and drills designed to strengthen, stretch and open the muscles around the knee joints in order to support the Egyptian Knee Shimmy. You will be shimmying through different timing manipulations and traveling movements that will help you to increase the stamina and mobility of your shimmy.

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New Workshop: 11/30/16

Drum Solo Expressions #2 - Saidi

Improve your musicality with drum solos through more essential technique and theory in “Drum Solo Expressions # 2 : Saidi” with Sedona.

 Drum Solo Expressions #2 - SaidiDrum Solo Expressions # 2 : Saidi

In this second workshop in Sedona's "Drum Solo Expressions" series we will continue to nourish our musicality skills, working on Drum Solo techniques and identifying Arabic rhythms. Sedona will explain her basic drum solo theory, the main goal in dancing a drum solo, and her process in preparing a drum solo. She will also explore fundamental sounds that comprise a well executed drum solo. Sedona will drill several movements and combinations to familiarize us with the sounds of the drum, with a focus on the energetic and earthy Saidi rhythm. Make sure to be properly warmed up before attempting this class.

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Datura Online Office Hours with Sedona

Oct 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Office Hours with Sedona

Throughout September and October our Datura Online teachers were available to answer all your belly dance questions on the Datura Online Facebook page!

This week Sedona answered your questions on Facebook Live. Check out her livestream below.

That's it for Datura Online Office hours for 2016!

It was great to hear everyone's questions and come together as a community! Let us know if you'd like more office hours with your teachers in the future and in the meantime, happy dancing!

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New Workshop: 9/21/16

Drum Solo Expressions 1 with Sedona Soulfire

Learn key techniques and theory for creatively interpreting drum solos with the first class in a series with Sedona, “Drum Solo Expressions”!

 Drum Solo Expressions 1 with Sedona SoulfireDrum Solo Expressions # 1 : Baladi

In the first workshop in Sedona's "Drum Solo Expressions" series we will begin to cultivate our musicality, understanding Sedona's particular Drum Solo techniques and identifying Arabic rhythms. Sedona will explain her basic drum solo theory, the main goal in dancing a drum solo, and her process in preparing a drum solo. She will explore several fundamental sounds that comprise a well executed drum solo, drilling movements and combinations to familiarize us with the sounds of the drum, with a focus on the upbeat and popular Baladi rhythm. Make sure to be properly warmed up before attempting this class.

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New Workshop with Sedona: 8/03/16

Aug 3, 2016 9:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 8/03/16

Super Smokin' Combos with Sedona Soulfire

Turn up the heat with these 3 new combinations from Sedona in her new workshop!

 Super Smokin' Combos with Sedona SoulfireSuper Smokin' Combos with Sedona Soulfire

In this workshop Sedona will cover three contemporary cabaret stylized combinations. These combinations will include some of the most luscious cabaret style movements: vertical hip circles, undulations and large hip bumps. Sedona will add some spice and sizzle to these combos by incorporating frames, dramatic poses, traveling foot patterns, turns, and weight shifts. Make sure you are properly warmed up before taking this class.

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New Workshop with Sedona: 6/15/16

Jun 15, 2016 9:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 6/15/16

Next Level Veil

Take your veil work to new heights with “Next Level Veil”, a new intermediate technique workshop with Sedona! Learn wraps, transitions, frames, and other secrets to luscious and masterful veil work. Enjoy!

 Next Level VeilNext Level Veil

This workshop covers more techniques of the luscious Veil Dance. Sedona will detail various veil wraps as well as tips and nuances for a flawless veil performance. You will drill and dance many different transitions, spins, frames, and crescendos. All of the veil movements will then be put into combinations and lovely show ready veil sequences.

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New Workshop with Sedona: 3/3/16

Mar 3, 2016 11:13:00 AM

New Workshop with Sedona: 3/3/16

Floorwork Conditioning with Sedona Soulfire

Check out the new "Floorwork Conditioning" class with Sedona! In just 20 minutes build strength, endurance, and flexibility for belly dance floorwork routines.

This workshop is a perfect complement to her recently released choreography "Jemilleh".

 

Floorwork ConditioningFloorwork Conditioning

This is a full body conditioning routine designed to prepare the body to perform strong, flexible, and agile floorwork. Make sure the surface you are practicing on is safe for floor work and that your knees are comfortable, either using kneepads or a yoga mat for extra padding if you need it.

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New Workshop with Sedona: 12/30/15

Dec 30, 2015 11:13:00 AM

New Workshop with Sedona: 12/30/15

Fantastic Floorwork with Sedona Soulfire

Presenting "Fantastic Floorwork", a new workshop with Sedona that will cover the fundamentals of graceful, strong, and seamless belly dance floorwork. Enjoy!

This workshop is a perfect complement to her recently released choreography "Jemilleh".

 

"Jemilleh": Original Choreography by Sedona SoulfireFantastic Floorwork with Sedona

This workshop will cover the fundamentals of Cabaret style floorwork. We will explore the 3 main building blocks of a well-rounded floor work routine: working postures, embellishment postures, and traveling and transitional movements, as well as descents and ascents. Basic belly dance isolations and hip work will be layered and drilled on top of various floorwork postures. We will then link movements and postures to create seamless floorwork sequences. Make sure the surface you are practicing on is safe for floor work and that your knees are comfortable, either using kneepads or a yoga mat for extra padding if you need it.

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New Choreography Workshop: 11/18/15

Nov 18, 2015 11:13:00 AM

New Choreography Workshop: 11/18/15

"Jemilleh": Original Choreography by Sedona Soulfire

Proudly presenting a new original floorwork choreography by Sedona, "Jemilleh".
Featuring the song of the same name by John Bilezikjian, this choreography is exemplary of the grace, strength, and sensual elegance featured in classic american cabaret floorwork routines. Enjoy!

 

"Jemilleh": Original Choreography by Sedona Soulfire"Jemilleh": Original Choreography

A classic American Cabaret Floorwork Choreography to John Bilezikjian's "Jemilleh", this choreography showcases some of American Cabaret's most popular floorwork movements, such as the layered side layout, seated turn, and knee sit, as well as standing movements and classic Belly Dance poses and postures.

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New Workshop: 7/1/15

Jul 1, 2015 11:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 7/1/15

Practice Perfect #2: Sedona Soulfire

Amp up your belly dance isolations with isolation pattern drills and combinations in Sedona's new workshop, "Practice Perfect #2".

This workshop leads you through a practice focused on developing complex belly dance isolations through drills and combinations with an emphasis on strong posture. Enjoy!

 

Practice Perfect #2: Online Belly Dance WorkshopPractice Perfect: #2

In this workshop Sedona gives you a great challenge to amp up your belly dance practice: stringing together different isolated movements into complex patterns. Sedona will drill various belly dance isolations, using these movements to build three complex patterns that will increase your body's agility and ability to transition between movements with grace and strength. These three complex isolation patterns will be strung together into one longer drill combination that will give you the chance to showcase the isolated movements you have learned throughout the workshop. This workshop begins with a short dance based warm up.

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New Workshop: 1/22/15

Jan 22, 2015 11:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 1/22/15

Practice Perfect: Sedona Soulfire

We're pleased to present another new belly dance workshop with Sedona to start your year off strong: "Practice Perfect'!

This workshop leads you through a practice focused on developing complex belly dance isolations through drills and combinations with an emphasis on strong posture. Enjoy!

 

Practice Perfect: Online Belly Dance WorkshopPractice Perfect

Complex isolation patterns with perfect posture can be one of the most dynamic parts of your belly dance routine. In this workshop, Sedona will lead you through isolated belly dance movements, emphasizing posture and alignment, to add a strong accent to your belly dance repertoire. This workshop begins with a short warm up focusing on posture to prepare your body to dance, followed by a drill of basic internal isolated movement in various postures. Sedona will then slowly build two intricate and isolated combinations that use interior hip circles, chest and hip layers, and belly locks that will be drilled at various tempos. These two combinations will then be combined with a traveling foot pattern to create a long drill combination.

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New Choreography Workshop: 7/24/14

Jul 24, 2014 11:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 7/24/14

Cybele: An Original Choreography Workshop

Presenting a brand new choreography workshop with Sedona Soulfire, to the Solace song, "Cybele"!

This dynamic choreo fuses belly dance with modern and indian dance featuring up tempo shimmies, beautiful poses, flowing lines, and strong isolations. Enjoy!

 

Cybele: An Original Choreography by Sedona SoulfireCybele: An Original Choreography by Sedona Soulfire

This unique, fun and challenging choreography is rooted in the gorgeous feminine expression of Cabaret Style Belly dance with fusions of Classical Indian, African, and Western Modern dance esthetics. It combines up tempo shimmy variations and layers, beautiful flowing movements, lovely lines, and solid isolations. This original choreography moves between soft and sensual, fast and furious, poised and perfect to strong and sharp. Learning this dynamic choreography will provide a wonderful way to work on innovative techniques, transitions, and musicality.

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New Choreography : Sneak Peek

Jul 21, 2014 7:59:00 AM

Here's an extra special sneak peek of an upcoming choreography workshop with Sedona Soulfire to the Solace track, "Cybele".

Just enough to whet your appetite we hope! Stay tuned, it's coming very soon...

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