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New Workshop: 3/14/17

Chomper: An Original Choreography

We're digging this awesome hidden treasure out of the vault just for you! Filmed way back in the day, this challenging choreography from Zoe Jakes is perfect for Musical March, combining complex locks and layers with intricate finger cymbal compositions! 

 Chomper: An Original ChoreographyChomper: An Original Choreography!

This is a challenging belly dance choreography for advanced dancers created by Zoe Jakes to an original song, "Chomper". It includes layering sections, lock patterns, and some complex finger cymbal patterns and compositions. Get ready to spin and travel as well!

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New Workshop: 10/19/16

Viaje - An Original Choreography with Ashley Lopez

Proudly presenting a new original double veil choreography with Ashley Lopez: "Viaje".

 Viaje - An Original Choreography by Ashley Lopez"Viaje" - An Original Choreography by Ashley Lopez

In this workshop Ashley will teach a sweeping, spinning, expressive choreography set to the beautiful song "Viaje" by Ivan Tucakov and Tambura Rasa. This choreography includes double veil work, a short floorwork section with modification options, and many different types of spins. Offering challenges for all levels, you may choose to perform this piece with either a double or single veil, or modify the choreography to be for duets or larger groups. Have a great time making it your own!

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New Choreography with April Rose: 3/17/16

Casino Badia Choreography with April Rose

Proudly presenting, a new original choreography by April Rose, "Casino Badia"!
This is a classic, romantic choreography that reimagines dance in the 1920's era in Cairo. It features classic belly dance movement with some modern fusion stylization all to a beautiful song, Al-Sama'i al Thaqil by George Sawa. Enjoy!

Photo by: Rebecca Waldren / RAW Art Photography

Choreography with April Rose "Casino Badia": An Original Choreography

This workshop is a chronological breakdown of a classic choreography that reimagines dance in the Casino Badia era or 1920s Cairo. This historically inspired dance features skeletal shimmy technique, figure eights, weighted internal hip circles, balletic turns, elevated posture, and traveling undulations, all set to a Sama'i rhythm performed by George Sawa. We will move quickly through this dance so please be sure to warm up before beginning this choreography. For more difficult moves like the knee shimmy and the choo choo shimmy, please refer to April Rose's technique classes that break these down in detail.

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Full Choreography Workshop: 1/28/16

"Heer Ranjha": Full original choreography by Colleena Shakti

Presenting the full original choreography, "Heer Ranjha", by Colleena Shakti to the song, "Vishnu Groove" by Solace.

 "Heer Ranjha": Full original choreography by Colleena Shakti"Heer Ranjha": Full Choreography

Inspired by dance poses found in Indian sculpture, paintings, and Classical Dance, this choreography features strong languid postures, precise hand gestures and uniquely Indian movement principles. Drawing from Colleena's dense training background in Classical and folk dances of India, she brings challenging spins, arm patterns, and distinct gaze to the choreography. Interweaving soft transitions that carry the elegance of the Classical Indian aesthetic with punctuated earthy belly dance movement, a balance is found through layering these different movement qualities in this unique Indian Fusion belly dance choreography. Please be sure that you are dancing on a safe surface for fast, flat footed turns.

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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: 10/1/15

Oct 1, 2015 10:13:00 AM

New Workshop with Colleena Shakti: 10/1/15

Indian Fusion Choreography "Heer Rajnha", pt. 2 with Colleena Shakti

Presenting part 2 of Colleena Shakti's new choreography, "Heer Ranjha".

In part 2 you'll work with challenging spins, complex foot and arm patterns inspired by Indian dance, and concepts from various Indian dances including "Chamak", "Drishti", and "Griva". Belly dance movements such as hip drops and lifts, figure 8's, and soft, fluid transitions will be interwoven throughout this second half of the choreography.

If you'd like to start from the beginning, here's part 1.

 Online Indian Fusion Choreography Heer Rajnha pt. 2 with Colleena Shakti"Heer Rajnha" : Original Indian Fusion Choreography, Part 2

In part two of Colleena's "Heer Ranjha Choreography", you will continue to learn a choreography to the song "Vishnu Groove" by Solace, building on what you have learned in part one. In the second half of this choreography, Colleena will draw from her extensive training background in Classical and folk dances of India to bring you challenging spins, complex foot and arm patterns inspired by Indian dance, and concepts from various Indian dances including "Chamak", "Drishti", and "Griva". Belly dance movements such as hip drops and lifts, figure 8's, and soft, fluid transitions will be interwoven throughout this second half of the choreography. Please be sure that you are dancing on a safe surface for fast, flat footed turns, and make sure to warm up and cool down before and after taking this class. - The name of the class come from a translation of the lyrics, which are part of the epic love tragedy Heer Ranjha by ...

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Two New Workshops: 9/3/15

Sep 3, 2015 10:13:00 AM

Two New Workshops with Colleena Shakti: 9/3/15

Indian Fusion Choreography "Heer Rajnha", pt. 1 with Colleena Shakti

Proudly presenting part 1 of an original choreography with Colleena Shakti, "Heer Rajnha" to the Solace song, "Vishnu Groove".

 Online Indian Fusion Choreography Heer Rajnha with Colleena Shakti"Heer Rajnha" : Original Indian Fusion Choreography, Part 1

In part one of Colleena's "Heer Ranjha", you will begin to learn the first half of a choreography to the song "Vishnu Groove" by Solace. Inspired by dance poses found in Indian sculpture, paintings, and Classical Dance, this part of the choreography features strong languid postures, precise hand gestures, belly dance movements including undulations and mayas, as well as intricate arm patterns. Interweaving soft transitions that carry the elegance of the Classical Indian aesthetic with punctuated earthy belly dance movement, a balance is found through layering these different movement qualities in this unique Indian Fusion Belly Dance choreography. Please be sure that you are dancing on a safe surface for fast, flat footed turns, and make sure to warm up and cool down before and after taking this class. The name of the class come from a translation of the lyrics, which are part of the epic love tragedy Heer Ranjha by Waris Shah written in 1766.

Shakti Style: Indian Fusion Techniques and Nuances

Learn the subtleties of Colleena Shakti's approach to fusing Indian Classical Dance with belly dance in this new workshop, Shatki Style!

 Shakti Style: Fusion Techniques and NuancesShakti Style: Indian Fusion Techniques and Nuances

This workshop covers Classical Indian dance inspired movements, embellishments, and nuances, offering a minute breakdown of ...

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New Guest Teacher Choreography: 1/29/15

Jan 29, 2015 10:13:00 AM

New Original Choreography Workshop: 1/29/15

Marigold Garden: Original Choreography by April Rose

We can't think of a better way to end such a mega-month of new releases than with part 2 of April Rose's original Indian Fusion choreography, "Marigold Garden"! It features an original song entitled "From India" by ElitrickKids.

The second half of this choreo continues with a playful and challenging fusion of Indian dance elements including mudras, rajasthani hip work, and tribungi postures with classic belly dance vocabulary.

For those who want to get started with this choreo, part 1 can be found here. Let's dance!

This choreography was made to pair with her "Infusion: Indian Fusion Technique" workshops.

 Marigold Garden, Part 1: April Rose"Marigold Garden", Part 2: Original Choreography by April Rose

In part two of April Rose's "Marigold Garden", we will continue to learn a choreography to the song "From India", building on what we have learned in part one. This half of the choreography features elements of Indian dance including rajasthani hip drops, katak hand movements, several mudras, tribungi postures, and foot patterns combined with belly dance vocabulary such as the jewel, taxim, and maya. April Rose will chronologically break down the movements for each section of the dance, drill them to music, and then run through the choreography as it builds. We will move quickly through the dance and a warm up is recommended prior to beginning.

Part 1 of the choreography can be learned here.

Photo: Vance Strickland

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New Guest Teacher Choreography: 11/6/14

Nov 6, 2014 10:13:00 AM

New Original Choreography Workshop: 11/6/14

Marigold Garden: Original Choreography by April Rose

We're proud to present part one of April Rose Dancer's original Indian Fusion choreography "Marigold Garden"!

This choreography is a challenging and playful homage to springtime love with movements that draw from Indian dance, western dance, and belly dance. It features an original song entitled "From India" by ElitrickKids.

This choreography was made to pair with her "Infusion: Indian Fusion Technique" workshops.

 Marigold Garden, Part 1: April Rose"Marigold Garden", Part 1: Original Choreography by April Rose

In part one of April Rose's "Marigold Garden", we will begin to learn the first half of an original choreography to the song "From India". This half of the choreography features movements from Indian dance such as mudras, tribungi posture and steps, and katak hands combined with belly dance technique and traveling steps. April Rose will chronologically break down the movements for each section of the dance, drill them to music, and then run through the choreography as it builds. We will move quickly through the dance and a warm up is recommended prior to beginning.

Stay tuned for part 2, which completes the full choreography.

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New Choreography Workshop: 8/15/14

Aug 15, 2014 10:13:00 AM

New Choreography Workshop: 8/15/14

Indian Fusion Choreography with Colleena Shakti

Presenting "Lado", a beautiful original fusion choreography by Colleena Shakti to the Stellamara song "Lado".

This new workshop is bursting with Classical North Indian Spins, expressive movements from contemporary dance, and graceful nuances from Central Asian, Persian, and Classical Indian dance.

This workshop presents a fun challenge for those newer to Indian styles of dance and Colleena has many technique classes to help you with the fundamentals of these movements. You can find all of her technique classes here.

 

 Online Indian Fusion Choreography with Colleena ShaktiOriginal Indian Fusion Choreography: "Lado"

In this workshop students will learn a fusion choreography that draws movement inspiration from Classical Indian, Persian, Central Asian, and Contemporary dance. This choreography includes expansive movements and traveling spins, as well as balancing postures and subtle nuances, making it an engaging composition for the experienced dancer and the new student alike. Suggested attire is a skirt and dancing barefoot is ideal for the North Indian style spins in this choreography. (Be sure the floor surface you are dancing on is appropriate for fast spins, so as not to risk injury.)

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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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New Choreography Workshop: 12/20/13

Dec 20, 2013 10:13:00 AM

New Choreography Workshop: 12/20/13

Twilight on the Nile Choreography by Ashley Lopez

This elegant new choreography from Ashley Lopez fits perfectly with this dark sparkling season. Treat yourself, or a friend, to this one!

 

 Belly Dance Choreography Class with Ashley Lopez"Twilight On The Nile": An Original Choreography

This is a slow, lyrical choreography that includes some muscular, sinuous shape shifting, floorwork, traveling, different kinds of turns and a little yoga fusion. The dancer is encouraged to dance musically—listening to the various instruments within the piece. Various modifications are offered for certain phrases, so that dancers of different levels of flexibility can perform the choreography safely and beautifully. Be prepared with a pair of knee pads and some footwear for the floorwork and turns.

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New Choreography Workshop: 11/21/13

Nov 21, 2013 10:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 11/21/13

Radioglue: Original Choreogrpahy by Rachel Brice

We're over the moon to release this original choreography workshop from Rachel Brice, Radioglue: http://daturaonline.com/radioglue-choreography

It features laybacks, spins, level changes, and backbends all to a great Turkish song, Kadıoğlu Zeybeği by Okay Temiz. This workshop also features a performance video of the choreography. If you are newer to the movements in this dance, you may want to check out Rachel's technique workshop: Laybacks, Drops, Zippers and Floorwork.

 

Radio Glue by Rachel BriceRadioglue: An Original Choreography

This challenging choreography is built for a soloist or any size group, would make a great opener or closer for a longer set, or could stand on its own as a single piece in a larger show. It demands a lot of strength and flexibility, and includes laybacks, drops, zippers, torso rotations, level changes, some layering and a lot of hipwork. This is a contemporary take on a style of music that is usually reserved for a traditional Turkish man's dance.

 

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Sneak Preview

Oct 8, 2013 10:03:00 AM

Sneak Peek: Original Choreograpy by Rachel Brice

Coming very soon, an original choreograhy by Rachel Brice: "Radioglue". Here's a quick peek...


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