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New Workshop: 5/10/17

Layer Ladders

Ready to try out some crazy layers? April Rose builds layer combinations in the body from the ground up so you can really focus on adding complexity and teasing the brain and body with new patterns!

 Layer LaddersLayer Ladders

This workshop is all about layering from the ground up: footwork, torso isolations, and arm patterns! We'll start by integrating good posture and clean arm carriage with basic pelvic isolations. More complex isolations will be added with different dynamics and traveling floor patterns. Come back to this workshop again and again to add each new layer as you progress through your dance journey!

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New Workshop: 3/29/17

Cynthia's Tears: An Original Choreography

We are excited to present this new original choreography from April Rose, "Cynthia's Tears". This choreography is all about growth and change: how we can start at a place of self doubt and restriction and through intention cultivate ease and expansion.

 Cynthia's Tears: An Original ChoreographyCynthia's Tears: An Original Choreography

This workshop from April Rose is a chronological breakdown of an intermediate/advanced level choreography that features belly dance roots and contemporary embellishments. Set to the Arabic Jazz song, "Cynthia's Tears" the movement in this dance interprets the melody and inspired by the idea of growth. Techniques include rounded hipwork, spiraling arm pathways, leg extensions, choo choo shimmies, chaîné turns, and a complex layering sequence.

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New Workshop: 1/18/17

Elements & Compounds

Break down the elements of belly dance isolations and work on compound layers in this exciting new workshop from April Rose!

 Elements & CompoundsElements & Compounds

In this workshop from April Rose you will learn two combinations that challenge both the brain and body. You will begin with a focus on elemental belly dance movement and move into compound layers that focus on stacking torso isolations and hipwork. You will carve space with luscious arm patterns and learn new ways to segment the body with punctuated isolations. This workshop begins with a warm up and ends with a cool down.

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New Workshop with April Rose: 6/8/16

Jun 8, 2016 9:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 6/8/16

Fusion Conditioning

New fusion conditioning workshop with April Rose to help you build strength, flexibility, and body awareness: everything vital to being a well rounded dancer. Enjoy!

Photo: RAW Art Photography / Rebecca Waldron

 Fusion ConditioningFusion Conditioning

This is a 45 minute fusion fitness routine that can be used to warm up the body before dancing or as a regular workout. Each of the eight exercises build strength flexibility and understanding in specific parts of the body that are directly applicable to your dance practice. By repeating these exercises a few times per week you will become a stronger dancer quickly. Before beginning, gather your props: you'll need a chair or some other surface to balance on, and if you are practicing on a hard floor you may want to use a mat or blanket for a few of the exercises in this class. Let's work it out!

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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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New Workshop with April Rose: 2/4/16

Feb 4, 2016 10:13:00 AM

New Workshop with April Rose: 2/4/16

Effortless Elegance with April Rose

Presenting a new technique workshop with April Rose: "Effortless Elegance"!
In this workshop, the effortless and earthy Egyptian style shimmy of classic belly dance is fused with crisp and elegant turns and technique from western dance. Enjoy!

Effortless Elegance with April Rose Effortless Elegance

In this workshop the effortless and earthy Egyptian style shimmy of classic belly dance is fused with crisp and elegant turns and movements from western dance. We begin with a warm up to activate our brain and bodies. We then learn chainé turns with spotting and arm layers, followed by a detailed breakdown of the Egyptian knee shimmy. Finally we learn a traveling flip turn forward and back with hip locks and upper body layers. These movements are then combined into a drill-able dance combination, ending with a cool down for the hamstrings and quads.

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New April Rose: 1/12/16

Jan 12, 2016 10:13:00 AM

New Classes with April Rose: 1/12/16

Layered Shimmies and Undulations with April Rose

Join us in cheering for the first of many new classes with April Rose to Datura Online: "Layered Shimmies & Undulations"!

Learn several shimmy variations over fluid movements and undulations with traveling steps and combinations. This is the first new class of several to be released on Datura Online and a great challenge for belly dancers of any level.

You can see the full preview of her new classes, coming soon, here:

Preview April Rose's New Classes 2016

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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 Workshop: 12/4/14

Dec 4, 2014 10:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 12/4/14

Infusion #2: Indian Fusion Choreography Workshop

Presenting a new workshop with April Rose Dancer, "Infusion #2: Indian Fusion Technique".

This second "Infusion" workshop presents 3 fusion phrases that combine techniques from Classical Indian dance, belly dance, and western movement to create dynamic movement combinations. This workshop is packed with traveling steps, footwork, mudras, postures, and lots of beautiful belly dance technique and is a great complement to her new choreography workshop. Enjoy!

This choreography was also made to complement her "Infusion: Indian Fusion Technique" workshop.

 Infusion #2 with April RoseInfusion #2: Indian Fusion Technique Workshop

In this class April Rose presents 3 belly dance and indian fusion phrases. The basic principles of the Classical Indian dance Bharatanatyam are introduced: ardhamandala posture, several footwork patterns, or adavus, arm carriage, and hand mudras. Using these principles as a base core belly dance movements, Polynesian details, and Kalbelia Rajasthani traveling steps will be combined to create the fusion phrases which are detailed and drilled with music. The class concludes with a cool down.

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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 Guest Teacher Workshop: 10/8/14

Oct 8, 2014 10:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 10/8/14

Infusion : Indian Fusion Technique with April Rose

Join us in welcoming April Rose to Datura Online with her first of many online classes, "Infusion: Indian Fusion Technique"!

Explore the intersection of Classical Indian dance, western movement, and belly dance through carefully detailed technique drills and breakdowns that build into 4 dynamic fusion phrases.

This is the very first of 5 classes to be presented soon on Datura Online, so stay tuned! http://daturaonline.com/preview-of-april-roses-new-online-classes.

This class is accompanied by new music from ElitrickKids.

 April Rose : InfusionInfusion: Indian Fusion Technique

In this workshop April Rose explores the intersection of belly dance with Classical Indian dance through 4 fusion phrases. The Classical Indian Odissi posture tribhangi is introduced as well as some footwork, or adavus, that extends from tribhangi. We will also drill modified versions of fundamental Tribal Fusion and belly dance techniques like the Egyptian, Arabic, ASWAT, Sharki Step, lower undulations, and 3/4 hip shimmies, embellishing these movements with Classical Indian arm carriage and hand mudras. We will use these core movements with traveling footwork to create spatial patterns on the dance floor. Lastly, we will cool down with a classical suryanamaskar.

Photo: Reed Burnam with Wick Sakit

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


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