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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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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: 11/02/16

Hip Up Study - Datura Style™ Technique

We are so excited to present the second of Rachel's Datura Style™ Studies: the Hip Up Study!

 Hip Up Study - Datura Style™ TechniqueHip Up Study: Datura Style™ Technique

Learning new movement takes lots of repetition, but keeping what you've earned in your body also takes frequent check ins. Datura's technique "studies" are a way to effectively practice a lot of material in a short amount of time to keep your technique clean, strong, and at your fingertips. This workshop covers all the component parts of the Hip Up study so you can learn at your own pace and review as necessary. Rachel will detail Datura Style™ fundamental hip work including hip lifts, hip bumps, swings, and more. You will learn all of these hip movements alongside essential foot patterns and arm pathways. Everything will be combined into a 10 minute Hip Up study practice to create an efficient and strong technique drill.

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New Workshop: 9/7/16

Rib Up Study with Rachel Brice

Proudly presenting the next workshop in Rachel's Datura Style Technique Series, the "Rib Up Study"!

 Rib Up Study with Rachel BriceRib Up Study: Datura Style Technique

We all know that learning new movements takes lots of repetition, but keeping what you've learned in your body also takes frequent check ins, albeit with less repetition. Datura's Technique "studies" are a way to effectively practice a lot of material in a short amount of time to keep your technique clean, strong and at your fingertips. The Rib Cage Up study is only 10 minutes long but packs a punch with all the material it contains. This workshop covers all the components of the Rib Cage Up study so you can learn at your own pace and review as necessary.

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As with many professions in the arts, the responsibilities of a belly dancer go beyond simply performing dances. If you are a dancer by trade, you are probably by default also a choreographer, actor, musician, sound engineer, producer, marketer, seamstress (or seamster), and hair & makeup artist.  While we are drawn to belly dance (it IS our passion and what fills us up), we may also find ourselves filling myriad of other roles in order to create that perfect moment we envision.  Mixing the set music, creating the choreography, infusing that choreography with emotion and meaning, finding a venue and drawing an audience, sewing our costumes, and fixing our hair and makeup on show day - each of these components enhances the affect of the others and it’s not until all of these details are in place and the curtain rises that we finally get to the heart of it - the dance performance.  

One might ask, “But how can I possibly fill all of these roles? There are not enough hours in the day!”.  Our answer: “With practice”.  It would be unreasonable to expect the new performer to master all of these trades overnight, but with time and practice, you will begin to see your knowledge and skill grow, inch by inch. Luckily, we’ve also got some helpful pointers to assist you along the way.   

Today’s focus will be on the makeup element of performance preparation.  Whether you are brand new to the world of stage makeup, or a seasoned performer looking for some fresh ...

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


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