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Ooey Gooey

4 Weeks | 4 Sessions per week | 49 Videos | Int/Adv

 

Takin' it slow ain’t always easy. Slow movement in Belly Dance comes off best when paired with strong technique, a confident gaze, and impeccable muscle control. This program will guide you to mastering slow movements that are big and fluid; ones that can truly cast a spell on the crowd, and will also help your fast technique become stronger as well!

This program features four sessions of mix and match Datura Online classes per week. Feel free to shift it around to whichever four days work best for your schedule. Each of these D.O. sessions will run between 1.5 and 2 hours.

We will begin the program with a key workshop from one of the Queens of ooey gooey movement, Rachel Brice, and then break the workshop down into segments, adding other dance and yoga classes that compliment the technique in each segment.

The key to impressive slow movement is to be strong, yet relaxed. So don’t forget to breathe deep, and cultivate some moments of calm throughout the week!

Have a water bottle, yoga mat, yoga blocks, yoga strap, a pair of small weights nearby and something to balance (ex. a cane, sword, craft dowel, book, bean-bag, small child -just kidding!)

How to Begin

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To browse class descriptions, click on the week and you can read more about each class. For a printable version of this program click here to download and print a copy for your practice space. You also can bookmark this page for easy access later.

Practice Tip

For each mix and match session, all videos are in one playlist - one continual class. Click on the playlist link to start your session playlist, OR click on each week in the program navigation bar below for an expanded view, and watch the videos one at a time.

Ooey Gooey : Week 1

Session 1 Sinuous and Smoky  Phrases (1:22:33)
Session 2

Playlist (1:07:44)

Shimmy Drill Warm Up - ATS® 2 Slow: Arm Undulations, Flourishes, and Bodywave - Built: Flexibility for the Upper Body Spotlight - Bodywave - Basic Short Yoga Sequence

Session 3

Playlist (1:33:58)

A Strong Warm Up For Belly Dance - ATS® 4 Slow: Corkscrew Turn, Ribcage Rotation, and Layering - Built: Upper Body Strengthening Spotlight - Side to Side Undulation - Yoga for Lateral Bending

Session 4

Playlist (1:41:04)

Ab Warm Up + Conditioning: # 1 - ATS® 3 Slow: Camel Walk, Torso Twist, Propeller Turn - Yoga for Lateral Bending - Sidewinder - "Radioglue": Section 1 - Cool Down for Length and Balance

Sinuous and Smoky Phrases combines some of Rachel’s most signature ooey gooey moves: Bodywave, Side to Side Undulation, and Sidewinder. Many moves in Tribal Fusion were inspired by ATS® vocabulary, so you’ll go straight to the source with Colette, do some conditioning with Ashley, and lots of yoga to prepare, as well as strengthen and lengthen, your muscles after class. Then you will delve into Rachel's "Radioglue" choreography, which demands strength, flexibility, and is the perfect ooey gooey dance to sink your teeth into!



Week 1, Session 1 : (1:22:33)

Online Belly Dance Class

Sinuous and Smoky Phrases

This workshop will teach you some of the gooeyest fundamental movements in Tribal Fusion vocabulary, and, when done regularly, will increase the strength and flexibility in the upper back and lateral muscles. It includes a warm up, three phrases: Bodywave, Side to Side Undulation, Sidewinder, an improvisation section including those phrases, and a cool down for flexibility. Enjoy!

Week 1, Session 2 : Playlist (1:07:44)

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Shimmy Drill Warm Up

This shimmy drill warm-up will get you ready for dancing in a hurry, while still being carefully sequenced. First we'll warm up the spine, then the joints, then move to hip work before our shimmy drill. Good to practice with other dance videos or practice, or just to keep your shimmies big and relaxed. Enjoy!

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ATS ® Slow 2: Arm Undulations, Flourishes, and Bodywave

In this ATS® spotlight, Colette covers three slow moves: arm undulations, arm flourishes, and Bodywave. This belly dance spotlight is from Colette's "Beginnning ATS®: Class 2".

Online Belly Dance Class

Built: Flexibility for the Upper Body Spotlight

Develop greater flexibility in the upper body through yoga and Pilates based stretching. In this concise spotlight Ashley will take you through exercises that you can fit into your daily belly dance practice. This is part three of three of Ashley's "Built: Upper Body Conditioning Workshop".

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Bodywave

The strange and beautiful bodywave is performed differently according to your belly dance style. Here, we'll focus on the Tribal and Tribal Fusion approach, drilling it as a spinal roll in the back of the body. Rachel pairs this movement with a hip circle and an undulation down to up to give it a very sinuous and smoky feel. This spotlight is from Rachel's workshop, "Sinuous and Smoky Phrases".

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Basic Short Yoga Sequence

This short but effective yoga practice relaxes the deep and superficial muscles on either side of the spine, and supports and hips and low back. This sequence can be used for your belly dance practice or on it's own. This yoga sequence is part of Rachel's class, "Up Tempo Locks and Isolations".

Week 1, Session 3 : Playlist (1:33:58)

Online Belly Dance Class

A Strong Warm Up for Belly Dance

A strong warm-up to work the muscles on either side of the spine, adding fluidity for undulations and bodywaves, and to strengthen the low back for any movements that include the low back/pelvis relationship for a long life of belly dance. This spotlight is from Rachel's "Daily Dose: Arabic Shimmy # 1".

Online Belly Dance Lesson

ATS ® Slow 4: Corkscrew Turn, Ribcage Rotation, and Layering

In this ATS® spotlight, Colette covers three slow moves: Corkscrew Turn, Ribcage Rotation and layering Arm Undulations on top of Taxim. This belly dance spotlight is from Colette's "Beginning ATS®: Class 4".

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Built: Upper Body Strengthening Spotlight

Tone and strengthen your arms and upper body with this challenging warm up in which we will work with weights, Pilates, and a little yoga. Get ready to sweat! This spotlight is part one of three of Ashley's "Built for Belly Dance: Upper Body Conditioning Workshop".

Online Belly Dance Class

Side to Side Undulation

Side-to-side, up-to-down, and down-to-up undulations take a bit of coordination and flexibility in the rib cage and lateral muscles. Here, the undulations are paired with foot patterns to make a movement that's great for drilling, improvisation, or choreography. This spotlight is from Rachel's workshop, "Sinuous and Smoky Phrases".

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Yoga for Lateral Bending

A short but fairly intense lateral bending practice for flexibility which includes the rib cage and sides of the body. This practice is especially useful for dancers working on Sidewinder, Side to Side Undulations, or any belly dance movements that work with the side ribs.

Week 1, Session 4 : Playlist (1:41:04)

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Ab Warm Up + Conditioning: #1

Increasing muscular control, core stabilization, and strength is the goal of this spotlight. We prepare the body to move with quick aerobic steps, then link exercises targeting the abdominal muscles, including the obliques or the the diagonal muscles of the waist and trunk. These exercises are excellent for increasing endurance while developing a strong core to support gestures with the arms and legs, resulting in abdominal definition. This belly dance spotlight is from Colette's "Beginning ATS®: Class #5".

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ATS ® Slow 3: Camel Walk, Torso Twist, Propeller Turn

In this ATS® spotlight, Colette covers three slow moves: Camel Walk, Torso Twist, and the Propeller Turn. This belly dance spotlight is from Colette's "Beginning ATS®: Class 3".

Online Belly Dance Class

Yoga for lateral Bending

A short but fairly intense lateral bending practice for flexibility which includes the rib cage and sides of the body. This practice is especially useful for dancers working on Sidewinder, Side to Side Undulations, or any belly dance movements that work with the side ribs.

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Sidewinder

The infamous Sidewinder! A classic figure 8 movement in the rib cage with a lateral focus; a fundamental movement for any Tribal Fusion dancer. To do this one well takes lots of practice, and continued practice at that, so get warmed up and work with this one often. This spotlight is from Rachel's workshop, "Sinuous and Smoky Phrases".

Online Belly Dance Class

"Radioglue": An Original Choreography: Section 1 (Start at 00:00 and End at 17:28) 

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.

Online Belly Dance Class

Cool Down for Length and Balance

This cool down will work on focus and awareness. It stabilizes the low back and lengthens the spine with some gentle forward bending and centers you to prepare for practice with some yoga inspired balance-oriented poses. This practice can also be used for a warm up. This spotlight is from Rachel's "Serpentine Scales: Pinball + Sugar Workshop".

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