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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

You can rent classes individually, rent a session playlist, or activate an unlimited access membership to access all classes in this program for one low price.

To get started, click on any of class titles below.

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 2

Session 1 Serpentine Scales: Pinball + Sugar Workshop (1:29:07)
Session 2

Playlist (1:16:22)

Built: Torso Strengthening Spotlight - Undulation Spotlight - Pinball Scale - Built: Flexibility for the Torso Spotlight

Session 3

Playlist (1:32:42)

Ab Warm Up + Conditioning: # 1 - Warm Up for Belly Dance - Isolation Patterns - The Sugar Scale - Finishing Practice for Flexibility and Relaxation

Session 4

Playlist (1:17:38)

Yoga for Backward Bending: Back Strength Emphasis - Built: Torso Strengthening Spotlight - "Radioglue": Section 2 - Basic Short Yoga Sequence

This week you’ll be introduced to “Scales”: a concept Rachel devised that describes isolated movements that are sequenced to travel in pathways around the body. Scales can be impressive when done fast, but executing them slow and strong can also build anticipation and dynamics in a choreography or improvisation. You will see Sedona’s version of isolation patterns, as well as take her spotlight on undulations. Don’t forget to eat your spinach with Ashley’s strengthening and flexibility workshops; they’re great for a well balanced dancer's diet, regardless of style. You'll also continue learning Rachel's "Radioglue" choreography.



Week 2, Session 1 : (1:29:07)

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Serpentine Scales: Pinball + Sugar Workshop

This workshop will introduce the intermediate student to two technique phrases called “scales.” These phrases can be used for improvisation or choreography, as well as being strong technique drills. They are introduced individually, then practiced together in a combination. You will drill undulations, rib cage circles, maya, side to side undulations, a simple lock pattern, and a more complex isolation pattern. The class begins and ends with a brief warm up and cool down.

Week 2, Session 2 : Playlist (1:16:22)

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Built: Torso Strengthening Spotlight

In this spotlight, the focus is on 20 minutes of Pilates with a specially developed fitness routine designed to strengthen the major muscles of the trunk of the body: the upper and lower back, abdominals, and pectorals. This spotlight is from Ashley's "Built for Belly Dance: Torso Conditioning Workshop".

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Undulation Spotlight

This belly dance spotlight provides tips and techniques for working on drilling your undulations for greater clarity and ease of execution. This spotlight is from Sedona's American Cabaret style workshop: "Interesting and Innovative Isolations".

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Pinball Scale

The Pinball scale combines undulations, rib cage circles, maya, side to side undulations, a simple lock pattern, and a more complex isolation pattern. These phrases can be used for improvisation or choreography, as well as being strong technique drills. This spotlight is taken from Rachel's "Serpentine Scales Workshop".

Online Belly Dance Class

Built: Flexibility for the Torso Spotlight

In this spotlight, the focus is on spinal flexibility, side to side bends, and twists to increase flexibility and range of motion in the torso. This spotlight is from Ashley's "Built for Belly Dance: Torso Conditioning Workshop".

Week 2, Session 3 : Playlist (1:32:42)

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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Warm Up for Belly Dance

A warm-up to prepare your for slow and sinuous movements. Can be used with other videos or all on its own. Included are side strengthening and stretching movements, as well as a dose of hip work. This spotlight is from Rachel's Tribal Fusion workshop: "Sinuous and Smoky Phrases".

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Isolation Patterns

In this spotlight we will mix and match many of the basic isolations to create complex and interesting patterns. This spotlight is part of Sedona's "Interesting and Innovative Isolations" workshop.

Online Belly Dance Lesson

The Sugar Scale

This spotlight will introduce the intermediate student to a technique concept called “scales”, through breaking down and drilling the Sugar scale. Scales are phrases that can be used for improvisation or choreography, as well as being strong technique drills. The Sugar scale combines a series of locks and undulations that travel up and down the body. This spotlight is taken from Rachel's "Serpentine Scales" workshop, which features a combination using both the Pinball and Sugar scales.

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Finishing Practice for Flexibility and Relaxation

This practice will bring you from a sweaty, heart-pounding state to a relaxed, loose, open and focused presence. You can do this after a dance practice, or a long day of work. This belly dance spotlight is from Rachel's Tribal Fusion workshop: "Sinuous and Smoky Phrases".

Week 2, Session 4 : Playlist (1:17:38)

Online Belly Dance Class

Yoga for Backward Bending: Back Strength Emphasis

This challenging yoga practice focuses on developing strength and flexibility in the muscles on either side of the spine, and will, over time, contribute to a healthier standing forward bend, known as the Layback. This spotlight is from Rachel's "Laybacks, Drops, Zippers, & Floorwork" workshop.

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Built: Torso Strengthening Spotlight

In this spotlight, the focus is on 20 minutes of Pilates with a specially developed fitness routine designed to strengthen the major muscles of the trunk of the body: the upper and lower back, abdominals, and pectorals. This spotlight is from Ashley's "Built for Belly Dance: Torso Conditioning Workshop".

Online Belly Dance Class

"Radioglue": An Original Choreography: Section 2 (Start at 17:28 and End at 29:14)

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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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".

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