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Raq Steady

8 Weeks | 2 Sessions per week | 45 Videos | Int

 

This 8 week series provides you with a well-rounded practice geared toward setting you fully into solid intermediate belly dance technique. Whether you're a beginner feeling ready to move forward, or you're already an intermediate dancer who is looking to get back in the saddle of a regular practice schedule, after these 8 weeks of Raq Steady, you'll definitely see changes.

Your program includes yoga and Pilates warm ups and cool downs to increase strength & flexibility, technique classes with all 4 of our Datura teachers, review of essential fundamentals, and two full choreographies.

The weeks are broken into two sessions, which means two days/nights of practice per week. You pick the time that works best for you.

Each session includes a warm up, drills, technique, a combo, and a section of a choreography. Each session is 1 1/2 to 2 hours in length.

For this program, you'll need a yoga mat, water bottle and zils.

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.

Raq Steady : Week 6

Session 1

Playlist (1:53:10)

Intermediate Pilates for Belly Dancers - Layercake: Intermediate Layers - The Freeze Shimmy - Bounce Choreography with Ashley Lopez: Section 3 - Cool Down and Stretch

Session 2

Playlist (1:08:23)

Standing Warm Up - Pinball + Sugar Combo - Zil Drill Spotlight # 3 - The Freeze Shimmy - Bounce Choreography with Ashley Lopez: Section 4 - Yoga Cool Down

How's it going dancers? This week, you'll do more Pilates, review intermediate layers, and take a great workshop from Rachel featuring her Pinball and Sugar scales. Get ready for the freeze shimmy and your last installment of zils with Colette. Enjoy!



Week 6, Session 1 : Playlist (1:53:10)

Learn Belly Dance

Intermediate Pilates for Belly Dancers

This is a challenging beyond-beginner Pilates class designed just for belly dancers. In this workshop, we will practice exercises that target key muscle groups that are essential for belly dance technique as well as offer variations that help to balance the avid belly dancer’s body—addressing healthy spinal movement, range of motion, and offering pointers for injury prevention.

Online Belly Dance Class

Layercake: Intermediate Layers

Ten upper body isolations will be drilled with a few lower body isolations at varying speeds and combinations, culminating in a short combo. This spotlight is a segment of Ashley's "Layercake: Crazy Delicious Layering" class.

Online Belly Dance Lesson

The Freeze Shimmy

This spotlight will break down and drill a wonderful Egptian shimmy variation, the freeze. This spotlight is from Sedona's "Shimmy Quartet" workshop.

Learn Belly Dance

Bounce Choreography with Ashley Lopez : section 3 (start at 27:00 end at 42:11)

This is a fun, challenging, intermediate-level belly dance choreography to "Bounce" by Solace. In this fusion piece we'll play with some locking isolation combinations, layers, funky belly-dance based traveling steps and turns as well as a few Polynesian-inspired moves.

Online Belly Dance Class

Cool Down and Stretch 2

A simple cool down, which includes spinal twists, hip openers, and hamstring stretch. It's advisable to have padding for the knees This belly dance spotlight is from Ashley's Tribal Fusion workshop: "3/4 Shimmy Variations & Layers".

Week 6, Session 2 : Playlist (1:08:23)

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Standing Warm Up

This brief, simple dance warm up requires no mat, and is designed to warm up the legs, arms, abdominals, and back. This spotlight is from Ashley's workshop, "3/4 Shimmy Variations & Layers".

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Pinball + Sugar Combo

This video features a drill of the scale combinations Pinball and Sugar together. Use this spotlight to drill the phrases or for a more detailed breakdown of each of these movements, refer to "Serpentine Scales: Pinball and Sugar" Workshop.

Learn Belly Dance

Zil Drill Spotlight # 3

This spotlight reviews the basic Triplet or Longa pattern, then introduces two zil patterns that may be used while dancing or while riffing with the music: the 3-1-3-1-3, which matches perfectly with Saiidi or Beledi rhythms and the 3-3-7. They are drilled individually then played together in a fun and challenging zil drill. This spotlight is from Colette's "Beginning ATS®: Class 7".

Online Belly Dance Lesson

The Freeze Shimmy

This spotlight will break down and drill a wonderful Egptian shimmy variation, the freeze. This spotlight is from Sedona's "Shimmy Quartet" workshop.

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Bounce Choreography with Ashley Lopez: section 4 (start at 42:11 to the end)

This is a fun, challenging, intermediate-level belly dance choreography to "Bounce" by Solace. In this fusion piece we'll play with some locking isolation combinations, layers, funky belly-dance based traveling steps and turns as well as a few Polynesian-inspired moves.

Learn Belly Dance

Yoga Cool Down

Yoga cool down for the low back and lateral muscles. Be sure to do some sort of cool down every time you dance, to stabilize the low back and stretch the sides of the body. This belly dance spotlight is from Rachel's Tribal Fusion class: "Daily Dose: Arabic Shimmy #2".

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