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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 7

Session 1

Playlist (1:39:25)

Intermediate Pilates for Belly Dancers - Layercake: Advanced Layers - The Turkish Front-Back Shimmy - Bounce Choreography with Ashley Lopez: Section 5 - Cool Down

Session 2

Playlist (1:41:48)

Creative Steps with a Classic Twist - Overshimmy Combo - The Turkish Front-Back Shimmy - Bounce Choreography with Ashley Lopez: Section 5 - Basic Short Yoga Sequence

Can you believe it? You’re already at week 7! Great work. For this week, in addition to Pilates, you’ll move into advanced layering with Ashley, and check out the more advanced Turkish front-back shimmy. You’ll work on Rachel’s Overshimmy combo, get a great ATS® inspired class with Colette, and run the Bounce choreography. High-five, the finish line is near!



Week 7, Session 1 : Playlist (1:39:25)

Online Belly Dance Class

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 Lesson

Layercake: Advanced Layers

This advanced class combines five upper body isolations with a few lower body isolations in yet even more challenging variations. Here we will start to venture in to poly-rhythms as well. This spotlight is a segment of Ashley's "Layercake: Crazy Delicious Layering" class.

Learn Belly Dance

The Turkish Front-Back Shimmy

The segment features a break down and drill of the infamous Turkish front-back Shimmy. You will drill the shimmy at various speeds as well as learn a floor exercise that will assist in identifying, isolating, and strengthening the muscles involved in the Turkish front-back Shimmy. This spotlight is from Sedona's American Cabaret Style "Shimmy Quartet Workshop".

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Bounce Choreography with Ashley Lopez: Run Through (start at 53:09)

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

Cool Down

This brief cool down is wonderful to do after an extended shimmy session or any vigorous belly dance practice. This spotlight is from Sedona's American Cabaret style workshop: "Super Shimmies & Shimmy Layers".

Week 7, Session 2 : Playlist (1:41:48)

Online Belly Dance Class

Creative Steps with a Classic Twist

This class presents fast Tribal Style movements that incorporate classic foot patterns and traditional hip work which look stunning when performed by a group.  We will introduce the movements and flourishes, string them together into combos to drill, then drill them in formation with zils.  This workshop is appropriate for dancers of all levels and the moves are ATS® and/or ITS friendly.

Online Belly Dance Lesson

Overshimmy Combo

This short but hip-work packed combination focuses on 3/4 shimmies, hip-work on the down, hip bumps, posture, and simple arm placement. It is high energy and can be used in your combinations or choreographies.

Learn Belly Dance

The Turkish Front-Back Shimmy

The segment features a break down and drill of the infamous Turkish front-back Shimmy. You will drill the shimmy at various speeds as well as learn a floor exercise that will assist in identifying, isolating, and strengthening the muscles involved in the Turkish front-back Shimmy. This spotlight is from Sedona's American Cabaret Style "Shimmy Quartet Workshop".

Online Belly Dance Class

Bounce Choreography with Ashley Lopez: Run Though (start at 53:09)

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 Lesson

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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