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Start it Up

30 Days | 2 Sessions per week | 17 Videos | All Levels


So... You've never belly danced before, or you are a beginner level belly dancer brand new to Datura Online. Welcome!

This 4 Week course is designed to get you acquainted with a) basic movements in the main styles of belly dance and b) many of our fabulous Datura Online Teachers.

You'll finish the series knowing a little bit about a lot of things, and we hope this introduction can guide you to find whatever teacher or style is calling you most!

This program features two sessions per week:

First session is a full class with one of our teachers. This will be a complete class straight through, with warm up and cool down included. Each full class is from a different dancer.

Second session is our mix & match compilation of a complete practice using various segments on our site from multiple teachers. You will get a warm up, technique segment, and a cool down. Both the classes and the compilations fit into one hour time blocks.

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.

Start It Up : Week 1

Session 1

Belly Dance Basics # 2: Egyptian, Hip Circles and Twists (58:46)

Session 2

Playlist (1:14:20)

Prioritize What You Love - Energetic Warm Up - Basic Isolations - Belly Rolls: Belly Dance Flow Fundamentals - Cool Down and Stretch

Start It Up : Week 2

Session 1

Playlist (36:55)

Warm Up for Balance and Core - Posture Pointers for Tribal Belly Dance - Tribal Fundamentals Spotlight - Zil Drill Spotlight # 2 - Cool Down

Session 2

Playlist (46:09) 

Beginning ATS®: Class 1 - Speaking the Language

Start It Up : Week 3

Session 1

Beginner's Tribal Fusion Series: Class 1 (1:02:00)

Session 2

Playlist (53:08)

Giving Your Best - Pilates Conditioning and Warm Up - Basic Shimmy Break Down and Drill - Drills for 3/4 Shimmy Preparation - Cool Down and Stretch 2

Start It Up : Week 4

Session 1

Playlist (55:17)

Ab Warm Up + Conditioning: # 1 - Bodywave - Sidewinder - Finishing Practice for Flexibility and Relaxation - Your Body's Language

Session 2 Hipwork and Level Changes (56:17)

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