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How it Works

Welcome to Datura Online, a resource for online belly dance classes and fitness videos available anytime and anywhere there's internet, no matter what your experience or budget may be. We're glad you stopped by.

You can watch our video to get a brief overview of the features of Datura Online, and how to use this site to learn how to belly dance online now. Or, you can jump right in with the information outlined below. If you’d like to read these guidelines in another language, simply move to the top of the page and choose your language.

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Video: My Practice

My Practice

My Practice is a new way to track and organize your practice, get support, and connect with other dancers in the global belly dance community. With your My Practice profile you can now access your favorite videos and playlists in one place. You can connect with other dancers through private messages, give support, and get support from your friends to achieve your dance goals. You can see your activity, practice progress, and achievements all on your My Practice profile page. You control what you'd like to share through customizable privacy settings. All of these features are free with your membership to Datura Online.

Video: Find Your Class

Find Your Class

There are several quick and easy ways to get started learning belly dance with our site. 

First, hover over the menu bar at the top of the page to see the different ways to find a class. You can explore by teacher, style, level, topics, the amount of time you have to practice, or the kind of class you’d like to take. You can even plan your practice by choosing different areas of the body to work.

Once you choose your class, click on the video for a brief free preview. If you want to watch more, click "Rent Video" or click "Unlimited Access" for access to hours of videos. If you are a member videos play with one click.

Watch full classes or build your own practice with the warm up from one teacher, a choreography from another, and end with a deep yoga stretch from yet another!

If you’d like to head back to the home page at any time, just click on the words "Datura Online" in the upper left corner.

Get Unlimited Access or Rent

There are two ways to gain access to the videos.

One option is a la carte, renting one video at a time, or you can join now for unlimited access to our library of hours and hours of videos.

Video: Rent or Subscribe
Video: Access Your Classes

Access Your Classes

With an Unlimited Access membership, any video on the site is just a few clicks away with the navigation bar at the top of the page. As a renter, you can access your rented videos easily through the 'My Rentals' page in 'My Account' where you can see how much time is left on your rentals. Rentals can also be added to playlists by clicking on the 'Add to Playlist' button in the video player.

All videos in playlists show up in the slider at the bottom of the video player page for easy class access.

Video: Unlimited Viewing

Unlimited Viewing

As an Unlimited Access member you can watch as much as you want, anytime, from our stocked library while your membership is active. As a renter you can watch your rented videos as many times as you want whenever you want during your rental period.

Video: Find Your Bliss

Find Your Bliss!

There are many ways to find what you’re looking for. You can search the drop down menu at the top of each page to browse and select a category. Get even more specific by refining your search on the category page. You can even sort the results. A few clicks and you're good to go!

Take a full class or mix and match to build your own. With an Unlimited Access membership you have the freedom to try classes from all our different teachers. As a renter you can get just what you want.

Video: Playlists

Playlists: Customize Your Practice

Create your own custom practices by using the powerful custom playlists function. Create custom playlists from any video page and manage them in 'My Playlists' in 'My Account'.

With unlimited access you could make a playlist for every day of the week, for your personal practice and fitness goals, or whatever you want. The sky's the limit!

Video: Programs

Belly Dance Programs

Ever want to have a personal trainer design your belly dance practice schedule? Our belly dance programs are dancer-designed practices made for you to meet your goals faster and smarter. There's a program for your level, ready for you to start today.

Video: Music


The music from each video is available to purchase and download anytime. To the right of the video player you'll see songs featured in the video listed by title. Click on the song titles and you'll have the chance to preview some tracks and purchase a download of the track or album.

Video: Canceling Your Membership

Canceling Your Membership

You can cancel your Datura Online monthly membership anytime by selecting "edit" under the "My Membership" tab in "My Account". We’ll be sad to see you go, but you gotta do what’s right for you. You can always join again when you’re ready, we’ll be here for you.

Belly Dance and fitness classes to fit your style, schedule, and budget.  Anytime.  Anywhere.