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Friday with Friends - November Round Up

Nov 29, 2017 7:13:00 AM

Friday with Friends - Our featured Friends in November!

Every Friday we share video/photos of our dance friends on our instagram page who are using DO in their dance journey! We are so proud of all of you and it warms our heart to see you all expressing your individuality and personality in this dance form we all love. 

Check out our featured friends below! And if you ever want to show us what you've been working on, just tag #daturaonline in your videos and pictures on instagram and you might be featured on our page!

@meggan007

meggan007

@bellydance_okinawa

 bellydance_okinawa

@kindlecimmerian

kindlecimmerian

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Friday with Friends - October Round Up

Oct 30, 2017 7:13:00 AM

Friday with Friends - Our featured Friends in October!

Every Friday we share video/photos of our dance friends on our instagram page who are using DO in their dance journey! We are so proud of all of you and it warms our heart to see you all expressing your individuality and personality in this dance form we all love. 

Check out our featured friends below! And if you ever want to show us what you've been working on, just tag #daturaonline in your videos and pictures on instagram and you might be featured on our page!

@ritacarolinaap

ritacarolinaap

@megancaros

 megancaros

@jska__

jska

@sultanschoice

sultanschoice

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Datura Online Practice Group!

Oct 30, 2017 7:00:00 AM

DO Practice Group

We've created a Datura Online Practice Group!

Want to find practice accountability buddies, share dance tips, and talk about belly dance? We've created a Datura Online Practice Group on Facebook for you!

This is a private group for Datura Online students to connect with friends and find accountability buddies.

Please share your experiences, inspiration, resources and information from your dance and art practice that you may find valuable to others in the DO community!

Keep subjects to topics relevant to Datura Online, dance practice, dance experiences, dance inspiration, and dance culture.

The posts in this group are only viewable to those who are members.

Guidelines for posting:

- We reserve the right to moderate any posts and remove anyone from this forum.

- Please do not include negative posts or complaints (i.e. posts that do not seek a constructive outcome). They will be removed. If you have questions about Datura Online or if you are having difficulty with your Datura Online account, don't hesitate to email us at our help desk.

- Anyone generating more than 3 posts in one week may be have their posts moderated to make room for a diversity of voices.

- You are welcome to comment on other posts as much as you like, of course.

- Event posting is restricted to events directly relating to Datura Online. Please no advertising.

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Friday with Friends - Our featured Friends in September!

Every Friday we share video/photos of our dance friends on our instagram page who are using DO in their dance journey! We are so proud of all of you and it warms our heart to see you all expressing your individuality and personality in this dance form we all love. 

Check out our featured friends below! And if you ever want to show us what you've been working on, just tag #daturaonline in your videos and pictures on instagram and you might be featured on our page!

@kae_montgomery

kae montgomery

@alexandra_bellydance

 alexandra bellydance

@justice_cast

antonellasciahina

@hipporacle

hipporacle

@melissaartdance

melissaartdance

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Quick and Easy Access to your rentals!

Sep 22, 2017 11:27:00 AM

Accessing your Rentals

My Rentals Tab

Want to access your rentals quickly? Check out our drop down menu at the top right corner of any of the Datura Online pages!

Access your playlists, watched videos, rentals, and account in just one click. Find new friends to support as well!

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Friday with Friends - August Round Up

Aug 29, 2017 7:13:00 AM

Friday with Friends - Our featured Friends in August!

Every Friday we share video/photos of our dance friends on our instagram page who are using DO in their dance journey! We are so proud of all of you and it warms our heart to see you all expressing your individuality and personality in this dance form we all love. 

Check out our featured friends below! And if you ever want to show us what you've been working on, just tag #daturaonline in your videos and pictures on instagram and you might be featured on our page!

@bonniebrittbaxter

bonniebrittbaxter

@carriedienhart

 carriedienhart

@antonella_sciahina

antonellasciahina

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Friday with Friends - July Round Up

Jul 31, 2017 7:13:00 AM

Friday with Friends

Friday with Friends - Our featured Friends in July!

Every Friday we share video/photos of our dance friends on our instagram page who are using DO in their dance journey! We are so proud of all of you and it warms our heart to see you all expressing your individuality and personality in this dance form we all love. 

Check out our featured friends below! And if you ever want to show us what you've been working on, just tag #daturaonline in your videos and pictures on instagram and you might be featured on our page!

@crystallinemirror

crystallinemirror

@omchantress

 omchantress

@valencebellydance

valencebellydance

@opiummoondance

 opiummoondance

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Ideas & Feedback and Who We Are page!

Who we are

Hey everyone! Sometimes we can't believe all the awesome feedback and ideas you all have for the site (even though you show us how amazing all of you are every day here on DO). 

Because you all have such wonderful ideas for what you'd like to see on Datura Online, we made a whole page where you can give us feedback and submit suggestions for what you think will make your practice the best it can be on DO!: http://daturaonline.com/ideas-and-feedback/. Ideas and feedback are how we make the site better for everyone and we take all submissions seriously as we want to make Datura Online be the best tool for your dance practice.

And have you ever wanted to meet the crew behind DO? Well here's a little history and behind the scenes for you if you want to get to know us better: http://daturaonline.com/who-we-are/. We're super happy to be working with such a talented, wonderful community of dancers here in Datura Online land, and that includes you!

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It's summer, the perfect time to get your belly dance practice on whether you are dancing with DO out in the sunshine or escaping the heat and practicing with us indoors. Looking to practice technique, build strength, and gain flexibility? Then we've got a brand new program just for you! Designed by Ashley Lopez herself, "Integrated Dance Preparation" gives you a ton of bang for your buck, focusing on belly dance drills, yoga, and Pilates for 6 weeks straight that will also prepare you for taking Ashley's in person teacher training program, Integrated Dance.

Featuring 5 sessions per week, each about an 1 hour in length, this program will help you reach your goals smarter and faster, while giving you two days of rest to relax and gather yourself for more practice! Get it!

Pro tip: Add this program to a personal playlist in just a few clicks - look for the add to playlist button!

Integrated Dance Prep

 

Integrated Dance Preparation

This 6-week program is designed for students who wish to prepare physically, technically, and mentally for Ashley Lopez's Integrated Dance Part 1 Intensive. Ashley designed the Integrated Dance Preparation program on Datura Online to prepare her students interested in taking the Integrated Dance Intensive, as well as for those dancers looking to hone their technique and build body strength and flexibility.

 

 

 

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Friday with Friends - June Round Up

Jun 30, 2017 7:13:00 AM

Friday with Friends

Friday with Friends - Our featured Friends in June!

Every Friday we share video/photos of our dance friends on our instagram page who are using DO in their dance journey! We are so proud of all of you and it warms our heart to see you all expressing your individuality and personality in this dance form we all love. 

Check out our featured friends below! And if you ever want to show us what you've been working on, just tag #daturaonline in your videos and pictures on instagram and you might be featured on our page!

@draconis.dances

Draconis Dances

@lisova.mavka

 Lisova Mavka

@mayafelipe

Maya Felipe

@jenniferlynnwarren

 Jennifer Lynn Warren

@davinakelm

Davina Kelm

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Participant compilations

DO Belly Dance Challenge #5 Participant Compilations

We are so impressed by what a wonderful job everyone did this year. So many of you worked hard to learn one (or more!) choreographies and it clearly shows in your presentation and technique! 

The videos below are compilations of all entries (that we could find) by Datura Online members. We are overjoyed to see so many people all over the world learning these dances with us, to see each of their unique takes on the choreographies, and we just had to share them all dancing together in one video. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

The challenge: To learn a choreography taught on our website, perform it however you like, and post it to youtube.

The goal: To share the love of learning belly dance all over the world.

"Chomper" by Zoe Jakes

"Raqs Assaya" by Henna

 

"Spirit of the Drum" by Sedona Soulfire

"Viaje" by Ashley Lopez

All of these submissions gave us the biggest smiles on our faces and we are so happy to see that Datura Online is working for you - in so many different places. Nothing could be more satisfying, thank you all so much! Looking forward to the next one...

If you're looking for the entries we picked for this challenge, check out the post here.

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Datura Online Belly Dance Challenge #5 Results!

DATURA ONLINE BELLY DANCE CHALLENGE #5 - The Results!

Phew, you all certainly made it difficult for us to pick prize recipients this year - clearly everyone worked hard and had a great time expressing each choreography and getting creative with their videos! 

Woo!

Before we announce the recipients of the official prizes for this challenge we want to first acknowledge everyone who participated as an absolute *winner* in this challenge. Give yourself a hearty pat on the back and a round of applause! We saw so many of you pushing yourself, overcoming challenges, and learning. And what a supportive community surrounding this event! You can see for yourself by visiting the event page with numerous theads of participants in this challenge supporting each other and check out the youtube playlist with all the participant submissions!

Recall, the primary purposes of this challenge were:

First: We wanted you, who come from so many different places in the world, to see each other dance so that you could have the opportunity to be inspired by, and to inspire, your fellow members of our DO community.

Second: Growth. Goals are important tools to help you to push and achieve something that is perhaps a little out of your comfort zone. (We heard this from a lot of you and are so glad you decided to take this challenge on.)

Third: Selfishly, we love seeing you dance!

Fourth: To have fun!

Prizes!

And now, the prizewinners. Many of these choreographies were too close to call, so we decided to award not o...

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New Feature: Share your Playlists!

Apr 26, 2017 10:38:00 AM

Share your Playlists!

New Feature : Share Playlists

We're happy to introduce a new feature that we are super excited about: the ability to share playlists! With this awesome new feature you can now share your belly dance practice with friends, fellow dancers, AND, if you are a teacher, your students!

To share your playlists, visit your Playlists page on your My Practice Profile. You can share playlists directly from the Playlists page, or you can click on the particular playlist you want to share. Click the "Share" button, copy the link, and paste it into your social media, website, or wherever you want to share your practice. Get inspired and motivate others to practice!

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Datura Online Belly Dance Challenge #5!

Mar 31, 2017 3:41:00 AM

Datura Online Belly Dance Challenge #5!

DATURA ONLINE BELLY DANCE CHALLENGE #5!

You know what time it is...it's Datura Online Belly Dance Challenge time! You have the chance to learn awesome choreographies from your favorite teachers, connect with your dance friends all over the world, show off your amazing dance skills, and maybe win a PRIZE...

Here's how it works:

1. Learn one of the four selected choreographies from Datura Online (see below).

2. Video yourself dancing it. Dance in costume or not, in your living room, on the street, on stage, on a boat in the middle of the ocean - wherever is the most fun for you!

3. Upload the video to your YouTube channel with DO Belly Dance Challenge #5 in the title by April 30th, 2017. Make sure to add your name and where you are from in the description of your video.

4. Have a great time watching your fellow dancers all over the world and cheer them on. (You can search for other dancers' videos by typing in DO BELLY DANCE CHALLENGE #5 on YouTube). Join our Facebook event and cheer each other on!

5. We'll pick our favorite video(s) by May 7th to share on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Our favorite video for each choreography will receive the following GRAND PRIZE!
  • A Free Year's Unlimited Access Membership to Datura Online - a $260 value!
You can rent any one video for the challenge or activate an unlimited access membership to try all of these videos and hundreds more on Datura Online.


The following choreographies included in this challenge are (choose one or more to enter):

   Henna:...

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Office Hours with Rachel Brice

Throughout September and October our Datura Online teachers are available to answer all your belly dance questions on the Datura Online Facebook page!

This week Rachel Brice answered your questions on Facebook Live. Check out the livestream below.

 

 

And be sure to check out our Performances tab, brand new to the site!

Performances Tab

Want some inspiration for your dance? Want to see your favorite teachers performing the choreographies you know and love from Datura Online? They're all up and waiting for you right here.

Happy Dancing!

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