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Nov 22, 2017 7:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 11/22/17

RB Intro to Datura Class #2

We've got two special treats for you: a brand new class in Rachel's Introduction to Datura Style™ series, focused on upper body essentials AND, for members only, a Costume Café with Rachel!

 Intro to Datura Style class 2Introduction to Datura Style™ Class # 2 : Upper Body Essentials

In class # 2 of Rachel's "Introduction to Datura Style™" series, you will continue to sharpen your understanding of the fundamentals of Datura Style™ belly dance. This class focuses on chest and rib cage lifts, bodywaves, undulations, belly rolls, and Arabic basic. Rachel will breakdown these movements and put them together in an improvisational drill. This class begins with a warm up and ends with a cool down.

 RB Costume CafeCostume Café: "Changes" with Rachel Brice

In this member only spotlight from the workshop "Changes": An Original Choreography, Rachel shares how she developed costuming and adornment for her choreography, sharing tips and tricks for creating headdresses, sourcing materials, and giving further resources to investigate.

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Office Hours with Rachel

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

This week Rachel answered your questions on Facebook Live. Check out her livestream here.

That's it for office hours for 2017! If you'd like more office hours and chances to chat with your Datura Online teachers let us know. We love hearing your questions and insights about dance!

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New Workshop: 8/30/17

Changes: An Original Choreography with Rachel Brice

Who. Is. Ready. for a new choreography from Rachel Brice?!

 Changes: An Original Choreography with Rachel BriceChanges: An Original Choreography

This advanced choreography from Rachel has everything: Gooey slow, unbelievably fast, syncopation, triplets, and tons of variation, all to the amazing song "Changes" by SENOJNYAR. This workshop is part technique drill and part dance and includes Rib cage locks, side to side undulations, a lot of shoulder work, big juicy hip drops, and lots of back to back contrast. This workshop begins at the end, adding some structured improv and compositional principles along the way, and works backward to a gooey start so you can know you'll end strong! Be sure you are warmed up before starting this workshop and cool down afterwards..

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Hey everyone! In case you didn't get our newsletter or see what was happening on our Facebook page yesterday, Rachel did a live video to celebrate 5 years of Datura Online being alive! Check out the video here:

It's been a great 5 years and we hope for many more years of dancing together. What do you think: are there things you'd like to see on Datura Online to make it the best practice tool for you?

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New Workshop: 5/31/17

Intro to Datura Style Class 1: Hip Mechanics

Who's ready for a new class with Rachel Brice?! This class is all about hipwork on the up: bumps, swings, taxim, and glute locks. Plus you'll get some anatomy AND history, all in one video! 

Introduction to Datura Style™ Technique Class #1: Hip Mechanics

Intro to Datura Style Class 1: Hip MechanicsIn this Introduction to Datura Style™ Technique class, Rachel will introduce you to the basics of her personal format for belly dance, prepare you for the more challenging Datura Technique Studies, and show you how to improvise in this style as a soloist or in a group. Class # 1 focuses on hipwork on the up: hip lifts, bumps, the glute lock, and taxim. Rachel will breakdown all of these movements and then you will have the chance to dance them out in a fun improvisational drill. This series was designed to be used as a resource by anyone searching to clarify and strengthen their understanding of the fundamentals of Datura Style™ belly dance.

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New Workshop: 11/02/16

Hip Up Study - Datura Style™ Technique

We are so excited to present the second of Rachel's Datura Style™ Studies: the Hip Up Study!

 Hip Up Study - Datura Style™ TechniqueHip Up Study: Datura Style™ Technique

Learning new movement takes lots of repetition, but keeping what you've earned in your body also takes frequent check ins. Datura's technique "studies" are a way to effectively practice a lot of material in a short amount of time to keep your technique clean, strong, and at your fingertips. This workshop covers all the component parts of the Hip Up study so you can learn at your own pace and review as necessary. Rachel will detail Datura Style™ fundamental hip work including hip lifts, hip bumps, swings, and more. You will learn all of these hip movements alongside essential foot patterns and arm pathways. Everything will be combined into a 10 minute Hip Up study practice to create an efficient and strong technique drill.

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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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New Workshop: 9/7/16

Rib Up Study with Rachel Brice

Proudly presenting the next workshop in Rachel's Datura Style Technique Series, the "Rib Up Study"!

 Rib Up Study with Rachel BriceRib Up Study: Datura Style Technique

We all know that learning new movements takes lots of repetition, but keeping what you've learned in your body also takes frequent check ins, albeit with less repetition. Datura's Technique "studies" are a way to effectively practice a lot of material in a short amount of time to keep your technique clean, strong and at your fingertips. The Rib Cage Up study is only 10 minutes long but packs a punch with all the material it contains. This workshop covers all the components of the Rib Cage Up study so you can learn at your own pace and review as necessary.

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New Workshop with Rachel Brice: 5/11/16

May 11, 2016 10:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 5/11/16

Datura Style Technique with Rachel Brice

Boom! We're over the moon to share this new workshop from Rachel Brice: "Datura Style Technique: Fundamental Positions and Combinations".

This workshop is for any dancer craving detail, clarity, and consistency for Tribal Fusion technique. The fundamentals of Datura Style technique, including specific foot, arm, and leg placement are covered with a concise practice and two combinations that can be used for improvisation or choreography.
The first of a series covering Datura Style, this class lays the foundation that you can return to again and again to support a strong and consistent razor-sharp practice. Enjoy!

Photo: Clint Marien

 

Datura Style Technique with Rachel BriceDatura Style Technique: Fundamental Positions and Combinations

This unusual workshop is actually two classes in one: A fundamentals practice and demonstration, followed by a challenging dance portion.

1) In the first half of this workshop Rachel will detail and practice Datura's fundamental placement for the arms, legs, feet, and full body for Tribal and Tribal Fusion dancers. Next you’ll learn a short sequence that integrates these fundamentals so when practiced regularly they’ll become second nature. This detailed work was created as a reference that you can return to again and again for detail about the fundamentals.

2) In the second half of the workshop, you’ll learn 2 new challenging combinations from Datura’s emerging vocabulary, Arabic Hip Twist variation and Cherry Moon, that include many of these foot and arm positions.

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New Workshop: 6/17/15

Jun 17, 2015 10:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 6/17/15

Shimmy Train: 3/4 Shimmies and Variations with Rachel Brice

In this new workshop with Rachel Brice, you'll learn all about the 3/4 shimmy with 5 variations, drills and arm and foot patterns. With this workshop you'll get to dig deep and get those 3/4 shimmies looking beautiful!

 

Shimmy Train: 3/4 Shimmies and Variations with Rachel BriceShimmy Train: 3/4 Shimmies and Variations

Learn, clarify or refine your physical understanding of several variations of the 3/4 shimmy and their different musical timing. Rachel starts from the beginning, with a clear lesson and practice for 3/4 work on the up and on the down, and then teaches variations for each. You'll finish with a technique combination (with some challenging choo choo shimmies thrown in) that includes all the variations and some complimentary arm movements.

 

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New Class: 2/18/15

Feb 18, 2015 10:13:00 AM

New Class: 2/18/15

Waves Yoga Practice with Rachel Brice

How about a yoga practice with Rachel Brice filmed in Costa Rica!? http://daturaonline.com/waves-yoga-practice

We're happy to present our first "on location" class: "Waves Yoga Practice" with Rachel Brice. This short practice was made to support belly dance movements with spinal extension (undulations, backbends, body waves) or as a great general yoga practice. Enjoy!

 

Waves Yoga Practice with Rachel BriceWaves Yoga Practice

This short yoga practice was created to increase flexibility and strength in the muscles that flex and extend the spine. Use before a class that includes any kind of spinal extension (backbends, body waves, and undulations), or in-between belly dance days to create a stable base for challenging movement. A relaxing and simple class for all levels.

Filmed in Nosara, Costa Rica at the annual Heart of Belly Dance Retreat.

 

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New Workshop: 10/24/14

Oct 24, 2014 10:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 10/24/14

Zil-ionaire 2: Challenging Finger Cymbals + Combinations

Proudly presenting the newest online class with Rachel Brice: "Zil-ionaire #2: Challenging Finger Cymbals + Combinations"!

Strap on your finger cymbals, warn the neighbors, and get ready to boost your zil technique up to the next level in this workshop where you will learn new patterns and pair them with fun dance combinations.

 

Zil-lionaire 2 with Rachel BriceZil-ionaire 2: Challenging Finger Cymbal Patterns + Combinations

This is class two in a multi-class series on finger cymbals. We'll combine many of the patterns we learned in "Zil-ionaire : An Introduction to Finger Cymbal Technique", learn some new patterns, and combine them into two combinations, the Arabic Fakeout and the Compton Shuffle. The finger cymbal patterns covered in this workshop are: "3-7-3", "7s", and alternating singles, with a review of "3-5-5".

 

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New Workshop: 4/19/14

Apr 18, 2014 10:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 4/19/14

Zil-ionaire: Introduction to Finger Cymbal Technique

You asked for it and here it is: "ZIL-IONAIRE", Rachel Brice's introduction to finger cymbals. Packed with detailed break-downs, drills, basic patterns, and dance phrases with zil patterns, this workshop is worth its weight in gold.

 

Introduction to Finger Cymbal Technique by Rachel BriceZil-ionaire: An Introduction to Finger Cymbal Technique

This comprehensive finger cymbal workshop will start at the very beginning with four fundamental patterns, and will get you moving with your finger cymbals right away. You'll learn about the building blocks of pattern construction, and we'll dance each pattern with a simple belly dance phrase, so you'll be playing and dancing in your first session.

 

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New Choreography Workshop: 11/21/13

Nov 21, 2013 10:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 11/21/13

Radioglue: Original Choreogrpahy by Rachel Brice

We're over the moon to release this original choreography workshop from Rachel Brice, Radioglue: http://daturaonline.com/radioglue-choreography

It features laybacks, spins, level changes, and backbends all to a great Turkish song, Kadıoğlu Zeybeği by Okay Temiz. This workshop also features a performance video of the choreography. If you are newer to the movements in this dance, you may want to check out Rachel's technique workshop: Laybacks, Drops, Zippers and Floorwork.

 

Radio Glue by Rachel BriceRadioglue: An Original Choreography

This challenging choreography is built for a soloist or any size group, would make a great opener or closer for a longer set, or could stand on its own as a single piece in a larger show. It demands a lot of strength and flexibility, and includes laybacks, drops, zippers, torso rotations, level changes, some layering and a lot of hipwork. This is a contemporary take on a style of music that is usually reserved for a traditional Turkish man's dance.

 

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Sneak Preview

Oct 8, 2013 10:03:00 AM

Sneak Peek: Original Choreograpy by Rachel Brice

Coming very soon, an original choreograhy by Rachel Brice: "Radioglue". Here's a quick peek...


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