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The Process: Makeup!

Jan 24, 2018 11:00:00 AM

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This Edition: Makeup for the stage...

Makeup

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Q: What makeup are you using now and what are your favorite makeup resources?

April Rose:  I'm not a makeup expert and I can barely keep up with cleaning my brushes. I learned what I do know by imitating the look of Mila Kunis on the cover of a 2010 Cosmo magazine, by getting lots of tips from the dancers around me, and by trying a new product each time until one worked. Here is a list of what I keep in my makeup bag: Tarteist Lip Paint, Too-faced Liquified Matte Lipstick, Urban Decay eyeshadow primer and Blackout eyeshadow, NYX gel liner paint pot, NYX light brown and dark purple eye shadows, Dermablend liquid foundation, Bare Minerals Mineral Veil for blending, & Cultured Pearl for highlight, Maybelline Define-a-lash mascara, and Duo dark-tone eyelash glue with fake eyelashes - and that's about all I need! 

Colette: Makeup is so much fun! Before dancing and performing I never wore much make up. But it is such an important part of the whole costume that I've had to educate myself on products and techniques. When brainstorming makeup ideas, I'll search for images, usually based on color palettes, casting the net wide as I view everything from vintage looks to makeup art, collecting ideas and noting techniques. For the troupe, I usually describe the look and let the dancers pick the specific colors or products that work best for them as we all have different coloring and skin types.

Some of my current favorite products are:

Smashbo...

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The Community: Goals for 2018

Jan 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM

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This Edition: Goals for 2018...

 Dance Goals for 2018

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success” - Pablo Picasso

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Welcome to the Datura Online Community, where we share our thoughts, tips, and resources together in one place!

Each month we ask the DO community a question here on the Datura Online blog and we want to hear your thoughts.

Q: This month's question is: what are your personal goals for dance in 2018?

We'll feature responses from the Datura Online community right here in our blog. We look forward to hearing from you all!

Thanks for reading. Please post your stories about belly dance and the dance making process in the comments below or on our Facebook or Instagram pages.

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This Edition: Prioritizing your practice...

 Prioritizing your practice

“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect” - Vince Lombardi

The Community -


Welcome to the Datura Online Community, where we share our thoughts, tips, and resources together in one place!

Each month we ask the DO community a question here on the Datura Online blog and we want to hear your thoughts.

Q: This month's question is how do your prioritize what you want to work on in your practice?

We'll feature responses from the Datura Online community right here in our blog. We look forward to hearing from you all!

Thanks for reading. Please post your stories about belly dance and the dance making process in the comments below or on our Facebook or Instagram pages.

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The Community: Gratitude

Nov 29, 2017 7:00:00 AM

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This Edition: Gratitude...

 Thankful

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” - Henry David Thoreau

The Community -


Welcome to the Datura Online Community, where we share our thoughts, tips, and resources together in one place!

Each month we ask the DO community a question here on the Datura Online blog and we want to hear your thoughts.

Q: This month's question is what are you most thankful for in your dance?

We'll feature responses from the Datura Online community right here in our blog. We look forward to hearing from you all!

Thanks for reading. Please post your stories about belly dance and the dance making process in the comments below or on our Facebook or Instagram pages.

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New classes with Rachel Brice!

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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Who's Who?: Samia Gamal History Buffs

Nov 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Congratulations to our history buff in November: Dido Victoria! She did research into the life of Umm Kalthoum and investigated how she impacted our dance form. We'll include her research and sources below so you can learn more about her as well! And if you didn't participate this month, join us for the next Who's Who challenge and you might get $5 off your next month of membership to Datura Online! Way to go Dido, we loved reading your answers!

Find out more about Samia Gamal!

1. Who was Samia Gamal? 

"Samia Gamal was one of the most famous raqs sharqi dancers of the golden age of Egyptian film, appearing in over 50 films from the 1940s to early 1960s. Born Zeinab Khalil Ibrahim Mafouz in 1924, she was fascinated by dance and particularly inspired by the dancers on the silver screen. She escaped a difficult childhood and moved to Cairo at the age of 13, dreaming of dancing in the famous Opera Casino. At the young age of 15 she was discovered at the Gamal Cafeteria by the son of the owner, who then introduced her to Badia Masabni (renowned dancer and founding owner of Opera Casino). She was trained by Badia, who renamed her Samia Gamal (as a tribute to the man who introduced them) and gave her a well paying job as a chorus dancer. After her first solo performance ended in her being booed off stage, she became even more determined and sought out private lessons with the Lebanese choreographer Isaac Dickson. She then took back to the stage and t...

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Who's Who?: Samia Gamal

Oct 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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It's time again for another Who's Who Challenge! Members: if you answer our questions in the DO blog AND cite your sources, you'll get $5 off your next month of membership!

The Rules:

1. We give you a historical figure or event to research and you have a few questions to answer about the historical figure or event in order to complete your challenge. Post your answer in the comments below!

2. You can use the internet, books, DVDs, magazines and journals, etc. to do your research. In order to win the challenge and get $5 off your membership, you must already have a membership to Datura Online and you MUST cite your sources using MLA citations (Brush up on your citation skills here: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ or use this handy dandy tool: http://www.easybib.com/). To participate in this challenge we must refrain from embedded opinion: supported and cited facts only, fellow scholars!

3. You don’t have to write a paper (unless you are super nerdy like we are and enjoy that sort of thing), just answer the questions we give you in at least three sentences per question. Of course, you are more than welcome to share any fascinating tidbits you find in your quest for knowledge. If others share the same information as you, that’s ok! But let’s do our best to share different resources and knowledge so we can all grow together.

We’ll compile several of the juiciest Who's Who? challenge winners’ answers in a separate blog post, along with all the...

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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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The Community: Stage Fright

Oct 18, 2017 7:00:00 AM

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This Edition: Stage Fright...

 Performance nerves

“If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?” - Stevie Nicks

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Welcome to the Datura Online Community, where we share our thoughts, tips, and resources together in one place!

Each month we ask the DO community a question here on the Datura Online blog and we want to hear your thoughts.

Q: This month's question has two parts: 1) Do you get stage fright? 2) If so, what do you do to combat it?

We'll feature responses from the Datura Online community right here in our blog. We look forward to hearing from you all!

Thanks for reading. Please post your stories about belly dance and the dance making process in the comments below or on our Facebook or Instagram pages.

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Datura Online Office Hours with Henna

Oct 3, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Office Hours with Henna

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

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

 

 

Our next office hour will be with Rachel on Friday October 27th from 2 - 3 PM PST!

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Datura Online Office Hours with Ashley

Sep 26, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Office Hours with Ashley

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 Ashley answered your questions on Facebook Live. Check out her livestream here.

Our next office hour will be with Henna on Tuesday October 3rd from 1 - 2 PM PDT!

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Datura Online Office Hours with Colette

Sep 18, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Office Hours with Colette

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 Colette answered your questions on Facebook Live. Check out her livestream here.

 

Our next office hour will be with Ashley on Tuesday September 26th from 3 - 4 PM PST!

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Datura Online Office Hours with Sedona

Sep 13, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Office Hours with Sedona

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 Sedona answered your questions on Facebook Live. Check out her livestream here.

 

Our next office hour will be with Colette on Monday September 18th from 3 - 4 PM PST!

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The Community: Finding your voice

Sep 6, 2017 7:00:00 AM

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This Edition: Finding your voice in dance...

 Finding your voice in dance

“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” - Neil Gaiman

The Community -


Welcome to the Datura Online Community, where we share our thoughts, tips, and resources together in one place!

Each month we ask the DO community a question here on the Datura Online blog and we want to hear your thoughts.

Q: This month's question: How do you find your unique voice in dance?

We'll feature responses from the Datura Online community right here in our blog. We look forward to hearing from you all!

Thanks for reading. Please post your stories about belly dance and the dance making process in the comments below or on our Facebook or Instagram pages.

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Congratulations to the winners of our Inspiration Challenge!

DO Instagram Contest

Every day this past week, we gave a different prompt on Instagram to see you all create a short dance phrase / combo / improvisation and name the person(s) that inspired you for a chance to win a prize.

Our winners won a variety of prizes: a free month of membership or goodie bags filled with Datura Online merch, notebooks, stickers, magnets, patches, and a little something shiny! And their inspirations won a prize as well! Check out our winners below and be sure to type in #bellydanceinspiration into instagram to see ALL the entries for the Inspiration contest. Everyone did an absolutely fabulous job and we can't wait to see you all dance again!

1. Monday's Challenge: Slow & Slinky

Winner: @touchedbyhell

Inspiration: Raven Wilkinson

slow and slinky challenge winner 

 

2. Tuesday's Challenge: Pop & Lock It!

Winner: @anjaliayala

Inspirations: Rachel Brice, Michelle Sorenson, Zoe Jakes, April Rose, and Sadie

pop and lock it challenge winner 

 

3. Wednesday's Challenge: Earthy Hipwork

Winner: @amandanou

Inspirations: Jamila Salimpour and Rachel Brice

earthy hipwork challenge winner 

 

4. Thursday's Challenge: Luscious Arms

Winner: @likote_chk

Inspirations: Kami Liddle and Olga Meos

luscious arms challenge winner 

 

5. Friday's Challenge: Inspiring Presentation

Winner: @mme_mimicoelho

Inspirations: Bevin Victoria, Tabra Bay, Rachel Brice, Mardi Love, Ashley Lopez, and Zoe Jakes

inspiring presentation challenge winner 

 

6. Saturday's Challenge: Technical Mastery

Winner: @celinevautourartndance

Inspiration: Rachel Brice 

technical mastery challenge winner 

 

7. Sunday's Challenge: Shimmy Bombshell

Winner: @kamrahdancer

Inspirations: Abigail Keyes (A...

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