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Fundamentals of Datura Style Belly Dance

Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NOTE: NO CLASS 10/19 or 10/26

Kelly's Herb House401 Headquarters Dr, Ste 102, Millersville, MD 21108

Based on Rachel Brice’s 8 Elements Approach to belly dance, Flissy’s Datura style classes are focused on developing healthy posture and solid technique for belly dance. Dancers will learn fundamental belly dance movements, including hip and torso isolations, as well as technique specific to Datura style and some basic American Tribal Style® belly dance steps. 

Each class will begin with a simple yoga warm-up and finish with a gentle conditioning sequence to bring balance back to the spine and hips.

Drop-ins are always welcome!

Datura Style Combos: September 28th – October 12th

Each week we'll focus on the fundamentals of Datura Style Technique and play with a combination that can be used in improvisation or choreography. Bring finger cymbals and drop in anytime!

Datura Style SHIMMY Series: November 2nd – December 14th

This session we're going to work on shimmies! First we'll break down technique and drill several types of shimmies. Then, each week, we'll work on a combination that incorporate 3/4 shimmies. Bring your finger cymbals and get ready to have some fun!

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ATS® Jam

Saturday, November 5th, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Kelly's Herb House401 Headquarters Dr, Ste 102, Millersville, MD 21108

An open practice for the curious beginner to the experienced performer in American Tribal Style® belly dance! This is a chance for area dancers to play together outside of class or performance environment and to celebrate our shared love for shared dance vocabulary.

We’ll begin with a group warm-up and a quick review of the basic vocabulary, transitions, and formations. From there we’ll put on some music and play! It’s a low key, low pressure place to practice your improv chops in a friendly, sharing space.

Feel free to bring music to share! While we might experiment and work on moves together, please note that this is not a class.

No pressure, no costumes required, it’s not a performance, just a chance to dance and connect other dancers in our community.

Belly Dance Notation Workshop

Saturday, November 12th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Kelly's Herb House401 Headquarters Dr, Ste 102, Millersville, MD 21108

A workshop for dancers who want to remember combinations they create or learn in class! Learn techniques for writing down combinations, mapping songs for choreography, and marking stage directions for groups.

There will also be a review of Datura Style foot, arm, and leg positions, as well as directions of movement of isolations, so that we have a shared vocabulary for note-making. Wear something comfortable to do a little bit of moving. Make sure to bring your favorite writing tools and a notebook! I'm a fan of square-ruled graph paper for notes, but use what you like. There will be lots of handouts for you too!

Based on techniques from Rachel Brice's 8 Elements™ Approach as well as years of personal experinece note-taking in workshops and writing choreography.

$25 in advance, $30 at the door