Datura Style Belly Dance is a fusion belly dance style founded by world renowned dancer, Rachel Brice. Based on Rachel Brice’s 8 Elements Approach to belly dance, Flissy’s Datura Style classes are focused on developing solid technique for belly dance in a supportive environment.

Dancing with a Live Band with Tari Lagru

Sunday, January 27th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Revolve Wellness Studios, 5621 Old Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228 (Entrance on Harlem Lane)

Are you getting bored with choreography? Have you ever watched dancers performing with a live band and wondered, "Why? How?"

Well, come join Jacqui, Flissy, Becky, and members of Tari Lagru for a workshop on dancing with a live band!

We will provide handouts, and have discussions, visualizations and role play scenarios to get you comfortable with the whole process, from communication with the band before the performance to taking your final bow.

$40, $45 at the door.


 

Sword Basics for Belly Dance

Saturday, February 9th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Revolve Wellness Studios, 5621 Old Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228 (Entrance on Harlem Lane)

Learn the basics of dancing with a sword, including how to choose a sword, safety and care of your sword, and how to WOW an audience with a few simple tricks and techniques that can be used in choreography or in improvisation.

Please bring a sword, or, if you don't have one, a paperback book to practice balance. For all levels of dance experience, including beginners.

$30 in advance, $35 at door


Belly Dance Test Kitchen

Saturday, February 16th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Revolve Wellness Studios, 5621 Old Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228 (Entrance on Harlem Lane)

This peer feedback session is an opportunity for belly dancers to present works-in-progress and exchange feedback in a positive, supportive setting.

Registration Fee: $30. Space is limited! First come, first served.


Datura Style Technique and Combos:

Kelly's Herb House, 401 Headquarters Dr, Ste 102, Millersville, MD 21108

New Session begins January 9th

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

This class uses Datura Style technique studies to practice fundamental belly dance movements at different tempos and with layers of foot work and arm patterns. You will also learn Datura Style combinations that incorporate these movements and put them into dances. This challenging class is open to all levels! Lots of options are provided and everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace.

HIP SERIES: 1/9 - 2/27

Practice shimmies and technique for hip bumps and more! In this series, we’ll learn and practice the Datura Hip Up Study, a “technique choreography” that, when practiced regularly will help you develop strong technique for moving the hips. Then, we’ll apply that awesome technique to get you dancing some fun Datura style combinations. Bring finger cymbals if you have them!

$135/8-weeks or $18/drop-in

Flissy with her Datura Style Performance Skills Class. Dancers are Flissy, Ce, Della, and Ni'Esha. Music: Smoke Signals by CloZinger

Datura Style Group Improvisation and Performance Skills

Wednesdays 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Dancers will learn how to use the movements and steps learned in the Technique and Combos to dance in duets and groups improvisationally. This includes how to lead and follow movements, how to change group formations, and the principles of Datura Style group improvisation. Topics in costume, makeup, staging, crafting dance steps may be presented. Opportunities for performance are available and are optional. This is an ongoing class with a monthly fee. You must be enrolled in the Technique and Combos class to participate. All levels of experience welcome.

I open enrollment to this class to new students at the beginning of each session. CONTACT ME if you are interested in joining this class!

Download Performance Class Policies

General Class policies: No refunds. Make-up classes are available during the enrolled session only. In case of inclement weather or other emergencies, class cancellations will be posted via email to enrolled students, posted on this page and on Facebook.


Top Photo by Devon Rowland Photography, Bottom Photo by Stereo Vision Photography

Top Photo by Devon Rowland Photography, Bottom Photo by Stereo Vision Photography

Belly Dance Fitness

Quest Fitness, 10045 Baltimore National Pike, Suite A-11,  Ellicott City, MD

Mondays 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Belly dance is a fun and rewarding style of dance to learn, with many fitness benefits for the cardiovascular system and building muscular strength and endurance. This class is perfect for those new to belly dance and appropriate for all levels of fitness.

  • Enjoy an energizing, upbeat warm-up that mobilizes legs, hips, spine, and shoulders

  • Learn shimmies, snake arms and other fundamental belly dance movements

  • Build head-to-toe strength through complementary conditioning

  • DANCE to get heart-pumping cardio exercise

  • End practice with a series of gentle stretches to relax the body and mind

  • Have FUN!!!

FREE to members or $15 drop-in. Register at the front desk on your way in!


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One on One Belly Dance Sessions

A one hour in-person private belly dance class

$75/hr or $250/4-session package

You get:

  • Complementary introductory discussion to identify what you'd like to get out of your private class

  • Feedback on posture and execution of movements

  • Expertise in American Tribal Style® and Datura Style™ belly dance.

  • Specialized instruction in props including sword, basket, and finger cymbals, or other topics as desired.

  • Constructive, supportive feedback about artistry and musicality.

  • Help identifying specific goals and/or a dance practice plan, if desired.

  • Ongoing practice support via email when multiple sessions are booked.