Datura Style Belly Dance

New session begins April 12th!

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 and dance combinations specific to Datura style. 

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.

Weekly Datura Style Technique and Combinations

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM

Hip Series

January 25 - March 29 (10-weeks)

Shimmies and other kinds of hip work are fundamental movements in belly dance vocabulary. 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!

Download the music for the Hip Up Study

$17/drop-in, $150/session Register & Pay

Torso Series

April 12 - June 21(9-weeks)

(note: no class 4/26 or 5/3)

Slow and snakey does it! In this series, we’ll develop strength and flexibility through the spine by learning the Datura Chest and Rib Study. This is a “technique choreography” that, when practiced regularly, will help you develop strong technique for body waves and undulations. Then, we’ll apply that technique to dance Datura Style combinations based on the ATS® Arabic Step. Bring finger cymbals if you have them!

Download the music for the Chest and Rib Study

$17/drop-in, $135/session Register & Pay

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Datura Style Performance Skills

Wednesdays, 7:30 PM

This class is a complement to the Datura Style technique class. We’ll be using combos learned in the technique class to dance with others. You’ll learn how to dance in duets, trios, and quartets using Datura Style combinations you’ve learned and additional improvisational techniques I’ll teach you in this class. Topics on costuming, makeup, and crafting a performance will also be presented. As the name implies, performance opportunities are available, but they are optional! All levels of experience are welcome. You must also be registered in the technique and combinations class. This is an ongoing class with a monthly fee.

$45/month Register and Pay