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NEW! Slow Flow Belly Dance

Catonsville Counseling and Wellness

516 N. Rolling Road, Suite 305, Catonsville, MD 21228

April 2nd – May 7th (6-week session)

Mondays 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Belly dance is an elegant and rewarding style of dance to learn, with many opportunities for experiencing beautiful music and freedom of expression through movement. Learn the fundamentals of belly dance in a supportive and relaxing environment. This class is perfect for those new to belly dance any anyone who is interested in movement for relaxation and self-care.

  • Gentle warm-up to get circulation flowing through the joints and muscles
  • Practice strong posture for belly dance
  • Focus on slow movements for the hips, torso, and arms
  • Develop an appreciation for and relationship with music
  • End practice with a series of gentle stretches to relax the mind and body

Register online: $96 session/$18 drop-in

Datura Style Belly Dance

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. Datura Style Belly Dance is a fusion of American Tribal Style belly dance with influence from American Cabaret belly dance and more.

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

Datura Style Combinations: Tricks & Traveling

February 7 – March 21 (no class 3/7)

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Learn dynamic combos that feature classic belly dance and fusion stylizations! This six-week session focuses on on complex combinations that feature layers of hip and torso isolations, shimmies, traveling steps, level changes, and deep backbends. Classes will include review of fundamental Datura Style posture as well as some yoga and conditioning to support dance practice. All levels of experience are welcome, though this class is best suited for those who have some experience with belly dance.

Register online: $18/drop-in

Datura Style Technique & Combinations: Body Waves & Back Bends

March 28 – May 9th (7-week session)

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM

In this seven-week session, we will work on the Datura Style Chest & Rib Study to improve technique for movements like body waves and Arabic step, then we'll work on datura style combinations that feature those movements as well as work towards deeper backbends and laybacks. There will be some yoga conditioning to prepare the body for strong backbends, as well as to stretch the back and hips to compensate for the intense work in that area. All levels of experience are welcome, though this class is best suited for those who have some experience with belly dance.

Register online: $115/session or $18/drop-in

Datura Style Performance Skills

This class is a complement to the Datura Style technique class. We’ll be using combos learned in the 6:30 PM 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 for the entire combinations class series. No drop-ins. Enrollment will be open to new participants at the beginning of each new class series, or by teacher permission. This is an ongoing class with a monthly fee.

Contact me to register

Download Performance Class Policies

General Class policies: No refunds. Make-up classes are available during the enrolled session only. Class passes expire at 90 days after first use. Any class cancellations will be posted via email to enrolled students, posted on this page and on Facebook.


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.

To reserve an appointment, contact me for more information.