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.
NEW! Belly Dance Fundamentals
Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD 21044
Ongoing classes, NEW 8-week series begins Thursday, October 25th
Thursdays, 7:45 - 8:45 PM
This class is ideal for beginners as it incorporates lots of repetition of fundamental movements and an introduction to transitions to make beautiful and enjoyable dances. Learn the basics of belly dance movement and technique in a supportive environment. Each class will include a fun, upbeat warm up, break down of dance steps, technique practice, and a stretchy, relaxing cool-down. The technique and movements in this class are based in Datura Style belly dance, a fusion belly Dance style founded by world renowned dancer, Rachel, Brice.
HIP & SHIMMY SERIES: 9/13-10/18
This six-week series focuses on hip movements and shimmies (the quintessential bellydance movement! Drop-in: $18.
TORSO SERIES: 10/25 - 12/120
This eight-week series focuses on body waves and torso isolations. (NO CLASS 11/22 - Thanksgiving) 8-week series: $135 or drop-in: $18.
Datura Style Technique and Combos: Shimmies and Hip Combos
Kelly's Herb House, 401 Headquarters Dr, Ste 102, Millersville, MD 21108
Ongoing classes, NEW 8-week series begins Wednesday October 24th
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 as everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace.
SHIMMY SERIES: 9/12 - 10/17
In this six-week series, you will learn and practice strong technique for 3/4 shimmies that are fundamental to all styles of belly dance. You will learn a variety of shimmies that incorporate hipwork on the up, on the down, twists, and layers, and incorporate them into technique drills that you can continue to practice to keep you hip movements big, fluid, and precise. Drop-in: $18
PELVIC LOCK and TORSO SERIES: 10/24 - 12/19
Learn the Datura Pelvic Lock Study and drills for torso isolations, then learn dance combinations based on Arabic Step and body waves. (NO CLASS 12/5) 8-week Series: $135 or drop-in $18.
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!
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.
One on One Belly Dance Sessions
A one hour in-person private belly dance class
$75/hr or $250/4-session package
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.