5-week August Technique Series: Datura Style Drills & Combinations
Wednesdays 8:15-9:30pm, August 1st – August 29th 2018
Spring Fall Studio:
2547 8th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Studio #20 at the very back left of Bay 2
For the month of August this class will be focused on drilling Datura Style Bellydance technique that is then applied to specific combinations! These combos will include: Arabic Hiptwist Variation, Arabic Fake Out, Double Bump Fake Out, Queen of the Damned, and special requests!
This style of bellydance is a fusion of dances from Egypt, India, and America for an aesthetic that is unique yet calls to a familiar past.
Gentle Yoga is included in the warm-up and cool down.
This is a true all-levels class with:
~ Clear instruction for new dancers to learn the basics of bellydance
~ Refinement cues for experienced dancers to deepen their technique
~ Cultural context and history of the movements used with this style
Please allow extra time to find parking and locate the studio within the Sawtooth Building. Spring Fall Dance Studio is located within Bay 2 at the center of the building.
Datura Style™ is a dance vocabulary and approach to belly dance technique developed by Rachel Brice. Key components of this method include: cultivating a welcoming environment for learning and growth; deep practice that connects the mind and body; and an aesthetic that blends American Cabaret with American Tribal Style, creating movement that values musicality and connects dancers to each other and to audience members. You can learn more about this unique style at http://
Two work-trade positions available per season/series
– Full trade requires one hour of work per week
– Partial trade requires equivalent of 30mins/week and payment one week before start of class. If not paid in time, position goes to next applicant.Tasks will include:
Social Media promo
Researching performance opportunities, i.e details for showcases and festivals
Listing costuming for sale online
Compiling online resource materials for dance research
Event venue research