Datura Style Series Schedule

3-week Winter Series: Datura Style Technique 
Wednesdays 8:15-9:30pm, January 3rd – January 17th
Spring Fall Studio:
2547 8th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Studio #20 at the very back left of Bay 2

$40 for the series* or $15 drop-in
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This series is set to jump start your dance practice for the new year through learning the Hip Up and Rib Up Studies which can be used daily to keep your technique sharp.
Each week we will be building up to the Compton Shuffle combo: A complex combo inspired by John Compton that can be used in choreographies and group improvisation! Be ready for big hips, undulations, and finger cymbals!

*series discounted to $30 if bought as a bundle with the 6-week Datura Style Vocabulary Series happening January 31st-March 7th 2018 – $100 for two series combined

6-week Winter series: Datura Style Vocabulary for Group Improvisation 
Wednesdays 8:15-9:30pm, January 31st – March 7th 2018
Spring Fall Studio:
2547 8th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Studio #20 at the very back left of Bay 2

$75 for the series* or $15 drop-in
Paypal or Sign-up via e-mail to pay via cash/check/venmo.

Datura Style™ improvisational dance vocabulary will be the focus of this Winter series! We’ll cover signature Datura Style drills, combos with finger cymbals, and movement stylization. There will also be plenty of time to dance improvisationally, so that you can put what you’re learning to use!
The basics of leading and following will be outlined for dancing as a duet and a trio using the combos taught in each class along with the improvisatory technique of shadowing. This mix of vocabulary and shadowing is one of the unique aspects of this dance form, which allows for creative staging and experimentation!

This series will culminate with an optional Student Showcase in March that will be a low stakes performance opportunity for experimenting with Datura Style improv!
There will be additional rehearsals for those interested in performing so that class can be focused on learning – more details TBA!

*series discounted to $70 if bought as a bundle with the 3-week Datura Style Technique Series happening January 3rd-17th 2018 – $100 for two series combined

 

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://www.rachelbrice.com/what-is-datura-style/;

WORK TRADE
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
Flyer distribution
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

Send an email with “work trade” in the subject line and specify full or partial position desired. These positions are good for classes at Spring Fall Studio only.