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
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://
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