Datura Style belly dance, founded by Rachel Brice, includes stylistic influences from ATS® and classic American Cabaret belly dance as well approach to conditioning from pilates and viniyoga. Datura Style refers both to a dance vocabulary and approach to technique that can be used for choreography and improvisation. In this workshop, you will learn posture and terminology for Datura Style arm, foot, and leg positions, as well as a technique study. Datura Style studies are “technique choreographies”, that, when practiced regularly, improve a dancers ability to execute movements with precision and ease. This workshop also includes some yoga-based conditioning to warm up and to compensate for dance.
All levels are welcome. Class is structured to be accessible to beginning dancers, offering modifications to challenge intermediate students.
Flissy’s expertise is in group improvisation. She is an 8 Elements Certified Datura Style Teacher and a FatChanceBellyDance® Sister studio. In addition to her experience in dance performance and instruction, Flissy is an E-RYT 200 yoga teacher with training in Viniyoga, vinyasa, yin and more. Her passion is growing a love for the practice of movement that is accessible to anyone who walks into the studio. She was a founding member of Transcendence Belly Dance Collective and long-time member of Kallisti Tribal, Baltimore’s longest-running improvisational belly dance group.