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.

 Teaching belly dance at Sahara Dance in Washington, DC.

Teaching belly dance at Sahara Dance in Washington, DC.

NEW! Belly Dance Fundamentals

Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD 21044

6-week series begins Thursday, September 13th

Thursdays, 7:45 - 8:45 PM

Learn the basics of belly dance movement and technique in a supportive environment. This six-week series focuses on hip movements and shimmies (the quintessential bellydance movement!. 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.

6-week series: $96 / Drop-in $18

Datura Style Technique and Combos: Shimmies and Hip Combos

Kelly's Herb House401 Headquarters Dr, Ste 102, Millersville, MD 21108

6-week series begins Wednesday September 12th

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

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. You will also learn Datura Style combinations that include these shimmies and incorporate them into dances.

6-week series: $96 / 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.

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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

You get:

  • 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.