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.

Belly Dance Fundamentals

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

Ongoing classes, NEW 8-week series begins Thursday, October 25th

Thursdays, 7:45 - 8:45 PM

This class is ideal for beginners as it incorporates lots of repetition of fundamental movements and an introduction to transitions to make beautiful and enjoyable dances. Learn the basics of belly dance movement and technique in a supportive environment. 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.

TORSO SERIES: 10/25 - 12/20

This eight-week series focuses on body waves and torso isolations. (NO CLASS 11/22 - Thanksgiving) 8-week series: $135 or drop-in: $18.

Datura Style Technique and Combos:

Kelly's Herb House, 401 Headquarters Dr, Ste 102, Millersville, MD 21108

Ongoing classes, NEW 8-week series begins Wednesday October 24th

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

This class uses Datura Style technique studies to practice fundamental belly dance movements at different tempos and with layers of foot work and arm patterns. You will also learn Datura Style combinations that incorporate these movements and put them into dances. This challenging class is open to all levels as everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace.

PELVIC LOCK and TORSO SERIES: 10/24 - 12/19

Learn the Datura Pelvic Lock Study and drills for torso isolations, then learn dance combinations based on Arabic Step and body waves. (NO CLASS 12/5) 8-week Series: $135 or 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.

I open enrollment to this class to new students at the beginning of each session. CONTACT ME if you are interested in joining this class!

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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.

NEW! Belly Dance Fitness

Quest Fitness, 10045 Baltimore National Pike, Suite A-11,  Ellicott City, MD

NEW 6-week session begins November 12th

Mondays 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Belly dance is a fun and rewarding style of dance to learn, with many fitness benefits for the cardiovascular system and building muscular strength and endurance. This class is perfect for those new to belly dance and appropriate for all levels of fitness.

  • Enjoy an energizing, upbeat warm-up that mobilizes legs, hips, spine, and shoulders

  • Learn shimmies, snake arms and other fundamental belly dance movements

  • Build head-to-toe strength through complementary conditioning

  • DANCE to get heart-pumping cardio exercise

  • End practice with a series of gentle stretches to relax the body and mind

  • Have FUN!!!

$60 session/$15 drop-in, FREE to members. CALL 410-750-7300 to register


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.