class schedule 2021


Beginner Level
This class will give you the basic fundamentals you need, and we're going to put them together for you in a fun beginner choreography!  This class runs in a 4 week session and we learn a new part of the choreography each week.  By the end of the session you will have an entire choreography to show family and friends.
Recommended for the beginner student or newbie.

Intermediate Level
This class stretches the basic fundamentals of Beginner technique, and adds new and more complex movement.  The classes run in a 4 week session and will include a choreography.  We will introduce and use props with your dance technique, discuss musicality, and further expand on the knowledge bellydance culture. 
Note: Must have instructor permission to join this class.

Advanced Level
This class stretches the basic fundamentals of Beginner and Intermediate technique, and adds new and more complex movement. The classes run in a 4 week session and will include a choreography. We will expand the use of props with your dance technique, musicality, and knowledge bellydance history and culture.
Note: Must have instructor permission to join this class.

All Levels Drills
This class takes all levels and drill common moves being taught at each level, or moves that you are interested in working on.  Technique is broken down a little more and time is taken to examine correct movement.  Will oftentimes combine with a short choreography that you can put in your dance toolbox.  Great class for when you want to tune up your technique!


Datura Style (Tribal Fusion)

What is Datura Style? Datura Style is an umbrella term that encompasses both a technique method and a dance vocabulary that can be used for both choreography and improvisation.


The aesthetic presentation for Datura’s vocabulary is inspired by: 
1. Jamila and Suhaila Salimpour’s belly dance technique in the video Suhaila Dances for the Sultan.

2. Masha Archer’s approach to “moving sculptural composition,” 

3. Carolena Nericcio’s polished and organized placement of the body and presentation of improvisational vocabulary for groups,

4. Jill Parker’s posture and serpentine technique, 

5. John Compton’s humor, 

6. Mardi Love’s dedication to quality materials.


Datura Style has emerged from Rachel Brice’s work studying, analyzing, integrating, combining, and distilling these influences in pursuit of a unique expression and stylization in the dance world. 


The approach to conditioning for this style is inspired by:
1. The preparation for African-Hatian dance by Kathrine Dunham, called Dunham Technique,

2. Viniyoga’s approach to sequencing and biomechanics (the peanut butter), paired with 

3. Stott Pilates’

5 Basic Principles of awareness for biomechanics (the jelly) of movement

4. Horton Technique’s approach to dance training using “studies” as technique choreographies, and

5. The Jazz approach to a naming convention for dance.


Classes include brief warm up and finishing practices, and usually include both technique and vocabulary topics.
©Rachel Brice 2016

All levels invited!

Our Location - classes Held at carolina dance capital

12210 copper way, Charlotte, NC

online and in-person registration

Class dates to note

Class descriptions

CLASS ATTIRE & MAKEUP POLICY

Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing that allows your movements to be seen.  Hip scarf is optional, but wearing one allows you to see and hear your moves. Students typically dance barefoot, with socks, or flat dance shoes with a smooth/suede bottom. Due to regulations surrounding COVID-19, all students must wear masks in class.


Class Make-up policy:

We make it a priority to notify all students either on this site, our Instagram, FaceBook or Twitter pages of class cancellations. We offer a variety of options to make up for classes, and this will be at the discretion of the studio.  If an entire week of classes are canceled, we will shift expiration dates of the class cards.  Class cards are non-refundable.

Lotus Belly Dance

If you would like to attend an in-person class you must RSVP by sending email to info@lotus-studios.com, or DM us at our Instagram or Facebook pages.  In person class spots are very limited.  You must have confirmation response prior to attending. Each student will have their temperature taken prior to entering class. Masks must be worn during the entire time.  You will enter and exit the building at the door marked #5. You will be presented a marked area as your dance space and will remain in that space until the end of class.  Dressing rooms are not available, so please come dressed to dance.


If you would like to attend our classes online, you can join our mailing list link at the main page to receive the links monthly, or send email to info@lotus-studios.com to receive the links.​

Please note schedule changes here and check for updates

February 8: No Monday Class

February 11: ​No Thursday Class
March 6: No Saturday Classes

April 1 - 10: No Classes (Spring Break)

May 8: No Saturday Classes
May 29: No Saturday Classes
May 31: No Monday Class
June 7 - 19: No Classes entire 2 weeks

August 9-14: All classes Online Only
September 6: No Monday Class
October 25 - 30: No Classes entire week
November 25-27: No Thursday or Saturday Classes
December 12-31: No Classes (winter break)

 June Class Schedule 2021

Registration instructions are below.


We've had some changes happen to our summer schedule and will adjust accordingly. 

Please see the June schedule below.


​Sunday 

​1:30pm - 2pm FREE! All Levels Drills Class - Online Only

(join: facebook.com/groups/lotusbellydanceonline)


Monday

7:30pm - 8:30pm Intermediate Technique Class - Online Only

June 21 will add an in-person option.


Tuesday (starting June 22)

7:30pm - 8:30pm Beginner Level Choreography Class - In person and online starting June 22


Thursday

7pm - 8pm Beginner Level Choreography Class - Online Only (June 24 will add an in-person option.)

8pm - 9pm Advanced Level Choreography- In person and online starting June 24


Saturday (June 5 only) - this is the last Saturday class of the summer.  Saturday classes will return late August.

10am - 11am Advanced Level Choreography Class - Online and in person (new class date TBA)

11:15am - 12:15pm Beginner Level Choreography Class - Online and in person


Be sure to visit our YouTube Page for additional FREE technique at Lotus Belly Dance NC!