Aug-Sept 2021

Name
Days
Location
Datura Drills
Just what it sounds like! This class serves as a bridge between the Fundamentals and Combinations classes by working on technique drills for the elements of Datura Style fusion and really, any kind of fusion! This all-levels class will be accessible and at the same time, challenging for experienced dancers to really focus on the details of their technique. Great for non-Datura style teachers, as we will be working with moves and elements that are universal to fusion belly dance.
Tuesday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Eastern Groove Online
Datura Style™ Combinations
DATURA STYLE™ COMBOS & FLOW is a multi-level hour of Datura Style™ belly dance training, here we dives into combinations and finger cymbal patterns as well as how to flow from movement to movement using our accumulated vocabulary.

Prerequisite: At least one prior course of Belly Dance Fundamentals and instructor approval.
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Eastern Groove Online
Study Hall: Rib Up Study
The Rib Up Study is a concentrated practice of chest and rib lifts over footwork, Arabics, inverted Arabics, body waves and deep body waves with levels. It's a great one to work your core!

The Study Hall workshop will take a deep dive into each of this study's components so that you understand them well for your own efficient practice.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Eastern Groove Online
Belly Dance Fundamentals
Try something totally new and fabulously fun!

In each upbeat hour you will learn the fundamental movements of belly dance using the Datura Style™ technique and vocabulary. No prior dance experience required.

Wear comfortable workout clothes that fit close to your body and a quiet scarf around your hips if you like! Bare feet, socks, or soft dance shoes are recommended.

$90 for the six week session or $18 per drop-in class.
Monday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
The Light Lounge at Vern's
La Groove Fatale
La Groove Fatale is a dedicated group of dancers who have achieved an advanced level of skill and artistry. Troupe members are required to perform at studio and local community shows including the annual Elgin Fringe Festival and will be given other exclusive performance opportunities.

Prerequisite: Min 2 years of study with Christina and instructor invitation.
Monday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
The Light Lounge at Vern's
Drills & Skills
BELLY DANCE DRILLS & SKILLS is a drop-in friendly class for all levels of belly dancers. Each class begins with a quick body warm-up and then we go right into working that day's focus content. The class starts out nice and easy, which is great review for experienced dancers, but we ramp up to more challenging stuff by the end. Modifications for all levels are offered so you can dance at your own level.

If you are interested in taking this class via Zoom, please contact christina@easterngroove.com before registering.

Price: $90 for the six week session or $18 for each single class.
Thursday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
The Light Lounge at Vern's
Project Groove: All You Need is Love!
Project Groove is Back! This invitation-only group is a project-based ensemble class. This choreography is created with advanced dancers in mind and involves group work, dynamic stage formations, and, in our new age of hybrid learning, a multi-media component culminating in a performance at the end of the double session. These are the final three weeks of the current project "All You Need is Love" -- a Mardi Love inspired choreography to be performed at the Elgin Fringe Festival.

$62.50 for the final three weeks. No drop-ins.
If you are are a high intermediate to advanced dancer interested in the next Project Groove, please email christina@easterngroove.com
Thursday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
The Light Lounge at Vern's
Fusion Belly Dance Choreography
FUSION CHOREOGRAPHY for the advancing dancer works on concepts in contemporary belly dance such as layering movements, theatricality, performance skills, and more advanced prop work including playing finger cymbals and sword balancing. Each course sees the completion of a full choreography.

Prerequisite: Completion of Belly Dance Fundamentals and/or instructor approval. This is a dedicated session course with no drop-in options.

If you are interested in taking this class via Zoom, please contact christina@easterngroove.com before registering.
Sunday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
The Light Lounge at Vern's

Oct-Nov 2021

Name
Days
Location
Datura Drills
Just what it sounds like! This class serves as a bridge between the Fundamentals and Combinations classes by working on technique drills for the elements of Datura Style fusion and really, any kind of fusion! This all-levels class will be accessible and at the same time, challenging for experienced dancers to really focus on the details of their technique. Great for non-Datura style students, as we will be working with moves and elements that are universal to fusion belly dance.
Tuesday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Eastern Groove Online
Datura Style™ Combinations
This is a multi-level class focused on Datura Style™ belly dance training. Here we dive into combinations and finger cymbal patterns as well as how to flow from movement to movement using our accumulated vocabulary.

Prerequisite: At least one prior course of Belly Dance Fundamentals and instructor approval.
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Eastern Groove Online
Study Hall: Pelvic Lock Study
The Pelvic Lock Study is a concentrated practice of pelvic lifts, drops, and circles over simple foot patterns to a complex 9/8 rhythm. Included are the pony kick prep and the shuffle step for movement on the stage.

The Study Hall workshop will take a deep dive into each of this study's components so that you understand them well for your own efficient practice.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Eastern Groove Online
Study Hall: Rotation (Twist) Study
The Rotation Study is all about twisting hip movements including hip arcs, the jewel, swivel step, the Mardi 8, and the figure 8 back walk. This one is jam packed with a fun combination to take into your own dance!

The Study Hall workshop will take a deep dive into each of this study's components so that you understand them well for your own efficient practice.
Saturday
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Eastern Groove Online
Belly Dance Fundamentals
In each upbeat hour you will learn the fundamental movements of belly dance using the Datura Style™ technique and vocabulary. No prior dance experience required.

Wear comfortable workout clothes that fit close to your body and a quiet scarf around your hips if you like! Bare feet, socks, or soft dance shoes are recommended.
Sunday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Eastern Groove Online
Fusion Belly Dance Choreography
This class is for the advancing dancer to work on concepts in contemporary belly dance such as layering movements, theatricality, performance skills, and more advanced prop work including playing finger cymbals and sword balancing. Each course sees the completion of a full choreography.

Prerequisite: Completion of Belly Dance Fundamentals and/or instructor approval. This is a dedicated session course with no drop-in options.

If you are interested in taking this class via Zoom, please contact christina@easterngroove.com before registering.
Sunday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Eastern Groove Online
Belly Dance Fundamentals
Try something totally new and fabulously fun!

In each upbeat hour you will learn the fundamental movements of belly dance using the Datura Style™ technique and vocabulary. No prior dance experience required.

Wear comfortable workout clothes that fit close to your body and a quiet scarf around your hips if you like! Bare feet, socks, or soft dance shoes are recommended.

$90 for the six week session or $18 per drop-in class.
Monday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
The Light Lounge at Vern's
La Groove Fatale
La Groove Fatale is a dedicated group of dancers who have achieved an advanced level of skill and artistry. Troupe members are required to perform at studio and local community shows including the annual Elgin Fringe Festival and will be given other exclusive performance opportunities.

Prerequisite: Min 2 years of study with Christina and instructor invitation.
Monday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
The Light Lounge at Vern's
Datura Drills
Just what it sounds like! This class serves as a bridge between the Fundamentals and Combinations classes by working on technique drills for the elements of Datura Style fusion and really, any kind of fusion! This all-levels class will be accessible and at the same time, challenging for experienced dancers to really focus on the details of their technique. Great for non-Datura style students, as we will be working with moves and elements that are universal to fusion belly dance.
Thursday
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
The Light Lounge at Vern's
Project Groove:Fusion Evolution
This invitation-only group is a project-based ensemble class. This choreography is created with advanced dancers in mind and involves group work, dynamic stage formations, and a culminating performance at the end of the double session. This project will prepare for a performance at the Fusion Evolution Belly Dance Festival, January 6-9, 2022 in Wheeling, IL.

​If you are are a high intermediate to advanced dancer interested in this Project Groove, please email christina@easterngroove.com
Thursday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
The Light Lounge at Vern's


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