Capricorn is a 16 count combination in our Metamorphosis slow vocabulary. It gives a nod to famous belly dance Capricorns, Zoe Jakes and Carolena Nerriccio-Bohlman.
Chest lifts and drops are great on their own for accenting music or making fun combinations. They are also the foundation for learning more challenging chest and ribcage movements.
Serpent is a 24 count slow combination featuring lots of funky hipwork and quick turns. Isolations include pelvic mayas, elbow lifts, hip drops, and more!
Good dancing begins with good posture. Violet will walk you through the key components to beautiful posture. Beginners, be prepared to receive a lot of information and watch again! Experienced dancers, try and find one area of the body where you can bring your focus to in order to improve your posture.
The pelvis is a fundamental part of many key belly dancing movements. We will start small with learning the difference between imprint and neutral and then apply our new knowledge while doing standing drills. Pelvic awareness can lead to safer posture and gorgeous hip movements.
The Escher Step is a simple footwork pattern created by Violet to help beginner students with zero dance experience. While it has nothing to do with belly dance specifically, it’s a handy tool in learning how to do footwork and eventually for layering basic belly dance movements over.
This slow, 24-count Expansion combo is cued out of the Bodywave and features some of Violet's favorite isolations. The shapes in this combination are fun to watch and there are really great moments where the combination and music make magic!
Introducing: The Fly Bodywave! This is the one-and-only slow Metamorphosis stall movement and we find it equal parts beautiful and powerful. We hope you do, too!
Aquarius is a 16-count combination in Expansion's Slow Vocabulary. Much like an Aquarian, this combo is sassy, complex, and seriously good-looking. ;) Please warm up prior to beginning!
Let’s get funky with this 32-count Fast Combo! Give yourself some time with this one because there are lots of sassy layers and details to catch.
This Fast 16-count Combination is cued out of the Fly Shimmy and involves fun footwork with gooey arms and isolations. We will break it down layer by layer, then put it all together and drill.
In this short introductory class, Violet covers one slow Foundation stall movement and one slow Foundation combination. She also describes what they are and how to use them.
In this 25 minute class, Violet does drills, introduces more combinations and concepts, discusses how to do some of our classic Fly formations and finally, gives you a chance to take the lead in a dance-along.
Fasten your seat belt, we're moving right along! In class 3, we're finishing all of the Foundation Slow Vocabulary! We suggest watching these videos as many times as you need to while you're building your strong foundation! Included: Drills, new material, formation discussion, and your chance to take the lead!
In this class Violet introduces the first of the fast vocabulary. Learn the Fly Fusion Shimmy and Halcyon Cha-Cha, review slow vocabulary from Class 3, and do some drilling along the way. Please be sure to warm up prior to beginning.
In this video we will start by drilling what we have covered in the previous Foundation Series classes. We will then learn another fast stall movement - The Fly Arabic! We will finish with a drill of the material covered in class 5. Let's dance!
Foundation, Slow | The Silk Maya was the first stall movement of the Fly Fusion® vocabulary and is often the first one taught at Fly classes and workshops. Be patient with yourself as you learn the upper and lower body layers.
Foundation, Fast | The Fly Fusion® Shimmy is a combination of a hip slide and a 3/4 shimmy on the up. As with all Fly stall movements, the Shimmy can be used to travel, lead change, and rotate.
Foundation, Fast | Influenced by American Tribal Style®'s Arabic movement, we introduce the Fly Fusion® Arabic. As with all stall movements, this movement can be used to lead change, travel, and rotate.
Foundation, Fast | Influenced by American Tribal Style®'s Egyptian movement, we introduce the Fly Fusion® Egyptian. Due to the timing and layering of this stall, it tends to be trickier than other stalls in the Foundation vocabulary, so be patient with yourself!
Foundation, Slow | Witch’s Brew was the first official combination of Fly Fusion® that’s still standing! This combination is fun because it gives the option of repeating for as many or few rounds as you like, without re-cuing.
Foundation, Slow | Named after Ms. Rachel Brice, this combination gives a nod to Tribal Fusion and it's root dance-form, American Tribal Style®. This 16 count combination was one of the first in the Fly Fusion® vocabulary.
Foundation, Slow | Elixir is a 16 count combination and one of the first to be a part of the Fly vocabulary. This combo features some strange shapes and a fun little variation for the leader.
Foundation, Slow | Named after (you guessed it!) Amy Sigil, this sassy 16 count combo features strange shapes and some juicy isolations. Please be sure you are warm prior to beginning your dance practice.
Foundation, Fast | This combination is great because it can be done in 8 or 16 counts and then repeated as much as desired, without being re-cued. It's also simple and has a great duet variation (coming soon)!
Metamorphosis, Slow | This combination was a little collaboration of Violet and Satori Violet students Nicki Meyer, Amanda Quam, and Elly Mrotz whilst rocking out at rehearsal one evening. The combo was so much fun that it stuck!
Metamorphosis, Slow | Ohhhhhh yes, this one can be so very satisfying with the right song choice! Vespertine is a 16 count combination using lots of chest isolations.
Metamorphosis, Slow | Lotus Blossom is a 16 count combination in the Metamorphosis vocab. This intricate, layered combo features three different "blossom" points - can you find 'em all?
Metamorphosis, Fast | One of our favorite fast combinations. Remember that whole "frustration means you're growing" thing? Keep that in mind as you work on this fast-moving and action-packed combo!