Vasant Rāg – Indian Fusion Choreography


Open level, basic belly dance skills and some experience in Colleena’s Indian Fusion movement vocabulary is helpful.

Course Length & Access:

1 month (30 day) access, May 1 – June 1 

Live Zoom Class Schedule:

Fridays 7-8:30 pm (EET – Athens time): May 7, 14, 21, 28

*Please attend this class live in real-time rather than just catching the recording.  Your energy and participation in your learning experience is greatly appreciated! (Zoom recording available for 24 for review)

Study Flow:

Free Flow Access. Pre-recorded classes and practice videos, as well as *Live real-time classes via Zoom

*Please study and memorize the material BEFORE your first class.  The breakdown of the steps is given in the pre-recorded material, live classes are for assessment and feedback.


 $ 149 – 6 hours Live class (4 Classes),  *1 month access

Class Description:

In this in-depth choreography Course students will not only learn and develop a dance piece, but they will also uniquely explore musicality (Indian Classical music concepts) and abhinaya (expression and gesture of Indian dance), offering students new insights on how to work with Indian music and themes.  

“Vasant Rāg’ is a graceful fusion choreography which utilizes Bellydance and Indian dance movements to delicately accent this Indian classical music (set on Vasanta, the springtime Rāg). The movements which appear sculpturesque and measured are rich in nuances particular to Colleena’s Indian Fusion Formation.  The choreography focuses on breath, emotion, poise, and achieving “movement in stillness”.   Through stylized Indian expression (abhinaya), the choreography brings to life the spring time mood, a favorite theme in Indian aesthetics which represent romance and the fresh promise of nature in bloom.

This in-depth Course includes pre-recorded classes in which Colleena shares metaphoric reflections, classical Indian dance influences and theoretical components used in this choreography, as well as breakdowns of each choreography section and practice drills for the key movements.  Students should study the pre-recorded material and try to memorize sections of choreography before Live Zoom classes.  The Zoom classes are intended to offer students personalized feedback, corrections and greater detail.

The duration of the course is up to each individual and is on a monthly renewal basis.   We suggest students stay with the full course and use the reference material until you are proficient in the choreography and its techniques.  

This course includes both: 

  • Synchronous classes: live online courses conducted in real-time via Zoom
  • Asynchronous classes: high quality pre-recorded classes and practice videos

The pre-recorded videos imparting the steps and structure of the choreography are to be used as reference material for self practice.  

The scheduled Live Zoom classes are for: receiving corrections, individual feedback,  question/answer sessions.  Please try to attend at least half of the scheduled Zoom classes with cameras on so you receive that essential feedback from your teacher.  If you cannot attend the Live sessions, please contact Colleena to schedule a private Zoom session ($25).  

Live Zoom Class Schedule:

Fridays 7-8:30 pm (EET – Athens time): May 7, 14, 21, 28 *If you cannot attend live, class recordings will be added to this course within 24 hours and will be available for 24 via the zoom link provided.

Materials and Study Aids Included:

  • Lecture on theoretical aspects of the dance and music
  • Unique drills that relate to techniques found in this choreography.  Breakdown video explains the steps in detail while the Runthrough is for your regular practice to develop precision and stamina in the steps.
  • Choreography breakdown sections
  • Run through videos to practice each section slowly without music
  • Full Run through with music – both front and back facing.
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