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Rachel Brice's 8 Elements™ Intensive IV : Transmission, June 23rd - 30th, 2018

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Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:30 PM (PDT)

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8 Elements Intensive IV: Transmission - Weeklong Workshop Registration
51 hour program. Testing offered.
Not Started $900.00 $19.95
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Event Details

Registration Opens on October 26th

Registration is open only to graduates of the Initiation, Cultivation, & Culmination Intensives or by accepted application.

Registration for Transmission is organized by time slots based upon when you took your last Culmination or Transmission Intensive.  Please only register during your assigned time slot (see below). Early registrations will be refunded and you may miss your opportunity to register.

Registration Time Slots

11 AM PDT :  2014 Intensives
11:15 AM PDT : 2015 Intensives
11:30 AM PDT : 2016 Intensives
11:45 AM PDT : 2017 Intensives



Little Scarab Presents a weeklong intensive with Rachel Brice:

The 8 Elements™ Intensive IV: Transmission

June 23rd - 30th, 2018 Portland, OR

Optional Testing Offered

8 Days in the Creative Nexus of Portland, OR

51 Hour Program | Space limited

More information about Rachel Brice's 8 Elements™ Approach here


Saturday 6/23                10am - 6pm

Sunday 6/24                  10am - 6pm

Monday 6/25                 10am - 6pm

Tuesday 6/26                 DAY OFF

Wednesday 6/27           10am - 6pm

Thursday 6/28              10am - 6pm

Friday 6/29                   10am - 6pm

Saturday 6/30             10am - 4pm / 4:30pm - 6:30pm Testing / 8:30pm - 10:30pm Celebration

Schedule is subject to change. Please be sure to pick up a schedule when you arrive. Attendance at all scheduled events is required for participants who are testing, no exceptions. 


Rachel's Portland Studio:


1847 E Burnside St., Portland OR 97214 

This map of inner SE Portland will acquaint you with the area and its offerings.

The 8 Elements™ Approach Overview

The 8 Elements™ is a process-based approach developed by Rachel Brice. It is rooted in Fusion, American Tribal and American Cabaret belly dance styles, other contemporary and ethnic dance forms, and Viniyoga™. 

The 8 Elements™ is a multi-phase training designed to impart a strong, creative and dynamic foundation to one’s belly dance practice, and as a way to complement and converse with the many belly dance styles. The intention of this  approach is not to teach a set style of belly dance, but to explore the underlying architecture of many dance styles, honoring traditions, while encouraging discovery, excellence, innovation and joy. 

8 Elements™ Intensive IV: Transmission

Transmission, Phase IV of the training, focuses on transmitting what has been learned from these trainings and other performance experiences to other dancers. Subjects will include demonstration, observation, corrections, different teaching styles and methods, ethics, positive communication, critique, inspiration vs. imitation, and the business of belly dance. Participants will also have the opportunity to gain hands on experience practicing teaching during the intensive.

Transmission is open to dancers who have completed testing and requirements for Initiation, Cultivation, and Culmination.

In Transmission, participants will learn:

  • teaching approaches for each of the 8 elements, including musicality and finger cymbals 
  • to teach Datura Technique Studies™
  • to teach Datura Conditioning Sequences™
  • classroom management strategies for groups
  • effective unit planning 
  • curriculum design
  • principles for creating your own sequences

Testing for Recognition and Certification

Registration for testing is here.

The 8 Elements™ program is an approach for exploration and development of personal dance practice, with the opportunity to join a network of other dancers and teachers who have displayed a degree of commitment and proficiency. The 8 Elements™ offers two types of certifications:  A Practitioner’s Certification and a Teaching Certification. 

The Teaching Certification will be offered after the completion of Phase IV, the Teacher Training phase and its requirements. Participants who complete all phases, projects, and testing, earning the Teaching Certification, will be certified to teach material from the 8 Elements Datura Style™ approach.

More information about Rachel Brice's 8 Elements™ method can be found here, and additional information about Datura Style™ can be found here. 


Requirements for the Intensive 

  • Completion of Phases I-III: Initiation, Cultivation, and Culmination, with testing and project requirements satisfied.
  • A minimum of 3 years of belly dance training.
  • English language proficiency in both reading, writing, and public speaking.
  • A willingness to work with others and actively participate in an intensive group setting.
  • The ability to dance at least 7+ hours per class day without injury.
  • Each participant must be at least 18 years of age.

Additional Pre-Intensive Requirements for Testing (Subject to Change)

  • Written book reports.
  • Be prepared to to teach the rhythms, zil patterns, and compositions from all three phases.

How to Prepare For Testing

The practical test for Phase IV will focus on several aspects of teaching. There will be a practical teaching component as well as a written test which includes information from all four intensives. Details about the practical exam will be provided during the intensive.

Becoming an Datura Style™ Teacher

Upon completion of Phase IV, participants will be certified to teach Datura Technique® (Rachel Brice’s Fusion Technique), Datura Belly Dance steps and combinations, and principles and sequences for a healthy dance practice in a classroom or workshop setting. 


Portland Resources

Below are some resources to help you get here and plan your stay.

Portland International Airport (PDX) Visit the official Port of Portland site for airport and passenger services.

Blue Star Airport Shuttle Phone: (503) 249-1837 Visit this site to arrange ground transportation.

TriMet - MAX Light Rail Portland's award winning public transportation. You can ride the Max directly from the airport to many locations in central Portland. More information here:

Portland, Oregon Visitors Association (POVA) - Visit the official tourism and meeting website for Portland, Oregon.

Radio Cab: A great way to get around in a jiffy - (503) 227-1212

Portland Citysearch - A great resource for finding all of the area hotspots. 

Area Accommodations + Discounts

Datura is near the center of Portland on the east side of the river. The following is a list of places to stay. You can find additional hotel information from POVA (Portland Visitors Association). 

This map of inner SE Portland will acquaint you with the area and its offerings.

The Eastside Lodge: Basic accommodation. 10 - 15 minute walking distance from the studio. Mention "Little Scarab" when booking by phone and receive 20% off the business rate. 949 East Burnside, Portland, OR 97214 - (503) 234-8411.

The Everett Street Guest House: 2306 NE Everett St, Portland, OR 97232. 503-830-0650.  Email: Close to the studio and a favorite of past attendees. Mention that you are with Datura and receive a 10% discount. Be sure book directly with the Everett Street Guest House to get the best rate:  You can book online at or by phone (503-830-0650).

The Jupiter Hotel: One of the closer hotels to the studio at less than .5 miles away and close to central Portland and downtown. It is a little rock n' roll, not so big on the peace and quiet.

To book your Jupiter room at the special discounted rate:
Go to:
Enter : ARTS into the promo code slot

Portland Hawthorne Hostel: - 3031 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland - (503) 236-3380. 25 minute walk to the studio, in the middle of the happening Hawthorne district and private rooms from around $55.

Portland Hawthorne Guesthouse: 20 minute walk from studio and downtown and very close to Hawthorne. This economical guesthouse is no frills and serviceable. 1235 Southeast Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97214, (503) 233-1643,‎‎ Past Initiates have had success with this site, where individuals can list their apartments for short-term rental. Sometimes it's great, sometimes it's not, depending on the lister. We can't guarantee that each listing is superb, so please use sharp judgement when working with airbnb, and check each person's reviews. 

Connect with other workshop attendees on the Facebook group.

Questions? Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.

Terms of Service: These requirements are tough, and we have found through our experience that they are necessary to guarantee the best experience for everyone. If you have any questions that are not addressed on the FAQ please contact the event organizer. Thank you for reading this message!

Please be certain you wish to register for this intensive as it is not refundable or returnable.

In the case where a registrant is unable to attend, it is their responsibility to sell their spot and notify the event organizer with the new registrant's email and name. Registrations can not be transferred within 30 days before the first day of class. No exceptions.

The intensive can not be taken in part or shared between more than one person.

If workshop sells out please sign up for the waitlist and post your interest on the Facebook event page wall. The waitlist is not for public use.

Little Scarab and Rachel Brice retain the right to refuse registration, enrollment or participation to anyone at any time before or during the workshop.

These provisions are necessary to guarantee the best experience for all participants. Sorry, no exceptions. Thank you.

Photo by: A Karno Photography

Photo by: A Karno Photography

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1847 E Burnside, #103
Portland, OR 97232

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:30 PM (PDT)

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Little Scarab is an arts and entertainment management and production company presenting workshops, retreats, educational media, merchandise and performance events featuring Rachel Brice.

Little Scarab also manages Datura, a belly dance studio in Portland, OR and Datura Online, a resource for online belly dance classes and fitness videos.

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