Bellydance Basics and Beyond: Technique for a Solid Foundation (DVD, 2006)
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- pinkunoichiFeb 7, 2007by
Excellent tutorial for beginners
If you are unable to go for a "live" class, this DVD helps you get the basics down and introduces you to bellydance with beautiful step-by-step tutorials. A major plus point of the DVD is that it contains a full 2.5 hours of material. Yes, two and a half HOURS.<br><br>It is set in a studio - with a wall of mirror on the front, at an angle .. so essentially you the viewer can see the moves from the front and the back. You will miss nothing of the footwork or body and arm movements, and this is very important especially with bellydancing.<br><br>This setting is a major plus as it does make it feel like you are "in" the studio. The instructor, Jenna, also helps contribute to this, with her nice pleasing speech and manner .. so that it feels like a 1-on-1 class (but in your living room!). She is also not very intimidating - unlike most fitness videos or even bellydancing videos.<br><br>It starts off with the absolute basics - with each body part done individually - the shoulders, the legs, the hips etc. All the movements are done or should I say, introduced separately, before eventually combining them together as you move further along with the programme.<br><br>I highly recommend this, especially since it seems like such a steal for the price for the amount of content you get in the DVD.Read full review
- jorgeimcoDec 29, 2006by
Great bellydance technique, recomended for beginners
Wonderful video for Bellydance Beginners, everything is breakout in slow motion, then many repatitions to practice, easy to follow.
- blackbearyogaJan 8, 2008by
This is one of the most comprehensive isolation DVDs I’ve seen. Easy to follow instructions for beginners, excellent pointers for the more advanced. The instructor, Jenna, is very conscientious of posture, so the dancer does not hurt herself. I highly recommend this video. If you can’t learn belly dance from this video, you can’t learn belly dance.
- henrie6Jun 9, 2009by
Belly dance instruction dvd
This is a wonderful DVD for learning to belly dance. It has all the basics explained in detail and makes it fun and easy to learn. The price was right also. I recommend this for anyone wanting to learn this art.<br><br>This DVD is well worth the great price. It is very imformative and easy to follow. I have purchased many instructional DVDs on this subject, and this one is by far the best. The formating is great, very understandable for the novice. She instructs in front of a mirror so you can see both angles, you are also able to see the movements unhindered by elaborate costuming. Beautiful costuming is pretty, but it can be difficult to see the knee, and leg movements when covered. This instructor wears a simple scarf and leotard. I really picked up a lot on this one and really recommend it. I purchased it after reading a review on it. I might add, that anyone wishing to learn this art---DVDs are great. You can practice whenever you want, just balance up a few full length mirrors and turn on the player,you have the luxury of pausing and going over the parts you don't get. I tried beginners lessons from a live teacher, and was very disappointed due to the fact that I had to travel about an hour to get there, did not get any indivudual instruction--people learn at different paces and I can't afford private lessons. Now that I have mastered the basics, I plan on joining a group and using DVDs as practice sessions.Read full review
- kelebekfliesFeb 16, 2009by
So easy to follow!!!
The DVD is a must have for anyone who wants to learn belly dance or to review your basics once you have taken in class lessons. Jenna breaks everything down so perfectly, its virtually impossible to get lost.<br><br>As an advanced Dancer, I like this DVD because it helps me keep my basic isolations and challenge moves fresh in my mind.