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Amira's Bellydance 101 Belly Dancing Basics For Beginners
Amira's Bellydance 101 Belly Dancing Basics For Beginners
Actor: Amira
Director: Andrew Corwin
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Exercise & Fitness
NR     2009     1hr 20min

No matter your age, size or shape, let Middle Eastern Dance change the way you see yourself. The Amira Belly Dance 101 DVD is perfect for beginners or more seasoned dancers looking for a review of technique. You'll learn t...  more »


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Actor: Amira
Director: Andrew Corwin
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Exercise & Fitness
Sub-Genres: Dance, Educational, Exercise & Fitness
Studio: Bayview Entertainment/Widowmaker
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/26/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Perfect First Video
evol_v | San Francisco, CA United States | 05/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the DVD to get for your first bellydance instruction workout. I can't say enough good things about it, but let me start. First, the production values are high. The setting is lovely and restful, with beautifully sensuous pillows and gauzy drapes hanging in the background. The music is exotic and hypnotic, and Amira's voice and pleasant accent make you feel you're on a nice vacation, far from your own stressful world. The exercises are explained carefully and done slowly, so that you can pick them up. They are filmed in such a way that you can see the movement (no cutting away to a face while you are trying to figure out what the hips are doing.) There is a warm-up at the beginning and a gentle stretch at the end. If you skip the combination, which you might want to do at first, while you're learning the movements, you can do the whole dvd in an hour. The sections are short enough so as not to tire you out or frustrate your beginner's attention span. At some point this workout might become too basic, but I suspect I would always want to come back to it sometimes, on days when I'm not feeling so strong, or when I just want to de-stress. I love this DVD, and I hope Amira makes more!"
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Susan Chappell | south Georgia | 05/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have tried many types of dance. As younger woman I dance jazz, modern, and interputive. Why belly dance? Ask Isis? I choose this one to start with and was that the prefect move. I recommend it to any one interested in learning belly dance 101. It was just what I needed."
Amy Chesbro | Ypsilanti, MI United States | 01/21/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"An excellent beginner's video, Bellydance 101 goes through drills for all the important body areas: shoulders, neck, hips, chest, head, arms. Each section drills an area and Amira spends ample time drilling the basics, but also gives a taste of the more intermediate variations to be formed from each move. She is charming, with the continual reminders for good form that are to be expected from any good teacher. I like the fact that she changes outfits for every section so you don't get bored with the visuals. There is no troupe of people behind her, which helps the lesson seem intimate and focused.

Right now I am not very fit or coordinated, but even after six times practicing this video I can feel my form and my fitness improving. For the uninitiated, bellydancing is very focused and difficult. The isolation of certain muscles, while others are to remain still, is tough but rewarding.

I'm glad to have Amira as a first teacher."