Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Belly Dance for Fitness|
Actor: Amira Mor
Director: Amira Mor
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Exercise & Fitness
Fitness V2: Belly Dance to Fitness is the ABC s of belly dance. Amira Mor and the Jewels of the Desert bring the energy of a live class into the privacy of your home. She breaks down the sensual movements of belly dance... more »
alice10605 | White Plains, New York United States | 10/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a wonderful teaching tool. I own several belly dancing teaching DVDs and this is by far the best. Ms. Mor makes you feel as if she is right there in your home, you would swear she is speaking directly to you. The moves are explained very well, in such a way that you feel you *can* do this, even when you feel clumsy at first. It is the most comprehensive DVD I have seen, when you are through you will have all the basics down and then some. Ms. Mor is very encouraging, understanding first the frustration and and then the elation when it comes together for you. I highly recommend it for all beginner and intermediate dancers!"
Not the best
alice10605 | 05/29/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Amira Mor has a different title to all of her bellydance videos, but the content is pretty much the same for all. It says "Bellydance Your Way To Fitness", but I seriously doubt doing this video alone will get you fit at all. She teaches the moves pretty well and at a good pace to get the hang of them, but the video is VERY low, almost pornographic, quality. Amira is sometimes confused, and it's hard to tell whether she just made this video spontaneously or she just can't remember the English language. While I don't have any major complaints about what is taught here, I think the quality of video and teacher make other videos much more worth the money than this one. If you find this for a very low price and have never watched a belly dance instructional video you may enjoy it, but for anyone who has seen other videos this will be a huge disappointment."
AWFUL BELLY DANCING!
AK | 01/04/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Amira Mor is a disgrace to the art of belly dance. She has no poise, class, technique or authenticity to style. She has an obvious lack of talent, skill, coordination and elegance that is what bellydancing is all about. She covers up her lack of timing and musical understanding and ability with very skimpy costumes to detract from the content. This is a Belly dance CHEESECAKE! Shame to see the art of my country in ruins...stick to the good dancers and steer clear of this mess!"
thickmilkshake | Queens, New York | 04/03/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The video is not the highest quality production. The lighting isn't that great. It looks like a third world professional wedding video. I'm not being sarcastic, I have watched enough of those to know. Anyway, Amira does wear a really revealing costume as one other reviewer pointed out. I disagree that she is talentless. I think she is very natural and a very good dancer. She covers basic movements in this video and separates into upper body, lower body, and walking movements. She has a group of about 4-6 students behind her. They are also wearing the same outfit as Amira, but in blue and there seems to be more fabric on their costumes.
There is a section at the end where she creates a short choreography based on the moves she taught and then there is a strange freaky freestyle dance "party" with her and her students. It looks like something out of a 60s b- horror movie, except the women are wearing bellydancing costumes not hot pants.
If you know how to do hip circles, umis, chest lifts /drops, hip lifts/drops, snakes arms and a basic walk with hip lifts/drops, then this will be too basic for you. If you have no experience at all, then you can pick up some moves. At about 1 hour long, you get a lot of information."