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|Bellydance First Steps - step-by-step belly dance instruction 2 hours of non-stop practice for Total Beginners|
Director: World Dance New York
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
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Begin dancing now!
Seir | USA | 08/16/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow! An instructional dvd that is so enjoyable simply because it is easy and it will have you dancing right away! Since most beginners are eager to start dancing, this is a fun way to enter into the world of belly dance. The menu options allow music only, or dance party combinations for 25 minutes of continuous dance fun!
Upon entering the program the outline defines the lesson plan in 12 perfectly organized sequences. Belly dance involves much hip work, and the progression begins from simple rhythmic belly dance hip work and steps that soon evolve into percussive movement, progress into fluid moves to form the dance party combinations which review all the basic steps .
The outline of the program includes: Lower body basics-Sections 1-6 break down the mechanics on hip work such as: rhythmic hips and footwork, percussive hip work or accents, and combining the contrast of fluidity with staccato or percussive movement of the hips.
Upper Body movement and accents- Sections 7-11; technique for upper body such as: chest work, shoulder work. Layering the upper body on grapevines, step touch patterns quickly add challenge. Again, before you realize, find yourself already combining upper body movement with fluid hip work such as infinity loops. Three more sections follow which take the easy percussive hip work to challenging fluid hip movement. Chapter 12 is all about the fun and invigorating shimmies, such as chest and hip shimmies.
The dance party combinations are super fun. Here you, review each section to create an elegant yet fun dance party that also gives the muscles of the glutes, abs, and thighs a good toning . Neon narrates the trajectories for upper and lower body movement which are displayed on screen as she executes the movement such as: circles, semi-circles, infinity loops or figure of 8's, body waves, or arm undulations. Neon layers traveling steps to bring variation to the dance, along with level changes, circle steps, and 3 step turns. These simple, yet elegant combinations will make anyone look like a polished dancer.
If this is your first instructional dvd from WDNY, you will quickly become hooked to Neon's polished, and precise instruction. " First Steps" for total beginners will surely transform the "wobbly" to "surefooted." Watch yourself evolve into a dancer by turning simple body movement into an exceptional style with concrete foundation in basics and technique that Neon builds for you.
Excellent Beginner Video!
A. Mathur | CA | 08/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was looking for a belly dance instructional DVD that had easy combinations that could be learned. Neon braks the steps down to their basic form, without arm movements and makes them very easy to learn. I have her "Instant Bellydancer" DVD but it was too complicated and the steps were too difficult to pick up. Also in "Instant Bellydancer", the steps are isolated which makes the moves disjointed and you can't see how they work together. This one is much simpler to follow since steps are put together in simple combinations without complicated arm movements. The belly dance music also makes this one much more enjoyable!"
Great but not my favorite
Amanda J. Medina | Minnesota | 09/30/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"DVD is pretty good. Easy instruction for a beginner (even my 7 year old daughter likes to follow along) like me but not my favorite. There is no warm up to it even though it starts slow, but the yoga warm up in the other DVD that I had bought is very helpful."
Excellent, excellent dvd!
YogaGirl | san francisco, ca United States | 09/16/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Others have given such detailed reviews that all I can say that this is best way, other than a live class to learn belly dance moves. You will be dancing in no time. The music is great. The visuals are innovative and as usual Neon is amazing. Enough platitudes for you? Get this dvd. You will not be disappointed. Fab job World Dance New York."