Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Bellydance with Jillina Choreography Vol 1-3|
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
In this first of three DVDs featuring a complete performance routine, Jillina will focus on the most integral part of a show the Entrance. Through technique breakdown, drilling, and step by step combination instruction, J... more »
Great surprise based on review I read!
Suzanne Estrada | 07/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First, I have to say I haven't tried the other two dvd's--I only have the drum solo and I LOVED it! I wasn't expecting much based on some reviews that compared it with her other choreography dvd's. I like her other set ok, but this one is much better by far. I love this drum solo dvd. If you want to be able to hear rhythms and have combinations ready, this is for you!
She shows three different rhythms and many combinations to go w/them. She then takes the combos and creates a choreography. I like it better than the other drum solo dvd's I have tried because this she identifies (and the menu identifies) what rhythm your dancing to and then teaches the combo. I did think their was quite a bit of technique here, unlike another reviewer. There is also plenty of practice time in the combo section.
I now know that any time I hear the ayub rhythm, for example, that I will be able to bust out a combo that will go great with that rhythm! Thanks Jillina!
I like this because you do learn choreography, but it's more than that. It really helps to deepen your understanding of hearing rhythms and being able to feel them in your dance. Great DVD!"
Lenny | California | 07/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I always enjoy Jillinas DVDs. Her smile and joyous persona makes you want to get up and sweat. You can always count on pure professionalism from Jillina.
The movements are broken down, repeated (but not too much). It does just what she says she's going to do:
warm-up, technique, breakdown & drills, combinations, choreography, and all that live performance stuff that us dancers love to watch.
The camera work, which isolates shots of the torso, then full body, then mirrored body, and some feet also helps the learning process.I am waiting for Jillina to do a slow Sensuous belly dance with her stomach, flutters and abdominal rolling included.