Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Princess FarhanaBelly Dance Intermediate Workout|
Actor: Pleasant Gehman
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Sports, Exercise & Fitness
Studio: Razor Digital Ent Release Date: 04/15/2008 Run time: 66 minutes Rating: Nr
Similarly Requested DVDs
Roll your own!!!
Farah | Davy Jones' Locker | 12/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you want to learn how to do those amazing bellyrolls and delicate flutters just like professional bellydancers than this is a must have dvd. Through careful explanations and demonstrations, The Princess de-mystifies the art of the belly roll.
Now don't get me wrong, you won't be rolling and fluttering like the pros immediately after using this dvd but you will have a solid understanding of how the muscles work to create those incredible moves, thereby making it easier to learn how to do them. This dvd also includes extensive segments on variations of camel undulations and figure 8's.
Princess Farhana she has a wonderful, conversational tone to her voice and she doesn't rush through her instructions. Using this dvd feels more like dancing with a friend in your living room rather than following along with someone on a tv screen. Which, for me, makes working with this dvd a very enjoyable experience rather than just another, repetitive practice session.
This is one of the very, very few dvds on the market that teaches the art of the bellyroll and, in my humble opinion, it is the BEST.
All Hail the Princess!!!"
Jen C | england | 12/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is wonderful for moving on from basic movements, how to combine and how move from one to the other. Am now practising belly rolls and flutters. I have this on VHS but will be buying DVD copy!! Well worth the money and more"
A little disappointed
Naaga | 08/08/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have to admit I was a little disappointed in this DVD. I have been dancing for 8 years, and am always looking for a dance ," workout" to learn more, and exercise at the same time. The word," workout" in the title is misleading. ( I expected it to be like Jehan's Ultimate Bellydance Workout, which is actually a bellydance workout). The format is more like a class than a workout. Also, I would recommend this to anyone who is moving from beginner to intermediate and wants to get a jump start on moves you will be learning. Other than the bellyroll these moves aren't challenging to the advanced dancer. I did not like how there is no music at all while you are doing the moves,and you can even hear cars driving by in the background noise.
So that I'm not all sour grapes,I will say that Princess Farhana has a definate style, and is interesting to watch, her burlesque background comes out in her dancing. She definately has a lot of personality. Also, like the previous reviews, there are little to no DVD's teaching rolls and flutters as well as she does( except maybe Suzanna del Vecchio's). So if you want an inexpensive DVD teaching how to roll and flutter, then this could be for you, but if you have been intermediate for a while, or advanced, this will be stuff you should have already learned. Thanks anyway, Princess!"
Great Instruction for Rolls & Flutters!
C.C.N. | 02/24/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There is a lot of great information on this DVD for the advanced beginner or the intermediate bellydance student who would like to learn rolls & flutters, or add variations to their movement vocabulary for a slow taqsim.
For myself, I found it was worth getting just for the instruction on roll and flutters alone. Ms. Farhana's explanations and thorough break downs of the muscular movements, along with breathing techniques and exercises, have really helped me progress.
I also liked the Figure eights, undulations, bodywave, and camel that are also covered. The basics are reviewed and practiced, with variations and some arm movements added. There is plenty of repetition so you can practice the moves for muscle memory. And the visuals and break downs where easy to understand and follow.
Not really a workout per say, it's set up like you are taking a real class. And since she goes through the series of movements with repetition, I find it's easy to use at home for my dance practice.
Introduction- with tips on performing and information on interpreting a slow piece of music-(very rarely does anyone talk about these things.)
Figure Eights & Variations (layered w/Shimmy, Uneven 8..)
Camels & Variations (layered w/Roll, Torso Triple Ripple,...)
A good DVD to try if you are beginner ready to go to the next level or an intermediate that needs practice!"