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|Silk and Feathers Burlesque Fan Dance|
Actor: Jo Weldon
Director: Jo Weldon
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Exercise & Fitness
Studio: Stratostream Release Date: 05/26/2009
Seir | USA | 05/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jo Weldon returns with her second program, Silk and Feathers Burlesque Fan Dance.. Ms. Weldon is the founder of the New York School of Burlesque. This program is slightly over one hour long and is so captivating that it seems to sweep by too quickly!
The program sections are neatly arranged with ease of navigating from one section to the next.
To begin, a candid welcome and short history and tribute to burlesque, Sally Rand and her dance career.
A brief chat on types of fans used in many dances.
A demonstration on ostrich fans allows the viewer the details in fans and size, arm and hand positions, types of feathers and staves used, using the fans open or bolted,
The warm up is simple, set to slow tempo and Jo is comfortable in lingerie and high heels demonstrating shoulder rolls, chest circles simple pelvic rotations
The instructional section follows with three dance demonstrations . Here you will learn to incorporate the beautiful fans into three beginner dance routines. Each routine uses different fans and their basic arm and hand technique.The following fans are used in the routines:
Large Ostrich fans which are glamorous and the moves such as layering reveal, pulsing, swirls, are used to conceal and reveal the body during the dance.
Small fans are used in 4 step by step combos in a saucy number with big attitude, framing the body and flirty.
Silk fan veils are used in the last 4 step by step combos. These are very basic flutters that embellish the body in a sensual way,.The fans are used closed as well to accent drum beats.
Also included in this dvd is a trailer from the video "Honey and Spice Sensual and Fierce Burlesque", also by Jo Weldon.
The music is fantastic new Orleans jazz from Ronnie Magri's album.
This is a captivating program, with beautiful costumes and backdrops. It is great for personal enrichment,or to implement into established dance. The instructor presents her program in a concise, down to earth manner which makes all the routines easy to learn. I am hoping for more since I have bought all these plumes!"
SILK & FEATHERS
Mini Marshmallow | Bergen County, NJ | 06/03/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is my first time seeing burlesque with fans and it is a well-produced, well-directed DVD full of information, history, and gorgeous costumes! This is a nice change of pace from the speed other dance DVDs I've been doing. Out of the three demos and step by step routines, I very much enjoyed doing the veil fan section because veils were more handy. Watching the demo (the full dance routine) a couple of times before starting, then ready to do the step by step with instructor Jody several times and then back to the demo at tempo. The music is appropriate to help you with the moves, it's all in the arms, so footwork was not a problem. The moves you'll do are listed on the bottom corner, never more than 5 or 6 moves. Pleased to have this addition to my fitness library. We thoroughly had so much fun performing the veil fan section. So have a girl's night, dress up, and dance!"