Choreography, but not much instruction
Artsy bookwoman | FL USA | 06/11/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This video is like watching auditions for a dance troupe or show. The leader shows you what choreography they want to see, runs through it a couple of times, and then, hey presto, you then replicate the steps they want to see. The problem is, there is a basic assumption that you already know HOW to do the steps. Fine if you are an experienced dancer that already knows the "how" and just needs to know what order they are to be presented in. If, however, you are not experienced enough to know how to do them, or perhaps just don't pick up on and memorize what to do in four quick run thoughs, then this is not for you. My point is that you won't learn how to do anything from this video, just how to put together combinations based on things that the video assumes you already know. On the cover, however, it states it has "easy to follow instruction" and is for "beginning students to seasoned professionals", which just seems a bit misleading to me."
For fast learners
Humble Stumble | Tx, USA | 06/22/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed this DVD because she repeats the exercise quite a bit, but I have to admit that I am a fast learner with everything, and I know quite a few people who would get frustrated with this and leave it. I, myself found it easy to follow, the only downside being that she doesn't want you to mirror what she's doing. She's talking to you as if you are a student of hers, or part of her troupe (IE - as if you are behind her, following her lead, instead of in front of her trying to mirror it) so that was a little confusing to me, so I didn't like that I had to do more thinking and do that opposite of what I was told.
Overall, I enjoyed a decent low impact workout. I want to get another video of hers, and probably will buy the guide to your souldmate (I think that's the name). But again, if you have not taken dance classes before or if you are not a fast learner with mimicking people, then I'd say this video isn't for you."
Simple moves pump you up!
Phaedra | Chicago | 02/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have had a hard time finding a DVD that is a workout and not a slow beginner instructional. These moves are both simple and usable and she doesn't waste too much time slowing down with explanation. If you already know the basic moves of bellydance, you can employ them with this workout and really build up a sweat. This format is unlike a lot of the other Amira Mor DVDs, by the way, so beware....happy shimmies!"