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The Essentials of Bellydance
The Essentials of Bellydance
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
NR     2005     2hr 0min

For more than a decade, Anja has dazzled audiences all over the country with her talent and passion. As a teacher, she is known for her unique ability to communicate and make her art form accessible to non-dancers. She off...  more »


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Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Dance, Educational
Studio: Tru
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/22/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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A. Valentino
Carlos Valentino | Pennington, New Jersey United States | 05/12/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very nice DVD, There are 2 DVD, the 1st. one called basics, is very relaxing and is fun to do. I did not gave it a 5 satrs because of the 2nd. Dvd. I like it until she start to used hand weights, this is not bellydance any more, you can move as freelly, and the choreography has to be easy, because of the weights. Next time she should do an intermediate routine without the weights, so it can be more elaborated and clean."
Playful Bellydance
Rebecca Johnson | Washington State | 02/01/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Anja makes bellydance especially playful and enjoyable to learn and she will teach you hip isolations, shimmies, the "camel," tummy rolls, floating dance steps, fast and slow bellydance dance sequences. The Egyptian traveling steps are fun and the dancing progresses from slow to fast with lots of instruction and excellent cueing.

The lighting, black sheet in front of the dancers, shadowy set (lighting seems strange) and the mesh thing Anja is wearing while dancing present a little distraction from the beauty of sensual bellydance, but this is still fun if you can overlook a few items that seem to be oversights during the production.

~The Rebecca Review"