Beware! This DVD is a rip-off. It is not a fitness DVD at all – in fact it’s virtually a straight copy of 101 Shimmies volume 2, by Samra, with a different (and very misleading) cover. What’s worse, Samra is not benefitting from its sale! If you’re looking for a belly dance workout, there are good options available, such as… Read more →
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I confess to being totally confused by this DVD at first, because the description says it’s all about “Chiftetelli Taksim”. Now, I always thought Cifti Telli was a (fairly lively) Greek or Turkish rhythm, and Taksim was a slow, internalized, improvised section of a choreography. I couldn’t see how they could go together. Watching Sadie’s performance didn’t help me much… Read more →
I debated how to rate this DVD, because some dancers will find the drills useful between classes. However I finally decided against it on principle – because the title is grossly misleading. Watch a Pilates matwork class with the sound switched off, and you will see some of the moves Suhaila uses here. But turn the sound on, and you’ll… Read more →
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntrh0uQr0os If you’re fairly new to belly dance and want a good overview, this DVD by Michelle Joyce is a good buy. It contains drills as well as a simple choreography. I wouldn’t recommend it for a raw beginner – although Michelle breaks down the moves clearly, the explanations move a little too quickly if [...]