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All About Arms: Frames and Flourishes for Better Belly Dance


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Product Details

  • Actors: Ruby
  • Directors: Michelle Joyce
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Cheeky Girls Productions
  • DVD Release Date: September 17, 2011
  • Run Time: 148 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005I0B54W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,442 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

All About Arms with Ruby is a complete guide to pathways, flourishes, frames and poses to add polish to your dance. Ruby address the common mistake of using the arms as a disjointed appendage and works with you to build a solid foundation using breath, energetic destination and total muscle engagement. Over 30 arm pathways are broken down and each section is loaded with tips and tricks to integrate beautiful and creative arms into your belly dance. 2 hours, 28 minutes.

Customer Reviews

Very nice job.
jodie
Exercises with weights that I'm familiar with because I do work with light weights very often.
Amazon Customer
Ruby's instruction is clear, and it is easy to see what she is doing.
Lisa Hensley

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

59 of 59 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Dance on September 7, 2011
Length: 2:25 Mins
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By G. Wells on November 9, 2011
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Honestly, this video exceeded my expectations. I was totally prepared for yet another skinny minnie to show me the Egyptian Walk, but I was so pleasantly surprised to find Ruby well versed in other genres of belly dance (Turkish). Her presentation of the lessons were very articulate and contained information for both the beginner (but not a complete beginner...you must have some knowledge of the dance or you cannot execute these moves) and the seasoned dancer. If you are a seasoned dancer and you do not find anything useful on this DVD, then perhaps YOU should consider teaching. I have a VAST collection of belly dance videos from a host of top notch dancers, but in my opinion, this one far outweighs the others in every aspect.

One reader claimed the video quality was poor; however, I completely disagree. Ruby presented the lessons in front of a full length mirror so you could see every angle; the lighting was more than efficient, the instruction was detailed and broken down in easy to follow steps, and the practice sessions both with music and without was a huge bonus!

I loved everything about this video and if I had to make one negative comment, it would be the performance piece...and only because the lighting was a bit poor in this section, but it took nothing from the instructional sections.

I will certainly be looking for more from Ruby and will purchase every one!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 20, 2012
At one time, a few years ago, we used to yearn for DVDs on arms. And no one would produce any! There were two or three and no single DVD seemed to satisfy everybody. Today it's a different picture. There's a variety to choose from. I have to say from the outset that I would not choose this DVD. Not because it isn't good, but because it isn't based on my favorite style of moves. It's all very Egyptian (If I've got that right) and even set to music that usually makes me leave town. Not my style, not my style. But I know other dancers would choose this video for that very reason. So I'll set aside how I personally feel and pen down my impressions. This is not a review in the real sense of the word, because I've only watched and not actually used the DVD - and I will not be.

Another group of dancers this video is NOT for is absolute beginners. It really is about taking arm work to another level by fitting it right into the dance, not about the basics. Since the arm work is combined heavily with actually dance moves, you have to know your basic belly dance. More than know it. You have to be someone who's well into dancing. I'd say intermediate-advanced. There will be no explaining what a maya is or how to do a turn or a shimmy. You've got to come to this video with all that pretty much down pat.

This whole DVD is full of the type of moves that go with a big fluffy skirt that you can use as muh as you do your own body. Lots of those Egyptian high kicks - that kick and lean back to push up your upper body move - lots of turns with their associated sweepy arm moves, and lots of balance moves. There are passes and kicks sprinkled all over. The arm work is not general purpose and pretty-pretty. Neon's Body Language of Belly Dance would be in that category.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Virginie Guillemette on April 17, 2012
I've seen Ruby perform on video and live several times. Each time she was breath-taking, graceful, masterful, and nothing short of astounding. Particularly graceful were her arms... always poised, always powerful and perfectly placed. This is why I was so excited about this video. The description showed a tremendous amount of material for a variety of levels, and I felt that I would have plenty to keep me busy for a long while with this DVD.

Having gone through the DVD, I wish I had not spent the $20 on it. As other reviewers mentioned, the production quality seemed low, but this was not the most disappointing part. In order to actually get through the moves, the viewer has to sit through a tremendous amount of lecturing. I found myself standing with arms out in position waiting while Ruby chatters about form and dance theory. While the commentary is helpful, it became a chore the second and third and fourth viewing to sit through or have to fast-forward through it. I would recommend having a separate part for tips and technique from the actual drilling, or have a separate voice-over to describe the theory while she drills. That way when I want to drill the moves I can just get to it, which brings me to my next critique. After all the talking the actual drilling of the move is short, making it have very little "Bang For My Buck" time-wise. It's a chore to use for drilling. This wouldn't be so bad if the moves themselves weren't so simplistic. A lot of time is spent on rather basic forms. I was excited about the bonus "Arm Puzzles", but instead of finding fun and challenging patterns for my arms, I found a tutorial on how to create my own "arm puzzle" using the positions she taught. Where I come from, we just call that "choreography".

I did come away with some interesting and worthwhile tidbits that I found helpful, but I don't think that overall this DVD is a good investment, which is too bad because I absolutely love Ruby as a performer.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By aFoundObject on November 4, 2011
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I purchased this DVD because I was looking to expand my dance arm repertoire and polish my form. While I think Ruby is an excellent dancer, I was disappointed with this DVD.Here's my breakdown:

This DVD is best for beginning dancers and people who haven't trained/learned basic things yet, like arm placement, simple hand flourishes and want a well taught overview on the subject matter.

The production values are really not up to snuff with other bellydance DVDs (the lighting in the studio is drab and horrible... Making it hard to concentrate on the lessons) and the camera felt a bit too far off to show good detail of the moves).

The "frames" range from good to "duh," with Ruby covering really basic positions that are no brainers. I wish there was a bit more in-depth at look at linking frames up with specific moves or qualities of music (I.e..... This frame is great for when you have a dramatic pause and want everyone to stare at your gooey hip work in taqsim)

The best part of this DVD is the choreography. I really liked her drum solo piece and think its a nice basic dance to learn. Again, nothing hard core or mind blowing, but well choreographed and fun.

In the end, I wouldn't have bought this is I knew it would be so basic in nature and have such poor production values. Was expecting more from cheeky girl, since I love their DVDs. Hoping from A to Zoe is better!
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