A Listmania! list by Eden Russell(Provincetown, MA United States)
The list author says: "There are probably several hundred instructional DVDs available on the market.Because of the wide selection it may be a challenge to choose the right product for your money. Here I have listed the most notable among them available on amazon.com featuring the best instruction by the best teachers."
"Sadie is the one and only dancer to rival Jenna in my personal "top performers" list. After watching this DVD I measure someone's skills as "compared to Sadie". This drum solo choreography is the right challenge for the intermediate and advanced students."
"This is the absolute best DVD for a beginner. Jenna's appearance in an episode of Sex and the City as the "Goddess instructor" is no coincidence. Her technique and teaching methods are impeccable. For its price and impressive lenght (2.5 hours) this DVD is the best product your money can buy."
"A comprehensive, educational and enlightening DVD by Jenna dedicated to the heart of bellydance: the drum solo. An brilliant instuctor and an outstanding performer, I consider Jenna to be one of the best contemporary bellydancers. For its price the DVD is worth simply for watching her perform for 20 minutes here."
"This DVD is mandatory material for every "serious" bellydancer. The item description on amazon quotes 90 min run time but in fact it's almost 2.5 hours! Learning how to isolate specific muscles is the most fundamental skill in bellydance. Recommended for dancers of all levels. Even though it's advertised as "fitness", it's most valuable for Ayshe's explanations in the Tutorial."
"Who can call herself a bellydancer if she can't shimmy? This DVD features over 2 hours of instruction dedicated to this signature bellydance art. A lot of these you can't see anywhere else! Leyla's lovely personality makes it a true pleasure to train. Excellent as a workout too."
"Meant for the late beginner and intermediate dancer, this video teaches in turn isolations, shimmies and then their combination (the layering). It's one of those DVDs that can make all the difference in polishing your technique. Two hours of instruction and bonus performance!"
"This is my favorite DVD featuring different combinations. It's a great start towards building your own choreography at home. Ansuya's style is very rich and interesting to watch and she teaches some of the combinations she uses in her own routines on stage. I consider this to be the best IAMED production focusing on combinations."