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Belly Dance Hipper Than Hip: With Rania

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Editorial Reviews

Hipper than Hip is the latest and most advances in our series of Bellydance for Weight Loss workout programs.  Starring Rania Bossonis, Fitness Instructor and multi-award winning Bellydancer, this program is designed to teach you real bellydance combinations and techniques, while giving you a full body workout.  Check out the new HELP button where consumer can instantly go to a pure teaching segment that provides a slowed down and more detailed instruction of any combinations!

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  • Actors: Rania Bossonis
  • Directors: n, a
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Morningstar Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 6, 2009
  • Run Time: 43 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001KL2WCC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #207,307 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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There's not much good that can be said about this. Still, I'll start with the one redeeming thing about it. As a cardiovascular workout it does get your heartrate up. It is targeted to advanced or atleast high intermediate dancers who can just follow along. If you know what you're doing you'll get a good workout. If you're just starting out I'd hope you realize by the 'Level 3' on the cover that this isn't something for you, but if you are going to buy it anyway you'll take a while catching on & not get a good workout if you can't just jump right in & go.
That said, the music isn't great on this one, but more tolerable than on some of her other DVDs. The flow is what's bad on this one, the choice of combinations. It just doesn't fit. The transition from one move to another is so awkward. It's not fun to do, it is not pretty, it is not something you'll want to go back & visit time & time again. I thought Too Hip was pretty good, not great, but pretty good for a workout & it flowed decently. I was hoping for more with this one based on her previous 2 in this series, Hip Drop Hip Hop (beginner level) & Too Hip (Intermediate). Atleast those were enjoyable. This one just has so little going for it. I'm glad atleast that it finally went to $10 rather than $20, but I'd say wait for it to hit $5 or less before you buy it if you're still interested. It is being re-released in January 2009, but it is not a new release. It has been available for about a year already. The only thing that may be different is the bonus features. It has yet to be seen if this re-release will have better bonus features than the original release. The bonus footage currently available is not good. There is no bonus workout like there has been on her other DVDs. No bonus 10 or 15 minute anything.
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Despite lukewarm reviews, I decided to purchase Rania's "Hipper Than Hip" and give it try. Though this workout is not perfect, I am pretty happy with my purchase!
"Hipper Than Hip" is a 40-minute fitness DVD that uses genuine bellydance moves to get your heart rate into the fat-burning zone. It is nearly identical in format to Rania's previous cardio workout "Too Hip" (5 minutes of warming up, 30 minutes of dance cardio and 5 minutes of stretching and cooling down). The workout itself is a choreographed dance consisting of 7 or 8 simple combinations. Rania teaches you one combo at full speed, repeats it several times, teaches another fast combo, and then runs through the whole routine from the top. Though the repetition helps, this style may be too frustrating to anyone brand new to bellydance. (Note: This DVD is labeled as the most advanced in a series of 3 DVDs, so absolute beginners may not want to start here.)
"Hipper Than Hip's" outfits and setting are again nearly identical (maybe exactly identical?) to "Too Hip." Rania and her dancers are dressed in elegant and simple clothing consisting of a cropped top, black pants and a belly chain. As you can see their legs and bellies clearly, you can easily see and copy what they are doing. Rania does not speak directly to the camera, but instead gives a voiceover describing the moves. The setting is a spacious indoor room with subtle touches of exoticism: some plants, I think a Chinese screen, etc. The whole DVD is very well-produced and of good quality.
I bought my DVD directly from Amazon (as opposed to a vendor), and I was pleasantly surprised to discover a few extras. The coolest bonus feature by far is an "Instruction" option in which Rania breaks down each combination that is used. This can be accessed 2 ways.
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I will say I like this dvd as a workout. I have used it several times this past week but I will say this dvd deffiantly could have used more improvement. The dvd says it is level 3 but in all honesty I feel anyone could learn this dvd pretty quickly. It just doesnt feel like a level 3 to me. Rania's Too Hip one is more advanced in my eye's than Hipper Than Hip. It also looks like it was slapped together to get something out there. Some of the moves came off sloppy like by some of the dancers in my opinion. I know no one is perfect but out of all her other dvds mistakes seemed to be made a good deal through it by the dancers and she nearly made a big one herself. In all her other dvd's I havent noticed any mistakes made doing the combinations. The mistakes show to me that this dvd is yet proof of a quick made thing to make a buck. Now if I had known this, then I might have not bought it but I do still believe it has good workout potential. Thats why it is getting 3 stars. I say only get it if you are in high need of a new cardio video.
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I have all of Rania's bellydancing exercise videos and love them all and this one is no exception. Her system of explaining how you should move and repeating the challenging (but not too challenging) routines really help me to remember them after doing them a few times. The music is wonderful and energizes me to keep on going. Love it!
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