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Cocktail - The Classic Cabaret Belly Dance Workout, with Tanna: A complete bellydance fitness class, including beginner belly dance instruction

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Cocktail: The Classic Cabaret Belly dance Workout is a dance-based fitness program created by the New-York-based star bellydance performer and instructor Tanna Valentine. It features 100% belly dance movement and authentic belly dance performance music.

If you are new to belly dance, the 60-minute Tutorial section explains the moves in detail and demonstrates every belly dance step used in the program. You can practice by following Tanna in the Beginner Practice Flow. While in the workout section belly dance moves are arranged in full-fledged dance combinations, the Practice Flow allows you to work on each step individually through a series of simple repetitions to music.

The 30-minute Cocktail workout section is presented by by Tanna and her fellow NYC dancers Giselle and Yoshina. It is designed as both a fitness and an educational experience where you will sample and practice the classic belly dance moves and combinations of cabaret belly dance while working to improve your muscle tone and flexibility, and adding variety to your weight loss or weight maintenance regimen.

The workout structure follows the layout of a typical cabaret belly dance show: An uptempo opening, a moderate-paced lyrical section, a dynamic party-style dance, an expressive and sultry slow cifte-telli, an upbeat sparkling drum solo, and a brief finale. This cycle is repeated twice in the course of the workout to two different soundtracks of classic belly dance music, with the second cycle offering an extra segment featuring the rhythm and steps of Turkish karsilama.

This organic structure of the American Cabaret belly dance show, alternating higher and lower intensity sections, mirrors the interval method of fitness training and makes a great dance-based workout with a focus on muscle conditioning and toning. The variety of dance steps challenges your body to quickly switch between muscle groups and results in an effective and fun fitness experience.

Making time in your life for planned physical fitness is not a luxury, it is an absolute necessity, says Tanna Valentine, While many women lead busy lives and are not always motivated to go to the gym, dance-based fitness is highly-motivating because it is more than sweating and burning calories. Along with fitness benefits it provides a vehicle for artistic expression, and also has a strong emotional and spiritual component that brings a release from stress and physical apathy through inspiration and a burst of creative energy. You have to make time for this in your daily life.

Whether you are looking to improve your physical conditioning and enhance your shape, or to learn and practice a wide range of classic cabaret belly dance combinations in preparation for performing on stage or at a night life venue, Tanna's Cocktail workout will support and entertain you on your way toward these goals.

The structure also emulates the 6-part belly dance show: Entrance, slow dance, fast dance, chiftetelli, drum solo, karsilama, and exit. Throughout the workout this structure is present and presents two whole times, each time with a different movement vocabulary. So running Cocktail: The Classic Cabaret Bellydance Workout is like doing a real restaurant belly dance show. Understanding this classic show structure, which is used worldwide, is absolutely indispensable awareness for any dancer who is planning to perform as a professional belly dance entertainer -- so making it your workout, it will become part of you, even aid you in developing both rhythmic and mood improvisations within the context of the classic show structure.


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Product Details

  • Actors: Tanna Valentine, Giselle, Yoshina
  • Directors: Tanna Valentine
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: World Dance New York
  • DVD Release Date: November 30, 2010
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00095NXBY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,834 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Melissa A. Cain on June 14, 2011
I'm a bit late in reviewing this one, and there are some excellent reviews on it, so I won't go into my usual long dissection of this DVD. There are a few points I'd like to mention that haven't been covered yet and I really want to emphasize just how much I think these workout offerings can benefit dancers.

This DVD has been spinning in my player since I received it because, although the movements and techniques included in it are more along the lines of something that would really benefit beginners and early intermediate dancers, it's really a fun workout to perform. And, there's an additional benefit besides the obvious fun factor. What is it? Well, Cocktail gives me a way to practice *dancing* with a variety of movements I might not normally use and introduces me to how another dancer puts together her material. Yes, yes, you can get that from a choreo or combo DVD. Usually, though, these just break down combos and maybe demonstrate them. Or, you learn one entire choreography. Technique is the focus, not necessarily the act of dancing. I like this one, because as other reviewers have mentioned, Tanna has set up the workout so it follows the "old-fashioned" (classical? traditional?) cabaret style routine so you get an idea of how not just one song could go, but an entire selection.

This workout DVD, like the other WDNY offerings in the same family, features a "follow along" section as the workout itself. Here you have the choice of doing it with, or without, Tanna's verbal cues. This is helpful at first, as you can plunge right in but still have some idea of what is coming next. Without the cues, the flow format will have you dancing right alongside of Tanna and the other dancers, with the opportunity to really listen to the music and feel how the movements fit in with it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Shara of Desert Dance on November 3, 2010
This DVD shows you many of the basic steps for old style cabaret/restaurant dancing! Once you learn the steps, they are put together in a restaurant style show routine, making this one of the most fun workouts you can do. For more advanced dancers or those who are already in shape, Tanna shows you how to amp up the cardio by putting more energy into your hops and adding flourishes. This is beginner/intermediate material. The costumes are lovely, I love the music (the music is readily available classic belly dance music), and of course the performances are great to watch. Tanna's voice is clear, the picture is clear, and the demonstrations are clear. Have fun with this one! I do!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Seir on November 7, 2010
Cocktail is a super delightful dance based fitness program with 100% belly dance movement and very beginner friendly.
Tanna Valentine is seen often in World Dance New York videos.Her teaching method is pleasant and easy to join in as she narrates the program step to step. The program is abundant and features a delightful array of combos; 2 drum solos, 2 Chifte Telli, a lyrical piece,the fun Mastika,the ever popular Layala and rhythm variations to include karshlima.

Aside from the dynamic collection of material to build a cabaret show from beginning to finale, this program is also a delightful workout with happy and upbeat tempo variations. When viewing the dynamics of this dance style, you may find that moves are classic and basic, lots of grapevines, 3 point turns, shoulder rolls, hip twists, etc. Yet in turn, dancing the combos is graceful and sophisticated. Best yet, it is so enjoyable and uncomplicated. Before you know it, the 30 minute workout is too soon over and you may find yourself repeating the sections because they are enjoyable! Several students and I danced Mustafa one evening, and it was a pleasant workout.

The Tutorial: Tanna instructs the following detailed tutorial on belly dance movement (used in the combos in the program).
Emphasizing posture from head to foot, and classic belly dance movement such as:
Arm and hand movement, chest lifts and drops, upper body undulation, pelvic accents, and a generous section on hip work, circles and types of shimmies.
Footwork and traveling section is abundant with folkloric steps, arabesque, 3 count turn, more!
The Practice Flow:
Delightful and easy to join into as it is set to slow to upbeat tempos, perfectly paced for upper and lower movement. I absolutely love this section!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on May 7, 2011
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Cocktail is another line in World Dance New York's dance workout DVDs. I own the trio Luscious, Love Potion and Hard Candy and you may have read my reviews of those products. My main complaint was that the music used was not at all bellydance music. Cocktail not only meets that need with true bellydance classics, but it also keeps it exciting by following the American Cabaret 5-Part routine. The thirty minute workout has two full routines, with everything from the chiftetelli to the drum solo and even a karsilama. There is an optional 60 minute beginner's drill section to learn the movements. A non-beginner may want to review just to get the cueing as Tanna Valentine may use different terms than one's own training, but as a 9-year veteran of bellydance classes, I was able to pick up the workout choreography on the first runthrough just by watching and following along. Because it is short, easy to follow, and has a lot of variety, I can see myself picking this DVD out of the workout DVD pile more often than its sister DVDs.

I was totally flashing back to my many years of classes with Amira Jamal, with the music and many of the movements - to the point where I wondered if Tanna and Amira come from the same New York American Cabaret lineage (and it turned out that they did share a number of teachers though they wouldn't have crossed paths as 20 years separate their dance careers in New York).

It was easy, as I mentioned, to follow along to the simple choreographies, suitable for a beginner class recital piece. The DVD covers a full range of movements from percussive hip hits to lyrical arms. I was actually sweating by the end, during the rousing Mastika finale.
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