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*a physical conditioning regimen to develop flexibility and strength;
*two sets of bellydance technique drills - basic and advanced - for improved muscle control and precision in executing bellydance isolations;
*a sequence of contemporary bellydance combinations complete with transitions to form an elegant and evocative modern choreography.
Whichever form of belly dance you choose, this training system lays a solid foundation. The flexibility and muscle conditioning section of the program consists of 3 yoga sessions that can be used as a warmup/cooldown or as a stand-alone daily yoga practice:
*Short yoga warmup (8 min.)
*Full yoga warmup (20 min.)
*Yoga cool down (8 min.)
The Yoga sessions focus on building lower body strength and opening the hips to achieve ease and precision in bellydance hipwork. A number of exercises open the chest and increase back flexibility to enhance torso isolations and make dance movement sinuous and fluid.
Belly dance technique drills (75 min.) include hipwork, upper body work, combined hips/upper body isolations and arms/hips coordination. They also include adding level changes to torso isolations and layering hipwork on traveling steps.
The style Ariellah brings to choreographic work is contemporary Tribal Fusion bellydance. She breaks down six combinations, step-by-step, consisting of multiple movements and transitions.
The combination sequence forms a choreography, practiced to two different songs, to encourage creative adaptation of steps and transitions set to music.
The performance section offers 3 spectacular Tribal Fusion / Gothic bellydance performance pieces.
The program is set to ethereal ambient and club music with a flavor of magic and dark mystery, including tracks by Assemblage 23, Die Form, Knossos, Lumin, Soil and Eclipse, Solace, and Stellamara.
This dvd works for me - I think it is a good workout and certainly worth the money.
By that i mean she often says things like, "You'll want to do it this way because when we work on chest movements you can do them more easily at the same time."
You can practice basic moves as a beginner, or you can learn a different style of belly dance as an advanced dancer.
I love the content. Great exercise and training. A video I would like to use routinely...except....the problem with playback.
This is why I only gave it 4 stars. Read more
This video takes the boot camp approach to belly dancing and pushes you to drill the moves for long periods of time. Read morePublished 8 months ago by J. H. Shott
Now that I live in an upstairs apartment, this comes in handy. I enjoy the yoga section, both the exercises and the music are pleasant. Read morePublished 10 months ago by The Inked Butterfly
I am really sore, but love it, I like how she breaks it down and does the drills, and the music it right up my alley.Published 11 months ago by Brennan Butler
WHAT IS BETTER THAN IN OTHER DVD's:
+ Technical tips for achieving beautiful moves during the drilling sections. Read more
This woman really knows how to teach the moves. If you struggle learning how to perform the belly dance moves. Try this video to learn.Published 13 months ago by Dancer
I absolutely love this DVD. Ariellah is a gifted and talented dancer. You can practice basic moves as a beginner, or you can learn a different style of belly dance as an advanced... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Peachnectar