Instructional Bellydance With Jillina - Level 2
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Jillina is a dancer of unsurpassed skill, a master choreographer and a professional dance instructor. Learn the rich variety of this dance form from modern and folkloric movements. Includes stretching, techniques, instruction, performance, and dance moves.
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The combinations leading to a real dance make you feel like you're really accomplishing something--like you're a real dancer! I love her videos for the choreography. So long as you have most of your technique down (some of it from other beginnner videos) you'll love learning her dance.
The number of repetitions (four) when she teaches the combinations might have been fine IF she had put a chapter separatation at the beginning of each one. I mean, if you want to repeat combination number six more than four times, you have to rewind to the correct time because she only has the five large sections separated by chapter--which is absolutely maddening at times. I'd have given this DVD 4.5 stars for the chapter problem and the too-short technique section if I could.
Also, I love that she shoots the instruction from an angle, so you can see her back and her reflection in a mirror. It's just like class! It shows her performing the same choreography for an audience so it shows how you have to adjust choreographies to make them work in the field.
It's one of the best formatted dvds too. The catagories all make sense. She walks you through technique, then does combo's, then teaches the choreography which is made of variations of the combos from the beginning of the disc. After each combo of the choreography, there is the 'with music section' which you dance to, then you can stop and she'll dance through the next combo so you can see it before hearing the breakdown.
Gulbanu M, Kazakhstan.
Jillina's outfit is beautiful yet functional while she is teaching. You can see her clearly from the background.
I would recommend this for intermediate and advanced dancers. I don't think she goes into enough detail for a beginner.
That said, the quality of Jilliana's teaching is excellent with a demonstration of a move and then the practice of it and then the ultimate incorporation into a routine with variables. Very well done.
If you ever get a chance to see her in a show, it will be well worth your time. Jillina is poetry in motion.