3-DVD lot, Bellydance Fitness Style Sampler DVDs from World Dance New York

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Two classic belly dance based instructional workouts and one workout coming from the realm of Tribal Fusion.

Neon's "Love Potion" is a muscle-conditioning and sculpting workout made of 100% belly dance steps and designed to give you a true dance experience through sequences of real dance combinations set to rich, evocative music. It is a non-stop movement program.

Sarah Skinner's "Shimmy Workout" focuses on belly dance shimmy, the indispensable element of belly dance aesthetics, and offers a different format - sequences of combinations with stretch sessions in between.

Irina's "Belly Dance Tribal Fusion Workout" lets you practice strong isolations, muscular movements, and sharp locks of Tribal Fusion, as well as graceful and expressive arm patterns.  Irina introduces these elements gradually, in layers, making it easy to grasp and practice even challenging and sophisticated movement.

All three workouts are open level, if you are familiar with basic belly dance moves.  If you are a total beginner you may want to watch the 50-min. instructional section in "Love Potion" first, and do the 50-min. practice flow for beginners included in the "Love Potion" DVD.  The practice flow will help you rehearse the basic moves before attempting them in the context of bellydance combinations.

If you are a dancer, don't hesitate to buy our workout programs in a cross-style manner - classic belly dance and Tribal Fusion: The benefits of practicing "the other" style are huge.  You will improve your performance in the style of your choice, your expressivity and expand your creative horizons.  These workouts will serve you both as movement drill sessions for daily or weekly practice, and in achieving your fitness and weight loss goals.

Love Potion: The Belly Dance Workout (DVD)

The Belly Dance Shimmy Workout (DVD)

The Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Workout (DVD)

And here are the details about each instructional program.  Preview videos for each program can be viewed on YouTube or at World Dance New York's own website.

Love Potion: The Belly Dance Workout (DVD)

The Love Potion Belly Dance Workout combines dance fitness with dance instruction. The program consists of three sections: The Love Potion Workout - 40 min. Practice Flow for beginners - 50 min. Tutorial section for beginners - 50 min.

Love Potion is a muscle-conditioning and sculpting workout made of 100% belly dance steps and designed to give you a true dance experience through sequences of real dance combinations set to rich, evocative music. It is a non-stop movement program: The step-by-step technique instruction is offered in a separate 50-minute Tutorial section. Exploring all major areas of the belly dance vocabulary, the Love Potion dance movement combinations are introduced gradually; each section of the workout adds new material and builds on the steps and combinations featured in previous sections.

Love Potion is choreographed to express the music as real dance. It teaches real dance skills, never sacrificing the artistic and expressive nature of belly dance movement. The technique instruction and practice woven into the workout will benefit dancers of all levels. You will work through all types of coordination and muscle control used in belly dance and practice the techniques that create the look of depth and connectedness in dance movement.

A Tutorial section explains the mechanics of every move: You will learn the core belly dance vocabulary, and develop beautiful form, muscle control and precise technique. Each step is explained in detail, and followed by an option to practice it with music in the corresponding section from the Practice Flow at first a slow and then a faster tempo.

The Practice Flow is a separate beginner-level program that introduces and drills each belly dance step and all the major Love Potion combinations. This section features 50-minutes of non-stop dance practice. It moves at a slower pace than the Love Potion workout and offers more repetitions of individual moves before developing them into combinations.

As a fitness program Love Potion will help define and elongate the muscles of your abs, thighs, and hips, strengthen the muscles of your upper and lower back, increase your flexibility and the fluidity of your dance and regular daily movement. This program pays special attention to the muscle groups responsible for giving you a confident, graceful carriage. It will stretch, release and strengthen your muscles providing a good base for healthy and graceful posture - both in dance and in your everyday life.

The Love Potion workout and the Practice Flow have 2 soundtrack options:

  • with voice cues
  • with music only.

The last section of the workout extends the Love Potion combinations into a choreographed dance. Enjoy the Love Potion!

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The Belly Dance Shimmy Workout (DVD)

The Belly Dance Shimmy Workout is a beginner-level dance fitness and instruction program created by classic-style belly dance star, Sarah Skinner. Shimmy, the delicate shaking of the hips or shoulders and chest, is an essential skill of classic bellydance, with endless variations in types of shimmy, shimmy techniques, and intricate ways of using them in dance.

Celebrated for her lyrical, romantic, sparkling dance style, Sarah offers irresistibly sassy moves and combinations. You will lose yourself in the joy of graceful feminine movement charged with energy and inspiration.

Sarah's program offers a tutorial section introducing a wide range of shimmies at beginner level, and a workout of 6 five-minute shimmy practice sessions with stretches in between. The workout is designed so that you can do it as an hour-long class, or, if you only have a few minutes to practice your shimmy, you can choose from a array of 5-minute shimmy drills.

Sarah opens her program with a leg and ankle strengthening drill to make your shimmies bigger and steadier, so you can easily modulate the speed and the amplitude of your shimmy. This section lays the foundation for solid technique to maximize your physical ability and prevent injury.

The workout shimmy sections layer shimmy on weight shifts and hip slides, adding graceful arm patterns to improve coordination. Sarah goes over ¾ shimmies and shimmy walks including the Arabic hip walk, twist shimmy, and layering shimmy on a wide range of travel steps. The program includes drills for better upper and lower body coordination - performing chest lifts, circles, and other upper body moves while maintaining a steady and supple hips shimmy.

Flirty and graceful shoulder and chest shimmies and Sarah's Choo-choo Euphoria, the running shimmy practice session, add to the full body workout and exhilarating sense of joy and freedom of movement. The final section of the workout is a review of all types of shimmies drilled in the program - it s a great technique refresher and a perfect tool for muscle conditioning.

The program features two versions of the workout: with voice cues and with music only. Additional sections include warmup and cool down designed to lengthen, release, and condition your muscles for best dance performance with a special focus on the muscle groups responsible for maintaining and modulating the shimmy.

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The Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Workout (DVD)

Created by Irina, New York City-based star of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, The Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Workout features a series of drills and combinations designed to condition and tone the muscles of your lower and upper body, and enhance your dance technique through continuous practice of a wide range of Tribal Fusion Style moves, accents, and transitions.

Tribal Fusion Style belly dance is known for its strong isolations, muscular movements, and sharp locks, as well as graceful and expressive arm patterns. Irina introduces these elements gradually, in layers, making it easy to grasp and practice even challenging and sophisticated movement.

The workout consists of three sets of drills focusing on upper body, lower body, and, lastly, movement sequences engaging the total body and working on upper and lower body coordination. Each set is broken down into several topics and is drilled at an energetic pace. Layers, such as continuous arm patterns, level changes and traveling steps are added onto the basic movements, for an additional challenge.

The Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Workout is for dancers of all skill levels. Dancers newest to Tribal Fusion Style can focus on the basic forms of Tribal Fusion movement, while the more experienced dancer can enjoy playing with the medley of layers Irina introduces in the final version of each topic.

You can do all three sequences one after the other for a thorough and challenging dance practice, or pick just one or two sets of drills for a targeted muscle conditioning and technique refresher.

The program also includes a yoga warmup and a Technique Breakdown where Irina introduces Tribal Fusion belly dance moves used in the workout, step-by-step.

The Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Workout has two soundtrack options: with voice cues and with music only.


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