LIQUID GOLD: Bellydance Fluid Moves, Workout and Drills, with Neon
Created by New York City-based star of belly dance performance and instruction Neon, Liquid Gold: Fluid Bellydance Moves Workout
is designed to perfect your technique in executing fluid bellydance
moves, enhance your dance vocabulary by working with a wide range of
combinations and transitions, and to give you an engaging non-stop
movement workout flow with a solid sculpting, toning, and
This program is open level - dancers of any skill
level or experience will benefit from practicing with Neon to increase
their fluidity. Fluidity is one of the essential components of grace.
Without grace dance is reduced to aerobics. As you study bellydance,
you quickly achieve a good level of technique where your movement is
already clean and controlled, but there may still be a bit of stiffness
or rigidity to it. Maybe your flexibility level needs to be taken up a
notch, or maybe you are still lacking the control that gives you that
smooth flow that we all appreciate in bellydance. This program will
The Liquid Gold Fluid Bellydance Workout flow is about 40 minutes. It consists of 6 sections.
Level one: Circles, figure 8s, and undulations
Level two: Circles, figure 8s, and undulations
If you are familiar with classic bellydance fluid moves, go straight to the Workout section.
If you would like to refresh your technique, visit the Tutorial section where Neon explains every move in detail.
Fluid bellydance moves are a great tool for improving
the health of your spine, your neck, your lower back and your hip area,
and unlike percussive moves, fluid motion doesn't put much stress on
Neon believes in a
functionally complete approach, where you improve your skills in the
context where those skills are applied. If you want a particular move to
look great on you, if you want it to be graceful or larger than life,
then practice that very move - many times, in diverse combinations -
always in the context of real dance. Push yourself to increase the range
of your motion bit by bit, gradually varying the amplitude and the
tempo of your movement, and listening to your body. Deepen your moves
by a small increment every time you practice, and you will reach your
goal sooner than you expect.
Love Potion: The Bellydance Workout, with Neon, Blanca, and Sarah Skinner
The Love Potion Bellydance 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% bellydance 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 bellydance 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 bellydance 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 bellydance
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 bellydance 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 bellydance 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
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!