Classic Belly Dance Veil Work Basics: Technique & Practice with Tanna Valentine is a 20-minute primer on basic veil moves, plus practice with music. Beginner Level.
Tanna Valentine discusses the origins of belly dancing with the veil, and the different shapes, fabrics, and sizes of veils suitable for dance.
In the Tutorial section Tanna demonstrates and explains the mechanics of the most widely-used classic belly dance veil moves.
In the Practice section, you will follow Tanna in a dance flow repeating individual veil moves a number of times with music. It’s a fast-moving drills session that features a repetitions counter on the screen to help you keep up, and diagrams showing the trajectory of your arms, hips, and upper body during the veil dance moves. To help you learn popular terms used in veil dancing, the names of each step are displayed on the screen.
At the end of the Practice section, Tanna offers a dance-along sequence where the veil moves you've just practiced are woven together into a mini veil dance routine.
This mini crash course is designed to get you started with veil dancing fast. For more extensive non-stop veil dance practice with music, try Tanna Valentine’s fitness / practice program Silk - The Belly Dance Veil Workout.
This video is also available as part of the Belly Dance for Body Sculpting: Total Body video program by Tanna Valentine.