SENSUAL DREAM - A Beginner Level belly dance Choreography
Learn a fluid and sensuous dance set to a slow ciftetelli rhythm (beginner level). The Sensual Dream choreography is taught step-by-step, combination by combination. The practice section features a beat counter, helpful in learning dance rhythm and timing. Neon teaches the count as you weave steps into combinations - very helpful to learn proper pacing and the structure of the ciftetelli rhythm. As you follow Neon in the practice section, you can check your timing against the beat counter on screen and learn to use dance accents in a way that brings out the beauty of ciftetelli rhythm.
To look effortless and expressive, slow movement requires a lot of grace and fluidity. Neon weaves dance steps together like words and phrases of a language to tell a story of self-discovery and amazement at the beauty of the world. Neon’s dance style is rich in expressive body language elements such as gestures, evocative body and head angles, and arm trajectories: These elements will add an extra layer of sophistication to the texture of your dance.
The video includes detailed explanation of individual belly dance moves from all the major groups of the belly dance vocabulary, and teaches combining steps into expressive lyrical sequences. It’s great for a beginner solo performance. Music: Takasim Amniyat by Amir Naoum Chehade & Elias Sarkar (from the album: Bellydance New York, available here at worlddancenewyork.com).
SEXY HIPS - An Intermediate Level Bellydance Choreography
Learn a fast-paced and playful classic belly dance drum solo (intermediate level) choreography. Neon teaches it step-by-step, combination by combination. With its sensual, light-footed and flirtatious flair, this dance is perfect for a performance and as a practice piece to work on developing nimble ease of movement and suppleness of percussive hipwork. It includes a wide array of expressive well-resolved combinations linked with clean effortless transitions you can use in the context of many belly dance genres and styles.
Neon introduces each move step-by-step and places each one in the context of a dance combination that works just right with intricate maksoum rhythm variations. Practice section features a beat counter, helpful in learning dance rhythm and timing. As you follow Neon while practicing, you can check your timing against the beat counter onscreen to learn the optimal ways of placing accents and transitions.
Music: Maksoum Akabir (drum solo) by Amir Naoum Chehade (this piece of music can be purchased separately at amazon.com).