The Belly Dance Rhythms Workout is a blend of dance fitness and dance instruction. It offers two non-stop 40-minute movement flows - the workouts - and two tutorial sections, beginner and intermediate. Each workout flow features a wide variety of classic belly dance moves assembled into 20 beginner and 20 intermediate bellydance drum solo combinations. Each combination is repeated as a drill: Beginner - slowly 12 times and at a real dance tempo 8 times; Intermediate - slowly 8 times and at a real dance tempo 12 times. You will review each rhythm section and the entire 20-combination sequence in a way that creates an experience very close to actually performing them in a dance show. Each beginner combination is built gradually, during the slow repetitions set.
The Heartbeat of Belly Dance: Rhythm Workshop: Raquy breaks apart eight popular Arabic dance rhythms: baladi, saiidi, maksoum, masmoudi, ciftetelli, malfouf, ayub, & semai. Acclaimed as a percussion performer, instructor and composer, Raquy teaches us how to recognize each rhythm. Then Jenna, a star belly dancer, instructor and choreographer, demonstrates effective belly dance combinations for each of the 8 rhythms. Choreography Workshop: Jenna takes you step-by-step through THREE bellydance drum solo choreographies; beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Each instructional session takes place before the mirror, enabling you to follow Jenna as if you were right behind her in the studio.
Learn to play doumbek (dumbek, darabuka, darbuka, tabla) with New York's most beloved Arab percussionist, the master instructor, the one and only Amir Naoum! Trained - and a former instructor at - Beirut's top music academy, Amir Naoum is the best-of-the-best in Arab percussion. If you are a dancer, Amir Naoum's clear introduction to the most popular bellydance rhythms and their subtle variations will help you learn to recognize the rhythms even in their most sophisticated forms.If you are a beginning drummer this DVD will serve as a very accessible friendly and solid introduction to the art of Middle Eastern percussion.