One of the oldest and most traditional dances of Spain, Sevillanas are the Flamenco dance of the people. Both men and women learn it in childhood. Sevillanas are a colorful, social, partner dance that Spaniards dance when they are among their own, and at celebrations. Sevillanas are also popular as part of the repertoire of Flamenco shows presented on the stage. In the first choreography, Puela Lunaris teaches you the Sevillanas in the traditional popular style. The second choreography presents them as a performing art, using the fan to enhance the visual effect of Sevillanas performance. Here Puela will teach you the Spanish fan technique, which you can apply in any other fan dance as well. You also learn how to use your fan in connection with the Sevillanas dance steps.
There are many different styles of Samba music and dance in Brazil. In Dance Today! Samba Quenia Ribeiro teaches the sexy, and exciting Samba from Rio De Janeiro. She demonstrates the basic footwork of Samba and then she breaks the movements down into concise and understandable steps. The next section in the DVD focuses on 2 choreographed routines. This style of samba is most commonly referred to as “Samba No Pe.”
Bollywood Dance for Beginners is not a 'workout' or 'exercise' DVD: This is real dance instruction. Instructor Jaya Vaswani leads you step-by-step through all the little moves -- and big ones, too -- that make Bollywood dance what it is. This amazing instructional program includes Indian dance hand gestures, Bollywood dance steps, variations, key descriptive words you need to know to discuss this form of dance, and the full technique of expressive body language used in Bollywood dance. There is a full Bollywood routine, a dance-along section, and more!