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Created by New York City-based star belly dance choreographer and instructor Neon, Hard Candy, The Belly Dance Workout video is two candies in one wrapper: A fitness experience with an artistic edge, and a dance learning experience with powerful fitness benefits. It's "hard" only if you are a total beginner in belly dancing, but don't worry: We soften it up for you by teaching every move, step-by-step, in a complete Bellydance Basics Tutorial section.
Hard Candy is a 3-part video:
The 40-minute Hard Candy Workout
A 55-minute Belly Dance Basics Tutorial, breaking down every move used in the program in complete detail
A 45-minute Beginners' Practice Flow: A non-stop practice-to-the-music for every step you learned in the Belly Dancing Basics Tutorial section. The Beginners' Practice Flow moves at a slower pace than the Hard Candy Workout, offering more repetitions of individual moves before developing them into combinations.
Hard Candy: The Belly Dance Workout video is a toning, sculpting and muscle-conditioning workout (not a cardio program) focusing on the hips, thighs, lower body, and waist. It consists of 100% bellydance steps. Undiluted by any non-dance fitness movement, Hard Candy retains the full aesthetics, rich textures, and musicality of bellydance.
The Hard Candy Workout is made of sequences of belly dance combinations built gradually from basic steps and interwoven to give you a real dance experience. They follow the music just like real dance, reflecting the flow of melody, rhythm, and percussive accents.
The first section of the Beginners' Practice Flow offers a breakdown and practice of all footwork patterns used in the program. The closing section of the Hard Candy Workout is a review of combinations taught in the previous sections.
Both the Hard Candy Workout and the Hard Candy Beginners' Practice Flow are offered with two soundtrack options (both versions: DVD and instant video):
With voice cues
With music only