Join Sarah Skinner, a top NYC performer and enthusiast of Turkish-style belly dance in exploring two gorgeous dances featuring the 9/8 rhythm, the beautiful exotic beat that adds so much to the inimitable flavor and engaging spirit of Turkish belly dancing.
Earthy and playful, sparkling with an energy of celebration and surprise, Turkish belly dance absorbs the rich traditions of Turkish folk and court dance as well as the mysteries and festive rites of the lands along the Silk Road.
Reflecting the cosmopolitan spirit of Turkey, a melting pot of cultures in the heart of the old world, Turkish bellydance is ever-evolving, unburdened with do's and don't's, ever-welcoming of beauty in movement. Join Sarah Skinner, a top NYC performer and enthusiast of Turkish-style bellydance in exploring two gorgeous dances featuring the 9/8 rhythm, the beautiful exotic beat that adds so much to the inimitable flavor and engaging spirit of Turkish bellydance.
The dances are set to two of the most popular Turkish party songs -- "Rompi Rompi" and "Mastika" -- long-time favorites for bellydance shows and social dancing. The versatile dance vocabulary you'll learn in this program will add sparkle to your dance - whether you dance professionally or enjoy belly dancing at social occasions.
Dance Learning Options Sarah guides you through every dance combination step-by-step. DVD menu options let you choose how you want to learn! You can focus on instruction only, or you can select instruction for each combination followed by practice with the music, where you first repeat the given combination twice, and then see how that fits in the whole dance by doing the choreography from the top.
Bonus Features Hey, let's admit it: Dancing is as much about the fun of dressing up and adorning your body as it is about moving it! To inspire you, Sarah also presents a mini-workshop on bellydance fashion, costuming styles and options, as well as tips for creating costumes and enjoying every facet of your life...in dance!
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