"You Can Belly Dance: 2 Beginner Belly Dancing Routines" DVD with Neon

"You Can Belly Dance: 2 Beginner Belly Dancing Routines" DVD with Neon

Neon's You Can Belly Dance! Absolute Beginner dance instruction video teaches beginner belly dancing moves and combinations in the context of two dance choreographies - a slow sensual dance and a fast-paced dynamic belly dance drum solo.

These two choreographies - Eternal Spring and Party Girl - are also available as individual streaming videos.

ETERNAL SPRING - A Choreography of Slow, Sensual Belly Dance

Eternal Spring is a sensual, slow belly dance ciftetelli choreography and step-by-step breakdown, perfect for absolute beginners. The dance has a dreamlike romantic flow following a beautiful flute melody, and features all the basic groups of bellydance moves, both fluid and percussive.  The breakdown of the choreography is accompanied by a detailed explanation and demonstration of classic belly dance steps and ways to weave them together into attractive combinations. The practice section features a beat counter, helpful in learning dance rhythm and timing.  If you are not familiar with standard belly dance terminology, you will see the names of each step and transition displayed on screen.

As you are learning and practicing dance steps, Neon also focuses on the count. Counting is a simple but essential skill that will help you 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 the style of movement that flows in harmony with the ciftetelli rhythm and brings out its beauty through perfectly-placed accents and transitions.

Neon’s dance style is highly evocative. Her choreography teaches you to use dance steps as words and phrases of a language to tell your own story echoing the theme of spring, awakening of the senses, wonder at the beauty of nature and the mysteries of the universe.

Music: Nay Taksim from the album Nourhan Cairo

PARTY GIRL - A Belly Dance Drum Solo for Beginners, by Neon

Party Girl is a sexy, flirty, and vibrant belly dance drum solo choreography designed for absolute beginners. This instructional video includes detailed explanation and demonstration of classic belly dance steps from all groups of the belly dance vocabulary and teaches how to weave them together into attractive combinations. The practice section features a beat counter, helpful in learning dance rhythm and timing.  If you are not familiar with standard belly dance terminology, you will see the names of each step and transition displayed on screen.

Neon introduces each move step-by-step and places each one in the context of a dance combination, so that from the very beginning you learn how to combine dance steps and how combinations express rhythms. As you are learning and practicing dance steps, Neon also teaches the count. Counting is a simple but essential skill that will help you learn proper pacing and performance of dance moves in a way that accentuates the structure of Arabic rhythms.  As you follow Neon in the  practice section, you can check your timing against the beat counter onscreen to learn the optimal ways of placing accents and transitions.

Drum rhythms underlie most types of bellydance music, so knowing how to move with them and how to accentuate them is key to developing your musicality as a dancer.

Music: Al Tabla Jamila, album Raqs Sharqi Vol.1  

 

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