The HEARTBEAT of BELLYDANCE
RHYTHM WORKSHOP: Raquy breaks apart eight popular bellydance 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 dancer, instructor and choreoprapher, demonstrates effective dance combinations for each of the 8 rhythms. Accompanied by Raquy and Carmine, Jenna then also demonstrates the unique art of drum solo improvisation including the above rhythms.
CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: Jenna takes you Step-by-step through 3 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. On screen, a beat counter accompanies choreographic demonstrations. Choreopraphy breakdown sections separate each dance into numbered combinations, and provide titles naming each move. The “Learn and Practice” sections offer a step-by-step breakdown of each combination and a presentation of the choreography “from the top” with practice repetitions inserted, so you can follow Jenna and learn the steps in real time.
The DVD also contains a warmup sequence recommended before tearning or practicing, and Jenna’s famous Shimmy Drill. The drills are fun mini-exercise routines to help you learn and build on the art of the shimmy, one of the most colourful and vibrant bellydance move.
Runningtime: 85 min
Area code: free
Issue date: 2006