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    Quote Originally Posted by Samaya View Post
    I was wondering if anyone has any of Suhaila's instructional or dance video's.

    I was thinking about getting one, but I wasn't sure which one

    thanks for any input...
    Her fitness fusion DVDs will introduce you to her method, but I still adore the old choreography series. I think these are on sale on her website.

    The best in that line (in my not so humble opinion) are the Archive Series of Jamila's steps. Taught by Suhaila, they describe in detail pretty much all the moves of Jamila's format.

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    If you like Egyptian style ...

    let me shout it from the rooftops:

    SHAREEN EL SAFY

    If Shareen were a god, I would worship her. I STILL go over her videos on like a monthly basis and I STILL find new things each time. She is absolutely amazing.

    Video quality is homemade. This upsets some people. ???

    She's a true treasure and honestly, she's the first instructor I had who actually changed the way I danced and how I felt WHEN I danced.

    www.shareenelsafy.com

    I'm going to see her next weekend -- hopefully she's working on a new video as we speak!

    (I love the Hadia series as well, both the old set and the new. I sort of feel like Hadia raised me. She was my first workshop teacher, and for a while I was doing two workshops with her every year. )

    And shoot me, but darn it I still like Alexandra King's #3 and #4 video -- the ethnic dance ones. She introduced me to Persian dance. Yum!

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    I have:
    Jillina's Level1~3
    Suhaila's (Yoga,Jazz,Pilates)
    Sonia&Issame The Art of Drum Solo

    All of them has different style. I think it good to learn from diversified styles of bellydance
    Last edited by milky; 12-04-2006 at 03:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sara View Post
    I'm finding it really difficult to find a really good DVD which suits what I want. I have Jillina, Rachel Brice, and a few others, but none of them really work on what I want.

    I'm still shopping for something quite intensive or full of flavour. OUt of the ones I have though, I like watching Jillina's performance too at the end of Level two.
    just curious..could be more specific about what you want and if you have found anything that comes close?

    thx
    nayila

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    good comments, dancers.

    I also love veena and neena, first look at bellydance and all. but they have good posture and classical moves. maybe the bad reviews are by those who think that the twin thing is overworked.

    it is my advice to AVOID AMIRA MOR like the plague. just not good for instructional purposes. she does do shimmy drills on her cardio dvd but you can do that yourself playing around.

    I see votes for both jenna and Raquy and Sonia and issam....even if you take out the accents in the rhythm breakdowns they explain their common rhythms DIFFERENT placing dums on different beats and in differing numbers--for example:

    Raquy's Saiidi has DUMs on 1, 2, 4, 5
    and Issam on the 1, 4, 5

    and the malfouf was very different----so it can be tough for a beginner recognizing rhythms. listen to lots of examples and go with the most common breakdown and one that feels good to your instincts.

    Also, the fitness series from Rania Bosonnis--okay for exercise, forget it for bellydance instruction (she does great solo pieces in costume though at end)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nayila View Post
    Also, the fitness series from Rania Bosonnis--okay for exercise, forget it for bellydance instruction (she does great solo pieces in costume though at end)
    Can't agree more!

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    The 21 Shimmies - lots of fun and exercise and Wow what a bang for your buck.

    I swear hand shimmies are verrry hard

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    Oh, gosh, I only had one video in my life, the first video Atea ever made.(I hope I'm remembering her name correctly) That tells you how old I am! It was wonderful at the time, but a lot of years have gone by since I had a chance to even dance just at home for myself. The next video I get will be a dvd for one thing and I'd like to try out something newer. I was going over instructionals videos available and there has been a massive blossoming of them since I bought that first tape. I don't know where to begin. It's like being let loose in a candy store!

    Since I consider myself to be brand-new(have forgotten everything plus recovering from lots of surgery), I was looking at one called "Belly Dance For Beginners--Dancing With Paulina".

    That is a set of three---terribly expensive for me so I hunted down Part I on auction. I'm just hesitating to get it.

    Has anyone ever seen this? Any opinions on its quality as an instructional video? I ask because I've seen lots of sample of videos with lovely dancing but not so good in the teaching arena. I would sure appreciate the advise of someone on this dvd. I can afford to get just one dvd for a while to start with.

    ~Mousse~

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    My instructional DVD libary consists mainly of Veena and Neena, Jillina, and the Rachel Brice yoga dvds.
    I have to agree with the ladies who use Rachel’s dvd’s. I’m trying to work on flexibility and strength training. So the option of the various timed sessions, helps to build up insurance over time in a gentle manner. You’re able to go at your own pace.
    Although it technically not bellydance. I use Carmen Electra’s strip tease videos to help add that extra bit of spice. Without actually stripping of course!

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    Here's the thing I'd really love to see in an instructional video that I had with my one and only(and ancient Atea tape)---

    someone who describes exactly what your doing and which muscle you're using.

    For examply, if someone says "Look at what I'm doing and follow" and that is all, then I'm apt not to understand anything about which muscle she's isolating. The first time I saw a belly dancer overseas when I was a kid, I couldn't figure out how this wonderful dancer "lifted" her hip, when it was apparent she was not "pushing" up with her leg.

    Well, it was because she was contacting this marvelous little muscle in the side of her waist(don't know which it was, Im so bad with anatomy) But I was just in awe at this; I can't explain why.

    It's so much more complex that people think. I just love it.

    So I really need to have someone say, "this movement is made by tracing a circle-eight on an imaginary point on the floor with the hip." It's all the difference in the world.

    So the most talked about teachers on this thread, do their videos do this? I can't find a clip that shows one of the teachers showing a bit of her teaching technique.

    I love to amass libraries of things I love, but I've got enough to buy just one dvd for now and I need it to be very good with the basics. That's why I was looking at the "Belly Dance for Beginners--Dancing with Paulina". The site I was on showed a few seconds(only) and it looked decent, but I'm just not sure.

    ~Mousse~

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