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    Default Video recommendations please?

    I'm looking for video suggestions on:

    - isolations, particularly developing and improving
    - arms/hands
    - shimmies, different kinds
    - transitions
    - any kind of videos that teach good exercises for drilling
    - instructional material that introduces new movements, layers, combinations (I know this one will be hard because you don't know what I know, so just assume I have an advanced beginner to entry level intermediate movement vocabulary already)
    - floor work
    - veil work

    Also, if you have instead the names of particular dancer or troupes who put out good videos, that is very welcome too! If I can get specific videos or at least some good instructors to buy from, it's all good to me!

    I will be buying a couple of videos at a time as I go.

    Thank you!

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    Once again I have to sing the praises of Keti Sharif's 1001 moves dvd. It's a 3 dvd set, thus the price, but it covers everything that you asked for, with clarity and multiple angles. It's also the dvd I recommend to any student who is struggling in class or wanting to finesse a move.
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    Anything by Suzanna del Vecchio is great! Even though the website says that Precision Motion Workout is for beginners, there are many advanced moves and it very comprehensive.
    Belly Dance Videos by Suzanna Del Vecchio


    I couldn't find this on her website, but I love Aziza's practice companion:
    Amazon.com: Aziza's Ultimate Bellydance Pratice Companion: Aziza: Movies & TV


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zanbaka View Post
    I couldn't find this on her website, but I love Aziza's practice companion:
    Amazon.com: Aziza's Ultimate Bellydance Pratice Companion: Aziza: Movies & TV
    I like the social aspect of the circle formation she has, but I find it difficult to follow along with her for that reason. It's a nice format for a relaxed class with more emphasis on togetherness, but not really great for an instructional dvd, in my opinion. Otherwise, I agree with you - the content is pretty spot-on.
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    I have the Aziza one, and I can tell you it is absolutely fantastic. I actually like that it feels like a relaxed atmosphere--it tricks you into thinking everything's cool until you realize you're actually working really hard. Plus, I find her drills extremely useful to incorporate into daily practice, especially in terms of the way she teaches posture.

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    Thank you everyone! Please feel free to add more to this list if you think of any.

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    This DVD is all shimmies...It's an incredible amount of material. It is very difficult, though. I got it a year ago and I will still be working with it for years

    Amazon.com: Learn 21 Shimmies and 1001 Variations Belly Dance Instruction: Movies & TV

    Good luck, happy shimmies

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    NatashasBellydanceVideos.com ? Belly Dance Videos

    Shareen El Safy | Store

    Ranya Renee | Shop - Bellydance DVDs, CDs, and Show Tickets | Ranya Renee

    Amazon.com: Belly Dance For Beginners: Leila, Michael Wohl: Movies & TV
    Outi of Cairo - The Basics With Outi
    Beginner videos but solid info

    A'isha Azar also has an Egyptian style fundamental video, but she is about to retire and took down her website. You can contact her on Facebook and see if she has any left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophia Maria View Post
    This DVD is all shimmies...It's an incredible amount of material. It is very difficult, though. I got it a year ago and I will still be working with it for years

    Amazon.com: Learn 21 Shimmies and 1001 Variations Belly Dance Instruction: Movies & TV

    Good luck, happy shimmies
    I actually found it pretty easy. But yes, there is a LOT in there! I think the hardest part is that her accent is pretty heavy and can alter her pronounciation.

    I think if you have a good solid foundation in breaking down layered moves that this dvd will be no trouble to you, but otherwise it will be a nice meaty challenge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DancingArabian View Post
    I'm looking for video suggestions on:
    - arms/hands
    Aziza's Hands, Arms & Poses:
    Aziza new instructional DVD; Hands, Harms and Poses ! - YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by DancingArabian View Post
    - shimmies, different kinds
    Shimmies with Khalida
    New instructional DVD - Shimmies with Khalida! - YouTube

    Quote Originally Posted by DancingArabian View Post
    any kind of videos that teach good exercises for drilling
    Aziza's practice companion is great for drilling, assuming you already have a basic dance vocabulary.

    Quote Originally Posted by DancingArabian View Post
    - floor work
    Ruby's Flawless Floorwork is what leaps to mind, if you're ready for an advanced level DVD.

    Quote Originally Posted by DancingArabian View Post
    - veil work
    Sarah Skinner's Bellydance with Veil
    BELLYDANCE with VEIL :: DVD :: Sarah Skinner :: WorldDanceNewYork.com - YouTube
    This one is incredibly thorough and worth every penny.

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