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    Quote Originally Posted by jenc View Post
    Are they actually bellydancers. Anyone seen them? i always assumed they were fitness instructors!!
    I had one of their DVDs. They are not bad. Nice clear instruction. I've seen better and I've seen far worse. Light and frothy and not offensive.
    The worst thing about them is they are so darn smiley and pretty

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    Of course I love Randa and Nancy in Cairo.

    From the past I like Mona Said and Fifi Abdou.

    For mental stimulation.. everyone on this forum.

    Personal conversation and dance Sara Farouk and also Houda Amrani for her North African and fabulous Shaabi.

    Tuna, from a Shaabi Club in Cairo.. what a character.

    There are of course many many more but these are the ones who stand out for me.

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    Neena and Veena Bidasha


    Oh yes, I also have 3 of their instructional videos. True, their instructions are very clearly explained and performed but I got bored with them probably because I like some choreography too. I think I have their most basic exercise videos. I think they dance very well in their intro and finales though.

    I just wish there were intermediate/advanced or more interesting belly dance instructional videos in my area. The only foreign belly dance videos are the basic ones of Neena and Veena. I have heard great things about "Heartbeat of Bellydance" but it's so expensive if I have it shipped to the Philippines!

    Neena and Veena must be so famous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    YouTube - Whose Line is it Anyway - Duet (5x25)

    I can't do the actual embedding thingy. But that's them on the television show Who's Line is it Anyway?
    This is really funny, haha!

    The twins, Neena and Veena, dance well here and I love their red costume, makes them look less skinny.

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    I have never seen anything showing them dance seriously..... there is one clip of veil work by one of them but it is very repetitive and obviously from some teaching vid....... They always seem competant but souless. And I dislike their extreme posture in the teaching vids. i tried it and fell over. They also don't make use of the fact that there are 2 of them to show different angles, slightly diff postures etc. this is a minor niggle I know, but you get a better idea from say, Jenna who dances in front of a mirror

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    Ansuya for American cabaret, Sadie for drum solos, Rachel Brice for tribal. But I've only recently been introduced to bellydance so I don't really know many but the recent famous ones. I'm sure there would be some from the past I'd be just as enthusiastic about.

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    Wow, that clip of Sadie is increadable, there's someone who has absolute control of her body!

    I always seem to be gaining new inspirations, but the people who truely motivate me...[well after seeing that clip, I think I might have another to add to the list!]

    All of the Indigo girls are beautiful and inspiration in their own right.
    Rachel Brice was probably my first big hit on bellydance, when one day I went searching through youtube to learn more about it, I'm still mezmerized by that Snake Charmer video...

    And Zoe's power and stage presence, and the passion/depth/agression of her performances are something I connect with when I watch her.

    When I took a workshop with Mardi I was blown away, I hadn't really noticed her before, but she has such grace, and coordination, not just in body but between her body and her mind, Like Sadie, you can tell she's someone who has spent hour upon hour drilling and learning that coordination, but in a much softer/more demure manner it seems [based on the one clip I've seen of Sadie of course].

    Sara Beaman who inspired my first costume and song choice in my first choreography, and my initial dance style with this clip [ YouTube - Sword Dance Improv ]

    Lately, I've really found myself drawn to the dancers and music of the Golden Era.

    And I have to say my teacher Jane Archer, because she always displays such generosity and knowledge, and encourages us [as students and/or members of the student troupe] to take as many classes as we can, or workshops from really good dancers when they are in the area, and because she really feels the music when she dances, the way she teaches...just the person she is makes me want to be as kind and light of a person and as knowledgeable a dancer and teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelaJP View Post
    Neena and Veena Bidasha


    Oh yes, I also have 3 of their instructional videos. True, their instructions are very clearly explained and performed but I got bored with them probably because I like some choreography too. I think I have their most basic exercise videos. I think they dance very well in their intro and finales though.

    I just wish there were intermediate/advanced or more interesting belly dance instructional videos in my area. The only foreign belly dance videos are the basic ones of Neena and Veena. I have heard great things about "Heartbeat of Bellydance" but it's so expensive if I have it shipped to the Philippines!

    Neena and Veena must be so famous!
    have you tried ebay to see if you can bid on the heartbeat of bellydance dvd?
    i have found jenna's instructions very well explained...for her basic, and intermediate bellydance videos as well. I think they are a good starting point for any student who does not have a teacher easily available, or wishes to supplement her classes with a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masqueradeprince View Post
    Sara Beaman who inspired my first costume and song choice in my first choreography, and my initial dance style with this clip [ YouTube - Sword Dance Improv ]
    I love Sara Beaman! She's so graceful, and she's a very sweet person. I love to watch her dance. She'd not too far from me, I want to try to get down to learn from her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayshier View Post
    have you tried ebay to see if you can bid on the heartbeat of bellydance dvd?
    i have found jenna's instructions very well explained...for her basic, and intermediate bellydance videos as well. I think they are a good starting point for any student who does not have a teacher easily available, or wishes to supplement her classes with a teacher.
    I haven't tried bidding or buying online at all but I'll give it a try. Yes I have read nice reviews also about Jenna's instructional dvd - she's the one who instructs infront of a mirror, right? I might also ask a friend from the US who's coming to visit to check if she can get the dvd's. Thank you, Kayshier!

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