I want to share with you this fantastic instructional bellydance video. This is my first upload, so don't be mad if I don't get it right on my first try. I'm on a 3MB connection, so please be patient and continue to seed when you finally get it.
Bellydance ShowBasics is a 3-hour instructional program that will introduce you to the full set of skills needed to perform a classic bellydance show. The program includes breakdown and practice of the basic bellydance vocabulary of steps, but the main focus is on learning how to put the show together and make it a success.
Special sections are devoted to learning the fundamentals of floorwork, and to playing finger cymbals. In the 'Costuming' section, Tanna discusses traditional bellydance costuming, explaining the diversity of possible styles and how to obtain them. The 'Makeup' segment offers step-by-step instruction on how to get your dance makeup look.
The music of Bellydance Show Basics is by New York's Middle Eastern band leader and master Arabic percussion instructor Amir Naoum Chehade. It can be downloaded from iTunes or purchased on Amir's CD Bellydance New York.
DVD Release Date: April 22, 2008
Run Time: 180 minutes
Format: Color, DVD-Video
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1