Delivery Time: 7 to 15 Working Days
RHYTHM WORKSHOP: Raquy (New York) 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 (Los Angeles) a star dancer, instructor and choreographer, demonstrates effective dance combinations for each of the eight 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 three 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 demostrations. Choreography 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 learning or practicing, and Jenna's famous SHIMMY DRILLS: the Shimmy Layering Drill, and her 3/4 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 colorful and vibrant bellydance moves.