25 March 2009
Being a professional belly dancer, or just moving like one, depends on polish and finesse. Attention to detail is what makes the difference between a good dancer and a great dancer. One of the most neglected parts of belly dance is the arms and hands. In order to be a great dancer, you must utilize every part of your body, and hands and arms are one of the best ways to communicate, guide the viewer’s attention, and add the subtle embellishments that mesmerize the audience.
With this fantastic set of instructional DVDs, you will be able to add the beauty and grace of the belly dance masters to all of your performances. Learn how to use your hands and arms to guide your energy and transform your movements. Let Katia and Fahtiem bring your dance to a whole new level!
IAMED Award Winner: Best Belly Dance Instructional Video
Oriental arms is an inspiring exploration of graceful and creative arm work in Oriental dance.
* Warm-ups for arms, shoulders, and upper back
* Really snaky snake arms and variations
* Percussive arm movements (Using arms for accents)
* Combining arms with other belly dance movements
* Arms with spins
* Concepts for creating your own movements
A short belly dance drum solo choreography Movements from the instruction are included in the drum solo. Performance
An exciting live performance By Katia
In this video, Katia moves deeper into the essential techniques involved in graceful arms and hands. Drawing on years of experience as an oriental dancer performer, instructor, and award winning video producer, Katia offers here a valuable set of exercises and concepts for achieving truly graceful and interesting arms, along with some fun new moves.
* Beautiful Hands
* Basics of Grace
* Arm Positions
* Linking Moves
* Adding Flair
* Snake Arm Variations
* plus a Performance by Katia
“There is no magic step that makes you a great dancer, there is only the magic you put in each and every step.”
On this DVD Fahtiem shares how to put magic into your hands and arms to make your dancing more expressive and graceful.
Fahtiem leads you through a warm-up to prepare for Beautiful Hands and Arms: from your rib cage to your shoulders and down your arms to the tips of your fingers. Then Fahtiem explains and demonstrates basic arm positions and hand and finger placements, including how to maintain correct posture, safe movement, and the difference between Oriental and Folk hand and finger placement.
Fahtiem will show you how to move your arms through space in Air Design to experience and connect the full range of motion of your arms. She’ll teach you how to think about what you want your Beautiful Hands and Arms to look like, and how to use resistance and fluidity to achieve different feelings.
You’ll also learn Beautiful Hand and Arm combinations and movements, including:
* Diamond Ring
* Painting the Floor
* Reaching for the Stars
* Candle Arms
* … and more!
Plus a performance by Fahtiem with Beautiful Hands and Arms!
All three outstanding DVDs for only $124.99
Salt Lake City, UT
Always a crowd favorite, the Midnight Mirage Dance Company brings excitement and glamour to Modern American Belly Dancing, while capturing the essence and mystery of the Middle East. Their awards include: Belly Dance Group of the Universe 2004; Belly Dance Group of the Universe 2003; Ensemble of the year 2003; and Cabaret Ensemble of the year 2002.
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