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by Brandi Date Added: Wednesday 17 December, 2003
Hot Combinations Sizzles
By Brandi Centeno

There are new belly dancing instructional videos and DVDs hitting the market every day,
some good, some not so good. Fortunately, a consistent and reliable source
for good quality belly dance products are the numerous tapes and DVDs put out by IAMED
Productions. With their latest venture, Hot Combinations with Ansuya, the
trend continues.

Ansuya is one of those gifted dancers that has a knack for teaching. She
knows exactly how to describe movement to get it to click in the minds of
her students. Her latest teaching endeavor focuses on interesting
combinations that can be integrated into your normal repertoire to spice
things up. They?ve got wild names like Freezing Cobra and Infinity Sway,
which should give you an idea of their unique appeal.

After explaining the correct dance posture, Ansuya jumps right into the
instruction, so do your standard warm-up prior to starting the DVD. It?s a
packed program with over an hour and a half of material, not counting the
performance at the end, so you?ll definitely need the warm up.

The teaching sections move slowly enough that even a novice can follow
along, yet the movements are not basic. The combinations utilize movements
you may have learned before, but uses them in a totally different way. The
Freezing Cobra, for example, tops off an undulating camel with hand and arm
gestures that really bring the snake-like movements to life. Anyone looking
to enhance your dance vocabulary will benefit from these fun, creative
combos.

Once you?re comfortable with the combinations, you can follow Ansuya as she
puts them all together for an energetic belly dance workout. She encourages you to spice
up these combinations with your own personal style and does a live
performance at the end to show you how she does it. She also adds some of
the movements learned in the teaching section to a drum solo to show their
versatility.

Don?t forget to check out the added attractions offered on the DVD menu.
There are some fun photos of producer Suzy and other interesting facts about
IAMED.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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