Veil with Aziza - Belly Dance DVD
When people think Belly Dancer, they think Veils! Veils that float, spin, and hide then reveal the dancer ~ veils can add magic and loft to your performance. Let AZIZA show you how to make a veil more than a prop; with Aziza, your veil becomes your dance partner!
Introductions and Concepts for Veil Dancing
In this belly dance video Aziza introduces rhythms that lend themselves to veil dancing and discusses how to match your movements to the music.
Aziza explains how the fabric type, size, and shape of your veil will affect how it moves and shows how to dance with different kinds of veils.
Aziza demonstrates how to make your veil your partner when you dance, using concepts such as your veil is extension of your body, catching air, invisible shield, and "keeping your pencil on the paper."
Technique and Combinations
Aziza teaches many veil movements, clearly explaining and demonstrating the technique required to make your veil behave beautifully. She shows you how to use hand positions, arm patterns, weight changes, and body alignment to get your veil to do what you want it to do, and how to use the air and the space around you to get the most out of your veil.
Among the many veil movements Aziza teaches are:
~ Scoop & Pivot
~ Roman Cape
~ Angel Wings
~ Juggle the Veil
~ and more!
Aziza also teaches variations to each movement, and combinations made up of the movements.
Warm Up and Cool Down with Aziza!
Aziza starts her instruction by leading you through a warm-up especially designed to prepare you to dance with a veil, and ends with a cool-down to relax the muscles you use in veil dancing.
And finally, a beautiful performance starring Aziza and her veil!
Produced by Suzy Evans ~ IAMED - The Best Belly Dance Videos in the World!
“This DVD is one of the best on the market for veil work. The technique is clearly demonstrated from the front and the back and the movements increase in difficulty as the video progresses. Learn: the Roman Cape, the Burrito, Sharita, the helicopter, etc. Aziza is a true belly dance master and a pleasure to watch teaching and dancing.” Christy Mars
“This how to DVD is an excellent guide to adding beautiful veil work to your belly dance routine. This dvd seems suitable to a wide range of bellydancers from intermediate and more advanced dancers. Advanced veil dancers may also learn something, but if you are already into complex veil work and double veil, you may find it a little basic.
I always appreciate dvd's that include an introductory segment including background information on the history and development of the art form. The dvd has a nice introduction that offers not only a brief background but basic concepts that you can use for technique covered in the dvd and beyond.
Aziza offers several helpful concepts that you can use to make the technique your own. She demonstrates using the veil as an extension of your body, catching air, posture, transitions, using the music and other useful ideas.
The dvd contains more than 9 veil moves with variations and several combinations. For each move and combination, Aziza clearly breaks down the technique and offers useful tips on presentation and how to avoid common pitfalls. I found her breakdown corrected a few problems I have had with veil work.
As an instructor, Aziza is very engaging and comes across as friendly and fun. She breaks down the technique very clearly and provides flawless demonstrations. I love the way she has organized her presentation as the entire lesson flows logically and beautifully. The dvd concludes a fabulous performance by the instructor that demonstrates beautiful veil work.” S. Sled
Reviews on this item
Dolisha Jones: You gotta love Aziza! This video has some great combos that I haven't seen in any other video! A must have!
Jessica Reed: I loved this DVD. I'm quite familiar with veilwork, but I still got a lot out of this program. Some of the moves were new to me, and some I already knew. This DVD presented different variations on the ones I knew, and helped me polish some of them.
The program presents several veil moves with variations. Aziza stops the instruction periodically to put the movements she's just taught into a medium-length combination. That's very useful for cementing the movements, and getting the transitions into kinesthetic memory.
Aziza is a clear teacher with a very confident and sweet presence on screen. She's also a wonderful performer, and I enjoyed the performance at the end very much.
I didn't think the "concepts" section was as strong as it could have been. Aziza presents concepts, but didn't go into much detail (or demos) on how to implement them, how to know when you're NOT doing them, etc. That didn't bother me very much, though.
Dolisha Jones: Aziza shows many different veil tricks, techniques and combos that I never seen in any other veil video. If you're looking for new veil ideas, this is a must have!
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Aida Jakus: I am a fan of Aziza and always wanted to dance with veil as her. On this DVD she teaches most moves she uses in her performances, clear and step by step, easy to follow. I want to thank Aziza for helping me to learn American style of veil dancing and IMED too, they did excellent