There's a reason LEYLA JOUVANA is known around the world as The Shimmy Queen of belly dance. No one can Shimmy like Leyla!
With this 3 how to belly dance video set you can learn every shimmy under the sun, then put them together with great layers and combinations to add spice to your performance!
Belly Dance Layers with Leyla DVD
Another outstanding instructional DVD from Leyla Jouvana "The Shimmy Queen!"
In this program, Leyla teaches technique for several popular belly dance moves, then adds more moves to them in multiple layers. You can do as many or as few as you feel comfortable with, then add more layers as you advance, making this DVD suitable for every level of dancer.
You will learn the Maya, Suheir Zaki, Half Hagala, Camel, Reverse Camel, Torso Rotations, and more! And each major segment includes an entire series of layers that you can do in place and traveling. Because of the great variety of layers and combinations, the movements taught in this program can be used in every part of your dance, from Chifti Telli to Drum Solo. And there is plenty of drilling to help you attain muscle memory and perfect your technique.
Also included is costumed performance to live music by Roland on Tabla, so you can see how both simple and complex layers can be used to add excitement and dimension to your dance.
Whether you are just beginning your belly dance journey, or have been dancing for years, this DVD will undoubtedly give you great new material and inspiration for your own performances.
Running time: 120 minutes
21 Shimmies and 1001 Variations DVD
Now you can learn 21 of The Shimmy Queen's favorite shimmies ~ plus lots of variations ~ from Leyla herself. Leyla completely breaks down the technique used for each shimmy, including the muscles involved and weight changes. She explains the differences between the shimmies, what makes each shimmy special, and how to match each shimmy to the music.
Leyla teaches 21 kinds of shimmies, including:
* Rotation Shimmy
* Hip Shimmy
* Ghawazee Shimmy
* Egyptian Shimmy
* Vertical Afro Shimmy
* Samba Shimmy
* Flutter Shimmy
From basic shimmies like the Hip Shimmy and the Egyptian Shimmy, to the advanced layering of the Combined Afro-Vibration Shimmy or the Samba Shimmy, Leyla fully demonstrates each shimmy so you can follow along and perfect your own technique.
Plus, to help you to clearly understand the relationship between the movements and the rhythms, Leyla teaches to exciting rhythms played by her husband Roland, the accomplished drummer. You'll gain a deeper appreciation of the music as well learn some great moves!
Your drum solos will never be the same, and whether you're dancing to the latest pop tunes or the classics, Leyla's shimmies will add excitement and spice to all your belly dance performances!
Running time: 135 minutes.
More Shimmies! and 1000s of Variations DVD
In this DVD Leyla Jouvana shows why she's called the Shimmy Queen with more of her trademark moves. Leyla teaches 10 new shimmies and lots of new variations and traveling combinations using the shimmies featured on the popular "21 Shimmies & 1001 Variations" DVD.
Leyla completely breaks down the technique for each shimmy and combination, explaining which muscles to use and the secrets of weight changes. There's plenty of demonstration and follow-along to make sure you get it right.
You'll learn exotic new moves such as the Egyptian Vibration Shimmy, the Combined Flutter, Muscle & Hip Shimmy, and the Asian or Persian Head Shimmy, and new Hip Shimmy variations and fun traveling Hip Shimmy combinations including:
* Camel walk undulation
* Double Hagallah
* Arabic step combination with Suhair Zaki step and shimmy
* Arabic Figure 8 with shimmy on diagonal circle
Because shaking your hips isn't enough, Leyla teaches the technique to master the Rotation Bust Shimmy, the Combined Bust & Hip Rotation, and these popular Shoulder Shimmies:
* Raqs Sharqi
* Khaleegy (Saudi Arabian)
* Vertical Shoulders used in Folkloric styles such as Nubian & Turkish Rom (gypsy)
And because shaking your shoulders isn't enough, she also shows you how to layer and use these shimmies in combinations!
Then Leyla shows you more variations of the Ghawazee Shimmy, the Muscle Shimmy, and the Tip-Toe Shimmy with the Maya, traveling undulations and Figure 8s! Plus more Twist Variations and Flutter Variations!
Finally, a Shimmilicious performance by Leyla with drumming by Roland!