21 Shimmies and 1001 Variations
with Leyla Jouvana and Roland
There's a reason LEYLA JOUVANA is known around the world as The Shimmy Queen! of belly dance. No one can Shimmy like Leyla!
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.
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Produced by Suzy Evans ~ IAMED
Producers of the Best Belly Dance Videos in the World!
Reviews on this item
Reba Colter: THE BEST DVD to learn shimmies! Nothing else compares... The shimmy queen is the expert on shimmies. Very highly recommend!!
Jody Killian: All I can say is WOW!! I can see why she is dubbed the shimmy Queen. I watched the dvd first and just sat with my mouth wide open! This dvd is challenging and wonderfully done. I am very happy with this purchase. I feel really confident in my shimmy technique and stamina due to this dvd.
sara dingess: I recently purchased this DVD and it rules! It has great range from really easy shimmes to shimmes that take a lot of practice to master! I practice different shimmes depending on my workout and the DVD chapter menu is very convenient. If you want to drive your man crazy- learn these shimmes! I love this DVD!!
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Michelle Boivin: Initially I found Leyla's style of teaching (hampered by the fact that English isn't her native tongue) a little distracting. However, once I got used to her soft voice, quaint grammer, and rather "zaftig" costuming, she really is an excellent teacher.
Leyla breaks down shimmies and explains them very carefully, allowing me to greatly improve upon the technique that I have learned in class. If you want to be the reigning "shimmy-queen" of your local community, get this DVD!