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Thrillin' Drillin' with Sadie
Technique, Layers, and Combinations!
Practice makes perfect, and one of the best ways to practice your technique is by drilling!
In this DVD Sadie leads you through two Technique Sections and six related Drill Sets that are designed to improve your isolation, speed, control and flexibility.
In the Technique Sections Sadie demonstrates and breaks down the mechanics of important foundational hip movements and the art of layering movements on one another.
In the Drill Sets, Sadie leads you through six different drills based on the Technique Sections so you can practice and perfect your own technique. Each of the six drills has three levels of increasing difficulty as Sadie adds additional layers to each movement. By working your way through the drill levels, you'll challenge yourself and continue to build complexity and subtlety in your dancing.
Sadie also discusses using different tempos to demonstrate your skill, conserve your energy, and create additional interest in your dancing. Throughout, Sadie demonstrates and explains correct posture, weight changes and the technique differences between doing a movement while flat-footed and then in relevé.
Soon your dancing will include these exciting and challenging movements:
* 3/4 shimmy with an undulation and half time alternating chest circles
* Chasse with half time undulations and full time pelvic drops
* Half time hips with alternating half and full time chest lifts
* Walking squares with back and front pelvic locks
* and more!
Whether you are brand new to Belly Dance, a novice, or a professional, the exercises in this program will dramatically improve your technique and abilities!
Plus a beautiful costumed performance by Sadie, using the technique and layers taught on this DVD!
Sultry Slow Moves with Sadie
The Taksim ~ the emotional and poetic improvised solo in Middle Eastern Music ~ is often accompanied by the Cifti Telli rhythm with its hypnotic cadence of quick and slow beats. Dancing to a Cifti Teli Taksim uses slow, flowing movements that reflect an emotional connection to and understanding of the music. In this DVD, Sadie teaches you the basic elements of a Taksim and the Cifti Telli, and how to dance to the two together in a Cifti Telli Taksim.
Taksim and Cifte Telli
Sadie first explains the characteristics of a Taksim and the dancer's role in a Taksim performance. She discusses the origins of the Cifti Telli rhythm, the kinds of music in which it is found, and how the dancer uses it in her performance. Then with the help of tabla player Amir Sofi, she explains and breaks down the structure of both the slow 8/4 and the fast 4/4 versions of this popular rhythm.
Sadie explains and demonstrates how to execute many foundational Belly Dance movements with the fluidity and grace that are the key to a beautiful Taksim dance. Because slow movements can be harder to execute than fast, she teaches you how to develop the muscle control you will need. She shows you how to work many muscle groups together at once so that your slow movements cascade and ripple. Then she puts the movements together into Combinations perfect for a slow Cifte Telli Taksim. You will learn seamless transitions, varying your temp, and using the breath of the movement for subtle effect.
Putting It All Together
Sadie shows you how to turn movements into dancing. You will learn Poses and Extensions that add drama and emotion to your dancing. She will also teach you the technique and timing for: * back bends * how to descend to the floor gracefully - * the 3 and 5-step Arabesque * veil combinations * and spins and turns that are perfect for your slow dancing. For life in the fast lane, Sadie also shows you how to perform several of the moves and combinations to the faster Turkish Cifte Telli! She then puts it all together into a mini choreography you can perform or just practice to.
Finally, you are treated to a beautiful costumed performance by Sadie featuring a Cifti Telli Taksim!
Drum Solo with Sadie ~ Technique & Choreography
The drum solo is one of the most exciting portions of the belly dance performance - it's when the dancer can really show off her stuff! The drum solo showcases the belly dancer's technique and how creatively she can interpret the music. On this DVD, Sadie teaches a challenging drum solo that is sure to impress!
Sadie demonstrates drum sounds and how they are made. She explains how each drum sound tells you what kind of movement to use in performing the drum solo.
Technique and Combinations
Sadie teaches the combinations used in the drum solo, completely demonstrating and breaking down the technique of each movement. You'll be able to use the drum solo combinations in your own drum solo choreographies or improvisations, as well as Sadie's Drum Solo.
Drum Solo Choreography
Sadie strings together the combinations to teach the complete drum solo choreography, with repeated demonstrations and full explanations.
The DVD concludes with two hot performances by Sadie: the drum solo taught in this program, and a drum solo to live drumming by Amir Sofi!