DRAGONFLY RECOMMENDATIONS: MUSIC, DVDs, BOOKS, ACCESORIES
Compilations: a little bit of everything, traditional, modern, classical arabic, modern arrangements, drum solos.
GREAT BELLYDANCE CDs
Drum Solos & Arabic Rhythms
A fabulous DVD with detailed break down of basic Arabic RHYTHMS with combinations for each rhythm. Plus a beautiful choreography from beginning to end. (In Spanish, but easy to follow)
Great for BEGINNERS! Technique breakdown of basic bellydance moves, isolations and travelling steps, plus a mini drum solo choreography. It also includes a bonus performance by Sadie, one of the top instructors in the world.
A 5.5 hr long DVD set that will immerse you in traditional Egyptian music and the beautiful Egyptian Baladi (taxim baladi, baladi progression), covering structure, rhythms, musical falvours, technique, improv and a wealth of cultural information. A must have for dancers of ALL levels. Ranya is a true queen of baladi and a fabulous instructor.
A great DVD to focus on beautiful arms and hands. Great for all levels. Bozenka covers a wide range of arms and hands movements from basic to advanced. Plus a gorgeous performance where she demonstrates how to incorporate them into the dance.
WIth cultural information about Shaabi music and dance, this is a great DVD for those who want to delve into this fun Egyptian style. Shahrzad covers in detail moves, steps and stylizations associated with shaabi. Complete with combinations, a practice choreography and tips for capturing the authentic feel of shaabi dance!
For all Fusion afficionados and for those looking to work on "killer technique". Zoe works on upper and lower body technique, pops and locks, layers and bellywork. A good practice companion.