Starting last week August 23rd Leyla and I started a weekly call question and answer call in called Belly Dance Talk Live. We kicked off the first show on the subject of Drums Solos and called it “Rockin Your Drum Solos” As a Belly Dance Village member you should have gotten notified and you’re more then welcome to join in and even if your don’t have free long distance you can join in using skype for free.
Online Belly Dancing Classes, Performance Collection
This collection of belly dance videos is a logical set that you can choose from to help create better performances.
Preview Continual Soft Moves
This is a very special DVD comprised of all soft movements and will be very useful to any dancer that is currently performing in a restaurant setting.
Restaurant performing presents unique challenges in contrast to stage performing – It ‘s a different crowd, they are there to do other things (like eat) besides watching you dance and of course there are children & spouses.
These folks, may, or may not be familiar with Belly Dancing so these moves are family friendly yet at the same time sensual and appealing. A good combination for getting you more moola in your tip jar.
Includes written text of the moves and combinations you can use to follow along with.
Preview Drum Solo Workshop, Working With Musicians
Drum Solo Workshop: Picture the Spotlight on You
This unique 58 minute DVD brings Leyla together with drummer Issa Mallouf in a 58 minute discussion and demonstration meant to prepare and help you with drum solos and working in a live venue.
This DVD is for dancers that have yet to perform with live musicians. It will raise raise your awareness about what it takes for a dancer and a musician, or group of musicians to work together as a team
Your advance preparation will go a long way to earning the respect of your supporting musicians and will result in a better performance for you and your audience. Includes drum solo practice music. 58 Minutes
Preview Finger Cymbals,Leyla Style
Finger Cymbals Leyla Style Belly Dance Video!This 58 minute Belly Dance Video explains and demonstrates 3 Finger Cymbal patterns. Including the “Langa”, “Accent” and one called “The Jeanette Benedon.
Each pattern is accompanied by close ups ups of my hands so you can see exactly how each is done along with a short two minute performance at the conclusion of the video.
This video also includes class text you can download and use to study before, during and after the video.
Finger Cymbals can add another dimension and layer to your dancing and performance that can wake up, excite your audience and get the room clapping – they can get your audience actively engaged in your performance.
Preview Shimmy Galore, Get Jiggly & Wiggly
Shimmy Galore, Get Jiggly and Wiggly Belly Dance Video: For many years I worked on my shimmies and not until I understood that the muscle areas had to be felt did they start to make sense to me thus my shimmies started to be more noticeably wiggly and jiggly.
It was a break through moment because shimmies are the definitive signature of a belly dancer; the ultimate difference between mortal women and dancers.
I simplified as much as possible and put the shimmies into three categories;
1. ¾ Shimmy
2. In place Shimmy
3. Layering Shimmy