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Belly Dance Choreography: A time comes when a painter steps across the threshold to become an artist. And like a painter as a belly dancer you will also arrive at a point when you’re ready to move beyond the mechanics of Belly Dancing and infuse your dance with original emotion and drama Choreography Basics Volumes 1 and 2 and Choreography with Sharp Hips are for Belly Dancers who are ready to cross that threshold from just dancing to dance artistry. This three DVD set removes the mystery and confusion about Choreography so you can develop your own style, tell your story and cross the threshold from mechanics to artistry with confidence.
I started my training in Egypt and carried on back in the US and since then have traveled, taught and performed through the United States and Europe.
I currently live in Albuquerque, New Mexico where I have owned my own studio, produced three benefit shows and since 2008 have been self produced over 30 Belly Dance instructional DVDs.
I’ve taught hundreds of students from my studio and privately. In my experience I can safely say that when it comes to choreography that most make it harder then it has to be.
Choreography doesn’t have to be as hard as most dancers make it to be. It starts with learning a basic framework or structure and then once you’ve learned the structure and elements of choreography, you can begin to add moves and then………….with practice and determination you can take control of your dance and become your own choreographer.
Helping you become your own Choreographer so you can bring original emotion & drama to your dance is what this set of Belly Dance instructional DVDs is all about.
Belly Dance Choreography Basics for Beginning Choreographers
3 Belly Dance DVDs to Help you be Your Own Choreographer & Dance with Your Own Emotion & Drama!
Here’s a breakdown of each DVD.
Belly Dance Choreography Basics Vol. 1, Building the Foundation
Fundamentally choreograph is comprised of certain and specific elements and when you understand these elements Choreography becomes less difficult. Vol 1 focuses on building up a choreography skeleton (which you can think of as a script) and if you have a good script you have a good movie and….if you have a good choreography skeleton (or foundation) you’ll have the foundation for a good in the box, or out of the box choreography.
We’ll start off building a skeleton based on sharp moves and combinations and then transition into soft moves and combinations.Everything is slowly demonstrated with no hurry, or haste making it all easy to understand and learn.
Belly Dance Choreography Basics Volume 2, Transitions & Turns
Volume 1 of the series concluded with the skeleton or the script for soft moves. Volume 2 of the series is a 48 minute 2 chapter DVD that builds on the skeleton by bringing in turns and transition steps.
Volume 1 was mostly in place movement but in Volume 2 you’ll learn how to add both sharp and soft moves together and then bring in traveling steps, turns and transition steps – and…..when traveling and transitioning you get the opportunity to bring in emotion and drama and do it in a way that is visually appealing to your audience.
All combinations are demonstrated from the front and the back making it easy for you to see the moves in the same way your audience will see you during your performance.
Choreography with Sharp Hip Combinations & Traveling Steps
When it comes to putting together a choreography you have much to remember; going back to center traveling steps, transitions turns, arms, the placement of your weight, your feet and working it all into your body so that it feels good to you. It can make your brain hurt.
In this 2 Chapter DVD I make all of this easier on your brain (and your body) by giving you a choreography based on sharps that incorporates many of the elements of choreography you have to remember – turns, travelings steps, transition steps and arms.
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You Will Also Get The Following 3 Free Bonuses with Each Order
Choreography Help DVD
It’s very basics “Done For You” Choreography that comes with a fully documented set of moves that you can print out and study and follow along with. The inspiration came to me as I was thinking about what I do when I create a choreography.
What my mind goes through as I’m in the process of imagining the type of choreography that might go with the music I want to use. So saying “A Choreography State of Mind” I mean it’s how I approach in my mind how choreography.
Remember your choreography is your mark on this art form. It’s your inspiration and it doesn’t always have to be perfect but if it’s yours and it’s original. You’ll find all the moves documented on the inside of the DVD so you can just pull out the insert and follow along with the video.
Continual Soft Moves Belly Dance DVD:
Family Friendly Moves & Combinations for Restaurant & Small Space Performing
t If you’re a performing professional, or getting ready to embark on performing professionally there’s a good chance that you”ll find yourself auditioning for gigs at restaurants and if you are this DVD is a must have.
An accomplished performing professional always knows her audience and can tailor her choreography to her audience and the family friendly moves you’ll find on this DVD are perfect for an audience composed of husbands, wifes and children. Restaurants in contrast to stage performing can constrain your movement. You have to accommodate waiters, waitresses and you’re often performing between tables.
These are completely unique soft moves that I developed over the years of restaurant performing You’ll love these moves for what they can do for your choreography and for your tip jar.
Bonus 2: Free Practice Music CD
Each order includes 3 track practice music CD. This practice music CD is the same exact music I use on the DVD and as you learn having the same music to practice to that I use on the DVD will give your body and brain a distinct learning edge. You will get access to an immediate download of the music and CD.
Hip Phylosophy DVD
I just wanted to “thank” for the Hip Phylosophy DVD and CD I just received yesterday. I love them! Leylas DVD is wonderful. Easy to understand and follow., since my english is not too good.
The music CD is of great help for practicing. I have already already started using them.. 🙂
Couldn’t Have Done it Without Belly Dance Village
Oh wow !! Since I’ve put my own personality & interpretation into my belly dancing & choreographies, I’ve had so many compliments from more experienced dancers than myself. I’m preparing for a dance show next Wednesday the 22nd February with 49 other belly dancers and I’ll be performing all my own choreographies.
My students are busy now with a pretty challenging drum solo choreo that I created but by the time they’ve got this one, it will have developed their co-ordination, opposition hips, chests & abs.
Thank you Leyla, I couldn’t have done it without you & the BDV training !! Love & hugs, Tania xxx
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BellyDance Village! is the one place where I can go to not only get instruction but support that is above and beyond! Having access to all video’s is very important and the fact that I do not have to wait for a DVD to be delivered to my front door means that I can work on my dance right away!
Leyla has helped me with my dance in making everything she does easy and in a way that you can understand! have been a part of other online instruction and I will tell you that no one can hold a candle to them
Allison Flynn, Chillocothe, Ohio
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I have searched for many Belly Dancing teachers for 2 years now but you are exceptional and you do stand out from the rest”…Karamia
PS: I forgot to mention that you get class text of all the moves on each of the DVDs that you can print out and use to study before you watch any DVD and have in front of you as you follow along with the DVD.