Neena and Veena are fabulous instructors. There are three videos included: Basic Dance, Beyond Basic Dance, and Mystic Dance. If you are deciding between VHS and DVD, I strongly recommend the DVD. The DVD has some great bellydancing extras on it, including some fitness bellydance examples. You can choose having the instructional voice on or off.
My one complaint about these videos revolves around the instructional voice, which is not always in sync with what Neena and Veena are currently doing. If I'm not paying attention, when I'm learning the steps, I can get frustrated by that, as I tend to listen to the voice more. (habit left from dancing and aerobics)
I LOVE the videos. These are the best bellydance instructional videos I've tried. The camera focus is almost perfect - when small movements are occurring (say with the wrist), it's focussed on the wrist, or if there is a bit of trickier footwork - focus is on the the feet. Otherwise, it's mostly a whole body shot - which is much better than many of the other bellydancing videos.
Instruction starts slow - I like how they teach arm positions for you to be able to experiment. The progression from slow to tempo does occur a little fast, but it's allowed me more enjoyment of the video because it has been a little more challenging. It's not too difficult!
The steps all come together in the end with a choreographed dance, which is great fun. The videos definitely build skills from one to the other. Once you've practiced a few times, and are getting the dance routines down, you will be getting a workout!! My arms already look totally different, and I have more hip flexibility than I use to.
These videos gave me enough experience to feel confident enough after three weeks of (secret) practice to give a dance to my husband. He thought I'd been taking lessons on my lunch break. (and no, he's not suave enough to have just come up with that!) :)
Fun and energizing exercise, with an element of sensuality - for what more could I ask?
Nhà sản xuất: Goldhill Home Media Đạo diễn: Đang cập nhật Vũ công: Veena & Neena Bidasha Thể loại: Tự học Bellydance Định dạng: Original DVD VIDEO, DVD-5, NTSC, AC-3, 192 Kbps Loại tập tin: VOB, INFO,... Tỷ lệ: 4:3 Ngôn ngữ: Tiếng Anh, Tiếng Nga Menu: Có Phụ đề: Không Loại phụ đề: No Số lượng series: 1 Số tập trong series: 1 Số lượng đĩa: 1 Năm sản xuất: 2001 Thời lượng: Khoảng 133 phút MSP: TD266