Taaj’s Belly Dance Basics DVD is a 50 minute instructional DVD targeted to the beginning student with no previous dance experience – particularly in belly dance. Each move is broken up into four counts. Taaj starts by showing you how to move your body into the starting position, then moving to the next part of the move, then the next, and then completing the move. She does this very slowly so that you can easily keep up. Taaj then speeds it up, then speeds it up again to dance pace so you never feel rushed. Rushing is what creates mistakes and can lead to learning movements incorrectly.
Taaj’s teaching experience has shown that many students learn incorrect basics. When this happens, everything that flows after that is also incorrect. Sometimes it is due to posture. Sometimes it is because movements aren’t finished. Sometimes there are problems with transitioning from one movement to another because the student doesn’t have a clear understanding of where one movement ends and the next one begins. If you learn with Taaj’s method, this is never a problem because you get a complete visual and kinesthetic break down from the start.
Taaj’s DVD gives you a complete movement vocabulary. She shows you how to do smooth moves, percussive moves, and traveling steps in isolation. By breaking each move into four counts, you can easily see what body part is moving and how each move is created.
Belly Dance Basics DVD ends with a brief student performance that not only demonstrates how you can use the movements, but also shows a variety of costuming ideas. New students, new teachers, and students who are having trouble with moves will benefit greatly from Belly Dance Basics.
If you are looking for a belly dance DVD that will teach you lots of moves, clean technique, and demonstrate how they will look when you put them all together, this is for you. Get your copy today!