|A directory of locally produced bellydance magazines, calendars, diaries, performance and instructional bellydance videos and DVD's.
Ancient Dance Contemporary Beats DVD
Professional dance performances by Underbelly artists and special guests. Featuring Bellydance, African dance, Afro-funk and fire dance all beautifully filmed at the historic Fitzroy Town Hall.
The Ancient Dance Contemporary Beats DVD is available from the Underbelly studio shop for $30 includes postage and handling in Australia. Mail order only via www.underbellydance.com (PayPal) or send cheque/money order.
Aradia - Industrial Elements Vol. 1 (Instructional DVD)
The highly anticipated Industrial Bellydance instructional DVD featuring Australia's own - Aradia.
With her first long awaited and popularly demanded instructional DVD, Aradia presents to you a intoxicating take on moving with strength, grace, and control. With intricate isolations and fluid movements, twisted with a fusion of ticks, locks and pops, you'll discover a whole new way to dance.
INDUSTRIAL ELEMENTS DVD:
- Introduction to Industrial Bellydance
- Popping, ticking/strobing and locking explanation and exercises
- Step by step movement breakdowns with each part of the body,
utilising the 3 core execution methods
- Fluid movement
- Performances by Aradia and much more!
DRILLS & COMBINATIONS DVD:
- Over an hour of drills and combinations
- An 8 page booklet with complete breakdown of all drills and combinations
The Art of Tribal Belly Dance
"The Art of Tribal Belly Dance" Volume 1 is an introduction to The Body Temple Format with a special blend of energy exercises, strengthening routines, tribal technique, drills and performances. 2 hours of instruction on 2 DVD's plus a FREE 35 page E-booklet!
DVD 1: Preparation
Acushla utilises her training in Traditional Chinese medicine (Adv Dip. Acupuncture) and explores the basic Qi Gong sequence as the 9 meridian exercises. Through regular practice of these energy exercises, the dancer embodies power and grace. The preparation section concludes with a thorough core and posture strengthening routine that has been carefully crafted to improve movement capabilities through proper body carriage and postural endurance.
DVD 2: Tribal Steps and combinations
We start with foundations of the dance, which include basic arm positions, arm patterns, foot placements and posture. We then move on to the 9 Arhythmic & 9 Rhythmic Tribal steps and combinations. Each step and combo includes clear instruction on footwork, body positioning, cues and drills. Two choreographies are demonstrated from the front and back with 2 camera angles. DVD 2 concludes with two duet performances filmed in a professional theatre setting.
*Suitable for the beginner to intermediate dancer
BellyDance Focus is producing a library of belly dance instructional DVDs. Currently available are: Focus on Beginners and Focus on the Egyptian Walk. Each has the option of full class (50 mins) and practice session (30+ mins). Great for practicing at home!
Bellydance For Birth
Maha Al Musa presents her world first hard copy, 280 page gloss book, Dance Of The Womb, a recent GOLD AWARD winner in the American Living Now Book Awards and endorsed by NACE (AUST).
Maha's follow on DVD Dance Of The Womb is available. It features 2 hours of bellydancebirth exercises with Maha and a bonus: her natural home waterbirth film at 46 years of age. Perfect for all pregnant and labouring women.
Bellydance Oasis Middle Eastern Dance Magazine
Bellydance Oasis, Australia's only magazine dedicated to Middle Eastern Dance. Featuring articles on bellydance, tribal, folkloric, international and local stars, music reviews and more.
To subscribe or advertise please visit our website. Please support the magazine that supports bellydance in Australia. Proud sponsors of WAMED, Sydney Middle Eastern Dance Festival and Winter Warm Up.
Belly Dance with Jrisi
Technique Drills and Performance DVD Vol 1
An Australia first, bi-lingual DVD in English & Japanese with Jrisi. Technique and 5 different performances wth live band. 125 mins running time. Filmed in high definition with mutli angles. Int/Adv technique, drills and combos. Special features - combo notes, commentary with Jrisi, Q/A, bloopers and much more.
Booty Shake 'n' Grind DVD
The Booty Shake 'n' Grind DVD is all about learning to wind, grind and shake your booty and waistline. Major influences are Belly Dance fused with Reggaeton and Jamaican Dancehall to help give you that Beyonce-esque ghetto booty style.
This DVD has instructional segments with a drill practice for each move and a choreography to put it all together. Eight core moves with 26 variations presented this is a great place to begin! See bella-dance.com for more details.
Dancing Isis Dance! The Spiralling News
Yalla! Middle Eastern Music & Dance group CD. Produced in Melbourne 2002. High Quality studio recording. Featuring Traditional tunes from, Egypt & Turkey. Track 1. Has been extensively used by dancers all over Australia. $28 on line. Via website.
The Eyes of Buddha Tribal Indian fusion DVD
With over 2 hrs of instruction plus choreography, Shameela brings together the ancient and the modern in 24 combinations such as Kundalini Serpent and Flaming Lotus.
Shameela's style fuses Indian/Buddhist hand Mudras and temple poses with bellydance isolations and American Tribal Style moves.
"How to Teach Belly Dance" Belly Dancing from the Heart Method Professional Training Program
Shemiran Ibrahim's complete step-by-step Belly Dance Professional Teacher Training and Business Skills Program - the first of its kind ever created by an award winning Middle Eastern Teacher Trainer that is used world-wide by start-up teachers, teachers with more than 10 years experience, and all levels in between.
- 2 movie length in-class filmed DVD's
- 60+ page Teacher Handbook - in-depth study material for:
- The Craft of Teaching module
- Business skills for success module
- A complete Teaching Methodology
- A complete Curriculum for foundation level classes (cover the first year of your student's journey with you)
- Music CD album
- Numerous teaching aids
- FREE Unit 1 of Correspondence Certification save $45 AUD
Contact Shemiran now with any inquiries. Payment by easy installments available.
Keti Sharif Instructional Videos and DVDs
Keti Sharif, from Perth, WA has lived in Egypt for over ten years where she has produced dvds and cds with her production partner - Cairo musician and film-maker Omar Kamel.
A-Z Bellydance, AstroBelly and Pulse8 are some concepts which have been created in Egypt. Her instructional dvds are easy to follow and embrace the core qualities and structure of Egyptian dance.
In Dec 2011, Keti is hosting an event in Perth with Farida Fahmy. Keti is the developer of www.faridafahmy.com and has been archiving her work for years in Cairo, and is launching a documentary 'Farida' at the event in Perth.
Renee's Magical Belly Dancing DVDs
Renee's Magical Belly Dancing DVDs for Beginners are available online. Easy to follow, step by step instructions, practice segments & routines. There are 5 volumes. Learn at home, practice to if attending classes. The dancing is elegant, flowing, suitable for all ages.
"Amera's Drum Solo" with Master Teacher Amera Eid from Sydney, for Advanced Students & Teachers.
My website has comprehensive details on techniques taught per volume, video clips & BLOG page. Each Volume costs $28 including postage. Purchase any 4 at a great discount. The DVDs are posted world wide, as they come in Pal & NTSC formats.
Payments - Internet Banking, Pay Pal, Cheque, Money Order.
Zahira's Belly Dance Bazaar
Zills with Zahira DVD. A 'no frills' instructional DVD for dancers with little or no experience with zills / finger cymbals.
Work your way through Zahira's zill drills - each with their own purpose but all designed to have you dancing and zilling all at the same time! Comes with a bonus 20 min DVD 'Zills'. Written notes included.
ANNE RAMSDEN, ROCKINGHAM, WESTERN AUSTRALIA