with Ariellah **
Created by Ariellah, star performer and instructor of Tribal Fusion Bellydance.
Contemporary Bellydance and Yoga Conditioning combines three vital components of bellydance training:
- a physical conditioning regimen to develop flexibility and strength
- two sets of bellydance technique drills - basic and advanced - for improved musclecontrol and percision in executing bellydance isolations
- a sequence of contemporary bellydance combinations complete with transistions to form an elegant and evocative modern choreography
Wichever form of bellydance you choose, this training lays a solid foundation.
The flexibility and muscle conditioning section of the program consists of 3 yoga sessions that can be used as a warmup/cooldown or as a stand-alone daily yoga practice. The yoga sessions focus on building lower body strength and opening the hips to achieve ease and percision in bellydance hipwork. A number of exercises open the chest and increase back flexibility to enchance torso isolations and amke dance movement sinuos and fluid.
Bellydance technique drills (75 mins) include hipwork, upper body work, combined hips/upper body isolations and arms/hips coordination. They also include adding level changes to torso isolations and layering hipwork on traveling steps.
The style of Ariellah's choreographic work is contemporary Tribal Fusion bellydance. She breaks down 6 combinations consisting of multiple movements and transistions. The combination sequence forms a choreography, practiced to two different songs, to encourage creative adaptation of steps and transitions set to music.
The program is set to ethereal ambient and clubmusic with a flavor of magic and dark mystery, including tracks by Assemblage 23, Die Form, Knossos, Lumin, Soil and Eclipse, Solace, Stellamara, and :wumpscut:
** Ariellah performs belly dance all over the world . Ariellah studied classical ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance of London for twelve years and has studied and performed belly dance for the past six years, both with Janine Ryle of Danse Mahgreb and as a founding member of The Indigo with Rachel Brice. Her style infuses traditional Middle Eastern dance with a modern, dark flavour, that is uniquely her own. Ariellah is featured on many DVDs and continues to teach and perform worldwide..
DVD Playtime: 150 mins