The purpose of this interview was for me (Dan) to play the role of a beginning belly dancer. It’s difficult being a beginner and even more difficult if you don’t have a personal coach or mentor you can go to with your questions. I tried to fill in the gap as best as possible.
Warming up and Cooling Down should be a part of every dancers routine. These light warm up and cool down along with breathing exercises will prepare your body for training as well as give you the opportunity to mentally prepare and focus yourself.
Belly Dance Basics for the Beginning Belly Dancer is comprised of 6 videos taken from a full length DVD that is perfect if you’re just starting out. You’ll learn basic posture, basic thrust, hip circles, double thrusts and by the end you’ll have a real sense of what it means to Belly Dance. If you have bought the Hip Phylosophy App from the app store this video is free to you. Else you can purchase it pay per view for $2.99.
As odd as it may sound you do have to have good footwork to go along with your hip work. In fact the two go hand in hand. You can imagine if don’t have good footwork then you’re going to be challenged when you are moving across the stage. So here in this combination we are going to be focused on developing good footwork and balance, changing weight so you can be a nimble and in control on stage.