Friday, May 2, 2008

Sahira - Arabian Spices

Overall: Fantastic choreography lesson
Duration: 1:15 of breakdown and practice
Recommended for learning some new moves

This is definitely one of the better DVDs out there for learning some new choreography. The only shortcoming is that there is no warm up or cool down, so you'll need to do that on your own. Sahira has a very likable personality, beautiful technique, and provides clear instruction throughout.

Sahira breaks down each combo individually, and walks through them slowly then at tempo multiple times. Every 4 combos, there is a review to the music. If you're an intermediate level dancer, you should have no problem remembering the choreography and combos.

Her introduction was short and gracious - a bit of info about the DVD, and then appreciation for her teachers, her dance studio, her troupe, and the dj. Throughout the DVD she credits her inspiration/teachers, so you know the source of the movements. This DVD includes original Sahira/Urban Gypsy combos, as well as modifications of combos from Fat Chance, Urban Tribal, Rachel Brice, and Domba.

Available from Urban Gypsy

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