This program is divided into 3 sections. In the first section, after a thorough warm up, Irina goes over foundations of belly dance movement breaking down 36 basic steps and isolations and leading a practice with music.
Section two is a series of 21 drills where two contrasting or two similar movements are paired together into a simple combination - you will love this! It s a step toward mastering precision muscle control, and a fun way to explore the nuances of the moves you learned in section one. Irina focuses on a single area of the body, such as the hips, and works with similar movements that have just one key variation, such as different kinds of hip figure 8s.
The final third of Irina's Diamond Cut Bellydance program offers breakdown and practice of the seven graceful dance combinations, varying in mood, tempo, and dance vocabulary. Irina plays with different stylizations, from an Oriental flavor to a touch of Tribal style. The combinations start off easy, but escalate in sophistication, culminating in an explosive drum solo. These dance combinations will apply the technique you learned to beautiful music, challenge your coordination and let you enjoy bellydance to the fullest!
Learning belly dance helps you rediscover and accept yourself, feel more in control, more at ease in your own skin. Enjoy!