The Belly Dancing Course
I’ve received quite a number of emails with questions about the belly dancing dvd and online course we recommend. The questions range from “Why this one?” to “Can you tell me a little more about the course?”. I’m writing this post in order to have a place to send people to that can hopefully answer all their questions. I do think it’s a great course. If I had the time and production connections this is very similar to the product I would try to build. Whether I get people looking for a belly dancing lessons for beginners dvd or for seasoned belly dancers looking to explore a new style, this is the product I recommend.
The Belly Dancing Course “Masterclass”
This is the official name of the course and it absolutely lives up to the name. The number one reason we support it – it gets results and positive feedback. Using this online and dvd course, a friend of mine, Tiffany, was able to get her skill level high enough to be willing to do a live exhibition. She’s actually the person who introduced it to me – thanks Tiff.
Let’s dig into the course and make sure that I get all the right questions answered.
What’s Unique About this Course?
This was a tough one. I come off as a bit of a broken record, but everything about this program is awesome. I’ll try to make a list of the things that appeal to me and some of the positive feedback I’ve received.
- It works for all skill and experience levels.
- You get instant online access to videos – download, streaming and dvd are all available.
- Mariella does one-on-one private coaching as part of her package – I haven’t found this included with any other course.
- LOTS of Content! – They use 3 different instructors to cover 5 styles of belly dancing. The result is 8 hours of lessons.
- Segmented – This is critical to me. I want to be able to skip around to the stuff I want to learn and skip the other stuff.
- Production level – Multiple camera angles, good music and excellent quality.
- Great Pricing – It’s priced better than most belly dancing video lessons and way under learning in a class.
- 60 Day Money Back Guarantee
- It now includes a lot of bonus videos – belly dancing for weight loss, a guide to belly dancing costumes and several more
- It comes with music – I think they’re up to an hour of music that comes with a number of styles and variations to choose from.
Ok, that’s the Top Ten list as put together by me. I could go throw a bunch more or break it down, but I think you get the picture. This Course offers more and costs less.
Some of the questions I get were probably answered in my “What’s Unique” list, but I’ll go through them separately as well.
Is this better than taking a Belly Dancing Class?
That depends. Everyone is after something different. It does let you advance as fast or as slow as you want to. This course does come with some personal instruction as well. This course allows you to learn belly dancing from home. There are disadvantages as well, but this definitely is the best answer for people looking to learn in private.
Does this course include Belly Dancing for Fitness or Belly Dancing for Weightloss and Toning?
It does. This was recently added as part of the bonus pack they now run. To put my two cents in, exercise is about activity. Even though lessons may not specifically be tailored to fitness, that doesn’t mean you aren’t getting a workout. I can come away just as exhausted learning new moves as I can going through a belly dancing workout program.
Will I really learn to Belly Dance or Belly Dance better?
The short answer, Yes. The long answer, people get out of this course what they put into it. If you use the videos, you learn. Just like if you go to a class, you learn. The videos are in depth and show moves from a lot of different angles. There aren’t any moves left to guesswork.
Does this course cover things like Belly Dancing Costumes?
It does now. One of the bonus material items includes types of costumes for different styles, how to make your own, mixing and matching accessories, etc.
Is this a course you would recommend as a Belly Dancing for plus size women?
Absolutely. I would consider myself closer to plus size than to slim, and this belly dancing course would work well for my body type.
Will this course help me to choreograph a Belly Dancing routine?
Somewhat. There is new bonus feature I haven’t had a chance to explore yet that is called Complex Combinations & Performances. It says that it helps to outline belly dancing move transitions and creating your own style. I understand this to mean that it will help you to develop a number of moves that help you in ensuring that a routine transitions between moves fluidly. If it’s like all the rest of their products, I’m sure it’s great.
Is this a course you would take?
Yes. If something like this were available when I was starting, I would definitely have started with this. I have used it before to brush up on styles that I don’t regularly perform. This would have been great when I was starting out and wasn’t sure how long belly dancing moves and routines would be in my life. It really does transition from the basics to fairly advanced dance methods. I had an insatiable appetite to learn more when I was starting and the lessons I was taken didn’t seem to advance fast enough. I wanted to learn the steps to belly dancing, what to wear for belly dancing and everything else. This course really would’ve helped feed that appetite.
I’m sure there are questions I didn’t think of, so feel free to send them my way.