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Mohamed Ali Ensemble / Gamal Goma / Gizira Band - Sadie's Signature Combinations [DVD] [2011]

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Mohamed Ali Ensemble / Gamal Goma / Gizira Band - Sadie's Signature Combinations [DVD] [2011] + Ultimate Bellydance with Sadie [DVD] [2009] + Sadie - Dynamic Drum Solo [DVD] [2009]
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Product details

  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, Full Screen, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Hollywood Music Center
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Oct 2011
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • ASIN: B0053YYCDO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 96,125 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Bellydance performer and instructor Sadie demonstrates techniques and combinations for Oriental style bellydance.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Is it worth it? 12 Jun 2011
By Le Monde - Published on
Each choreography is broken down into 5 sections. She demonstrates the mini choreography. Then goes into the breakdown, then practice. The practice sessions includes the combo's from the previous sections. For instance when you practice section five you will go over section 1-5, just like her dynamic drum solo. The structure of the dvd is very much so like combination nation. Except Sadie is the only instructor, and she is a wonderful instructor. I felt the instructions were clear, her cuing was excellent and she spent the appropriate time on her movement breakdown. The background looks like a bare version of the background in her ultimate belly dance dvd. No weird camera angles.Excellent lighting- You can see her movements clearly.The sound is clear. She utilized the time of the dvd well.Sadie is always generous in the amount of information she puts on a dvd, and I must say that hasn't changed. Running time is 80minutes

I liked this dvd because you get slow moves in her beledi piece, you get the pop and lock moves in her drum solo piece and you get a blend of both of each style in her Oriental piece.I would put this dvd in the Intermediate, to advanced level. There is minimal breakdown and lots of layers {Sadie style layers}. If you are not familiar with her work, you might struggle to get a lot of these layers.There is all new material in this dvd. I have not seen the huge majority of these movements on her other dvd's. So as far as new content there is quite a bit. There is no warm up or cool down.This dvd might best benefit someone who loves Sadie's style, has other Sadie DVD' and would like a nice practice session that strings the movements together after you have drilled, someone who can take a combo or move out from the dvd and apply it to their own dance vocabulary, or all of the above.This is definitely not a one play dvd. The shelf life is good. "But in order to use it you must be able to take combo's and apply them to your dance vocabulary on your own because the combo's are broken down as if they are apart of a mini choreography". It does live up to its claim that, the combo's are Sadie's signature Combo's as I have seen her use most of these combo's plenty of times.

Is this dvd worth almost $30.00 with shipping and handling? I'm not sure. While I do not think this is a must have Sadie dvd, I do think it's a nice one to have.I gave this dvd 4 stars because it does deliver on its purpose,but I am unsure about the price, and as much as I liked this video I think it would have benefited the buyer more if Sadie had made some combinations let you drill them,thenstrung them together into a choreography.Overall I really enjoyed this dvd and am happy that I have added it to my collection.

She uses her last mini choreography in her final performance. It was a beledi piece.I wasn't really a fan of either.

#Update# I notice the price has changed to $17.49 plus shipping and handling.I think that is a good price for this dvd. When I bought it it totalled 27.99. Thus the "Is this dvd worth almost $30.00" comment.Now that the price has lowered I definitely give it 5 stars when compared to similar dvd's and for its offering.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Combos in 3 styles from a master instructor and dancer 2 Sep 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Unhesitatingly, I'd say this is a lovely DVD. Great value for money because of all the content it gives you, easy to use because of how well it's structured, and really nice to have because of the variety that's on it.
That Sadie is a wonderful dancer is no secret, even for those who haven't seen her live performances - like me. She's got so many DVDs out that it's also impressive that each has unrepeated intensive content. And she's a great instructor, experienced at breaking down things, giving safety tips and getting the learner to repeat and practice. The one thing I sometimes wish she would be is a little more lightened up and friendly on her DVDs, but that would only be icing on the cake as I wouldn't want her to lose the focused, lets-get-down-to-business approach either.
In this video, Sadie teaches you three "mini choreographies". Each is a different type of dance -- beledi, drum solo, and oriental style. Each of these has 5 combinations, small, but challenging. The structure of this video is so nice that you just click into the style you want to learn that day, select a combo, and learn the breakdown, and then go to the follow along - which you can just loop to practice a million times over. Normally, I like moves to be called out even in a follow-along, but as the combos here are short, there's no real need.
As for the moves themselves, I really like them, but they just are not for beginners. Which is fine as there's enough content for beginners on hundreds of DVDs and actually not nearly enough for intermediate dancers. So, you have to come to this DVD with all your isolations in place, including stomach isolations. There's no breakdown of basic moves here, so you just have to get down to work with the combos.
The combos can be obviously used in your own choreography or to modify into more combinations, but each is nice and typical of the style it comes from.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this fantastic video! 19 May 2014
By New to the snow - Published on
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As always, Sadie is amazing. Nice mini sessions with break downs. Will get other DVD's from Sadie. Perfect for advanced dancers.
5.0 out of 5 stars Sadie is awesome 25 July 2013
By wvafemale - Published on
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Sadie is by far my favorite belly dancer. I would recommend this to Sadie fans or potential Sadie fans. Easy to follow.
4.0 out of 5 stars Like It But Could Be Better 18 Mar 2013
By Nicolette Plummer - Published on
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You should definitely know what you are doing before attempting this DVD. Sadie moves very fast and I was slightly disappointed because some of these moves are not what I would consider impressive since I learned them very early on in my dancing. However, I still feel it was worth the bucks.
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