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Show us your feet.
on 2 August 2010
I have not danced for years and I am pleased to have chosen this DVD to begin again. The warm-up section is very helpful. Regarding the combinations and steps shown, it would be better if the dancers and the teacher wore leotards so that the movements of the feet and legs can be seen clearly. The flared pants they wear are very attractive but hide the knees, ankles, feet arches and toes. The combinations demonstrated are easy to follow and interesting but again, it would be more informative to see what the lower limbs are doing.
The choreography combines belly dance with Western movements, which I don't care for because I feel it dilutes Middle Eastern earthiness with a Pan's People look, but I suppose this is what Fusion is, an eclectic mix of styles.
Sera talks the student through each step, counting and repeating in a useful and unhurried way. Her control is very good. But I need to see what her legs are doing so that mine can try to do the correct thing.