Turkish Oriental belly dance is fast, furious and full of spunk.
It is defined by strong movements, bold hair tosses, kicks, spins and
sassy isolations. With deep roots in Turkish Romani dance, Turkish
Oriental stage dancing carries an energetic and raw quality. In contrast
with the more ballet-infused Egyptian stage dancing, movements are big,
bold and energetically outward.
Totally Turkish begins with a
flow warm up, then moves into technique sections on steps, turns and
saucy isolations. From there we begin breaking down the choreography
into bite-sizes sections and drills. We then sequence the combinations
into a full choreography to a fast and fun version of a traditional
piece of Turkish music called Benefese.
In this DVD, a basic
knowledge of belly dance and finger cymbals is assumed. However, the
choreography is broken down into small pieces that can easily be drilled
and learned with or without finger cymbals.
is full of fast steps, quick turns, kicks, and sass! For seasoned
dancers the choreography is fast, challenging and fun. But don t worry
if you are just getting started in belly dance the sections are broken
down slowly and drilled extensively for enhanced learning.
Extras include a finger cymbal choreography, a Romani dance tutorial,
and a costumed performance. The Romani tutorial includes a breakdown of
the Romani (or Gypsy) 9/8 rhythm with examples of posturing, steps, and