2 disc set
Introduction to Middle Eastern rhythms, musical theory for beginners, Complete choreography
Andalee won the hearts of the belly dance community when she won Project Belly Dance, the smash-hit web series that featured dancers from around the world competing for the ultimate prize: the starring role in a Cheeky Girls Productions DVD.
This 2-disc set features Project Belly Dance Season 1 as well as Andalee's debut instructional DVD, Musicality Matters. Andalee's DVD uses her unique perspective as both a drummer and a dancer to break down the dynamics of a piece of music. She explains musical concepts such as time signature and quarter notes in an easily digestible lesson. Several Middle Eastern rhythms are also broken down as Andalee shows belly dance movements that are appropriate for each.
All of the concepts are demonstrated in action as Andalee teaches a choreography in bite-sized chunks. She doesn't just teach the moves, but she explains what is happening in the music in a way that only a musician can so that the student will understand the intention behind each transition in the choreography.
Andalee's patient nature and clear teaching techniques make her an excellent DVD instructor... no wonder Project Belly Dance fans chose her with a landslide 48% of the final vote!