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1/28/08 3:03 P

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It was one of the early ones...I will have to check...but they ladies took a bellydance class and she was the teacher.

Heart beat as one
To the rhythm of the drum
Heart and soul may we come
Together
Fearless and spirited
Shameless and beautiful
With purpose and inner strength
Dance until you live again

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1/28/08 2:19 P

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You know, I have all of the sex and the city episodes on DVD and I have still yet to see her, which episode was it?

Anyway, back when I first started dabbling with Bellydance that set was one of my favorites, but then it was the only one I had

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1/28/08 1:21 P

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LOL....are we talking about are lovely boobalishish Dolphina again....yes...you may want to move on to something else...lol...But she did get a lot of press in Sex in The City...hee-hee

Heart beat as one
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Heart and soul may we come
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Dance until you live again

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1/28/08 12:19 P

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No - majorette - and dressed in the black boots in the profile pic.

Yep, you'll be getting your money's worth! LOL It may not be your fav, but it'll sure beat boredom.

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1/28/08 12:10 P

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Well, I got this one for free - downloaded it... emoticon Shhhhh!!!!

Sounds like I got my money's worth! lol

I'll see how it goes - it may not end up being my "fav", but at least it's an option!

I agree! Great comeback! Then again - were you a cheerleader, Patti? emoticon


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1/28/08 11:08 A

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It's one of those "if you've already got it and know the safety setup - go for it" kind of things. But if you have to spend money on it - look for something better kind of things.

Good comeback LD - now I don't have to come hurt you! LOL

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1/28/08 9:51 A

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It'd probably be fun to play with since you've already got it there.

"Life's about changing, nothing ever stays the same."

Quote from the song: How Can I Help You To Say Goodbye?

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1/28/08 9:32 A

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Whoa!!! What a response!!! lol

Yeah, I noticed the cheesiness, just skimming it (Ummm... No, I DON'T want you!!!), and I figured the pseudo-religion crap I could just ignore, but I've only got the first Neena/Veena dvd, and looking for more variety as well as a longer workout. I'm house-locked and getting BORED!!!!! lol

Can we say Cabin Fever? lol I also want to try and tighten/tone those muscles and maybe burn a little more fat before DH comes back (in only 2 WEEKS!!!!)

I'm pretty good about posture stuff - I've got bad knees that I'm super-cautious about, and I've always had good posture.

General consensus here - should I just ditch it, or would it serve the purpose?

Thanks, Belly-Sisters!!!! emoticon


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1/28/08 12:42 A

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Not saying that at all, just that most of us should leave cheerleader uniforms to the cheerleaders

Yeah, I never noticed the dangerous stuff on the first one, but then I've been working out with videos for like 20 years and have had all of the safety precautions drummed into me til its second nature.

I do questions some of the moves on the warrior goddess workout, but then I busted up my knees for my country so I'm a bit sensitive to some of the lunging and squating

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1/28/08 12:26 A

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Whoa - are you tellin' me I need to get out?????? Almost 50 here! (Whoa, did I just admit that????)

On the other side of the Dolphina thing, I've had experienced teachers describe the videos as downright dangerous to new dancers because the instruction is not clear (all those boob shots) and posture never mentioned. I didn't try her first one until I'd been dancing a while, so I really didn't notice.


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1/28/08 12:22 A

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that's cause she's like 50 and thinks she's still the cutest little trick in shoe leather

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1/27/08 11:40 P

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I agree on the cheesiness. I bought the box set of videos when I first started dancing b/c I found it cheap. The zill disc was missing, though. It's OK as far as explaining moves if you're just beginning, but not much use after that.

Dolphina & her students were at a BD swap meet here a couple years ago. I missed their performance, but a friend said they did some really lame dance in cheerleader outfits. Not sure what was up with that.

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1/27/08 7:57 P

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Although I try to take the Maya Angelou route and not speak unkind things about people, I would have to agree with my sparkling sisters. The music, I do like, and ended up buying the cd, but all that stuff about you know you want me, but you can't have me... its everything we try to avoid as dancers. Sensuality, yes... overt sexuality... save it for the pornos.

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avoid the zils and the veil video. they are like 20 minutes long and just bad

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Avoid!!!! If you thought the intro was cheesy - the zills is unbelievable. She teaches the patterns (the few she uses) to phrases such as "I am a Goddess" rather than traditionally. This one and the veil, I didn't even try to pass on. I just managed to lose them somewhere.

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1/27/08 3:35 P

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The first video was a little difficult to follow because, as mentioned previously, the camera was on her chest when she was moving her hips. I though the second video, the warrior goddess(she is wearing a red outfit on the cover) was a good workout. Again its a little cheesy...my boyfriend laughs everytime I do that video, but if you do the whole thing you get a good workout. She had a few good moves in there that I learned. I didn't care too much for her routine at the end, but again I do it for the workout. I was thinking about getting her zills video but I haven't seen that one yet.





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1/27/08 3:29 P

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Oh yeah I forgot about the gratuitous booby shots
she has some cool outfits though


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She's all right, she's very "fluffy bunny". She talks about massaging a chakra or something in one of the videos when she's doing head slides.

My real problem with her videos is that the camera guy keeps showing you her boobs while she's doing hip moves. How am I supposed to see what her hips are doing when he's zoomed in on the boobies??

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Dolphina is pretty cheesey, but as a first DVD, her Into to bellydance is not bad, after doing it a few times I would move on to somebody else though, like the Bellytwins or Rania.

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1/27/08 3:03 P

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I just got ahold of the "Goddess Workout Introduction To Belly Dance With Dolphina" dvd. Anyone else tried it?

I gave it a quick look-over, but haven't done it yet. Looks not too bad, but wanted to get some input.


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