This is eye-opening. I never noticed the evolution of Am-Cab quite as much as I do now. My local mentors came from the 60's-80's and I began with them in the early 90's. Oh, the nostalgia. And how much I realize how much of it is still in my dance imprint.
I am having such a fun time doing this! Sedona knows how to explain it all so well and I feel like I'm getting it!
I still enjoy coming back to revise this, It's a classic :-D
I've just been revisiting this workshop after nearly a year, & yaaay, I can now keep up with the fast combi drills. Woohoo. I haven't used the Lee Ali Hip lifts yet but I've had fun performing all the others. The body fig 8s & the "step shift pose" (which I call Show Girl) are special favourites but the others are super cool too. Thanks. It took me lots of viewings & practice but it was well worth it.
PS: I've recently bought yr Fan Veil DVD. That's awesome too :-D
I decided to try cabaret style after I did your basic belly dance class and I've fallen in love with it! Most of the movements I feel like I can't do yet so I'm just gonna keep drilling until my body has that ah ha moment! I've only been dancing for 10 minutes anyway so I need to practice. I can't quite do undulations even but I keep drilling the isolations until it's in my muscle memory. You're a great teacher!
Sedona you are a great teacher, love your soft and patient style
Oh YES! The Body 8's took me umpteen hours of practice practice practice, I think they may be my all time favorite Belly Dance movement of all time!! : )
I love the way you are so encouraging. Even when I am watching something like the "body figure 8" for the umpteenth time, I notice another helpful tip that I missed before, so I still feel like I'm making progress! The combo drills are great too - you break them down & count them out so clearly. And you always look so happy that I can't help smiling myself :-) even when I am struggling a bit. Thanks for sharing your joy as well as your expertise
Thanks Ladies!! Smiles and Sweat - what else could we ask for?
I learn and enjoy so much in Sedona's classes. They are just TOP NOTCH instruction, full of creative and fun ideas, to really give you good skills to pull together for performance and improvement. A very good teaching style also, and a good personality.
I love this class for many reasons. First, I really enjoy Sedona's classes! Her breakdown of the movements & technique makes the learning process easy & enjoyable. Second, it was so cool to get an inside look into the movements I saw my early instructors performing. Now I understand how they did it. Sedona, thank you for sharing your gift of teaching & dance with us. :D
Thank you so much ladies, I share your sentiments, I had so so so much fun creating and dancing the content for this class, It definitely evokes a huge, cheesy grin on my face as well : ) and yes ~ such a wonderful workout!! I just love the emphasis on the natural curvature of the hips in vintage style am-cab, I find it so lovely and luscious!! Happy dancing beauties!!
I loved this class so much - so nice to see lots of juicy hip movements in this set - I enjoyed drilling them so much, especially the Step Shift Pose! I was smiling the whole way through - thanks!
I love this class so much, great movements!
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this class was so much fun- AND I was sweating 20 mins in. I'll be coming back to this set of moves again, and drilling them with you many times! Thank you so much for sharing!