Sadie’s Complete Bellydance Guide by Sadie
This DVD is best to use as a companion to other Sadie DVDs, especially “Signature Combinations” and “Dynamic Drum Solo”. I feel that you will understand the dynamics of the dance better if you switch backwards and forwards between them.
I considered myself an exceptionally good dancer before I bought this DVD, I now realize that I have a long way to go! Sadie really pushes you to refine your craft and perform at the next level, this is an excellent DVD. I would highly recommend it for intermediate-advanced dancers. Beginners may be discouraged by the difficulty of this DVD, I’d suggest trying an easier one, in-person training, or Howcast lessons and getting good at those first.
First let me start off by saying that I am a Sadie fan. Not only because of her amazing talent as a dancer, but she is an absolute brilliant instructor as well. I bought this DVD after feeling as though I had hit a slump with my bellydancing, and I’m very glad I did. This is like the icing on the cake and will take your dancing to the next level. This dvd is chock full of yummy layering and has a cute choreography taught at the end. She also has an excellent warm up routine, which is very much so a drill in and of itself. Who this dvd is not for? Well pretty much anyone can benefit from this dvd. At the time when I bought it, I was probably an advanced beginner or intermediate and have progressed nicely since then. But I would not recommend this for absolute beginners, meaning you have never taken a belly dance class ever in life. For that, I would suggest getting her complete bellydance dvd instead, which is phenomenal as well. For those that are ready, you will get both a mental and physical challenge (and you WILL be challenged) and creative ideas to add to your belly dance routine.