Luscious – The Bellydance Workout for Beginners
I really didn't want to like this DVD, but I did. Let's face it, the title sounds cheesy and the three instructors just look too gorgeous to be real. So I started playing it with low expectations. How wrong can you be?
This is a good DVD for students who have a a term or so under their belt, not just as a workout but as a tool to work on their technique and practice learning choreography. It would be too daunting for absolute beginners, even with the tutorial section. Combinations are taught and there is a nice choreography at the end - not too boringly simple, but not so challenging that a beginner couldn't master it.
Personally I didn't like the fact the instructors were dressed for performance - the moves would've been clearer in workout gear - but that's personal taste. At the beginning, Neon encourages you to get dressed up - and some people may enjoy being given that permission!