Readers, I’m starting a new series in the blog. It’s something I’ve wanted to do in a while: posts that give a list of videos for a particular dance specialty, be it a prop or a dance style, along with where to buy them.
I kept thinking I had to do reviews of all the DVDs in a certain area before I could publish a list, but let’s face it, that will take some time. So I thought: why not come up with the lists first, and then link to reviews as I write them?
In addition, just to make the resource more useful, I’ll add any interesting or useful articles I find on the topic.
One more thing: I really welcome reader suggestions. Please add any videos I’ve missed in the comments, and I’ll update the posts on a regular basis! These posts are meant to grow with time.
Bellydance Floorwork Videos
Anaheed’s Classic Cabaret Floor Work
Tanna Valentine’s Floorwork: Bellydance for Body Shaping
Sarah Skinner’s The Celebration Bellydance Workout: Mood-Lifting Bellydance Flow & Workout (one of the workout sections is floor work, and some of the instructions are specific for floor work)
Fat Chance Belly Dance’s Tribal Basics, Vol. 8: FloorWork
Saqra’s Floor Dancing Technique
Rachel Brice’s Laybacks, Drops, Zippers & Floorwork (parts of this video rental are useful for floorwork)
Veda Sereem’s Floor Work
Cory Zamora’s Cabaret Bellydancing Floor Moves Advice
Delilah’s BellyDance Workshop Volume III
Articles on Floorwork
Shems’ Floor Work in Oriental Dance (history and cultural context)
Nita’s blog post, “bellydance floorwork & Purvottanasana: upward plank pose“(on using yoga to build strength for floorwork)
Morocco’s essay Getting Down to Floorwork (also historical and cultural context)