Belly Dance Show Basics for Beginners, with Tanna Valentine: Beginner bellydance classes, Belly dance instruction for performing

Bellydance Show Basics is a 3-hour instructional program that will introduce you to the full set of skills needed to perform a classic belly dance show. The program includes breakdown and practice of the basic belly dance vocabulary of steps, but the main focus is on learning how to put the show together and make it great. Tanna Valentine, a New York-based star belly dance performer and instructor, suggests structure, music, and ways of expression that will work best to create your own show as a glamorous and memorable experience for a special occasion or as a gift to your friends. A classic belly dance show in the American Cabaret tradition consists of 6 parts: entrance, veil dance, party dance, ciftetelli with or without floorwork, drum solo, and finale. While a typical show lasts about 20 minutes, Tanna offers a 6-minute mini-show for practice and performance on special occasions. The music of Bellydance Show Basics is by New York's favorite Middle Eastern band leader and master Arabic percussion instructor Amir Naoum Chehade. It can be downloaded from iTunes or purchased on Amir's CD Bellydance New York. Together with the 6-minute mini-show, Amir's CD contains the full-length versions of each song used in the show, as well as other belly dance favorites you can use to improve your skills - or expand the mini-show into a full-length professional performance. In a Concept section for each of the 6 parts of the classic show, Tanna Valentine explains the mood, the expectations of the audience, the image the dancer may seek to create, the ways she can project her energy, and interact with and manage her audience. Tanna teaches how to differentiate each part of the show through expression and dance vocabulary, and delves into the logistics of each segment, giving you the blueprint for a flawless and confident performance. In the Step-by-step section for each segment of the classic show, Tanna breaks down a number of the steps appropriate for that rhythm and mood. These steps are rehearsed in the Practice sessions. Practice sessions can also be played as one non-stop segment with music and vocal cues or with the music only. The six Choreography sections offer a simple and elegant sequence for each of the six portions of the show. If you would like to practice your performance skills by following Tanna, you can play the choreography sections as one full 6-minute show with music and vocal cues or with music only. Tanna also offers a rich array of resources to help you create and perform your own show. Special sections of the program are dedicated to learning the basics of floorwork, and to playing finger cymbals. Staging your show is all about the logistics of performing a belly dance show in a public venue, such as a restaurant or lounge, as compared to a performance in your living room. In the Costuming section Tanna discusses traditional belly dance costuming, explaining the diversity of possible styles and how to obtain them (accompanied by costume demonstrations), and experiments with creating impromptu belly dance costumes from everyday items found in her closet. In the Makeup section Tanna is joined by her makeup model, New York belly dancer Mary. Tanna demonstrates dance makeup application from foundation to the decorative elements such as rhinestones applied to the corners of the eyes. The demonstration offers meticulous step-by-step makeup instruction.

Luciano Pavarotti: The Event - Live

Operatic arias and Neapolitan songs performed by the famed tenor at a gala concert in May 1990, at the Palatrussardi in Milan. The concert was ecstatically received by the audience of 10,000, with Pavarotti returning to sing no less than six encores. Tracks: Ouverture dal Don Pasquale, Quanto e bella quanto e cara, Una furtiva lagrima (Donizetti), Andante in do magg. (Mozart), Tombe degli avi miei... Fra poco a me ricovero (Donizetti), Le mia letizia infondere (Verdi), Pourquoi me reveiller (Massenet), Recondita armonia, E lucevan le stelle (Puccini), Carmen Fantasy (Bizet-borne), Vesti la guibba (Leoncavallo), Ouverture da Semiramide (Rossini), La serenata (Mascagni), Girometta (Sibella), Occhi di Fata (Denza), Addio fiorito asil (Puccini), O sole Mio (Capua), La mia canzone al vento (Bixio), Torna A Surrentio (De Curtis), Nessun dorma (Puccini).

The Pink Chiquitas

A private eye in a white convertible with tusks saves the world from women excited by a meteorite.

Be My Valentine

Firefighter lieutenant Dan Farrell (William Baldwin) is a widower and single dad who isn't looking for love. But a few weeks before Valentine's Day, his team responds to a fire at a local florist and he can't help but notice the pretty owner, Kate (Natalie Brown). When he struggles to buy flower arrangements for the stations annual Valentine's Day Firefighter's Ball, Dan enlists Kate's expertise and soon the two are spending lots of time getting to know each other. Inspired by his son Tyler's (Christian Martyn) budding romance with another firefighter's daughter, Dan starts to open up his own heart and even asks Kate to be his date to the ball. Just when he couldn't be happier, Dan is faced with an expected emergency call: Kate's ex, Gavin (James Thomas), has returned to win her back with a marriage proposal. Will Dan suit up to fight for love, or let the flame with Kate burn out?

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (Valentine's Day Edition)

Connor Mead is the kind of guy who dumps three girlfriends. At the same time. By teleconference. So when he attends his brother's wedding he has a single goal: score with the only bridesmaid he somehow missed. But the ghost of his departed Uncle Wayne -who taught him to love 'em and leave 'em - has another goal in mind: restore Connor's lost faith in true love, a tough assignment requiring the services of many, many Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Michael Douglas and director Mark Waters (Mean Girls, Just Like Heaven) uncork a romantic romp as bubbly as wedding-toast champagne. It's the perfect comedy for anyone who believes in laughs and love. Or needs to.

Robin of Sherwood: Set One

Long before Harry there was Robin, a magical, mystical youth fighting against evil with his own innate goodness and inherited powers. And of all the interpretations of the Robin Hood legend, this acclaimed 1980s British TV series endures in the hearts of fans for its lavishly produced mix of gripping action adventure, fantasy, and authentic historical drama. Set 1, which includes all 13 episodes in Series 1 & 2, stars Michael Praed (Dynasty) as Robin of Loxley, with Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast) as Will Scarlet, and Nickolas Grace (Brideshead Revisited) as the Sheriff of Nottingham. As seen on Showtime and PBS as Robin Hood.

Wow Wow Wubbzy: Wubbzy Be Mine

Wow! Wow! Love is in the air! Watch Wubbzy, Widget, Walden and Daizy in these Valentine-themed episodes full of friendship and appreciation! What happens when Wubbzy uses Cupid's bubble-blower to bring together Wuzzleburg's oddest couples? Can Wubbzy and his friends find the fastest way ever to make their own Valentines? Also included are 8 Wubbzy Valentine's Day cards.

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