Shira's Video Center:
Reviews of Fitness Videos

Remember, I am not necessarily "recommending" the items reviewed here. I'm giving you my honest opinion of what I thought of them. I don't always like everything I review.

Read Shira's Video Reviews: Format & Biases before reading any of these video reviews so you can better understand the format she has chosen for her reviews and acquaint yourself with her biases that may affect the content of her reviews.

StarVideos marked with a twirling star below are Shira's top picks. "N/A" in this column means "not available", which typically means Shira has not yet watched this video and therefore doesn't know whether it's good.

Belly Dance, Bellydance

Videos Related to Belly Dancing

 

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Star Poll Aleili Yoga for Bellydancers  
N/A   Poll Amira Mor Belly Dance Your Way to a Feminine Total Body Workout  
   Poll Amira Mor Belly Dance Your Way to Cardio 18 minutes of shimmy drills. Teaches drum solo choreography. Intermediate.
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Ariellah Contemporary Belly Dance & Yoga Conditioning  
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Ayshe Bellydance for Core Fitness  
  Review  Debbie Parks Bellyrobics  
  Poll  Dolphina Goddess Workout: Intro to Bellydance Total novice. Not recommended.
   Poll Dolphina Goddess Workout: Finger Cymbals  
Star  Poll Dolphina Goddess Workout: Veils Sculpts & tones arms.
Star Poll  Dolphina Goddess Workout: Warrior Goddess Overall toning.
   Review Elsa Leandros World Dance Workout  
   Poll Gabrielle Roth The Power Wave  
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Gerson Kuhr, the Fitness Pharaoh Core Training for Belly Dancers  
Star  Poll Goldean, Nila, Andrea  Bellydance - Instructional Fitness Workout Within Traditional Movement  
Star Poll  Jehan Ultimate Bellydance Fitness Workout  
 

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Jindra Art of Belly Dance for Beginners: Arabian Sands  
 

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Jindra Art of Belly Dance for Beginners: Desert Dreams  
 

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Jindra Art of Belly Dance: Enchanted Nile  
 

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Jindra Art of Belly Dance: Get Fit with Belly Dance  
Star Review  Karen Andes & Carolena Nericcio Woman Power Workout  
   Poll Kathy Smith Flex Appeal: A Belly Dance Workout  
Star  Poll Keti Sharif Body Quake (original 1998 version)  
Star Review  Keti Sharif Body Quake Elements (2005 edition) Cardio.
Star Review  Keti Sharif World Dance Aerobics Cardio
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Melissa Cardio Belly Dance Cardio + Pilates. For intermediate or higher belly dance level of skill.
Star Review  Michelle Morrison Joyous Laughter, Volume 1: Belly Dance Basics with Michelle Includes dance lesson in technique.
   Poll Nadia  Nadia: BlissDance, The Ecstatic Bellydance Workout, Volume 1  
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Nadja Abd El Farrag Oriental Dance Aerobics  
Star  Review Naia Prenatal Bellydance  
Star Review  Neon Bellydance for Body Sculpting - Abs (originally named Belly Dance for Body Shaping - Abs) Sculpts abs.
Star Review Neon Bellydance for Body Sculpting - Buns & Thighs (originally named Belly Dance for Body Shaping - Buns & Thighs) Sculpts glutes and thighs.
  Poll  Oreet SharQui: The Bellydance Workout  
   Review Qadria Warm Ups & Cool Downs for Bellydancers Warm-ups and cool-downs that can be used in conjunction with belly dance workouts.
 

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Qadria Belly Dance Moves & Combinations Anyone Can Do Primarily an instructional video, but designed to do double-duty as a mild cardio workout.
   Poll Rachel Brice Tribal Fusion Belly Dance  
   Poll Rania Bellydance Fitness for Weight Loss: Bellydance Boogie General toning workout. For experienced beginner level dancers.
   Poll Rania Bellydance Fitness for Weight Loss: Cardio Shimmy Cardio workout. For experienced beginner level dancers.
Star Poll Rania Bellydance Fitness for Weight Loss: Daily Quickies Five 10-minute sculpting & toning workouts.
  Poll Rania Bellydance Fitness for Weight Loss: Hip Drop Hip Hop General toning workout. For experienced beginner level dancers.
  Poll Rania Bellydance Fitness for Weight Loss: Pure Sweat Cardio workout. For experienced beginner level dancers.
Star Poll Rania Bellydance Fitness for Weight Loss: Too Hip Cardio workout. For intermediate level dancers.
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Rania My Personal Trainer: Bellydance Fitness with Rania  
N/A Poll Rania Rania's Exotic Belly Dance Workout  
N/A  Poll Rayzahna Belly Dance Workout  

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Robin Denise Johnson Cardio-Tribal Belly Dance  
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Ronit Amaya Chair Bellydance  
  Poll Rooshana No Guts & Proud of It!  
N/A Poll Shamira Bellydancing - The Sensuous Workout  
  Poll Sohaila Bellyrobics with Sohaila, Volume 1  
    Poll Sohaila Yoga and the Art of Belly Dancing, Volume 1  
    Poll Suhaila Salimpour Stretch & Tone With Suhaila  
N/A  Poll Suhaila Salimpour Bellydance Body for Beginners  
N/A   Poll Suhaila Salimpour Bellydance Fitness Fusion: Buns  
N/A  Poll Suhaila Salimpour Bellydance Fitness Fusion: Jazz  
N/A  Poll Suhaila Salimpour Bellydance Fitness Fusion: Pilates  
   Poll Suhaila Salimpour Bellydance Fitness Fusion: Yoga  
Star Review Suzanna Del Vecchio Precision Motion Workout Includes a lesson in dance technique. For intermediate level of dancers.
Star Review Suzanna Del Vecchio Dynamic Combinations Includes a lesson in dance technique, with combinations. Sequel to Precision Motion Workout.
Star Review Tanna Valentine Bellydance for Body Sculpting - Floorwork (originally named Belly Dance for Body Shaping: Floor Work) Sculpts arms, thighs, upper back, abs.
  Review Tanna Valentine Bellydance for Body Sculpting - Total Body (originally named Belly Dance for Body Shaping: Upper Body) Sculpts arms, shoulders, upper back. Full review.
Star Review  Veena & Neena Bellydance Fitness for Beginners: Basic Moves  
  Review Veena & Neena Bellydance Fitness for Beginners: Arms & Abs  
  Review Veena & Neena Bellydance Fitness for Beginners: Hips, Buns, & Thighs  
  Review Veena & Neena Bellydance Fitness for Beginners: Fat Burning  
Star Review Veena & Neena Bellydance Fitness for Beginners: Slim Down  

Belly Dance, Bellydance

Videos Not Related to Belly Dancing

 

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Star Review Annette Fletcher Perfect in Ten - Stretch  

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