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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.

Do you want to use a video to lead you in an exercise workout based at least in part on belly dance moves? Here you'll find Shira's reviews of some of them. 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.

Bellydancing Bellydance Bellydancers

Instructional Videos that Include
A Workout/Practice Section

These videos are designed for people who want a video that includes both belly dance instruction and a workout/practice routine.

Full-Length Reviews

Paulina Paulina Paulina Michelle Morrison Qadria Suzanna Del Vecchio

Bellydancing Bellydance Bellydancers

Suitable for No Prior Belly Dance Experience at All

Full-Length Reviews

  • Neena & Veena: Bellydance Fitness for Beginners: Basic Moves. Available in NTSC.

Opinion Polls Only

Bellydancing Bellydance Bellydancers

Suitable for Beginner Level of Belly Dance Skill

If you have mastered at least one of the videos listed above, or if you have taken a few beginning belly dance lessons, then you should be able to manage the videos in this category.

Full-Length Reviews

  • Naia: Prenatal Bellydance.
  • Neon: Bellydance for Body Sculpting:
    • StarAbs. Led by Neon. Available in NTSC. Originally named Belly Dance for Body Shaping - Abs
    • StarBuns & Thighs. Led by Neon. Available in NTSC. Originally named Belly Dance for Body Shaping - Buns & Thighs.
    • Also sold as part of a 4-video set titled Bellydance for Body Sculpting 4-Pack. See the reviews under Neon's and Tanna's names for the individual videos contained in the set.
  • Warm Ups & Cool Downs for Bellydancers. Taught by Qadria. For any level of belly dancer. Available in NTSC.
  • BellyRobics. Taught by Debbie Parks, Sadia Orvis, and Suzanna Del Vecchio. Available in NTSC.
  • Veena & Neena: Bellydance Fitness for Beginners
Naia Neon Neon Neon Neon BellyRobics Veena and Neena Veena and Neena Veena and Neena Veena and Neena Veena and Neena

Opinion Polls Only

Bellydancing Bellydance Bellydancers

Suitable for an Intermediate Level of Belly Dance Skill

Before using these workout videos, you should already know how to do basic belly dance moves such as hip circles, figure 8's, rib cage circles, shimmies, etc. with confidence.

Full-Length Reviews

  • Elsa Leandros: World Dance Workout.
  • Karen Andes & Carolena Nericcio: Woman Power Workout
  • StarKeti Sharif: Body Quake Elements (2005 edition). Cardiovascular workout using shimmies to drive the heart rate to the target level.
  • StarKeti Sharif: World Dance Aerobics. Cardiovascular workout using shimmies to drive the heart rate to the target level.
  • StarMelissa: Cardio Belly Dance
  • StarTanna: Bellydance for Body Sculpting - Floorwork. Tones arms, abdominals, upper back, legs. Originally named Belly Dance for Body Shaping - Floor Work. Also sold as part of a 4-video set titled Bellydance for Body Sculpting 4-Pack. See the reviews under Neon's and Tanna's names for the individual videos contained in the set.
  • Tanna: Belly Dance for Body Sculpting - Total Body. Tones arms and upper back. Originally named Belly Dance for Body Shaping - Upper Body. Also sold as part of a 4-video set titled Bellydance for Body Sculpting 4-Pack. See the reviews under Neon's and Tanna's names for the individual videos contained in the set.
Elsa Leandros Karen Andes Melissa Tanna Tanna Tanna Tanna

Opinion Polls Only

Bellydancing Bellydance Bellydancers

Workouts I Haven't Seen
So I Don't Know Which Category They Fit

These are all opinion polls only.

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Belly Dance, Bellydance

Workouts Not Related to Belly Dancing

The workout videos in this category are not related to belly dancing or cross-training for it, though they may be beneficial to belly dancers for the same reasons they would be beneficial to other people.

Full-Length Reviews

Annette Fletcher

Opinion Polls Only

  • Gabrielle Roth: The Power Wave. Workout routine designed to be used as a moving meditation.

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