Yeah -- I agree. It looks like a pretty new project, so maybe she'll get performance videos up soon.The free lessons are harmless enough - but would you buy a choreo from someone who has no clips of themselves dancing?
:lol::lol::lol:If I see one more advertisement to dance like Shakira, I'm going to be violently sick.
I totally see your point there. Although I have searched for 'free instructionals' on the web purely for financial reasons. My partner and I have both been hit with cuts in our jobs and for the moment I can't cover my lessons. I feel bad for my teachers- as everyone is struggling at the mo, but they understand. I would love to support my classes - but the money is just not there I would prefer to support teachers buy buying dvds but even thats a luxury now. Will just have to wait for santa!... And meanwhile seek free instructionals....Not ideal and not what I want, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do! But I totally see and understand your feelings.Maybe I'm being too harsh - but the advert just tangled my tassles! I'm still not sure why someone would offer free lessons? Knowing how hard it can be to run a business as a teacher, why would you do it?
Lol like Shira and others mentioned already, its really just a 'hook' for the woman's ad for her video lessons, and you're perfectly free to take it or leave it I pesonally find it a bit hokey, and imo if you"re gonna take classes than i dont think a vid would be the first choice lol
oh thats so cool--i'm totally gonna go youtube some dancehall right now and seecit (i used to listen to tons of reggaton too lol). But yea isnt it amazing and so wonderful that dance is far more actively integrated into their culture? I think its such a shame that we aren't as nearly.Shakira's style is a fusion of Dance Hall style, & merengue, fused with elements of bellydance. A girl who I practice with is an African Dancer, her sister is a Dancer hall dancer. She said that In Shakiras early days she was accused of copying the late singer Aliyah. I am a fan of both. Had Aliyah been alive today the whole music scene would be different.The influence of the both of their styles brought world music to a new audience.
There is a big kinship of cultures of South American and Carribbean music. I vacationed in the Domican Republic recently, the home of Merengue Music, the mother of all latin American music. As an American I was a minority, most vacationers were SAmerican.(I loved it there, BTW!)Bellydance is huge there and everyone dances like shakira! So if anyone really wants to dance like Shakira, learn some Dance hall, pair it with bellydance
Huh? In Shakira's early days, she was a Colombian pop-rock singer who played her own acoustic guitar and sang in Spanish. How is that even similar to anything Aaliyah did? Even if one is talking about Shakira's early days of success in the US, how is something like "Whenever, Wherever" anything like Aaliyah's songs and music videos? The dancing is totally different, as is the musical genre.She said that In Shakiras early days she was accused of copying the late singer Aliyah.
One of the things I enjoy about online forums is seeing points of view that are very different from my own!What I don't like is that the first thing she teaches once she explains posture is the shimmy. Although there are some people who get the shimmy fairly quickly, from my experience these people are exceptions rather than the rule. The shimmy seems to be one of the hardest of the elementary movements to actually get, and many of its versions (like the one she teaches in this video) take some ability to isolate the hips before any person can effectively do them. They also take a lot more body awareness (and belly dance awareness) than anyone could possibly have in their first lesson.