From A to Zoe - 4 Disc Set :: All DVDs :: Cheeky Girls Productions

By: Cheeky Girls Productions  09-12-2011
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With Spanish subtitles - con subtítulos en español.

This 4 disc set has over 7 hours of totally original content that touches on everything that Zoe Jakes personally focus on in her own dance. She has taken her favorite exercises, her favorite warm ups, and her favorite moves and combinations and put them into a format that you can put into your own style of dancing.

Each DVD is a progression from basic to advanced concepts and techniques. There are options for different levels, so you can grow and progress with each segment.

DVD #1 begins with Zoe's own personal warm up and a word about posture. Then we start exploring traveling movements and variations. After a drilling segment we move on to something that Zoe gets asked about a lot: flutters. Then we learn a few unique combinations. Each combo is carefully explained then extensively drilled so that it gets into your muscle memory. There is also a 40-minute bonus class that was filmed at one of Zoe's workshops.

DVD #2 focuses on hits, which are sharp, punctuated movements followed by a flowing and soft aftermath. We discuss the difference between pops, locks and hits – with an emphasis on a stylized release and recoil. After drilling this concept we put it to use in several combinations. Next we do some strength and flexibility training that is especially geared toward belly dancers, who tend to universally have tight hip flexors, overuse their abs, and have a weak psoas. These exercises are essential in preventing injury and creating a balanced body. Extras on this DVD include: a feather fan tutorial and live performances.

DVD #3 is all about how to initiate movement and how to throw your weight around in a dynamic and creative way. You can achieve a highly stylized look simply by the way that you choose to approach your movement. As always, there are drills and combinations on this DVD. There is another long bonus class that was filmed at a workshop as well as a never-before-seen live performance.

DVD #4 focuses on the advanced art of layering – but don’t be intimidated, Zoe does offer different options for different levels so you can start with a more basic version and work your way up. After a detailed instruction and a long practice session we do our combination. Extras on this DVD include: a make-up tutorial, where Zoe candidly takes you through the process of putting on her stage make-up as wells as an extended practice session where you can dance through all of the drills and combos from the whole series back to back without stopping.

Each DVD goes in depth in it’s focus, breaking down the technique then extensively drilling the concept. You can take the technique and add it to your personal style, or see how Zoe has incorporated it into her own stylization in the combinations section. The concepts in this DVD can be applied to any style of dance, which is demonstrated in a surprise cross over performance in cabaret style! With a bit of practice you will soon notice an increase in your balance and strength, a broadening of your movement vocabulary, and an improvement in your overall dance presentation.


Prepárate para aprender todo lo importante en mi estilo personal. He tomado mis ejercicios favoritos, mis calentamientos favoritos, y mis movimientos y combinaciones favoritas que hago yo misma y que explico para que puedas usarlas en tu propio estilo. Cada DVD es una progresión de conceptos y técnicas desde básicos a avanzados. Tienes la opción de diferentes niveles, para que puedas progresar y crecer con cada sección. DVD #1 comienza con mi calentamiento personal y unos consejos sobre postura. Trabajaremos flutters, movimientos desplazados y después de practicarlas, las usaremos en algunas combinaciones. Cada combo está cuidadosamente explicado y la práctica es extensa para favorecer la memoria muscular. También hay una clase extra de 45 minutos, grabada en uno de mis talleres. DVD #2 se centra en “hits”, que son movimientos intensos y puntuados seguidos consecutivamente de otro fluido y suave. Aprenderemos la diferencia entre pops, locks y hits poniendo énfasis en una relajación estilizada. Tras practicar este concepto lo usaremos en varias combinaciones. Después haremos un entrenamiento de fuerza y flexibilidad específico para bellydancers, que generalmente suelen tener tensos los flexores de la cadera, hiperdesarrollados los abdominales y los psoas débiles.Estos son mis ejercicios favoritos, pues son esenciales para prevenir lesiones y crear un cuerpo equilibrado. Los extras de este DVD incluyen: un tutorial de abanico de plumas y varias actuaciones. Los conceptos de este DVD pueden ser añadidos a cualquier estilo, lo que demostraré con una actuación sorpresa. DVD #3 trata de como iniciar el movimiento y como usar el peso de manera dinámica y creativa. Puedes alcanzar una forma muy estilizada simplemente por el modo de hacer el movimiento. La gente me pregunta cómo trabajo con los movimientos que uso y como se consigue ese aire personal. Es todo iniciar el movimiento y llevarlo a un estilo preciso y fluido, y de cómo ir de un a otro de una forma dinámica y creativa.Incluye otra clase extra y una actuación en vivo. DVD #4 se centra en el avanzado arte del layering. Pero no te asustes, ofrezco diferentes opciones a cada nivel para que puedas comenzar desde la versión más básica y puedas avanzar con la práctica. Tras un aprendizaje detallado y una larga sesión práctica haremos las combinaciones. Incluye un tutorial de maquillaje. Y luego una sesión práctica extendida para que practiques los ejercicios y combos de toda la serie sin parar, que es la forma que más me gusta de hacer un DVD. Este set de cuatro discos tiene más de siete horas de contenido completamente original y trata de todo lo que personalmente considero importante en mi estilo. Cada DVD profundiza en su tema, explicando la técnica y luego practicando el concepto. Así es como enseño en mis talleres. Puedes tomar la técnica y añadirla a tu estilo personal. Los conceptos de este DVD se aplican a cualquier estilo. Y podrás encontrar tu estilo personal.

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