Friday, December 31, 2010

Giveawawy: Amira's Bellydance 101 DVD

This giveaway is now over. Please check out other Fitness For The Rest of Us giveaways by clicking on the "giveaways" tab on my left sidebar.




This giveaway is courtesy of the wonderful Amira - International Emissary of Dance. Amira is a professional bellydancer located in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. She has generously offered a copy of her Amira's Bellydance 101 dvd for giveaway to my wonderful blog followers. She has a variety of bellydance dvds, bellydance music, and bellydance veils available on her website.

I have been interested in learning bellydancing for some time but didnt know where to start. Amira's dvd has solved that problem. The dvd is instructional AND includes a complete routine once youve mastered the moves. This is definitely a dvd you can grow with. And if you are in the Las Vegas area Amira is available for group & private lessons, corporate events, parties, workshops, weddings, and more. Check out her website for more info. I would LOVE to get a group lesson going with Amira.


Review: Amira's Bellydance 101
Amira, 2005


This is an 80 minute dvd that is chaptered exceptionally well. You can play all or select the chapter you want to perform. You won't need any props for this workout, though a nice bellydancing outfit would be fun! Amira works out alone on a really cool set w/ Indian type veils hung around. Each segment she is wearing a different fabulous bellydancing outfit. The dvd is voiceover and includes instructional chapters along w/ a full dance routine chapter. Also included is a wonderful dance perfomance that is amazing to watch or follow along to.


This dvd has very detailed instruction, making it easy to understand and grasp each move. Amira does an excellent job of teaching each move without being boring or repetitive at all. This is the 1st instructional type dvd that I have actually enjoyed. Each chapter focuses on a specific bellydancing move & the combination section allows you to put the moves you've learned into practice.


The chapters are introduction, position, warmup, head and shoulders, chest, hips, shimmies, combination, and stretch. The moves you will perform in the combination include: snake arms, hip lifts, figure 8's, Egyptian shimmy, shimmy, body wave, shoulder rolls, hip slides, chest rolls, etc. Before beginning, I was leary that I would actually be able to follow along in the combination section (I am not a good dancer), but I am happy to report that I did pretty darn good.

The entire dvd was a lot of fun & I look forward to practicing more & really mastering the moves. Many of the sections provided a great core workout and I really enjoyed Amira's teaching style. This dvd is really appropriate for all fitness levels IMO. Amira is very obviously a skilled bellydancer and instructor and that shines through in this dvd.

Want to try this workout out for yourself? Head on over to Amira's website and get yourself a copy! Want to win a copy? Enter here and remember ten entries = ten SEPARATE comments.

Mandatory Entry:
Head on over to Amira's website and tell me something you learned along with your email address.

Optional Entries (after completing the mandatory entry above):
  • 10 Entries: Purchase something from Amira THIS WEEK and tell me what you bought
  • 2 Entries: Like Amira on Facebook
  • 2 Entries: Leave a comment on her Facebook wall telling her that I sent you
  • 3 Entries: Like Fitness For The Rest of Us on Facebook
  • 1 Entry: Follow my blog. Already a follower? Just leave a comment saying so
  • 5 Entries: Re-blog about this giveaway and leave a link (leave 5 comments) 
  • 1 Entry: Leave me a comment telling what you like about the workout (review above)
  • 1 Per Tweet: Tweet about this giveaway w/ a link to my blog (up to 1X per day)
  • 1 Entry: Follow Amira on twitter
  • 1 Entry: Follow me on twitter
  • 2 Entries: Enter any of my other current giveaways here.
Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm on Wednesday 1/12/11 and the winner will be selected using random.org random number generator and annouced on 1/13. Remember 2 entries = 2 comments (so for blogging about this you would leave 5 separate comments). Contest open to EVERYONE! Good Luck!

I received a sample of this product to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest review. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I can not be held responsible for shipping errors, postage errors, damage in transit, or undelivered prizes.

63 comments:

  1. Amira lives in Las Vegas!
    horsemom2@aol.com

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  2. Already *like* Fitness for the Rest of Us on Facebook

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  3. Already *like* Fitness for the Rest of Us on Facebook #2

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  4. Already *like* Fitness for the Rest of Us on Facebook #3

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  5. Already follow the Fitness for the Rest of Us blog

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  6. I like you on facebook number 1

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  7. I like you on facebook number 2

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  8. I like you on facebook number 3

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  9. I follow your blog & like it!

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  10. I learned she has a Bellydance and Yoga workout for pregnancy.

    Lori

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  11. I like thats its instructional but also includes a workout.

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  12. I learned that she performs at parties. Cool idea for a show.

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  13. I am a facebook fan of yours #1

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  14. I am a facebook fan of yours #2

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  15. I am a facebook fan of yours #3

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  16. I like that the dvd is chaptered

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  17. Im a twitter follower of you already

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  18. I learned that you can register for her mailing list & get a free mp3 music download. Cool cathyp@gmail.com

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  19. I like that she includes a performance on the dvd. I would like to see that.

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  20. we are facebook friends.

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  21. 2. we are facebook friends.

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  22. I sent a friend request to amira on facebook

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  23. 3. we are facebook friends.

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  24. I follow you on twitter @cathyppp

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  25. I learned Amira sells veils too! sariade@yahoo.com

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  26. I like that her DVD is chaptered really well.

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  27. I found out that Amira is located in Las Vegas Nevada. shilohmandy @ yahoo . com

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  28. I am a follower of your blog :o)

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  29. I like that this dvd is instructional because I haven't ever bellydanced before and would like to learn how.

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  30. Amira started training in Flamenco before deciding on Belly Dance.

    Maria

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  31. I like Fitness for the Rest of us on Facebook.

    Maria

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  32. I like Fitness for the Rest of us on Facebook. #2

    Maria

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  33. I like Fitness for the Rest of us on Facebook. #3

    Maria

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  34. I follow you on Twitter.

    Maria

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  35. I learned that Amira was born in Estonia. koerner77@yahoo.com

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  36. I learned that she is from Estonia and is considered a top Arab dancer!

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  37. I tried to follow Amira on FB, but it warned my that my friend request would be considered spam, so I sent her a message! Hopefully, she'll initiate the link!

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  38. Added your blog to my Google Reader!

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  39. What popped out at me about your review is the detailed instruction! Most "instructional" DVDs fly through the intro that you get nothing from it and find yourself struggling anyway through the actual program!

    This is very exciting to me! So much so, that if I don't win the DVD, I'm going to buy it!

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  40. Oops! Forgot I was supposed to leave you my e-mail address!

    syzygy314@gmail.com

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  41. i like fitness for the rest of us! #1
    Tonie
    momto4boysand1girl@hotmail.com

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  42. i like fitness for the rest of us! #2
    Tonie
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  43. I like fitness for the rest of us!#3
    Tonie momto4boysand1girl@hotmail.com

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  44. I learned that she speaks Estonian, American English, Russian.
    Tonie
    momto4boysand1girl@hotmail.com

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  45. I am a new follower! Just found this blog curtesy of my mom!
    Tonie
    momto4boysand1girl@hotmail.com

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  46. I like that her video is for beginners.
    Tonie
    momto4boysand1girl@hotmail.com

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  47. I learned that Amira sells veils on her website. mysticlissa @ gmail.com

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  48. I already follow your blog. mysticlissa @ gmail.com

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  49. From your review, I really like that it is chaptered, well-instructed, easy to follow and sounds enjoyable. mysticlissa @ gmail.com

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  50. I'm now following Amira on Twitter. mysticlissa @ gmail.com

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  51. I follow you on Twitter. mysticlissa @ gmail.com

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  52. I'm entered in your Core Transformer 3D 1,000 Calorie Burn Kit giveaway contest. mysticlissa @ gmail.com

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  53. I'm entered in your Core Transformer 3D 1,000 Calorie Burn Kit giveaway contest. mysticlissa @ gmail.com

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  54. I liked Fitness For The Rest of Us on Facebook. mysticlissa @ gmail.com

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