DVD - I got "Tribal Basics Vol. 1" from Fat Chance Belly Dance. All I can say "WOW". It's not an exercise tape - but I expected that. It is a basic lesson. And it's very well done. It's not the same type of dance that the twins do - it's called Tribal Fusion, and is more, for lack of a better word, earthy and natural. Empathsis is on the hips, mostly, and she talks about how women's hips are supposed to move.
The instructor is filmed facing a mirror. You don't have to swap sides in your head to do what she's doing. She explains the movement, demonstrates it, then she and 2 students *do* it.
What I liked best: they aren't skinny little things, like the twins. These women are just that - *Women*. With bellies - I'd give good odds that at least 1 of them has had children. In fact, the blonde is shaped pretty much like *me*.
Her explanations are clear - I finally understand belly rolls now. Still can't execute them, but I know *know* how they are done, and what they are supposed to look like.
What I didn't like: Some of the movements are painfully slow for me. Especially the arm movements, but I have problems with them right now anyway due to the wrist. Some of the movements are a little too fast for me to do right now - the hip shimmy is one. She starts out nice and slow, then all of a sudden is up to full speed (which, granted, is still slower then the twins!), and I don't recall hearing her warn you.
All in all, I like it. I can see that it will become one of my favorites to "work out" to...at least until I master it. :-) Then I'll get vol. 4 (or whichever it is)....2 is makeup and costume, 3 is zills (which I am planning to get).