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Arabesque Bellydance DVD

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IshtarArabesque Bellydance DVD -Available to buy online now! Keep fit, have fun, stay youthful, look and feel amazing with Ishtar - Read more..

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...Ishtar takes you through a variety of belly dance moves and exotic moves to tone you up and bring out your inner Goddess! Slimmer Healthier Fitter Feb 2008

Creative Women's Network UK
Ishtar's video; Belly dance and exotic eastern moves. 
"A superb video - I thoroughly recommend it."
Jane Reid, Creative Women's Network UK. 


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Arabesque is a dance video marketed to the beginner; as her first instructional video, Ishtar's efforts are commendable. The video begins well, with an interesting dance montage. Along with covering overall physical fitness and well-being, the introductory voice over talks about a Goddess aspect of belly dance, which is clearly important to Ishtar. Technically, overall production is good in this video. Ishtar is clearly visible in all sections; there is no back to the camera obscuring our view of the moves. 


Habbibi on-line USA - DVD Review
By Ann "Roxann" Sabin - Editor 

Hi Darling!!!! How are you doing? I recommended your video to my students last week... yours is the only one that I will mention! 


Suzi French
Professional dancer/teacher/dance holiday facilitator

Hi Ishtar, 
I recently ordered your DVD because I had heard that belly dancing was helpful to people with IBS. I am really enjoying working with it and am amazed at how good it makes me feel as a woman, as well as helping with my digestive problems. I am sure you are aware that a lot of anger can be stored in the hips, I have found that after just a few sessions I have more freedom in my hips than I have had for a while, despite tai chi & folk dancing, and I feel much more centred and relaxed. My husband would like to thank you because belly dancing has made me feel a lot sexier! I am looking forward to your next DVD, keep up the good work Love & Light 

Hi Ishtar,
…Your video is much more varied than the video I have seen before by another instructor. In this other one she only goes through a couple of moves, which are quite basic. The moves you include can be accessed by complete beginners or women with some experience of belly dance, this will also allow people to progress and improve using the same tape.

Your delivery was much warmer and communicated your genuine passion and dedication to the dance. Including the Arabic also showed your reverence for the dance as it indicated respect of where belly dancing came from. The other video I have seen doesn't have the same feeling as yours, it is quite cold and I think it is an more like exercise video for aerobics, just describing a series of moves in a very matter of fact way. Yours was more entertaining, inspiring and motivational.Ishtar

Take care! 
(learning mentor/dancer)

Hi Ishtar,
I finally got to see your video. It is really well done and thought out. It has quite a mystical atmosphere - kind of priestess - the section with your hands, against that gold disk - you look quite ancient Egyptian; it actually sent shivers down my spine, honestly I'm not joking! That's something I've not seen in a lot of other videos - the music is very, very haunting - I could not get it out of my brain. The moves are clear and it was great to show both back and front - an original idea too. Quite a lot of moves I hadn't seen before, which is excellent. 
Maureen Pemberton 
Dancer/teacher/dance writer 

Ishtar Hi Ishtar! 
Just want to let you know that I have finished reviewing your DVD, and the review has gone out in the Habibi Online (formerly DiscoverBellyDance) Review ezine. The more I watched your video, the more I gleaned from it. Thank you for the opportunity to view it. A piece that I just couldn't work into the review, but I want you to know, is that more than one person commented on how soothing your voice is, easy to hear and take instruction from. Good luck, and again thank you for the opportunity. 
Habibi Online 


My DVD has put me in touch with amazing possibilities, Arabesque is not just the beautiful ways you can move your body, but how you can express yourself in every way,

Thank you for your video. Great costumes and very professional!. Looking forward to starting your classes again.
(Dance student)

Hi Ishtar
Just writing to say I received the video this morning. It's brilliant! Will have to practice hard to get to do some of the moves but I'll enjoy having a go. Another question for you, do you give individual lessons?

As someone who has stumbled upon Ishtar's classes by accident, and quite literally been transformed by them, it is a pleasure and a privilege to be able to continue those benefits at home. Ishtar's video is inspiring, comprehensive and very beautiful. It is a very welcome reference for my dancing and spiritual growth. 
Love and thanks, 
Sue Comaish 
(Arabic dance night promoter)

I got the video today!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you - 1000 X thank you!!! my feelings come through the movement....... 
Now when I saw I your video and all the movements, it was like: - Wow! Exactly how I was doing it based on my feeling. It's like all the movements are coming out so naturally.
I like your energy very much. You look very pretty when you dance, and it looks like you have no bones :-) I like the easiness of your movement.
I bless you with highest Love, Light & Warmness.
Thank you once again! 



I watched the video yesterday and think it is absolutely brilliant! You look wonderful and you are teaching some excellent stuff.
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ISHTAR VIDEO A WINNER BY FAR Mosaic (summer 2004)I cannot recommend highly enough Ishtar's recently released instructional bellydance video 'Arabesque'. It has the lot: Style, content, variety, warm-up/down and excellent production values. It fully explains Arabesque, a unique dance style developed by Ishtar incorporating aspects of yoga, zarr, Goddess spirituality and low impact aerobics making it ideal for any size, shape or age of women.

Exquisitely shot with some breathtaking effects and graphics, it never however loses sight of its primary aim which is to instruct in the art and benefits of belly dancing. This Ishtar achieves in a very open, friendly and lively manner actively encouraging others to fully express themselves by developing their own personal style.

As well as clear and simple instructions on all the usual moves, she has also included sections covering a wide variety of traveling steps, turning techniques and head and neck movements; something sorely lacking in most instructional videos. Regarding the travelling steps, Ishtar has utilized an innovative split screen device whereby both back and front views of said steps can be viewed simultaneously making it so much easier and quicker to grasp the moves in question. Now that's what I call useful! 

Her section on hand and arm work is the best I've yet seen. Ishtar's highly expressive hand and arm movements are quite simply beautiful; there's no other way to describe them. See them and weep! Other sections include basic floor work and combining moves effectively. Plus, at the end of all this little lot (phew!), there's an excellent warm-down; which is something I've yet to come across on other videos. 

Looking stunning in an wide array of costumes ranging from the modern to the traditional, from the sexy and sassy through to the chic and sophisticated (on one cossie think Audrey Hepburn in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' meets the Casbar) Ishtar's video will provide plenty of inspiration and ideas for both the novice and advanced student alike. 
The overall feel of the video is lively, funky and cheeky yet serious about the very real health benefits to be derived from belly dancing which Ishtar puts over in a very committed and professional way. 
Sandra Harvey 

IshtarWorking as a professional counselor I have found Ishtar's style of belly dancing to be beneficial for women who experience low self-esteem, lack of confidence and who are generally feeling despondent.
I have seen the techniques used in such a way that women on completing a session or a course of classes have improved greatly in confidence and stature. The moves connect women with their bodies, the patient and confident approach of Ishtar encourages women to express themselves at their own pace. This empathic, non-judgemental approach offers a climate for growth.
Viewing the video I believe women can get all the benefits from attending class. The video is exciting, fun and easy to follow, and I recommend it to all women.
Litsa Andreas 
(Professional councilor/women's spirituality expert and teacher.) 
BA, MA, PgDip Couns.

IshtarThe DVD arrived yesterday, watched it twice already, love it!! You've obviously put a lot of thought and effort into making it such a professional production, the music is good and the costumes very glamorous and your dancing is beautiful, and if I'm allowed to say, very sexy, (sorry but I am a man after all!) The spoken Arabic is a nice touch as well, could be useful to me.
Anyway, really great DVD and I hope any new video projects are out asap!
Take care

Belly dancing has many stereotyped misconceptions, it is often suggested that it is just an eastern dance. This video assists in the cultural embracing of a dance form developed in the Middle East, but is now accessible to women of all types and nationalities.
I have been lucky to have been brought up with traditional middle eastern dance and belly dance. Ishtar's video shows step by step, in very practical ways how to belly dance. You can practise in your own home, so you feel a sense of control and privacy. Many Muslim women like dancing, but prefer to do so only in the company of other women. Many western people don't realise that a lot of Arab women dance to entertain each other.
I believe Ishtar can teach women the art of belly dance.
Fiaza Alsasy 
(Arabic support worker and community activist)

IshtarI have been brought up with Arab dance and culture. but also love black music and dancing ,in particular RnB. Ishtar's video has some great moves some of which are on some recent RnB dance routines. The tuition is very straight forward and easy to follow.
The main thing is I learned to belly dance. I can't wait to show off my moves to my female friends and at the next Arab wedding. Thanks Ishtar!
Ibby Alsasy 
(School student) 

It's no exaggeration to say that Paula Ishtar has completely changed my life - dancing was something I did a few times a year at parties and on the odd night out from work - not any more. My health, confidence and attitudes have been transformed through Arabic dance and the excellent teaching and support Ishtar has given me. As a Manager of a community resource centre, I was also keen to share my positive experiences with other women - I have seen lasting benefits amongst the women I come in to contact with from easing depression to weight loss and a sense of freedom. I would recommend Ishtar's classes to anyone and often do.
Jennifer Naylor
Leasowe Trust 

IshtarThank you so much for your video. Your body and dance is such a sumptious banquet of sensuality. You are the apotheosis of female sexuality in your art. Thank you so much, Ishtar and let a myriad of   kisses caress your delicate soft flesh.
Feast on with delighted eyes, 

Hi Ishtar
I love your website - very colorful and informative. Yes - I love your dvd - very creative - I can tell you put a lot of work into making it!
It's great that you introduce everything in a  ME language - I don't know what it is - but it is still great.
You are very sexy and your teaching voice is very soothing and it's great you keep changing outfits so new dancers get the idea about variety 
I love the way everyone teaches this dance so differently, I wish I could come to your class. I teach so many classes myself - sometimes I miss being a student. The dvd's we all make are great tools. I never thought I would end up being a dvd dancer - but who could predict such a thing?
Thanks very much
(United states)

IshtarThe video is fab and made me feel very inspired. You are so spiritual and it seems rare to find this in people.

My personal favourite is Ishtar's Arabesque Belly Dance & Exotic Eastern Moves*
It's a presentation of belly dancing and exotic Eastern dance moves for fitness and fun. Don't try any of the moves after eating a big pizza though, or they'll be trouble. 
* love your work 
BellaOnline Forums: Favorite Bellydance DVD's 

Dear Ishtar
I am emailing to tell you how much I have enjoyed watching and practicing your Arabesque video. I thoroughly enjoy doing all the moves and find it really helpful in my bellydancing. I really like your good humoured approach, I like the cool down at the end of the video it was fantastic. You are the only belly dancer i have seen so far, to teach undulations and break it down and spend some time on it. It has helped me a lot!! Id like to attend one of your workshops if I can so I am going to subscribe to information from 
Thank you Ishtar, keep up your good work 
Best Wishes 

IshtarHi Paula
I was feeling particularly homesick at the time, so hearing your Liverpool accent really cheered me up, and I enjoyed your video so much that I felt inspired to write and tell you!!!! The video was very professionally done, with lovely background scenery and music. And you..well you are absolutely gorgeous and a mesmeric do you dance so beautifully in high heels!!