Although Oriental Dance originated in Ancient Egypt, it has been influenced by many other cultures - including Indian and Andalusian. It first became widely known of in the 20th Century through Egyptian Cinema and now many in the West have developed an interest in Oriental Dance. Oriental Dance is a spontaneous dance form, but it is being taught today as an academic discipline. Myriam Douiou has been teaching Oriental Dance for more than 14 years, and she has perfected a new method designed to enable everyone to master the basic movements. Share her secrets in this DVD, filled with easy-to-follow instruction and energy-filled demonstrations. The programme starts with an introduction to Oriental Dance, including the historical background and a demonstration. Myriam them explains how to use the DVD, takes you through a warm-up and then reveals the basics any beginner needs to start enjoying Oriental Dance. You'll learn how to work your pelvis, torso, arms and shoulders as you discover a fun and energetic new skill.