Interesting introduction to bellydancing, with a focus on steps and veil work (separate, detailed chapter). The book also contains a chapter on props - candles (on a tray), scimitar, Isis wings, and zills. I enjoyed this chapter, since it really gives a sense of what it is like to work with each prop, and gives many practical tips (how to make the candle tray stay put; how to work and PLAY the zills). I also appreciate the fact that the book offers variations for nearly all (if not all) exercises, and possible combinations for many, as well as tips on creating your own, 6-part routine. I really like the fact that this book gives beginners a sense of where their skills may realistically take them. The only thing I was not happy with is that sometimes the models presenting dance movement are photographed in harem pants that obscure, to me at least, some of their leg movements.