25 February 2009
In this video, Ava Fleming teaches you how to Travel in Style! Starting with grand entrances to immediately grab your audience, she shows you how to move from Point A to Point B using exciting and fun traveling combinations. Ava breaks down and demonstrates each movement, completely explaining the technique and transitions, including weight changes and correct posture with an emphasis on safe movement. She also includes variations and tips on styling.
Moving the hips in isolation from – or in coordination with – the ribcage is the essence of Raqs Sharki. Your hips can move soft and slow, or fast and sharp… but there’s more to it than that! The technique a dancer uses to move her body affects how her audience will feel her dancing. Ava breaks down how to execute many popular belly dance hip movements using various motivator techniques – it’s the same move but with very different effects! Ava includes fun combinations and plenty of drilling so you’ll really feel why an “internal” hip drop looks very different from an “external” hip drop.
Ava Fleming’s signature style is based on relaxation within muscular and skeletal isolations, and weight distribution. All that requires understanding exactly how each movement is created. So Ava teaches muscle identification, with exercises to help you connect to the specific muscles you will use. It also requires correct posture, so Ava gives special emphasis to proper body placement to achieve the desired affects safely and gracefully.
More than just technique, by giving you greater awareness of how you dance, Ava’s movement theory will increase your dance vocabulary, add juiciness to your fluid curves, and crisp precision to your accents. You’ll discover and create more intricate layers in your dance, so you- and your audience – will enjoy your dancing even more!
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Anaheed is a native Californian with a mixed heritage from the paternal side (Greek, Italian, and Armenian). As a child, she studied ballet, gymnastics and Hawaiian dance. In the early 1970’s Anaheed took up belly dancing, and became the Managing Director of the Perfumes of Araby Dance Company in 1979. She currently teaches and performs throughout Southern California.
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