Belly Dance TV & Combos DVDs
Now you can learn lots of new moves with Ansuya's popular HOT COMBINATIONS DVDs, and also find out more about this exciting bellydance superstar with a comprehensive biography on BD-TV!
Belly Dance Television Volume 1
video news magazine (on DVD)
Spotlight - Ansuya
America's Superstar! Born the daughter of renown dancer, Jenaeni Rathor, Ansuya was always destined for belly dance stardom.
In this in-depth interview, Ansuya shares her thoughts on today's hottest topics, as well as insight into her personal life and dance history.
Urban Tribal Dance Company, of San Diego, California fuses the past and the future with their innovative style.
Meet the ladies of UTDC and find out how they went from turbans to hip hop while keeping the belly dance theme.
Anaheed and Paulina show you how to care for your costume when the party's over.
Get some valuable advice from Anaheed on how to prepare your sweaty costume for transportation, and what to do with it when you get home.
Behind the Scenes at Amara's controversial production of "An Evening of Experimental Middle Eastern Dance."
For the past several years, this show has been turning heads and raising eyebrows in the belly dance community. Now BD-TV will introduce you to the players, and show you what it takes to make this unusual event a reality.
News & Events
* Festival of Dancing Colors (and Gala Show highlights), featuring Fahtiem, Yaleil, Jim Boz, and more!
* MECDA's 26th Anniversary Party - Feiruz sheds some light on the history of MECDA; plus performance highlights of Midnight Mirage, Rania, Arturo, and the rest.
* Festival Fantasia - find out why this is the last Festival Fantasia, and get a look at some event performances, including Una, Rachel Brice, Shoshanna, and Kasia the Aging Diva.
* IAMED's Sixth Awards of Belly Dance - meet the winners and get a glimpse of each performance at this outstanding black tie affair!
What's Happening in Belly Dance!
Hot Combinations with Ansuya
Afraid your belly dance choreographies are getting cold or your improvisations are uninspired? Spice up your belly dancing with hot new combinations from Ansuya! The fun belly dance combinations Ansuya teaches in this video include:
* Funky Temple
* Freezing Cobra
* Grapevine Snake
* Infinity Sway
* ... and more!
Ansuya describes and demonstrates each combination, then teaches a complete breakdown of the technique, with plenty of repetition so you don't have to keep hitting the rewind button. Then Ansuya leads you through a dance drill using the combinations to practice transitions from combination to another. By the time you're done, you will be able to use the combinations in your own belly dance choreographies or improvisations.
The video ends with a full, costumed performance by Ansuya!
All New Hot Belly Dance Combinations
If you loved Ansuya's first "Hot Combinations," and if you are looking for fun, creative, new steps to add to your dance, then this DVD is for you! Enjoy friendly, easy-to-follow instructions of six all new combinations as Ansuya breaks down, demonstrates and shows each combo from all angles. Practice these combos in a drill to polish transitions and get a fun workout!
Whatever your level or style, you will love adding the following flavorful combinations to your own Belly Dance choreographies and improvisations!
* Saidi Strut
* Lock Licious
* Moon Walk
* Henna Hands
* Crescent Circles
Also on this DVD:
* Watch Ansuya put these combos to use in a live, improvised performance with special guest drummer, Oz Ashkenazi!
* Get to know Ansuya better in an exclusive interview.