AVA FLEMING - How to Belly Dance DVD Set

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Ava Fleming How to Belly Dance DVD Set

Now you can get all 4 of Ava Fleming's outstanding IAMED how to belly dance videos for one low price!

"Sizzlin' Hips" & "Sizzlin' Torso"

Ava Fleming shows you how to make your hips and torso do exactly what you want them to.

Moving the hips in isolation from - or in coordination with - the ribcage is the essence of Raqs Sharki. Your hips or torso 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 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.

To help you use different "motivators" to create the same movement with different effects, Ava explains and demonstrates: * internal (muscular) and external (skeletal) movement * continuous versus abrupt movement * "gross" and "small" motivators * engaged versus relaxed placement

Ava breaks down how to execute many popular belly dance hip and upper body 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 or rib slide looks very different from an "external" hip drop or rib slide.

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!

Plus, each video contains an amazing performance by Ava!



Dynamic Combinations - Traveling in Style

It was once said of a great belly dancer that she could dance in the space of a single tile. But with today's big stages and exciting music, sometimes you just have to get off the tile and move!

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.

Combinations include:

* Super Dancer with Spice
* Funky Figure Eights
* Stomach Pops
* Quick Change
* Funky Hip Twist
* Sassy Hips
* 3/4 Camel Combination
* And Much More!

The video concludes with a spectacular performance by Ava!

Running Time: 115 minutes


Drum Solo with Ava Fleming
Technique and Choreography

Ava Fleming is recognized around the world as a truly exciting and dynamic Belly Dancer. In this instructional DVD, she teaches you a unique and dramatic drum solo sure to please any audience!

Ava starts with some essential foundational technique, including level changes and several layered shimmies.

The choreography is broken into multiple combinations, which not only makes learning fun and fast, but also gives you tools to make up your own drum solo. Each section includes a follow-along with the music, then you put it all together at the end. You will also learn some advanced moves to add to the choreography when you’re ready.

The program concludes with a full costumed performance of the choreography, PLUS an improvised performance incorporating some of the technique and combinations taught in this video!


Produced by The International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance - All Region DVDs

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5 of 5 Stars!
Clara Armstrong:  Ava is a favorite of mine. All four DVDs are filled with great instruction. She breaks down movements and technique very well. A good investment. I highly recommend all of them.

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