Belly Dance Update from IAMED – 06 January 2009

Belly  Dance Middle Eastern Dance If you’re like most people, the new year means time to get serious about getting in shape. Here at IAMED we’re happy to help! In addition to eating healthy foods in moderation, exercise is a must. But why do tedious treadmills and humdrum spinning class when you can burn off those calories with Belly Dance? There’s no better way to get your body in shape while having fun and feeling good! And to get you started on your New Year’s road to fitness, we are offering special prices on our best fat-burning DVDs in the IAMED store!

SALE: $19.99

Get Fit With Belly Dance

Professional Belly Dancer and Instructor, Jindra, takes you through THREE full workouts, each with a different focus on enhancing your physical wellness, and each workout contains a unique warm-up and cool-down section. Jindra breaks down each movement quicky and concisely, making this video suitable for all levels of dancers – from beginners to advanced.

  • Workout #1 – Focus on Stretching
  • Workout #2 – Focus on Strength
  • Workout #3 – Focus on Cardio

This program is an excellent way to keep your body in tip-top shape, and can also be used as a tool to strengthen your technique by drilling and repeating the lovely movements used by belly dancers all over the world. This DVD also features a costumed performance by Jindra. Approximately 95 minutes.

SALE: $19.99

Azar’s Belly Dance Workout

Belly Dance your way to a trim and toned figure with Azar’s 30 minute low-impact workout.

Exercise to uplifting, authentic Middle Eastern Belly Dance Music by Mary Ellen Donald and Mimi Spencer

Nationally known award-winning performer and instructor, Azar, will teach you to belly dance in a fun and easy-to-follow workout. After warming up you will learn basic belly dance steps, followed by an invigorating calorie-burning dance section.

Also included: A special dynamic dance performance by Azar!

SALE: $39.99

21 Shimmies & 1001 Variations with Leyla Jouvana

There’s a reason LEYLA JOUVANA is known around the world as The Shimmy Queen! of belly dance. No one can Shimmy like Leyla!

From basic shimmies like the Hip Shimmy and the Egyptian Shimmy, to the advanced layering of the Combined Afro-Vibration Shimmy or the Samba Shimmy, Leyla fully demonstrates each shimmy so you can follow along and perfect your own technique.

Plus, to help you to clearly understand the relationship between the movements and the rhythms, Leyla teaches to exciting rhythms played by her husband Roland, the accomplished drummer. You’ll gain a deeper appreciation of the music as well learn some great moves!

Running Time: 135 minutes

SALE: $39.99

More Shimmies & 1000s of Variations with Leyla Jouvana

The Shimmy Queen is back!

In this DVD Leyla Jouvana shows why she’s called the Shimmy Queen with more of her trademark moves. Leyla teaches 10 new shimmies and lots of new variations and traveling combinations using the shimmies featured on the popular “21 Shimmies & 1001 Variations” DVD. She also shows you how to layer and use these shimmies in combinations!

Then Leyla shows you more variations of the Ghawazee Shimmy, the Muscle Shimmy, and the Tip-Toe Shimmy with the Maya, traveling undulations and Figure 8s! Plus more Twist Variations and Flutter Variations!

Finally, a Shimmilicious performance by Leyla with drumming by Roland!

SALE: $29.99

Turbo Shimmy with Celeste

Every belly dancer wants shimmies that are effortless, strong, smooth, and go on forever! In this DVD Celeste will help you improve your shimmies by clarifying proper shimmy technique, demonstrating stretches and exercises to improve strength and flexibility, and leading you through her special shimmy drills. Each drill is progressively more challenging, requiring greater strength and stamina, and adding layering.

Whether you are shimmying in a drum solo or embellishing your choreographies and improvisations, or just looking to shake it on the dance floor, TURBO SHIMMY WITH CELESTE will make your shimmies more dynamic than ever!

Plus two beautiful performances by Celeste!

SALE: $39.99

Drum Solo – Technique & Choreography – with Jillina

Winner of Giza’s Best Instructional Video award

Whether you are a professional belly dancer or an enthusiastic beginner, this video will help you add fire to your drum solos. It is divided into easily identifiable sections, so you can use the DVD menu to concentrate on what you want to – be it technique or choreography. Featuring a live nightclub performance including the Drum Solo.

  • This program includes:
  • Drum Solo Philosophy
  • Exercises
  • Technique
  • Choreography

SALE: $39.99

Drum Solo – Technique & Choreography – with Sadie

On this DVD, Sadie teaches a challenging drum solo that is sure to impress!

Drum Sounds: Sadie demonstrates drum sounds and how they are made. She explains how each drum sound tells you what kind of movement to use in performing the drum solo.

Technique and Combinations: Sadie teaches the combinations used in the drum solo, completely demonstrating and breaking down the technique of each movement. You’ll be able to use the drum solo combinations in your own drum solo choreographies or improvisations, as well as Sadie’s Drum Solo.

Drum Solo Choreography: Sadie strings together the combinations to teach the complete drum solo choreography, with repeated demonstrations and full explanations.

Performances: The DVD concludes with two hot performances by Sadie: the drum solo taught in this program, and a drum solo to live drumming by Amir Sofi!

You can get additional savings by purchasing one of these great DVD sets!

Drum Solo Combo

SALE: $77.99

Shimmy Shimmy Set

SALE: $77.99

Shimmy Combo Pack

SALE: $68.99

Super Shimmy Set

SALE: $105.99

Shimmy/Drum Duo

SALE: $77.99

Bellydance DVD

SALE: $39.99

Bellydance DVD

SALE: $39.99

Bellydance DVD

SALE: $39.99

Belly Dance Stars Dalia Carella

Dalia Carella
New York, NY

Dalia Carella is a world-renowned Middle Eastern Contemporary Dancer, Choreographer, Instructress and Global Fusion Artist. Her dance background includes studies in Flamenco, Indian, African, Samba, Salsa, and other Latin dance forms, as well as jazz and ballet. She created her signature dance form, Dunyavi Gypsy (Roma) Dance for which she is known throughout the world. The core of Dalia’s Dunyavi work is extensive research of the Romany trail, focusing primarily on the Roma dances of Spain, India, Turkey and most recently, movements from North Africa. Dalia has also been performing and teaching a second style of Gypsy Rom dance, “El Mundo”, that is evolving from her continuing studies of Middle Eastern, Andalusia and Latin dance influences.

Dalia gives two fun and exciting performances on both of the DVDs sold on this website:


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