Belly Dance Update from IAMED – 24 JUNE 2009

18 February 2009

Ava Fleming belly dancer Ava Fleming brings a truly unique and modern approach to Raqs Sharki. She is an elegant example of today’s classic modern belly dancer. With her extensive knowledge and experience in international dance styles, she has had the opportunity to perform with:  Boom Boom Bollywood, Punjabi by Nature, Domba, as a guest artist, and in several Ballroom performances.  Her ability to capture the intricacies of music and her dedication to this art form allow her to work with acclaimed musicians such as:
Emmy award winning: Chris Spheeris: <>
Phoenix’s own: Turning Point Jazz Band: <>   
World renowned tabla player: Souhail Kaspar:  <>
As well as helped her gain the 2004 Bellydancer of the Universe title (Egyptian category), Champion, People’s Choice and Miss Congeniality. She continues to draw inspiration from her students’ fresh view points, her resolution to be true to herself, living in her heart, and as always, great music and teachers.

Located in Phoenix, Arizona, her unique approach to teaching earned her an invitation to instruct accredited courses at Arizona State University and Scottsdale Community College.  These classes continue to inspire and encourage many new students to enter the world of belly dance. And Ava’s latest big news: She now has her own dance studio in Phoenix!

Ava’s instructional and performance videos have inspired and challenged many who have taken on the task of studying her elegant example of the classical modern belly dancer through which novices and masters alike will gain challenge and insight.

And now you can get any of Ava Fleming’s outstanding instructional videos at a special price!

Get any of these Ava DVDs for only $39.99

Sizzlin’ Hips

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

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. She 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! Let Ava show you how to make your hips do exactly what you want them to.

Sizzlin’ Torso

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

Ava breaks down how to execute many popular belly dance 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” rib slide looks very different from an “external” 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!

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.

Ultimate Combinations 1

This DVD features some of the world’s best belly dancers sharing their favorite combinations with you!

Elizabeth Artemis Mourat
Ava Fleming

Ultimate Combinations 2

No matter what your style or level of dancing, whether you choreograph or improvise, you can use these combinations to expand your dance vocabulary in fun and exciting ways! Lots of variety and lots of technique for standing, traveling, floor and Turkish combinations are included.

Each instructor clearly explains and completely breaks down her favorite combinations with follow-along repetitions so you can make the combination your own.

Ultimate Combinations 3

This DVD features some of the best belly dancers sharing their favorite combinations with you! Eyptian stying, floorwork, drum solo, veil, and more!

* Ava Fleming
* Celeste
* Dondi
* Katia
* Paulina
* Zahra Zuhair

Ultimate Combinations 5

This DVD features some of America’s most exciting belly dance instructors and performers, giving you a great variety of styles and technique.

* Aradia
* Ava Fleming
* Jamileh
* Katia
* Zahra Zuhair

Ultimate Combinations Set

These DVDs give you hours of fun and innovative instruction with a huge variety of styles and technique. Learn everything from Egyptian to Saidi, from floorwork to drum solo! You also get several great performance by Aziza, Sadie, Ava Fleming, and more!

* Aradia * Ava Fleming * Jamileh * Dondi * Katia * Paulina * Zahra Zuhair * Celeste * Elizabeth Artemis Mourat * Aziza * Sadie * Anaheed * Amara * Amaya * Fahtiem


Bellydance DVD

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Bellydance DVD

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Bellydance DVD

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Belly Dance Stars

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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