Hackensack, NJ, July 30, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- One of the most popular forms of dance throughout the world is belly dance, practiced on nearly every continent and popularized via film, music video, and television. Now, BayView Entertainment, one of America’s leading distributors of fitness and dance DVDs, is releasing a series of belly dancing programs from the IAMED – the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance in August and September. The five DVDs – covering all subjects ranging from beginner instruction…to advanced techniques of finger zilling…to fitness using belly dance – are designed for participants at all levels of expertise, and promise to be a fun and exciting way to learn the art of the dance. The DVDs, each with a suggested retail price of $19.99, will be available in stores throughout the country and at all major online retailers – including Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, BestBuy.com, FitnessFly.com and others – in August and September, 2008.
The benefits of belly dance are both mental and physical. Dancing provides a good cardio-vascular workout and helps increase both flexibility and strength, focusing on the core muscles, although it also builds leg strength. Many belly dance styles emphasize muscular isolations, teaching the ability to move various muscles or muscle groups independently. Veil work also builds arm, shoulder, and general upper-body strength, and playing the zils can build strength and independence of the fingers. Belly dance is suitable for all ages and body types, and can be as physical as the participant chooses.
DVD Title Information
Art of Belly Dance for Beginners: Desert Dreams
The DVD contains a complete beginners break down of belly dance movements including the Body Wave, Hip Circle, Wrist Circles, Tick-Tock Shimmy, Vertical Figure 8, Chest Lifts, Slinky Arm Movements and more. Running time: 97 minutes, $19.99 srp, street date: August 26, 2008
Art of Belly Dance for Beginners: Arabian Sands
The second DVD for beginners contains additional break downs of belly dance movements including the Horizontal Figure 8, Twisting Shimmy, Hip Drop, Upper Body Slides & Circles, Beautiful Arms, Hand Ripples and more. Running time: 97 minutes, $19.99 srp., street date: August 26, 2008
Art of Belly Dance Beyond Basics: Enchanted Nile
Ready to move beyond the basics? This DVD contains a complete break down of belly dance movements including Hip Snaps, Sway Arms, Hip Circles, The Egyptian Shimmy, Hip Lifts, Head Slides and more. Running time: 95 minutes, $19.99 srp., street date: September 16
Art of Belly Dance: Advanced Finger Cymbals with Ansuya
When it’s time to take the art to the next level, this DVD is the ideal starting point. Whether your style is American, Turkish or Tribal, you'll want to do more with your finger cymbals than play right-left-right. In this DVD, Ansuya will show how to take zilling to a new level, breaking down each zill pattern into easy-to-follow demonstrations, techniques and explanations. Running time: 70 minutes, $19.99 srp., street date: September 16, 2008
Art of Belly Dance: Get Fit with Belly Dance featuring Jindra
A terrific way to have fun while firming and toning your body is by using the beautiful movements used in belly dance. Professional belly dancer and instructor Jindra presents three full workouts, each with a different focus on enhancing physical wellness, and each workout contains a unique warm-up and cool-down section. Running time: 95 minutes, $19.99 srp., street date: September 16, 2008
IAMED – the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance – is the foremost authority on belly dancing, the history of belly dance and belly dance events. IAMED is the proud producers of more than 50 original belly dance DVD titles and produces high-end belly dance theatrical productions in venues such as the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood and theaters throughout Los Angeles. In addition to the best live belly dance events, IAMED has also been producing the most comprehensive and easy-to-follow instructional videos on the market today. Choosing the most talented and respected belly dancers from around the world to give instruction in their own areas of expertise gives IAMED the advantage of having a diverse offering of topics for all levels of dancers.
About Bayview Entertainment, LLC:
BayView Entertainment, LLC, an independent leader in the home entertainment marketplace, distributes a versatile array of fitness, dance, and special interest titles to suit the ever-changing needs of home entertainment audiences. Some of the diverse artists BayView represents include: Leisa Hart, Cameron Shayne (Budokon), Lester Horton, Salsa Dance, Bob Rizzo, Gilad, Patrick Goudeau, Amy Bento, Christi Taylor, Total Immersion Swimming, 8 Minute Abs, Joyce Vedral, Lynn Hahn, and Yoga Journal Magazine. BayView’s fitness DVDs include releases geared to exercising abs, core, legs, arms, and the entire body. BayView Entertainment, LLC can be found online at www.bayviewentertainment.com or contact via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .