4 POWHOW CREDITS FOR:
Monday, December 18 at 6:45 pm EST
Monday, December 25 at 6:45 pm EST
Monday, January 1 at 6:45 pm EST
Monday, January 8 at 6:45 pm EST
About the package
First timers, get 4 live classes and access to my entire video library at a special introductory price.
For this package you get:
Class credits expire at the end of 30 Days.
4 Powhow Credits for Intro To Belly Dance
Unlimited access to all videos.
Play anytime from your computer or mobile device.
KELVIA is the owner of the Viva Dance & Fitness Center for the Arts, and founder of the Middle Eastern Dance Academy of CT. She is a professional dance artist, instructor, choreographer, and event coordinator.
Kelvia is a Ballroom and Latin dance instructor who made a dance career change, when she fell in love with Middle Eastern Dance. Kelvia found a belly dance class in 2008 with Adina in Milford, CT and it was “Love at first hip drop”. It was through belly dance that Kelvia finally learned to love herself, embrace her body, and was able to gain confidence. Belly dance changed Kelvia’s self-perception.
Throughout the years, Kelvia’s determination has allowed her to gain an extensive amount of dance, performance and instructional training in the following: Theater Arts, stage Presence, Group Choreographies/Productions, Liturgical Dance, Belly Dancing, Salsa, Merengue, Rumba, Bachata, Cha-Cha, Samba, Swing, Hustle, Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, QuickStep, V,waltz, and Slow dance. Kelvia has trained intensively in all 16 different dance styles, but it was belly dancing that captured her heart.
In 2012, she began training intensively with Nourhan Sharif. It was through Nourhan that Kelvia learned the real art of Oriental Dance. As a student of the Egyptian Academy of Oriental Dance in New York City, Kelvia continues to have the honor of taking countless hours of dance training from International Raqs Sharqi superstars. As part of her dedication to this art form, Kelvia attends workshops with many famous U.S.A based dancers as well.
Kelvia’s passion and drive has led her to dancing on the stage of many prestigious venues. Kelvia has danced at venues such as Madison Square Garden (NYC), CopaCabana (NYC), Shrine at MGM Foxwoods, The New Haven CT Presidential Inaugural Ball for Barack Obama, The New Haven CT Mayor Ball for the honorable Toni Harp, Sharifwear Production in DROM (NYC), and Al Khaima Arabesque Academy, (Toronto,CA).
In August 2015, she had the honor of flying with Katia of Cairo to Egypt, where she trained with Madam Raqia Hassan. Quickly following her short stay in Egypt, she took a flight to Lebanon under a dance scholarship awarded by Pierre Haddad. Kelvia immersed herself in learning the Lebanese styling and culture of the Lebanese oriental arts. While in Lebanon, Kelvia had the honor of performing at an charity event to raise money for cancer research in the country. She was also able to teach small local dance classes for the community. Kelvia’s visit caught the attention local news station “Future TV”, and she was interviewed about her love for Lebanese Oriental dance.
Kelvia has dedicated her life to dance. She lives for the moments where she is able to share her passion with others. In 2012, she started the first CT Kids/Teens belly dance team, and the MDA was born