Any bellydances in the house


ginkyo girl
on Feb 05, 2007 @ 04:28 pm

I'm a beginning tribal bellydancer and I'm always working on improving my skills and trying to keep up with those uber fast shimmy walks! Any one out there who is also a belly dancer or any kind of dancer who has ideas or tips on not getting frustrated while you're learning a new body skill?
 


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artist
Belly Dancing! on Feb 05, 2007 @ 05:29 pm

I have done belly dancing, I'm not a super dancer, but I can give you some suggestions on the moves when I was learning.

When shimmying the hips and walking, I like first start shimmying (moving the hips up and down- this is also how shake your booty!). When I am warmed up doing that, then I slowly lift the right leg, while still moving the hips. It is important to lift very slowly... to get your mind used to doing 2 things at once!

Once I have completed a step, I do the same thing on the opposite leg. Make sure you keep your knees bent, and go as slow as you can. Don't stop the hip shimmying. If you want, stop with your leg in the air for a few seconds while you shimmy, so you can get used to the movement.

Hope this helps!
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artist
wait another tip I forgot on Feb 06, 2007 @ 08:10 pm

My belly dance instructor gave us some tips when dancing:

When you're shimmying the hips: Squat slightly and pretend that you have a towel (one end on both hands) and you are rubbing your ass with it. That is how you can get your lower body moving, lol.

It works and it's funny to watch!

After a while, you can do it without the towel. It's just to get you started...
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