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How to Do Hip Lifts & Basic Shimmy | Belly Dancing



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Belly dancing is sexy, fun, and burns up a lot of calories to boot! In this video, belly dancer Irina Akulenko teaches you how to do hip lifts and a basic shimmy. You'll be shaking it like Shakira in no time.

So, now, we are going to go over the basic hip lift. Let's assume our basic belly dance posture position. So, the legs are right under the hip bones. Knees are bent. Lower abs are tucked, chest lifted, arms out. And now you are going to bend the knees even more than before and focus on lifting one hip at a time by straightening one knee at a time. So, as you straighten the right knee, the right hip will come up and it is going to shoot straight up into your body. So you want to think about meeting your hip bone up to the ribcage coming back down to center. Switching over to the other side, straightening that knee, coming back down. Make sure you're keeping your heels on the floor and you are not lifting up with any point. And again, lifting the hip up and back down to neutral position, the other side back down to position. Now, skip that hold in the middle and you're going to go up, and up and up, and up. And, the closer your are to the ground, the easier it will be to find that isolation. Let's try that with music. And a little bit faster, keeping your heels on the floor, chest floating out, arms relaxed. Make sure you are not moving in space and your head is not bopping up and down. And faster. And full speed. And that is the basic hip isolation.


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Author Creative Cassy ( ago)
She looks so WERID doing this lol

Author you danced very very well Ahmed ( ago)
i m 2 damp foll doing in road with small children

Author Maria Adina ( ago)
etdhhshs c'est quoi ça

Author Rajni Sabharwal ( ago)
very nice

Author patricia cortes ( ago)
deberían tener subtítulos para aquellos que no entienden inglés :)

Author Natalie Heath ( ago)
this make me fell weird how do she do this

Author Watching Machine ( ago)
I really can't lift my hips

Author Swagger Xox ( ago)
Wow even I can do better

Author Cute Crybaby lover ( ago)
I went in the bathroom 7 times to do this and my mom thought I had a bladder infection cause I went to the bathroom to damn much 😂

Author Abbey :] ( ago)
And that's all you gotta know, to be an Instagram thot.

Author Elaina Miller ( ago)
i wish a had a lil jiggle to my tum.flat tum. bellydancing looks so much cooler

Author Anastasia Morse ( ago)
belly dancing and hula dancing are so different

Author Sohail Basha ( ago)
your look feral

Author street comedy ( ago)
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Author sam sam ( ago)
amazing👌

Author Carli Gomez ( ago)
Woo 😻

Author Vashti Gernandiso ( ago)
BRENDON URIE MADE ME COME HERE

Author Maria Rofshan ( ago)
I looked at 1st and thought it was that easy but when I tried it was like dog try to lay an egg.

Author حبيتك الك والباقي يتمنون ( ago)
روعه يخبل

Author Sophiyass - ( ago)
Who came here from Zane lmao

Author bvblover19 ( ago)
Felt like an idiot doing this at 3am but it's fun

Author she said ( ago)
how does she keep the heels firm..😭

Author رقيه ياروحي ( ago)
أّلَعٌرأّقِيِّ يِّضّغٌطّ لَأّيِّګ😂

Author Brian Chandler ( ago)
I love how I just learned to make my bf feel uncomfortable around his family without them noticing

Author Ewa ( ago)
this video started after some recordings from p!atd concerts..
confidence? dont think so

Author Ranpai ( ago)
from Brendon Urie to this xd

Author Myriam ( ago)
visit my channe..watch my video and tell me your thoughts??? Am i good enough??

Author Alisandra Gallegos ( ago)
I tried so hard because every girl at my school makes it lol so easy 😭

Author Angelina Gamboa ( ago)
in my Dance group (Tahitian) we do that all the time but a whole lot faster search my group up we're Hawaii's state champs: Here Tama Nui

Author Grace Bungard ( ago)
I have no hips RIP

Author lucy dickens ( ago)
how does she do it so fast?

Author ItzGalaxyGamer ( ago)
cant do it 😡😠😲😥

Author Maxxine Weird ( ago)
so accurate!

Author RadKidNy ( ago)
MALU WHO?!?!

Author Ami Hernandez• ( ago)
am I the only one here from Zanes vine ?😂😂

Author Mohamad Umar ( ago)
good

Author Taylor Parks ( ago)
Were am i 😂 🤗🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️

Author ARF Gaming ( ago)
God,in my country if you cant belly dance you aint a girl,on wedding everyone be belly danceing and im here like "i cant.." and there liek WHAAAAT...the reason im here

Author maha 0اعوذ بالله هذا كانو 5 ( ago)
nice way to explane

Author iibooksii ( ago)
this is only bc i want to dance like Shakira

Author Mävïyä Khan ( ago)
awsome 😇😇 belly dance step

Author youtuber gal ( ago)
this is so hard

Author Anvesha Verma ( ago)
It looks so easy, but tbh, its frickin hard.

Author Panda Cameron ( ago)
im so lazy to do it every time i get up i fell on the flor

Author Titanic Task ( ago)
ur figure my god so owesome...😍

Author Chry ( ago)
most unhelpful

Author Adriana Torres ( ago)
For some reason my body just looks really awkward doing exactly the same thing.

Author Sakshi Santosh ( ago)
Wow

Author Noelani Nomura ( ago)
WHEN I DO THIS MY LEGS FEEL LIKE THEY ARE GOING TO CRAMP UP

Author kevin venegas ( ago)
Wow this was really helpful!

Author kaniz fatma ( ago)
Nice

Author liz paul ( ago)
superb . .

Author Andrea Serrano ( ago)
malu your mom here

Author Phone Junction ( ago)
amazing

Author Mayweather just wants to cuddle ( ago)
I'm a guy who doesn't like musically. why am I watching this

Author Glory 123 ( ago)
Who else came from Amanda's IG😂

Author Anima Deka ( ago)
please give me your WhatsApp number and give me some video please please please

Author Maria karaiskou ( ago)
Μπραβο

Author Lyla Kaing Slimes ( ago)
Thats Actually Good Excersize

Author whipmejuarez ( ago)
anyone tryna learn from musically

Author Mia Justice ( ago)
How did I get here

Author Alora Joh ( ago)
I want to belly dance but I don't want to look like a f*ckgirl

Author Nicco-Harley-nicco Nii :33 ( ago)
Howcast your amazing I have lord to do belly dance now

Author Dolly Pacheco ( ago)
I tried this and it did not end well

Author Maame Aboagye ( ago)
it totally worked for me
but I'm just a bit slow and can't go as fast as she can

Author Maame Aboagye ( ago)
it totally worked for me
but I'm just a bit slow and can't go as fast as she can

Author onix ( ago)
she ain't got no boody

Author veranya2074 ( ago)
this is the basic and still hard to learn than doing the split 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Author Gaming with Sofia ( ago)
best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best channel

Author Ziya Haq ( ago)
wow beautiful
belly dance
and you

Author janisha patel ( ago)
i cant go full speed XD xD

Author Amna Aqeel ( ago)
I am doing this in alone room my sister come and says me are you fool or mental?

Author Alexa ( ago)
everyone's coming from those musical.ly's but I'm coming from shakira - hips don't lie

Author Jane DT ( ago)
comments had me dying. 😂😭

Author filsan lovely ( ago)
how i can do while even i cant stop my other body

Author TheArtsofBelle W ( ago)
I'm 17 and I know how to belly dance

Author Chethi Chethan ( ago)
suprrrrrrr....lved it

Author Littleprincesess ( ago)
I'm here like: Wow!! Her body is AMAZING!!

Author ArabianMaiden ( ago)
I'm Love It's <3

Author ArabianMaiden ( ago)
I'm Arabian ^^

Author lisa ameer ( ago)
I finally did

Author Star Panther ( ago)
I thought I was doing it but then I realized I just looked like I was jogging in place.

Author رانيا ياسر ( ago)
ممكن حركات اتسوين حركات اكثر نفس هاي الحركه لان هاي اصعب حركه بالرقص الشرقي

Author eyewitness92 ( ago)
I look like a spastic chicken

Author arista sofyan ( ago)
🙌😫💜💜

Author VenusMars AJ ( ago)
i don't have any hips, i literally can't

Author Savage GeeGee ( ago)
I look like a freaking tellitubbie when i do this🙁

Author kanchan lamba ( ago)
cool

Author تحديات تحشيش عراقي ( ago)
روووووووعه

Author Natalie Kreider ( ago)
I see so much negativity in the comments, and its sad to see so any women shaming their bodies. This is a beautiful art form and one of the biggest things I fight in my classes is students wanting to drop from the class because they arent a size 2 with perfect core strength. Belly dancing should be empowering and up lifting not shaming. So get up and start small. Do some wrist circles then maybe a chest or hip lift and work on that till you have it down. No one was perfect their first time or the first week. When you open yourself up to the music it will consume you and will empower you to be the dancer that you really are inside. Just take the time to practice and take it slow and break each step down. And if you dont understand something then ask someone who does or move on to the next move and come back.

Good luck ladies and shimmy on!

Author Lorena Cibelle Cibelle ( ago)
Lindaaa💞❤👍💝

Author Lorena Cibelle Cibelle ( ago)
aprendi a mexe a cintura com 5 anos

Author لجين كلارك ( ago)
من ايمتى كنا نحنه صحبه مع الأجانب عباد الشيطان 👺 لحتى هنن يعلمونا رقصنا 😒 خل يعلمو بعضهن رقص مالتهن مش رقصنا ها😒😔

Author Normal Individual ( ago)
I'm too fat for this

Author Ashley Jenkins ( ago)
it won't work when I do it because I'm a little bit more thicker than her btw she is skinyyyyy

Author Shireen Areeb ( ago)
it was to hard I can't do 😞

Author Seiferboi ( ago)
Love the music!

Author Monalisa Sengupta ( ago)
I want the music...where can I download it??

Author thatgirlmoni ( ago)
Me: that looks super easy (actually tries) nvrmnd... XD

Author Ariel Stacey ( ago)
let me just say this if you don't have no curves or hips don't think your tick or tock what ever you call it will be like this I have tried :(

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