Video: travelling hip drop, elegant leg work, khaleegy combination

We start the class with a follow-along warm-up to an oriental magency. Then we go into a little drill to practice hip and chest circles and figure eights. After this we practice smooth, sharp, slow and fast in one combination. We also work on traveling hip drop kicks, a cool way to move around your dance space.
Next is a combination with elegant leg work – make sure to point those toes! – as well as a combination with the jewel move, the 3D figure 8, a shimmy, a turn, and more. Last but certainly not least, we have some khaleegy fun with groovy steps and a hairy combination!
Enjoy!!

Video: shimmy slide, belly pop, hip circles and jewel, masmoudi rhythm

We start the class with a follow-along dancing warmup and a short shimmy practice. Next, we work on a sideways travelling step with a 3/4 shimmy. We then use the stap in a combination which also has some sharp isolations.
The following sequence works with shimmy slides, Suheir Zaki hip downs and belly pops.
The next chapter is all about smoothness! We practice multidimensional hip work with horizontal hip circles, jewels and upward figure eights.
Last but not least, we practice a rhythm combination to both the masmoudi kebir and the masmoudi saghir rhythms. The big one and the small one :) Happy dancing!

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FREE belly dance practice video for download

Because I uploaded this on my birthday, I made this video completely free :) This is a full one hour belly dance class, structured as usual with a warm-up, then going into practicing moves in 4 combinations and a short cool-down. The combinations have a bit of everything that I love :) hip work, foot work, accents, and lots of smoothness… topped with flowing arms of course! We also have a little hip drill that goes into a walking shimmy. Enjoy!!

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Video: warm-up routine, Suheir Zaki hip downs, a smooth travelling step, the body wave

After a lovely warm-up routine (which you can use as a standard warm-up before any practice session), we practice double hip accents combined with two different traveling steps.
Next is a cool sequence of accents with direction changes, followed by a smooth traveling step with different layering options.
We also focus on smooth transitions, Suheir Zaki hip downs and the body wave. At the end of class we practice everything in one combination of 32 counts, which you can adopt for your own drills or choreographies!

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