Video 1004: Combinations with arm patterns, a gliding step and “paisley hips”

We start with a fun warmup to an oldie but goodie by Hakim! Then we go right into an exciting combination with traveling steps accompanied by arm patterns. After this we practice different hip accents combined with a turn and a shimmy, adding some variation in the timing as well. Next is a little technique close up on the gliding step, inspired by the amazing Aziza. We add a layer and use it in a flowy sequence. Last but not least, we work on hip drops with a fun variation and smooth hip move which I’m calling paisley hips! Check it out!

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Video 1003: 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!!