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Belly Dance Movements

Undulations

Undulation is  a wave like motion.


Basic Pelvic Undulation (Camel, Lower  Undulation, Pelvic roll)

Perform with feet parallel to one another  and  slightly apart

1. push pelvis forward , while it’s slightly  tilted forward.

2. push your pelvis up by contracting your abdominal muscles and squeezing your glutes. ”Pelvic tuck”

3. pull pelvis back, keeping it parallel to the floor. Hold the contraction .

4. release the contraction. “Pelvic Drop”


Reversed Camel  

Starting position:  feet parallel to each other and slightly apart:

  • 1.Bend your knees
  • 2.Tuck in your pelvis
  • 3.SLOWLY Push your pelvis up, toward the chest. Engage your but while pushing pelvis up and straiten knees gradually.
  • 4.You can finish the movement with chest lift.
  • Camel Walk – walking with Pelvic Undulation

    Starting position:

    Place Right foot in front of Left. Lift heel of your Left foot. Tuck your pelvis in.

    1.      Step forward with right foot. Release Pelvic Tuck.

    2.      Drag your left foot to meet the right. Tuck your pelvis in

    3.      Step forward with left foot. Release Pelvic Tuck.

    4.      Drag your right foot to meet the left. Tuck your pelvis in again.


    Figure Eights

    Outward Horizontal Hip Figure 8 -The hips draw a horizontal figure 8 parallel to the floor. Starting position: feet parallel to each other and shoulder-width  apart:

    1. Shift your  weight to the Right leg. Twist Right hip forward. Draw a circle to the back  with your Right hip.
    2. Shift your weight to the Left through a hip slide on diagonal
    3. Draw a circle to the back with your Left hip
    4. Shift your weight to the Right through a hip slide on diagonal
    Inward Horizontal Hip Figure 8- The hips draw a horizontal figure 8 parallel to the floor.
    Starting position: feet parallel to each other and shoulder-width  apart:
    1. Shift your  weight to the Right leg .Twist Right hip backward.Draw a circle to the front  with your Right hip.
    2. Shift your weight to the Left through a hip slide on diagonal
    3. Draw a circle to the front with your Left hip
    4. Shift your weight to the Right through a hip slide on diagonal


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