Learn Hip Roll in Belly Dancing – Women’s Fitness

Learn Hip Roll in Belly Dancing - Women's Fitness

Learn Hip Roll in Belly Dancing – Women’s Fitness- part of the women’s fitness video series by GeoBeats. Hi, I am Tava. I am here at Work It Dance and Fitness Studios in Norwalk, Connecticut. Right now I am going to teach you how to do a belly dance hip roll. We are going to do them two ways: hip rolls on the up and hip rolls on the down. The first thing I want you to do is stand in basic belly dance posture, knees soft, tailbone tucked, chest lifted and shoulders down. So, I am going to start by imagining there is a pencil come straight out of my hipbone and I want to draw a circle on the wall in front of me. I am going to bend the knees deeply, press the hip out to the side, lift up to the ball of the foot, and then pull back into center. So I am drawing down, out, lifting the heel, contracting the obliques, and pulling into center. When I smooth that out, down, out, up and in. Down, out, up and in. Down, out, up and in. You want to be mindful that the tailbone does not tip back, pushing the bottom out. You want to imagine you are stuck between two planes of glass and you can only move sideways. Down, out, contracting the obliques, pulling back into center. Let us try it on the other side. Bending the knees, sliding the pelvis up to the left, lifting the heel and pulling into center. Down, out, up and in. Now let us try alternating right side to left side. This can be a little bit tricky. As I lift my hip up on the right, I am going to transition on a diagonal down and

6 thoughts on “Learn Hip Roll in Belly Dancing – Women’s Fitness”

  1. This is great instruction but you shouldn’t call this a “hip roll” so you don’t confuse the hip-hop version of a hip roll that is commonly seen on youtube. This is either an upward figure 8 or alternate vertical hip circles. Peace.

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