How to Do Hip Slides in Belly Dancing

Let belly dancer Irina Akulenko teach you how to do hip slides in this belly dancing video from Howcast.

So now, we’re going to isolate our hips. Let’s assume the basic belly dance posture position. So, knees are bent, feet are hip-width apart, chest is lifted, tailbone tucked under, lower abs engaged. We’re gonna flight from side to side. Chest lifted, make sure your still breathing and your gonna shift your weight out to one side-keeping the chest in exactly the same position. And then your gonna shift your weight out to the other side.

What you want to try to do, is keep the line of your hips graph or your pants, completely horizontal to the flow no matter what. So, there is no lifts and no drops; sliding from side to side. Chest is hovering and is lifted. And your still breathing. And let’s try that with music. Make sure your knees are still bent and your lower abs are engaged. A little bit faster. And if your comfortable here, add the arms. And that’s how you isolate your hips.