How to Do Interior Hip Circles in Belly Dancing

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

Belly Dance Moves: Interior Hip Circles

From: Irina Akulenko

So now lets try interior hip circles. Keeping the knees bent, legs are underneath the hipbones, chest lifted. We are going to contract the right hip up, contract the lower abs in, contract the left hip up, and come back to neutral.

Lifting the right side up, contracting the lower abs, keeping the upper abs relaxed, left side and release. One and two and three and four. In contrast to the exterior hip circles; the hips would actually roll. Exterior hip circles, keep the hips parallel to the floor and the interior hip circle we’re actually going to roll the hips under.

So, let’s try that with music. [Music] [Slowly making internal hip circle movements] Make sure chest is lifted; arms are still and let’s try it faster. [Continues with faster hip circles] Let’s try going the other direction [Slowly does hip circles in the other direction] and roll. [Continues with rhythmic rolling of the hips movement] And you can go faster. And that’s how you do an interior hip circle.