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How to Do a Burlesque Belly Dance

Learn how to do a burlesque belly dance from professional dancer Elizabeth DeGennaro in this Howcast dance video.

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How to do a burlesque belly dance.

We're going to use our bellies for our belly dance. These are called "belly rolls." How we do a belly roll is we stick out our chest, then our ribs, then our belly button, and then our pelvis. It's a little belly roll. We're going to stand to the side. Our arms are up. We're going to do a little belly roll.

This is now your belly dance belly roll. With this we're going to make it a little sexier. We're going to stick out our left knee, hip is loose, our hands are up.

If my left hip is up, my right hand is up, and my left hand is out to the audience. You want to roll your wrists to keep it sexy. Okay? With this, we're going to do a belly roll. That's how you do your belly roll.

After your belly roll, you can do a hip roll. These are also called "bicycles" in belly dance. You're going to come around with your hip. Good.

Now with this, we're going to combine it. We're going to do four belly rolls and then four hip rolls.

Five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, adding the wrists.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

Very good. And that's how you do a burlesque belly dance.

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