How to Combine Snake Arms with Piston Hips

Learn how to combine snake arms with piston hips in this Howcast belly dance video featuring Irina Akulenko.


So now let's combine snake arms with piston hips. We're going to start with the snake arms first, with one hand at a time, and two. Remember to move one joint at a time, within the shoulder, the elbow, wrist, and releasing through the hands. One and two.

To walk with this move, we need to coordinate same arm, same foot. So as the right hand lifts, we're going to point the right foot forward, push our weight on it, and switch.

Next, our piston hips. So it's a downward accent. You want to make sure that you're lifting the hip up so you have somewhere to go, and you switch your weight. And since you're lifting your foot completely, it's very easy to travel with this step coming forward or back.

So for this combination, we're going to travel forward with the snake arms and back with the piston hips, taking two steps forward and four steps back and piston. Right, left, right, left. Let's try that with music.

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