All the Hip Joint Tilts Belly Dance Practice Bellydance Belly Dancing
Title: All the Hip Joint Tilts
Content Type: drop-in class / practice /drill
Description: This follow-along technique flow drills the family of moves that build on leg-driven tilts at the hip joint, starting with building blocks, and then advancing through progressively more complex material. We flow through: weighted side-to-side tilts, in place, traveling with push and pull steps, on flat feet and lifted heels; pelvic tuck and release, used as a release accent in center and to diagonals (both in place and traveling), in “basic back” and samba shimmy foot patterns, and in tilting hip circles (both in place and traveling); double side-to-side, in place, traveling, turning, and as a basis for a ¾ shimmy; soft-knee shimmy; unweighted lifts side and back and step-lifts; unweighted drops and drop variations including “m,” “n,” “traveling n” and double drops, and ¾ shimmy from weight shift-prepare-drop.
Suggested level: advanced beginner and up