How to Do Hip Lifts & Basic Shimmy | Belly Dancing

  • Опубликовано:  6 лет назад
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    Belly dancing is sexy, fun, and burns up a lot of calories to boot! In this video, belly dancer Irina Akulenko teaches you how to do hip lifts and a basic shimmy. You'll be shaking it like Shakira in no time.

    So, now, we are going to go over the basic hip lift. Let's assume our basic belly dance posture position. So, the legs are right under the hip bones. Knees are bent. Lower abs are tucked, chest lifted, arms out. And now you are going to bend the knees even more than before and focus on lifting one hip at a time by straightening one knee at a time. So, as you straighten the right knee, the right hip will come up and it is going to shoot straight up into your body. So you want to think about meeting your hip bone up to the ribcage coming back down to center. Switching over to the other side, straightening that knee, coming back down. Make sure you're keeping your heels on the floor and you are not lifting up with any point. And again, lifting the hip up and back down to neutral position, the other side back down to position. Now, skip that hold in the middle and you're going to go up, and up and up, and up. And, the closer your are to the ground, the easier it will be to find that isolation. Let's try that with music. And a little bit faster, keeping your heels on the floor, chest floating out, arms relaxed. Make sure you are not moving in space and your head is not bopping up and down. And faster. And full speed. And that is the basic hip isolation.
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  • Длительность: 2:09
  • Howcast  belly dancing  belly dance  shakira  belly dancer  Arabic belly dance  bellydance  belly dance workout  shimmy  

Комментарии: 2 466

  • richard kc
    richard kc Час назад

    I came here just to see her hip

  • Veronica Lopez
    Veronica Lopez 13 часов назад

    Omfg what did i just watch😂😂

  • Kayla Barton
    Kayla Barton 17 часов назад

    Bellydancers have really great abs

  • Jordyn Reid
    Jordyn Reid День назад

    These comments you guys post are hilarious😂😂

  • ashwini lakhe
    ashwini lakhe 2 дня назад

    Hello kya ap classes karvate ho !!!!

    SHÏÑË BRÏGHT 3 дня назад

    I look like I'm having a siezure

  • LONLEY Girl
    LONLEY Girl 3 дня назад

    I look like a potato

  • Kendra Morris
    Kendra Morris 4 дня назад

    When I did that I looked constipated 💩💩

  • Panic! Dance on Brendon's head !
    Panic! Dance on Brendon's head ! 4 дня назад

    chyler leigh from far away?

  • Panic! Dance on Brendon's head !
    Panic! Dance on Brendon's head ! 4 дня назад

    she's too good and smooth it looks weird

  • Kimberly _2005
    Kimberly _2005 5 дней назад

    Is it ok is u tippy toe while doing it I can do it both ways but I feel more comfortable with tippy toes is it ok ?

  • Dalia Baradie
    Dalia Baradie 6 дней назад

    😍😍😍 day1

  • Bell Bar
    Bell Bar 7 дней назад

    did anyone else come here because they saw a 13 year old do it on and wanted to try??

  • Babe Games
    Babe Games 8 дней назад +1

    I tried this xD and I accidentally smashed my Computer :'( and my mom just watched my belly dance for an hour she was also eating popcorn FML

  • Ardra Jay
    Ardra Jay 10 дней назад

    y do I look like a penguin doing this? 😂

  • Dolan Twins -Why Don't We
    Dolan Twins -Why Don't We 10 дней назад

    Malu is shaking rn💀

  • Yasminia Hudson
    Yasminia Hudson 11 дней назад

    Thank you so much I finally got it

  • {_Crybaby_} {_Phoebe_}
    {_Crybaby_} {_Phoebe_} 11 дней назад

    I was proud of myself for doing the first step. But the untraspeed was impossible I moved my upperbody.

    I am truely a failer, now I must go to my corner

  • miffyLOVE
    miffyLOVE 11 дней назад +1

    I feel proud. I actually got the body for this.

  • miffyLOVE
    miffyLOVE 11 дней назад +1

    What am I doing here

  • Shrlok Kumar
    Shrlok Kumar 12 дней назад


  • Erikkkas Here
    Erikkkas Here 12 дней назад

    Well I killed my legs today that's for sure

  • Unicorn Lol
    Unicorn Lol 14 дней назад

    I Look Like a Wurm with a panic attack

  • Emma Sinclair
    Emma Sinclair 15 дней назад

    woah! i was so facinated!!!

  • Madison Shea
    Madison Shea 16 дней назад

    I'm to fat to do it😂

  • Queen B.Boujee
    Queen B.Boujee 17 дней назад

    Malu Trevejo makes this look SOO easy.

  • poni ja muut lelut
    poni ja muut lelut 17 дней назад

    The full speed was difficult

  • 게일아비
    게일아비 17 дней назад

    *but we all have the rolls*

  • Umm Emma
    Umm Emma 17 дней назад

    All the musers watching this 😂😂

  • Tiffany Hernandez
    Tiffany Hernandez 18 дней назад +1

    This is actually good for weight loss in the stomach 🤔🤔

  • Mona Rue
    Mona Rue 18 дней назад

    I can't do this because I'm a 14 year old stick .-.

  • HeyIt'sEmma
    HeyIt'sEmma 18 дней назад

    So this is how girls do it on Wow😂

  • Layla Lebron
    Layla Lebron 18 дней назад

    I'm here from Zayns vine

  • Reesie Love
    Reesie Love 19 дней назад

    Since I'm chubby. I dont think I can do this

  • Cristiana Santos
    Cristiana Santos 19 дней назад


  • Clayre Olmos
    Clayre Olmos 19 дней назад +1

    I am really good at this

  • Xx OneiliaxX
    Xx OneiliaxX 20 дней назад

    They forgot to mention u need to have a body like a Barbie doll

  • Jeanette Valantine
    Jeanette Valantine 21 день назад +1

    I was supposed to be helping my sister with ballet but I wanted to teach her something actually impressive

  • cuddlesome ney
    cuddlesome ney 22 дня назад

    Who else looked like a duck trying to do this😂

  • gizzy Sanchez
    gizzy Sanchez 22 дня назад

    I got a pimple😭

  • Daisy Christina
    Daisy Christina 23 дня назад

    I see many girls talking about their fat. Bellydancing is for everybody skinny or fat doesn't matter. You girls need to accept and love your body first. I'm plus size too and I do bellydancing.

  • Mutsh33 Mutsh33
    Mutsh33 Mutsh33 25 дней назад

    Suparb Dear👌👌👌👌👌👌

  • Naomi Nseka
    Naomi Nseka 25 дней назад

    Do you have to be short to do this

  • Lovey Dovey
    Lovey Dovey 26 дней назад +1

    Can anybody Plzzzzz help me I can't do it and she doesn't explain well. Whoever can do this plz explain it to me with better details!!

  • XxKittyCat360xX anime
    XxKittyCat360xX anime 27 дней назад



  • ديما علي
    ديما علي 28 дней назад

    اني نايمه ودا اتابع 😂

  • AnthonyyMak
    AnthonyyMak 28 дней назад

    Idk why but this didn't help me at all😂
    But i learned from a friend

  • salar M82A2
    salar M82A2 29 дней назад

    what is it with the bighead girls while dancing arent they supercute .i mean she is nice but those quality in my my book make a girl a wonderwoman .

  • Alfred Hines
    Alfred Hines Месяц назад


  • Caitlynn LaFleche
    Caitlynn LaFleche Месяц назад

    What song was the first one used in this video? The drum one.

  • The Native American Isrealite
    The Native American Isrealite Месяц назад


  • I S A
    I S A Месяц назад


  • Asma Jabeen
    Asma Jabeen Месяц назад +1

    more than dance it's feels like a great workout for me..

  • Torii msp
    Torii msp Месяц назад +1

    When your as skinny as a worm and still cant do it smh

  • bree thompson
    bree thompson Месяц назад

    I'm going to be a musicly star

  • Nevaeh cox
    Nevaeh cox Месяц назад

    That's y i looks whakie when I tried I was lifting my feet thx this helped alot

  • RosiexMairi Vlogs
    RosiexMairi Vlogs Месяц назад

    Its currently 5:30 where i am wth am i doing with life

  • Lovey Dovey
    Lovey Dovey Месяц назад +1

    Bruh I really want to learn how to belly dance only so I can be like them 13 year old girls now a days 😁

  • Cassidy Josey
    Cassidy Josey Месяц назад

    I don't have hips😭😭

  • kaitlyn_asmr n
    kaitlyn_asmr n Месяц назад

    lol it looks like I'm seizing when I do it.

  • Rosa
    Rosa Месяц назад

    I love the music!

  • Daofficialjayl0 J
    Daofficialjayl0 J Месяц назад

    I cannn nottttttt

  • BaconBêe
    BaconBêe Месяц назад

    nope too hard.

  • Private Zarsky
    Private Zarsky Месяц назад

    I thought I could belly dance but everything has to be so complicated

  • Private Zarsky
    Private Zarsky Месяц назад


  • Blazingeagle246AJ
    Blazingeagle246AJ Месяц назад

    Anyone else watching this laying down 😂?

  • ShAnZa NaAz#
    ShAnZa NaAz# Месяц назад

    Your belly is really Beautiful .. !
    And i know how to belly dance <3 Cause i am Arabian <3 Love this dance badly in my blood

  • Sonia Rajput
    Sonia Rajput Месяц назад

    Uuuuu la la

  • naomi x
    naomi x Месяц назад

    I would but I ain't got a nice stomach I have a tomato

  • Alyssa Ramiz
    Alyssa Ramiz Месяц назад

    How does she do that

  • Miruna Popescu
    Miruna Popescu Месяц назад +1


  • Lif Ples
    Lif Ples Месяц назад

    I've always wondered how they do this 😂😂 I was like "IS SHE BIONIC!?!"

  • Jasoda Vaishnav
    Jasoda Vaishnav Месяц назад


  • Ender101dragon
    Ender101dragon Месяц назад

    The only thing I'm having trouble with is keeping up, otherwise, I think I have it

  • Ehhh Hhh
    Ehhh Hhh Месяц назад

    Lemme smash. Pls.

  • Nassima Khnati
    Nassima Khnati Месяц назад

    Belly dancing came from arabics not others 😒😒

  • Crazygurl_000
    Crazygurl_000 Месяц назад

    boii i tried this and it just ended up me bended and straightening my knees really fast with my head bobbing up and down. then my hips began to they do it is some magic source i'll never know of...

  • NinaMareeMe
    NinaMareeMe Месяц назад

    Being fat it does look as flawless and decent as that....

  • txbrah
    txbrah Месяц назад

    watch out for my body rolls

  • Lil Angel
    Lil Angel Месяц назад

    Who came here from zane and heaths vine

  • nicole m
    nicole m Месяц назад

    My instructor said "pretend you're in a pool. You're on one end, Justin Timberlake on the other. Pretend that you have a cup on each hip and you're trying to sexily bring him water."

  • yasminn
    yasminn Месяц назад

    *gets up*
    *goes to mirror*
    *lifts up shirt*
    *immediately sits back down*

  • Angie 123
    Angie 123 Месяц назад +1

    Me over here looking like a fish out of water._.

    • Angie 123
      Angie 123 Месяц назад

      I knew how to do this before i was 7._.

    • Angie 123
      Angie 123 Месяц назад

      Me trying to do this but now knowing i have no hip

  • nimky ziam
    nimky ziam Месяц назад

    off the chart.

  • Emetonjo Solomon
    Emetonjo Solomon Месяц назад

    There are a few components to belly dancing. One plan I found that successfully combines these is the gabs mover crusher (check it out on google) definately the most helpful lessons that I have ever seen.Check out the awesome information .

  • Vanessa Rose
    Vanessa Rose Месяц назад +1

    lmaoo im on my couch just shaking my hips

  • fishery nepal
    fishery nepal Месяц назад

    here's a few things worth trying
    1. try the circle first
    This move is the sexiest and simplest. All you need to do is feel the joints of your hip and shoulder and make a circle.
    2. look for some online videos to follow.
    (I learned these and more tips from gabs mover crusher website )

  • Shailyn Dasilva
    Shailyn Dasilva Месяц назад

    was i the only one who couldn't do this

  • Pedro Alb
    Pedro Alb Месяц назад

    There are a few factors in how to belly dance. One plan I discovered which succeeds in merging these is the gabs mover crusher (check it out on google) without a doubt the no.1 lessons that I've seen.Check out the awesome information .

  • Ayub Shrestha
    Ayub Shrestha Месяц назад

    I've been researching into how to belly dance and found a great website at gabs mover crusher (google it if you are interested)

  • José Crisalide
    José Crisalide Месяц назад

    here's a few suggestions you can try
    1. try the circle first
    This one's the sexiest and easiest. All you need to do is feel the joints of your hip and shoulder and make a circle.
    2. look for some online lessons to follow.
    (I read these and more tips from Gabs Mover Crusher website )

  • slime queen
    slime queen Месяц назад

    This is the video Zane is watching in musically

  • Krabby Patty Formula
    Krabby Patty Formula Месяц назад

    Zane and Heath used this for one of their vine :)

  • نفسي عاشقه
    نفسي عاشقه Месяц назад

    خصرها احلى من حياتكم👀

  • Angel xo Boss
    Angel xo Boss Месяц назад

    This work for me thanks :3

  • christian olive
    christian olive Месяц назад

    Idk if it's weird for guys to try belly dancing, but I was looking for a new ab workout. Anyway, my left leg gets all weird and jerky. I was just wondering if my body may not be use to this movement or something and if it gets easier, I guess, with practice?

  • Yojie Chan
    Yojie Chan Месяц назад

    damn your skin is so flawlesss!!!

  • Sofia Lopez
    Sofia Lopez Месяц назад


  • Rizwana Ayaz
    Rizwana Ayaz Месяц назад

    i cant do it while keeping heels on the floor

  • Aaniya swagge
    Aaniya swagge Месяц назад

    wow thank you so much I really like ur video do more videos😍😍