How to Do Hip Lifts & Basic Shimmy | Belly Dancing

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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.
  • КатегорииХобби и стиль
  • Длительность: 2:9
  • Тэги для этого Видео:  Howcast  belly dancing  belly dance  shakira  belly dancer  Arabic belly dance  bellydance  belly dance workout  shimmy  

Комментарии: 2 242

  • Manuel Boakye
    Manuel Boakye 46 минут назад

    I tried doimf this...realizing I dkmt have that body and im just jiggling my rolls

  • Corgi Lover
    Corgi Lover 6 часов назад +1

    Who else thinks your doing it , but look in the mirror and realize that you look like a potato with an epileptic attack😂

  • Dawn Of Art
    Dawn Of Art 7 часов назад

    Hard to do when your legs have about an inch difference in length. Any tips?

  • Jiya Sonwani
    Jiya Sonwani 1 день назад

    i am also a belly dancer

  • Zoey Rae James
    Zoey Rae James 1 день назад

    Reminds me of running in place, but flat footed. 😯

  • cammy anderson
    cammy anderson 1 день назад

    At the end when they zoom in, it looks like she needs to pee badly😂

  • G Mireles
    G Mireles 1 день назад

    is this what malu watches ? 🤧

  • OhheyitsSoumy
    OhheyitsSoumy 1 день назад

    step 1: be an Arab :P

    .... some girls learn this and we are born doing it XD

  • Jiya Sonwani
    Jiya Sonwani 2 дня назад


  • Irathy Vistlip
    Irathy Vistlip 3 дня назад

    I feel myself in all these comments

  • Cindy Norman
    Cindy Norman 3 дня назад

    It would be great if you moved the CC/Subtitles somewhere else...they are covering her hips which is exactly what i need to watch! Thanks either way! ;-)

  • Lesley Garcia
    Lesley Garcia 6 дней назад

    I thought I was like pro but just me doing a belly roll and my fat rolls flapping around makin me look like a damn fat hippo

  • Water Lily
    Water Lily 7 дней назад +1

    I tried to do this and I am absolutely sure I looked awful.

  • mash potato
    mash potato 7 дней назад +1

    I look like an idiot practicing this in the bathroom so no one would see me

  • Bsmalah Tareq
    Bsmalah Tareq 8 дней назад +1

    I just looked at myself in the mirror , fool 😂

  • Prince Patel
    Prince Patel 8 дней назад +1


  • Pixel Slimer
    Pixel Slimer 9 дней назад

    I DID IT!

  • Angelica Flores
    Angelica Flores 9 дней назад

    Wasn't this on a vine

  • Jai Sharma Sharma
    Jai Sharma Sharma 10 дней назад

    it is very good Bally dance❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  • Jackson jackson
    Jackson jackson 12 дней назад

    oh my god I love you.

  • Andrea C.
    Andrea C. 13 дней назад

    thanks it took 2 days to master this

  • Zain Ulabayden
    Zain Ulabayden 15 дней назад


  • Jana Weisse
    Jana Weisse 15 дней назад

    Malulu we're coming for you

  • Anam Karim Yousafzai
    Anam Karim Yousafzai 16 дней назад

    can any one give online belly dancing classes free any channel on youtube kindly some one guide

  • Molly Mariani
    Molly Mariani 17 дней назад

    what is the song!?

  • Ninja :3
    Ninja :3 17 дней назад

    I don't have the hips to do that...

  • Tamang nice video Thacur
    Tamang nice video Thacur 18 дней назад

    wow nice dance but very difficult

  • Briskiana MSP
    Briskiana MSP 19 дней назад


  • N.a. Ma.
    N.a. Ma. 21 день назад +1

    wow arabic dance in all the word😂😍😍👏👏

  • Daphenie Aprillia
    Daphenie Aprillia 22 дня назад

    Who here is as stiff as a stick and cant even follow a simple tutorial because they just cant move ❤️😂

  • Srishti Marwaha
    Srishti Marwaha 24 дня назад

    Lol i still cant to do it😂

  • Seema Singh Seema
    Seema Singh Seema 24 дня назад


  • Caity cat
    Caity cat 24 дня назад

    Does that actually wreck your bones? Or does it really hit your rib cage?

  • Caity cat
    Caity cat 24 дня назад

    Who else is watching this in bed or while eating junk food😂✋️

  • Hassan Gamal
    Hassan Gamal 24 дня назад +1

    why i am.her just to learn the bully dance but I am.make why I

  • Katrina Smith
    Katrina Smith 24 дня назад

    1 minute into this and my legs said forget it!

  • Nayelee Garcia
    Nayelee Garcia 25 дней назад

    I think the easier way to do this is to just go to belly dancing classes and dancing classes I can do a moving my hip movement just not noticeable

  • blue fairy
    blue fairy 26 дней назад

    so tough😢😢

  • B.P Yadav
    B.P Yadav 27 дней назад

    you really look osm n m also trying my best

  • bhawna saini
    bhawna saini 28 дней назад

    my whole body moves whenever I try to move my pelvis only..what to do?

  • shaneal whitely
    shaneal whitely 28 дней назад +1

    uh... I need help

  • Taylor Hill
    Taylor Hill 29 дней назад

    this was not helpful at all

  • lastavica 6
    lastavica 6 29 дней назад

    I thought everyone can do that naturally. I do this all the damn time. I didn't know this was belly dancing

  • Aber Hamid
    Aber Hamid 1 месяц назад

    That it's not easy!!😂😂☝☝

  • Bonnie Speeg
    Bonnie Speeg 1 месяц назад


  • Aniya Midgette
    Aniya Midgette 1 месяц назад

    it's so hard I look like onion not a potato but and onion 😭😭😭

  • cxtte
    cxtte 1 месяц назад


  • Homicidal Twink
    Homicidal Twink 1 месяц назад

    I was researching the founder of scientology, and now I'm belly dancing. What

  • BruhItzAshleyy MSP
    BruhItzAshleyy MSP 1 месяц назад

    I was trying this in the bathroom and I think my mom heard my fat rolls jiggling all the way from the living room so she came and knocked on the door and asked what I was doing😂😂

  • signjess x
    signjess x 1 месяц назад

    I thought I was doing it until I looked in the mirror and I realised I wasn't doing anything all I was doing was shaking my belly fat😂

  • Grunge Kookiee
    Grunge Kookiee 1 месяц назад +1

    I dont have the right body for this 😂 all i am moving are my fat rolls.

  • Lexi Deltaco
    Lexi Deltaco 1 месяц назад

    I really want to belly dance but all the girls have flat stomachs so it's work out time

  • • screaming •
    • screaming • 1 месяц назад

    I want to be wild with it like Shakira, fam

  • PANIC at the disco
    PANIC at the disco 1 месяц назад

    lol same ayla alexia

  • Dylan Hosty
    Dylan Hosty 1 месяц назад

    i need that body

  • Dylan Hosty
    Dylan Hosty 1 месяц назад

    zane and heath

  • Ruby Kuchma
    Ruby Kuchma 1 месяц назад

    thanks, this really helped me with my cripling depression. I no longer take medication. Thank you Howcast, thank you

  • Yasmin Roberta
    Yasmin Roberta 1 месяц назад

    vocês poderiam falar português né? ;-; iria facilitar muito a minha vida

  • Fuega23
    Fuega23 1 месяц назад

    I think I can do it, but it doesn't look good cause I'm too fat

  • نجم الدين
    نجم الدين 1 месяц назад +1


  • Crystal Clod
    Crystal Clod 1 месяц назад

    soooooo easy :)

  • wasfapuk1 112
    wasfapuk1 112 1 месяц назад +1


  • Barkha Chauhan
    Barkha Chauhan 1 месяц назад

    mujhe bali sikhna hai

  • Airish Jane Cruza
    Airish Jane Cruza 1 месяц назад

    I want to learn belly dancing (Egyptian way)

  • Ishika R
    Ishika R 1 месяц назад

    Are you talented if you can do this? Because I can, surprisingly.

  • khadidja benba
    khadidja benba 1 месяц назад

    Can!t do itt so hard

  • Lord Megatron
    Lord Megatron 1 месяц назад

    I am a guy,why am I here??

  • jes henderson
    jes henderson 1 месяц назад

    I'm gonna try working out first

  • Jay McIntosh
    Jay McIntosh 1 месяц назад

    yup me too at 5 am lmao

  • lea
    lea 1 месяц назад

    after trying this i managed to find one thing I'm particularly great at doing.

    lowering my self esteem.

  • Young Potato
    Young Potato 1 месяц назад

    She has a nice bellybutton.

  • Banana Unicorn
    Banana Unicorn 1 месяц назад

    i can't breathe properly

  • Keka Arong
    Keka Arong 1 месяц назад


  • Odessa :
    Odessa : 1 месяц назад +1

    i Look Like a Crazy Snake😂

  • Poojabh Bh
    Poojabh Bh 1 месяц назад

    so nice

  • itz khayy
    itz khayy 1 месяц назад

    Wow IMA try that

  • Wilner Ulusse
    Wilner Ulusse 1 месяц назад

    belly dance goals

  • Ubah Sheikh
    Ubah Sheikh 1 месяц назад +1

    Malu was here

  • Shirley Valdes
    Shirley Valdes 1 месяц назад +1

    did anyone else see that geico ad, if you did like wtf😂😂😂

  • Tʜᴇ Sᴘʀɪᴛᴢ
    Tʜᴇ Sᴘʀɪᴛᴢ 1 месяц назад

    Gotta practice belly dancing for my quince next year. 💅

  • The UnusualAngela
    The UnusualAngela 1 месяц назад

    god damn my mom caught me practicing belly dance now she wants to join ne😂

  • Barbara Oliveros.
    Barbara Oliveros. 1 месяц назад

    Looks easy but is not..... I look like a weird thing trying to do this in the middle of the living room😂

  • Barbara Oliveros.
    Barbara Oliveros. 1 месяц назад

    Your waist😍

  • dogs for life
    dogs for life 1 месяц назад

    I'm in a belly dance class so this is very helpful I'm also 14

  • WolfGirl2100
    WolfGirl2100 1 месяц назад

    I'm too chubby​ to see the movement

  • TheLegend27
    TheLegend27 1 месяц назад

    If you're from musically, get out

  • Cherry TV
    Cherry TV 1 месяц назад

    I looked like a squid who is having a seizure.

  • TheVicdub
    TheVicdub 1 месяц назад

    I'll come back after making my body like hers...

  • Breelee ILOVEANIME
    Breelee ILOVEANIME 1 месяц назад

    is it just me who still cant do this

  • NoraIshKawaii :3
    NoraIshKawaii :3 1 месяц назад

    I've been bellydancing for a couple of months now and this is how I learnt.
    I just don't understand how to do a bellyroll :/

    //A twelve y/o girl from Sweden

  • Nandni Sharma
    Nandni Sharma 1 месяц назад


  • rin ren
    rin ren 2 месяца назад

    I just can't 😂😂😂
    try again

  • Sabnam Mustari
    Sabnam Mustari 2 месяца назад

    Very nice

  • Digvijay kambla
    Digvijay kambla 2 месяца назад

    yahhhh I like it......

  • Kat Hiersche
    Kat Hiersche 2 месяца назад

    I cant believe how much it hurts!!!

  • Yessenia Torres
    Yessenia Torres 2 месяца назад

    wth this is hard can't even do this step. but im npt giving up

  • Rima rim
    Rima rim 2 месяца назад

    a can do this Quikly because am arabic girl 👊

  • Daisy Boo
    Daisy Boo 2 месяца назад

    anyone here from zane?

  • Jay Elle
    Jay Elle 2 месяца назад

    Why are her hips so mesmerising omg

  • Yasmin Rajesh
    Yasmin Rajesh 2 месяца назад

    Its too difficult