How to Do Hip Lifts & Basic Shimmy | Belly Dancing

  • Опубликовано: 19 май 2011
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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: 2 589

  • Denise Gomez
    Denise Gomez Час назад

    I did it and um one of those wobbly man

  • toofaced woes
    toofaced woes 3 часа назад

    alright got that part... then just break my back... put my hands on my knees... GOT IT!

  • Dell. Vlogs
    Dell. Vlogs 4 часа назад

    Easy for you to say🙄

  • imagine princess
    imagine princess 5 часов назад

    It looks like I'm having a stroke or something

  • boris jovanovic
    boris jovanovic 9 часов назад

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  • Olivia Collins
    Olivia Collins 11 часов назад

    Wait.......why am I watching this

  • Rocio's Life
    Rocio's Life 12 часов назад

    I'm too fat sorry

  • Sanja Sanjic
    Sanja Sanjic 18 часов назад

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  • Shyam Sunder
    Shyam Sunder 18 часов назад

    very nice belly dance

  • Sparkle Slime Slime
    Sparkle Slime Slime День назад

    You did not help me at all!

  • Salaysha Loeurm-Chet
    Salaysha Loeurm-Chet День назад

    This felt so weird my mom was like what the hell😅

  • Oliver Queen
    Oliver Queen День назад

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  • Freya Martin
    Freya Martin День назад

    Thank you so much I can finally do it for my dance class tomorrow

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  • crzy
    crzy День назад

    malu needs to watch this.

  • Kimia Dianat
    Kimia Dianat День назад

    What's the name of the song?

  • Shirley Palms
    Shirley Palms День назад

    she bein all Xtra and s***

  • Susan Sizuguzi
    Susan Sizuguzi 2 дня назад

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  • Evanie Blanco
    Evanie Blanco 3 дня назад

    who's watch this in 2017

  • Hiren Patel
    Hiren Patel 3 дня назад

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  • Heyloo TV
    Heyloo TV 3 дня назад

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  • Kakanj Gaming
    Kakanj Gaming 4 дня назад

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  • Nepoznat lik
    Nepoznat lik 4 дня назад

    here's a few things you can try
    1. Start with the circle
    This move is the sexiest and simplest. All you have to do is feel the joints of your hip and shoulder and make a circle.
    2. find some online videos to follow.
    (I learned these and more ideas from Gabs Mover Crusher website )

  • Jozlyn Gutierrez
    Jozlyn Gutierrez 4 дня назад

    Legit, I'm only 13, and yeah I have curves, Buh I can't do it, its too much work, if only I was a wizard to wish myself a "Hip lifting master"😭🙅

  • Bianca's Way
    Bianca's Way 4 дня назад

    I tried to do this and i looked like a fish thats coming out of water...

  • Moon Struck101
    Moon Struck101 4 дня назад

    So that's the magic behind the hip shake

  • i wish i was a savage
    i wish i was a savage 5 дней назад

    thx I actually have done this on musically

  • Maryam am
    Maryam am 5 дней назад

    The best channel thanks

  • Daniel Stephenson
    Daniel Stephenson 5 дней назад

    𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼 𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗼𝗹, 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸:

  • Lorena Paz
    Lorena Paz 6 дней назад

    lol she said "full speed"

  • Neema
    Neema 7 дней назад

    She makes it look so easy

  • Basavaraju Raju
    Basavaraju Raju 7 дней назад

    it's so cool

  • -brentations TM
    -brentations TM 8 дней назад

    try doing this in the middle of the night with a halfway healed foot, there's one thing you will accomplish:
    waking the entire house up

  • Shanna Shelton
    Shanna Shelton 8 дней назад +1

    I kinda getting to my belly dance it kinda work

  • sofia rodriguez
    sofia rodriguez 9 дней назад +1

    This video is the reason of my insecurities

  • Sammy Martinez
    Sammy Martinez 9 дней назад

    you you make look easy

  • All the Crybabies Say Meow
    All the Crybabies Say Meow 9 дней назад

    This doesn't work

  • Joce 2560
    Joce 2560 9 дней назад

    Who came here after watching anime ?

  • Priyanka Das
    Priyanka Das 9 дней назад

    I really want to do this but I can't get up:/

  • Merici Flores
    Merici Flores 9 дней назад

    I cant do this

  • Cat
    Cat 10 дней назад

    Joan s.d ok my mom walked in and she said “ I’m not going to ask I’m going to pretend I didn’t see that.”

  • Lps Amna
    Lps Amna 11 дней назад

    Dont worry you guys if you dont know how to do this..this girl oreddy knows and just skiped to concltion

  • Lps Amna
    Lps Amna 11 дней назад

    Is it me or i just cant do this because i have belly fat

  • Nour Wesam
    Nour Wesam 11 дней назад

    *Wow Is It Egyptian Dance ?!*

  • Mavis Username
    Mavis Username 11 дней назад

    All the 9-year-old kids probably watch these Howcast belly dance videos.

  • Jimboy Acer
    Jimboy Acer 12 дней назад

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  • Bernice Oudot
    Bernice Oudot 12 дней назад

    Does anyone know where I can buy this skirt from please

  • maria Zee
    maria Zee 12 дней назад

    I tried this and it looked great.... thanks

  • xdessix 123
    xdessix 123 13 дней назад

    Danielle Cohn probably searched this up...

  • whAt T
    whAt T 13 дней назад +1

    Danielle Cohen needs to see this.

  • Tropical Tacos
    Tropical Tacos 13 дней назад

    i did this and it looked like i was having a seizure standing up 💀

  • x_xoGURL Lol
    x_xoGURL Lol 13 дней назад +2

    I was Doing it and my Dad came into my room and say “Is it u” I said yes😂

  • Tasha Obei
    Tasha Obei 14 дней назад

    90% of the views probably come from 13 year old girls

  • todd henry
    todd henry 14 дней назад +1

    hi will you go on a date with me?

  • Elli Rose
    Elli Rose 14 дней назад

    i look like a Worm With a sick pop on my stomack

  • Ivan Petrov
    Ivan Petrov 15 дней назад

    interesting points ,if anyone else wants to learn about how to belly dance for beginners try Tarbetti Instant Dancing Tutor(do a google search ) ? Ive heard some incredible things about it and my colleague got amazing results with it.

  • basant vimal sharma
    basant vimal sharma 15 дней назад

    Nice belly.all smoochy smoochy.muah muah.

  • Crischel Bieber
    Crischel Bieber 15 дней назад

    Daniel Cohn needs to watch this

  • welp
    welp 16 дней назад

    I do it a diff way I go on my tip toes and go down each one like both heels up one down both up one down again but the other one that time

  • nehkohl
    nehkohl 16 дней назад

    *shows this to danielle cohn*

  • Leslie Guerrero
    Leslie Guerrero 17 дней назад +1

    i try but i can not do it

  • Alondra Cruz
    Alondra Cruz 17 дней назад +1

    Danielle Cohn needs to watch this

  • Fire Cat
    Fire Cat 17 дней назад

    Easier said then done ;-;

  • FluffyKat
    FluffyKat 17 дней назад

    Send this to Danielle Cohn

  • ItsJustJohn X
    ItsJustJohn X 17 дней назад

    Musically brought me here but this looks soo darn hard x

  • Gisela Maman
    Gisela Maman 17 дней назад +1

    Danielle Chon should watch this so she actually knows how to belly dance

  • moon candy
    moon candy 17 дней назад

    malulu aint got nothin on this

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  • Lashonda Malveaux
    Lashonda Malveaux 17 дней назад

    It looked like I was having a seizure ;-;

  • PRINCESS i t i a n n a
    PRINCESS i t i a n n a 17 дней назад

    I swear I wanna be like malu 😂😂😭

  • ItsJustTaiah
    ItsJustTaiah 18 дней назад

    I tried doing this and I legit broke my rib god damn it

  • Aditya Mishra
    Aditya Mishra 18 дней назад


  • Superglittergirl Fantastic
    Superglittergirl Fantastic 19 дней назад

    My legs aren’t that long and when I try it my hip goes up but my foot goes along with it it anoying🙄 like if it happen to u

  • Abhay Kuwar
    Abhay Kuwar 19 дней назад

    i like baly dance 😁😁

  • Rabeya Rahman
    Rabeya Rahman 19 дней назад

    Not so easy as it seems! :(

  • ariana seamster
    ariana seamster 20 дней назад

    Can i get 1M likes for belly dancing Ayee i mean you dont judge people who cant belly dance

  • S.K.B Is life
    S.K.B Is life 21 день назад +1

    Still hard even with help

  • Eunica is unicorn
    Eunica is unicorn 22 дня назад

    I can do it

  • Diamond Angel
    Diamond Angel 22 дня назад

    Who came from

  • Radha Sharma
    Radha Sharma 22 дня назад

    I'm here because Zane was dancing to to this lol

  • breezy
    breezy 23 дня назад

    I bet this is where all those girls came

  • Super Sophie M
    Super Sophie M 23 дня назад +1

    I saw girl or even "boys" do it and I was like hmmmm let me go on YouTube. I saw this and looked at her belly and my belly. For me it should be fat belly dancing 😂😂😂

  • Zana Sreng
    Zana Sreng 23 дня назад

    How did you do it so smoothly? Like HOW????

  • Zana Sreng
    Zana Sreng 23 дня назад

    This looks easy but when I try to do it, I just look stupid😐😭

  • Vanilla Belle
    Vanilla Belle 24 дня назад


    QUEEN SHAKIRA 24 дня назад

    I looked like an idiot

  • Give Me A Kookie Tae and Suga
    Give Me A Kookie Tae and Suga 26 дней назад

    My belly dances everyone I feed ut food so thats a start

  • SmellsLikeCurry
    SmellsLikeCurry 26 дней назад

    Too bad it’s just my fat moving

  • Aaruhi shrama
    Aaruhi shrama 26 дней назад

    Mujhe aati hai belly dance karna but zayad krti ho to stomach mei pain hone lagta hai 😖😖

  • Silia tominiko
    Silia tominiko 26 дней назад


  • Silia tominiko
    Silia tominiko 26 дней назад


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    Silia tominiko 26 дней назад


  • Silia tominiko
    Silia tominiko 26 дней назад


  • Zania Khan
    Zania Khan 28 дней назад +1

    Me:**trying to attempt this tutorial**
    Mum:**comes in my room** asks me if im okay

  • Reactions With Brianna
    Reactions With Brianna 29 дней назад

    You not explaining right girl and you do now that there are fat ppl right

  • Marcus Body Coding
    Marcus Body Coding 29 дней назад +1

    Hey just found the channel - good stuff you have here! 💪
    I do a lot of *HIP ISOLATION TUTORIALS* myself. Great to meet 👊

  • HaterRulez Woop
    HaterRulez Woop 29 дней назад

    I’m only here cause zain and heath

  • Angela Wilson
    Angela Wilson 29 дней назад

    Ok when my legs straighten is it supposed to like ‘pop’ in place for lack of a better word, cuz I started trying to make it flow but it doesn’t seem like that will naturally happen and it makes my muscles just tremble a bit or it tired me out

  • IIreneEssou xo
    IIreneEssou xo Месяц назад +1

    I can't do it whyyyy😧😧