Learn how to do a belly dance reverse undulation. The reverse undulation, unlike the “regular” undulation, travels from the hip up. Rather than from the chest down. This move is based on several foundational movements like the hip tilts, chest lift/drops, and ribcage tilts. If you need more practice on these movements to improve your reverse undulations, make use of our videos on these topics.
Tool #1 Audacity: Getting Your Music Just Right Somewhere along your dancer’s journey, you will inevitably need to alter your music to suit your needs. Sometimes, you might feel a song is too long and you wish to remove less exciting or repetitive sections. Or you’ve signed up for a dance show and your time limit is shorter than the music you want to use and you need to cut it down. Or you are wanting to perform…
Don’t be caught dead in these belly dance fashion mistakes and tips on how to avoid belly dancing costume nightmares. When you are a new belly dancer, chances are you really don’t know much, if anything at all, about belly dance costuming. When making costume choices you want to look for quality, appropriatness, and style. When starting your belly dance journey, unfortunately, you won’t have any experience in making good costuming choices until you’ve been around the art form a while.…
Learning choreography is never easy, but there are some things you can do to make the process a little easier. Anna, the lead instructor at Ahlam Academy, in this two-part series shares tips and tricks to help you learn and remember choreography.
Learn how to do one of the most foundational belly dance movements – the hip slide. Hip slides are the basis for several types of undulations, hip figure eights, and much more. Shimmies may also be layered on top of hip slides to create exciting combination movements.
Learn 6 more strategies to help you master choreography more quickly. There are quite a few tricks that will make the process easier. Don’t struggle with your dances, learn what to expect and how to handle it with Anna, a professional belly dancer based in Houston Texas.
Hip Twists are a fun and exciting belly dancing movement. The hip twist’s speed may be increased into a hip twist shimmy. A single hip twist can be used as a dramatic accent in drum solos or any danceable Arabic music. The hip twist shimmy may be layered over a simple side-to-side hip slide to add spice to any dance.