The Egyptian Knee Shimmy is another one of those essential moves in belly dancing. It’s also one of the toughest to master, because it takes time to build the muscular endurance for a steady shimmy. Important things to remember while working on your knee shimmy: keep your feet flat on the floor, keep your knees soft (never locking them), and relax the hip area so the movement generated in the knees can travel easily to and be seen in the hips.