Well i apologise that i have not been really practising. And what you see above is not pure bellydance. I have tried to mix it with indian dance to make it sound alright to the hindi song. I am trying to choreograph something new and interesting. And this was just practising so please forgive my steps. Bellydance has nothing to with erotic dancing. It makes me really angry when ignorant people have the wrong idea about this dance.
Bellydance originated from eqypt and it was mainly brought for women! It was a form of exercise to prepare women for childbirth or those who suffer from menstrual cramps. It helps to reduce the pain. It has NOTHING to do with erotic dancing mainly because it was danced among women! In fact many young arab women practises this form of dance in modern saudi arabia.
Belly dance is not only for women. I have seen males who danced. And there didnt look sissy to me. In fact, they danced it the “manly” way. It helps build muscles. My most favourite step is the shimmy
WHAT IS SHIMMY?
The fast hip movement i did in the video is shimmy. Shimmies seem electrifying and it isnt really hard to do. What i love about bellydance is that it is something like a puppet show. My tummy seems to be moving really fast. But in actual reality, the mechanism is my legs. That is why long flowing skirts are used in bellydance to give a sort of illusion that the person is like a snake.
HOW TO DO A SHIMMY?
Not easy to read and dance. Better you get a proper instructor. You can try though?
1)STAND STRAIGHT. LIFT UP YOUR CHEST.
2)PUT YOUR LEGS TOGETHER AND KEEP YOUR KNEES LOOSE
3)NOW BEND ONE KNEE FORWARD, NOW BEND IT BACK WHILE YOU BEND THE OTHER KNEE FORWARD. KEEP MOVING. AND DO IT REAL FAST
you will notice your hip is moving vigourously?
IF ITS NOT!
A) YOU DIDNT GET MY INSTRCUTIONS
B) MY INSTRCUTIONS REALLY SUCK
C)GET A TUTOR?
There is a nice lady down arab street. Her name is Samra el said. Try learning from her. If you love me so much, you can learn from me FREE of charge. lol
Why did i decide to learn this?
Well, this became an addiction after my breakup with this person. And i have bad cramps. In fact, the first day i hardly get off my bed. And i usually cant go to school or work. Therefore, i need to dance it helps reduce the pain. And i dont have such bad cramps anymore! 🙂 Bellydancing outfits are better ordered than bought from here. The selection here sucks and they charge you the president’s salary! If you are that poor, get a long skirt, tie an indian jewellery waist belt and dance. Its better than nothing!