Bite-SizE Basics: Hip Drops
Instructor: Violet Kind
Want to move like an alien? Er… a beautiful belly dancer? Of course you do! This move is challenging so be sure you’re patient with yourself! We recommend starting with Hip Lifts and getting those down before moving to Hip Drops. Please warm up prior to dancing and be sure to give your low back and hips a nice cool down after.
These beautiful, fluid arm movements are a really fun element of belly dance. This class begins with a breakdown of elbow and wrist movements and builds into flowy, opposing snake arms.
Get your sass on with SHOULDER SHIMMIES! This move is great on its own or as a layer. Prepare to push your endurance!
This fun and funky isolation is great on its own, but it’s also a foundational piece of other great isolations like chest circles, chest taxeems, and chest mayas!
Chest lifts and drops are great on their own for accenting music or making fun combinations. They are also the foundation for learning more challenging chest and ribcage movements.
Good dancing begins with good posture. Violet will walk you through the key components to beautiful posture.
The pelvis is a fundamental part of many key belly dancing movements. We will start small with learning the difference between imprint and neutral and then apply our new knowledge while doing standing drills. Pelvic awareness can lead to safer posture and gorgeous hip movements.
The Escher Step is a simple footwork pattern created by Violet to help beginner students with zero dance experience. While it has nothing to do with belly dance specifically, it’s a handy tool in learning how to do footwork and eventually for layering basic belly dance movements over.