Bite-SizE Basics: hip lifts
Instructor: Violet Kind
Hip lifts are the foundation to lots of other awesome belly dance hip movements. Learn a few different ways to access this movement and then layer it with the Escher Step (link to the Escher Step video plz). Be patient with yourself as you're learning new things and be sure you've warmed up!
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. Beginners, be prepared to receive a lot of information and watch again! Experienced dancers, try and find one area of the body where you can bring your focus to in order to improve your 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.