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  • Hip Roll Anybody??

    Posted by bebeduckie on October 21, 2009 at 4:35 am

    my studio is doing it’s first live performance and i wanted to incorporate some belly dancing into my performance. does anyone know the proper technique of doing a hip roll? i’ve tried searching youtube, but no one really breaks it down! they just keep saying go like "this." what is that even supposed to mean?! any help would be much appreciated!

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  • FridaSiren

    October 21, 2009 at 6:48 am

    there are lots of different kinds of hip rolls but i can give you an idea how to do a basic one, although i´m not sure i can write a description that you´ll actually understand. but, here goes:

    1st stand up straight but with your knees slightly bent feet under your shoulders. then straighten one knee and pop your hip on that side up. the other knee stays bent (and you can even bend it slightly more to give extra emphase to the opposite hip). next, lower your popped up hip bending your knee and straightening the opossite leg to pop that hip up. alternate sides until you get your legs and hips all coordinated.

    2nd, in the same initial position bring your pelvis forward, then do the oppostite movement by pushing your butt back and up. alternate untill you get that smoothly.

    3rd, put it all together. isolate the moves in a circle. 1pelvis front 2pop right hip 3butt back and up 4pop left hip – and then back to 1234 1234….
    dont be afraid to really exagerate each move at the beginning untill you get a nice smooth roll going. remember to keep your torso vertical and concentrate on the hips and knees (the knees are actually doing all the work here) but dont bend your knees too much, that looks awful!and as you get better try to make the roll smaller and smaller, its much more sexy!
    oh and then do it all going the other way!

    you might also try contacting jennifer of pole skivvies:" onclick=";return false;
    she used to be a professional belly dancer and incorporates it into her pole dancing. she´s got a few cool tutorials on the subject in her blog. one of them is on infinity hip rolls wich you will surley find very interesting.

    hope this helps, good luck!
    big hug frida

  • Jazzy

    October 21, 2009 at 7:10 am

    It is actually a tutorial for a full maya but I’m almost certain she starts you off by instructing you to do a hip roll. That is in the first minute and a half." onclick=";return false; . By the way we all may not call the move the same thing, just as in pole dance. I would also look at

  • bebeduckie

    October 21, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    thanks so much!! i’ll be trying this tonight =)!

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