April is about the Belly

The month of April is devoted to the belly and all the difficult moves that focus on that part of the body. I will talk about the belly roll, undulation and of course the belly flutter. I want to focus on these moves because they are considered some of the basic moves in belly dance, yet they are very difficult to master. The key to steps is practice.

There are a few links that may help with belly rolls. This link is from a great dancer named Shira. It has some great advice about how to practice your belly rolls.

http://www.shira.net/technique/rolls.htm

 

This video is a great example of how to do the basic belly roll.

More to come on the belly flutter.

-Nara

Did this help you with your Belly Rolls? 

About Tiger Claw Dance

I am a middle eastern dancer with a background in many forms of dance. I love dance and belly dance.

Posted on April 2, 2012, in Dance Skills and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I try to practice these at the office, when nobody’s watching me. Gets tricky at times to remain unnoticed. Must buy wider clothes!

  2. the belly roll, my long time nemesis, was so hard to learn. i can only do it going down. going in reverse is like impossible. don’t know why when undulations were so easy.

    the belly flutter… worse… but it hasn’t reached the level of long-time nemesis yet since i only learned about it last year. 😉

  3. For me the belly flutter is my nemesis. I am always struggling with it and not quite achieving it. Something to keep practicing.

  4. Thanks for this comment. Great! I should try this at my day job.

  5. I always think of the belly roll as an internal circle. This helped me a lot. And, yes, doing them on your back is very helpful and as is doing them in your car for just getting that practice in. The belly flutter….now that’s a tough one!

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