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Watch more Belly Dancing 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast’s YouTube Channel – Learn how to do belly dance hip lifts and a basic shimmy with this belly dancing lesson. Expert: Irina Akulenko Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast’s other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel – Howcast Video Games Channel – Howcast Tech Channel – Howcast Food Channel – Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel – Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel – Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel – Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. So, now, we are going to go over the basic hip lift. Let’s assume our basic belly dance posture position. So, the legs are right under the hip bones. Knees are bent. Lower abs are tucked, chest lifted, arms out. And now you are going to bend the knees even more than before and focus on lifting one hip at a time by straightening one knee at a time. So, as you straighten the right knee, the right hip will come up and it is going to shoot straight up into your


Shania Chardonnay says:

I fail in life

pumu kolu says:

haha.. sm is d cse wid me… hahha

Imogen n says:

She has a lovely figure

Rebeca Olvera says:

They make the hip lift look so easy but i have no idea how to go about doing it :/

DaBaddestChickka says:

This is great!(: it wasn’t for me, someone in my dance class said they needed help and I didn’t know how to explain it and this is perfect!(: I’m an advanced belly dancer 😀 who else is?

Danielle Mawson says:

I need to know the music that plays when she demonstrates!

jessy yanki says:

Amazing tutorial and you have an amazing waist also.

lauraneza says:

She’s good

Aurora Odell says:

I’m 10 I’m a beginner belly dancer do u think that’s weird?

فهد المهري says:

فديتج والله ^_^

xxhelloxkitty93xx says:

you should try wearing the same clothes as the instructor it REALLY helps! (especially the belt thing trust me) XD

ouahiiba says:

It’s so easy!

chrisferrarara says:

U know ur bored when watching howcast

Miriam Velazquez says:

and thats the basic ! Hoooly! Snaps!. lets not go into intermediate lol

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LollyLou713 says:

the faster it goes, the more impossible it seems to me
but hey! worth a try! 😀

Pasur Makedonija says:

It would be a shame for you not to get ripped when these other people do it so easily with Morsch Muscle Madness (Look it up on google).

Phia Azis says:

oh god what a perfect waist :=( wish to be like her lol hahhah

2349Nicole says:

Neither can I but I’m trying(;!!! @SoOoSoOo782

CarolHampson2011 says:

Mee to Lol

Briana Williams says:

i feel like shakira lol

moreawesomethanmiz says:

that’s the point of the video o.0 keep watching and practising and you’ll soon lrean 🙂

Ramengirl21 says:

Of course you can do it! It’s called BELLY dance for a reason 😀

MrPman851 says:

Does anyone know what song is playing while Irina is demonstrating the movements?

SoOoSoOo782 says:

-____- i dont know how to dance 🙁

Kali Rae says:

ugg right?

edgarg1740 says:

Im a guy and i am practicing belly dancing and i could dance it its cool

rebecca ashwini says:

weight doesn matta watch d above video if u wana noe 🙂

desdepuertorico says:

🙁 i canoot do it since im over weight

ladla jutt says:

I like wonderfully

Shristi Prakash says:

i am learing belly dance and this is 4 that only n I love belly dancing…………..

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1988rithanya says:

u don’t have to lift ur heels while doing this step?

lucky roy says:

My family laughed when I told them I was going to get ripped with “Smashing Ripped X”, but then they saw the results. Google Smashing Ripped X to see their reaction.

ZumbaAngela69 says:

love your videos… Excellent tutorials!!!!

Brookeeee93 says:

when i go fast my hips are looking how they should be but my legs just look weird lol

Jaejoong Kim says:

anyone has her knees hurting ? because mine are a little bit tired after that and the thing is my whole body was moving too so I suppose that I wasn’t doing well.

Vianey Olivarria says:

does somebody know the name of that song? or melody whatever? thanks!:)


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sanika kadam says:

its 100 times better than expert village

Lindsey Martinez says:

Tried doing this and became a total retard :p

After 15 minutes of practice ; My Thighs Burn o_o :Q

RavenBlackfrost says:

This woman does this for a living; she most likely practices her dancing for hours on end. She’s been doing this for years.

RavenBlackfrost says:

It’s actualy not that hard; you just arn’t used to doing these muscle patterns. You need to practice to build up muscle memory.

Eliza Schouten says:

When I tried to do this, I looked retarted

16MelodyPrincess10 says:

the only thing shimmying is my ASS!!

Nikita Vashist says:

yup i agree
its really hard

jellyrollsnail says:

virgin alert

fjeljep says:

this is soooo sexy!

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