Daily Drills #16

“Zuki Zuki” by Mahala Raï Banda – glutes & arms “Sertab” by Buda – smooth & locked “Take Your Whiskey Home” by Van Halen – twists; focus on keeping the hips level using the opposite oblique, then adding the mid glute “She’s Long Gone” by the Black Keys – downbeat: pelvic 4 ct. (B, L, […]

Daily Drills #15

“Te Veo” by Palenke Soultribe – glutes & arms “Spider Cider” by Man Man – smooth & locked “Gelin Havasi” from Sulukule: Rom Music of Istanbul – undulations; focus on rolling all the way through the low belly “I’m a Believer” by the Monkees – downbeat: chest slides dbR; upbeat: IHS CCW dbL About drills […]

Daily Drills #14

“Kotyka” by Goulasch Excotica feat. EtnoRom – glutes & arms “Everlasting Light” by the Black Keys – smooth & locked “Hati Kass el Rah” by Helm – chest circles; focus on options: leaving the shoulders as quiet as possible, adding shoulder circles to enhance the chest, etc. “Goody Two Shoes” by Adam Ant – downbeat: […]

Daily Drills #13

“60 Revolutions” by Gogol Bordello – glutes & arms “Honky Tonk Woman” by the Rolling Stones – smooth & locked “Tenere” by Bombino – pelvic locks; focus on varying the contraction between crisp and soft; be sure to use the low abs and low back, don’t just release “Leyli” by Natasha Atlas – downbeat: chest […]

Daily Drills #12

“Where the Devil Don’t Go” by Elle King – glutes & arms “Wild Horses” by Bishop Briggs – smooth & locked “Miskin” by Faudel – Vertical 8s D to U; focus on really using the obliques and the transition through center “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” by Iron Butterfly – downbeat: chest square CCW dbF; upbeat: pelvic locks dbF […]

“Dirty Boys” drill

Here is a drill that Smiling Lune is working on for an upcoming piece. Thought I’d share. It’s to “Dirty Boys” by David Bowie. Follow the sax at the beginning, and keep going for the rest of the song. If you are newer to belly dance, start with just the glutes either in straddle sit […]

Daily drills #11

“20th Century Boy” by Placebo – glutes & arms “Give up” by the BODYSHOCK – smooth & locked “The Sensual Shifti” by Eddie Kochack – interior hip circles; focus on moving smoothly from point to point on the clock “Somebody to Love” by Jefferson Airplane – downbeat: pelvic locks 3/4 dbF; upbeat: chest square CCW […]

Daily Drills #10

“Debora” by Marc Bolan – glutes & arms “No, No, You’re not for me” by Eddie “the Sheik” Kochak – smooth & locked “Little Bird” by Infant Sorrow – vertical 8s D to U; focus on keeping the hips in the vertical (frontal) plane & connecting through center from one side to the other “Call […]

Daily Drills #9

“Insaniya” by Yemen Blues – glutes & arms “Get a Job” by Sha Na Na – smooth & locked “Sosin” by Niyaz – undulations; focus on articulating all the way through the low abs, both up to down, and down to up “Don’t Fuck with Joe” by The Blackwater Fever  – downbeat: chest squares CCW […]

Daily Drills #8

“Exquisite Corpse” from the Hedwig and the Angry Inch movie soundtrack – glutes & arms Mahna Mahna by Cake – smooth & locked “Heart of Stone” by The Rolling Stones – undulations: Focus on rolling the undulation all the way down to the pubic bone. Don’t stop short especially when you add speed. “Jul Al […]