This video introduces the veil. It's good to get some veil practice in, even if you don't ever want to perform with one. In this video I show you how to hold the veil, "the Matador" step, some symmetrical tosses, and a basic method for moving the veil around yourself. Enjoy!
Learn the fun upbeat choreography to "Cakkidi"! This dance, done in the Turkish Belly Dance style, contains head tosses, pelvic drops, and a plethora of other belly dance moves to get your heart pumping and your body grooving. Learn the first half of this Ruric-Amari Original for FREE. Want more? Join ShimmyOnline and get lots of new choreographies and drills for only $6.99/month!! Continue reading
Length: 3 minutes
Purpose: To explain how to lift your elbows without moving your hands.
Contents: Includes explanation of lifting your elbows, which is important in snake arms, sway arms, and tribal technique.
Watch an all new Ruric-Amari original Choreography - "Pardon"! This playful dance is actually a two-part choreography which includes a section where you dance with a scarf! To learn the full choreography (including scarf section), SEE HERE. *Note* if you are not already a ShimmyOnline member, you will be re-directed to the sign-up page where you can become a member and get immediate access to all our members-only videos... hours of instruction in all the styles, including this choreography! Continue reading
Length: 4.5 minutes
Purpose: Learn the "oblique squeeze"... a move found in all styles of belly dance and bollywood. And a great workout too!
Contents: Includes demonstration of the oblique squeeze and how it's used in dance. Continue reading
Length: 4.5 minutes
Purpose: Practice your layering! Drill snake arms over hip hits.
Contents: A follow-along drill of layering snake arms (smooth movement) over hip hits (percussive movement)... VERY DIFFICULT! Continue reading
Length: 4 minutes
Purpose: To teach the beautiful and difficult "hand wave" technique.
Contents: Includes explanation of the hand wave and short tutorial on how to effectively use your hands. Continue reading
Length: 5.5 minutes
Purpose: Learn the logistics of the extremely large hip circle.
Contents: Demonstrates how to do this hip circle correctly and tastefully. Continue reading