Main Profile

At A Glance

Belly Dance Moves: Reverse Horizontal Figure 8s

Watch more Belly Dancing 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to do the belly dance move known as a reverse horizontal figure 8 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. Now let's reversing the horizontal figure 8 -- now it's going to be traveling back to front. Keeping the knees bent, twisting the hip back first -- so we're going to focus on the right hip first -- twisting all the way back, pushing through to the back corner, coming along the right side, until you hit the front corner, sliding through, contracting the lower abs and shifting your attention to the back of the left side. At the back corner coming forward, contracting the lower abs, pulling in. And right side, and back, and left, and back. For now this movement is happening completely horizontally to the floor -- there's is no up to down twist. This one is just horizontal to the floor. Let's try that with music. Right hip back, and scoop, and scoop, contract lower hips, and around, and around. You're going to try to keep you rib cage relatively still. There's no level change -- your head is staying in the same place. It's a smooth figure 8. And that's how you reverse a horizontal figure 8.
Length: 01:40


Questions about Belly Dance Moves: Reverse Horizontal Figure 8s

Want more info about Belly Dance Moves: Reverse Horizontal Figure 8s? Get free advice from education experts and Noodle community members.

  • Answer