Episode 26 - Bumps, Pops and Hops

Dance Level: Intermediate

Fitness Category: Calorie-Burner

Target Zones: Hips, Glutes and Calves

Get ready for a calorie-burning, sensual workout with the final Shimmy episode. Make sure to enjoy the stretch and keep smiling like Shivaun as it will help to relax your whole body and calm your mind. To really raise your heart rate, throw your arms above your head on the hop of the ‘1, 2, 3 Hop’. Advanced dancers should note that the addition of a veil to this movement can make it even more exciting. Exaggerate your feminine curves by squeezing the glute of the moving leg on the ‘Turkish Bump’ and ‘Hip Pop.’  But belly dance is all about contrast – mysterious yet honest, sexy yet refined – so after these energetic moves, slow it down to a sultry speed with the ‘Egyptian Figure Eight.’

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