In belly dance, hands and eyes express emotions. Stiff hands and eyes staring straight ahead tell your audience that you are nervous, or worse — bored. To avoid this, practice proper belly dance hand position by holding a coin between your thumb and middle finger. While holding the coin, turn your hands at the wrists. Notice how this forces movement and softness in your hand. Keep this hand position in mind when practicing falling leaves and let your eyes follow the movement of your hands.