Hip Rotation

The thing that differentiates many of the different hip movements in belly dance is the placement of the feet.  To do the ‘Hip Rotation,’ stand tall with your feet parallel and shoulder width apart. Come up onto the ball of your right foot and slightly angle your right toes in towards your left foot. Now flex your right glute and note how the hip rotates up and in. Relax the right glute without letting your right heel come down but instead twist on the ball of the foot until the toes of your right feet point out. Make sure to keep both knees bent for the whole rotation so that you can ‘sit’ when the toes point out. The ‘Hip Rotation’ is a great basis for moves like the ‘Cut Turn’.