Inspired Dance Combos!

I love coming up with fun new combos and choreography inspired by dancers whom i have taken classes from, or just enjoy watching. I recently read an article that mentioned Kitty Flotsaty, as well as the many social issues surrounding belly dance regarding the appropriation of the female body which affect the public’s opinion on this dance form.

Notes on Belly Dance is a wonderfully enlightening article written by a Cairo based Ismail Fayed and translated by Amira Elmasry. Give that a read to find out more about the chaos and conflict surrounding belly dance in Egypt along with notes about this dance form’s history and evolution.

This fun combo also incorporates movements i learned from Sadie Marquardt and Ruby Beh. Thanks to those wonderful dancers for teaching and inspiring all of us. Also Thanks to Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech for providing royalty free music that is free to download!

The combo consists of:

  • Hip bump (2 counts) 1 big hip drop (2 counts)
  • two small hip drops while rotating (2 counts)
  • omi/ami + stomach roll up while arms go up (2)
  • 2 big body undulations (2 counts)
  • 2 camels while stepping backwards (2 counts)

Let me know if you perform this or put it into some choreography, i love seeing how people mix different dance movements and combos with their selection of music. If you perform this for a public stage performance please credit me somehow, like when someone compliments you about this specific combo, let them know you got it from me.

I have taken workshops from Sadie in person and continue to take her classes virtually via Powhow. I purchased several of Ruby‘s DVDs from Cheeky Girls, I would Love to take some in person classes from Ruby sometime.

♪ The music clip inserted into my video is from the song
Balzan Groove by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

(go check out his site if you need some free royalty free music, And remember to read the FAQ so you know how to properly use and credit his music)

Here is a clip of Kitty Flotsaty dancing 😄 to inspire You!

Happy Dancing! 💗

PS For the cute ascii symbol codes look at http://www.alt-codes.net/

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