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    Belly Dancing: Travel Step - Women's Fitness

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

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    Belly Dancing: Travel Step - part of the women's fitness video series by GeoBeats. Now we are going to learn how to do a travel step in belly dance. And this one is called, very simply, step and bump, for obvious reasons. So what I am going to do, is, I am going to transfer my weight to the right foot, lift the left heel. Use those obliques, which we have heard so much about, and release. Step on the left foot lift the right heel. Contract the obliques, and release it. So, for this, because it is a step bump and not a step drop, the accent is going to be on the up. So I am really going to strongly contract those obliques in an upward direction. Step and bump, step and bump. So the feet, very simply, are just doing step touch, step touch. Now, be careful not to have your foot so far in front of you, that you cannot move the hips unless you lean back. Very close feet give you more range of motion in the pelvis. So, step bump, step bump. Step bump. What you will notice is that every time I transfer the weight, the hip goes to the side, bumps up, releases down, then I transfer. Up, down, and switch the weight. Up, down, switch the weight. Now I can take this anywhere I want to go. I can travel forward, step and bump, step and bump. I can also travel backwards. I can even take this particular motion in a circle. Possibilities are endless with this move. You can go anywhere you need to go. Now, I just want to show you a couple of different arm positions. I like to bring my fingertips to the temple, and extend my other arm out on a, sort of a diagonal. It is a very soft arm. I am not saluting, I am very softly saying hello to the corner of the room with my fingertips. When I pair it with the feet, step touch, step touch. There you go. You can also lift the arm up to the side. Have fun with finding new things for your arms to do. That is your step and bump.