General Dance Discussion > booty shake

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by eryyca, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. eryyca

    eryyca New Member

    ohh man i love how those people on music videos do the booty shake but i

    have no idea how theyy do it!! anyone have any advice on this??
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  3. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about the up and down hip shake movement? That's a tough one. Seriously. Some people do it naturally, but I'm not one of those people. Belly dancing class might be a place to learn -- basically, the move is using isolations -- isolating the muscles in your pelvis. Some folks do it completely naturally by imitating others. The rest of us take months or years to learn. That move is NOT easy.
  4. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    I agree. Belly dancing is a good place to learn that. Or perhaps african dancing?
  5. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    If eryyca is talking about the move I'm thinking about, either belly dance or African dance is good. But belly dancing lessons are easier to find than real African dance lessons. The move is a sort of quick hip rotation -- it looks like up and down with the bottom, to the casual observer. But it's not. It's rotating the hip flexors really quickly. It's difficult!
  6. Medira

    Medira New Member

    I learned how to do it through hula training, so that may be another option for you.
  7. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Hula! Ooh. There's a nice idea. :D
  8. BrookeErin

    BrookeErin New Member

    I learned through belly dancing (assuming what you mean).... it's more in the thighs than the booty. Once you get used to it, it's so easy, but I remember when it wasn't
  9. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Thighs?!? Do tell. :wink: :cool:
  10. BrookeErin

    BrookeErin New Member

    I'm not really sure how to explain it... but concentrate on shaking your thighs (feet on the floor) rather than shaking your "booty"... the booty will shake itself
  11. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    I'll give it a try. I think I already have the basics, so maybe you tip will put my .. ahem ... booty over the top. :wink: :lol:
  12. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    I always had a wide range of hip motion so ballroom training took care of the rest. ;) Belly dancing is really good for hip motion, shimmies and general booty shaking, so I suggest you try that. If you don't like belly dancing, there's always salsa, merengue, etc. which will give you good hip motion to start with.

    Twilight Elena
  13. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    I agree, Jenn. It actually came sort of easy for me and became much better with practice, but it's indeed difficult. And samba has a lot of it, so I'm screwed. :rolleyes:

    Twilight Elena
  14. dancersdreamland

    dancersdreamland New Member

    Welcome to the Forums, eryyca!

    I would also strongly suggest belly or hula lessons. I think there are some break downs of basic hip isolations on the non-partner forums (see web link in my siganture line below).

    I also have a few tips on my website -
  15. numba1

    numba1 New Member

    i've been asked this same question before by one of my friends/students and it was hard to explain. in hiphop, i personally say that the booty shake goes best in the 'krumping' category, but everyone has their own opinion. Being a male, i don't use that particular move, however in krumping, there are still hip and pelvis isolations for males. Applying the same principals and foundations to females should give simialr, or even better, results.

    1) you need to get quite low to the ground, with your knees bent and a wide stance.

    2) for males, you can shoot your pelvis out in front of you and achieve the effect that way, or with what you are saying, you'll want to ' pop ' you're booty upward and outward behind you.

    i know this isn't very in depth, but it's hard to explain in person without showing it, let alone over type. hope this helpped

    NOTE: the belly dance lessons are a great idea, some of my friends went for it, and came back with it clean.
  16. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    Booty motion does not from booty come.

    Twilight Elena
  17. Sabor

    Sabor New Member

    booty shakes.. i luv u like none other

    but alas.. they are seldom done the way i like it.. fire, isolation, talent, taste and heightened musical sense are required .. yet hardly acheived for different reasons..

    personally .. i shake it cause i own it.. so drop it like its sizzzzzlin.. ya dig?
  18. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    The Booty Shake Master has spoken. ;)

    Twilight Elena
  19. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Sabor. You ... rock! You are the best!!!

    I think sometimes it's not sizzlin because it's not a natural movement for everyone. Just like good old Latin hip motion. For some people it's just as natural as breathing. For other people ... not so much. :?

    Somehow I have no difficulty believing that you drop it like it's hot. *giggle*
  20. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Yay!!! Thanks, numba1. :D

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