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Hips don't lie.

 
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Kimberlita



Joined: 09 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 2:32 pm    Post subject: Hips don't lie. Reply with quote

Making salsa look more stylish and authentic has a lot to do with hip movements, but hip movements have nothing to do with moving your bum.
It comes from shifting your weight properly between your feet as you bend your knees.
Here's a good article that explains how to acheive the proper look, and gives practice tips step by step:
http://www.salsacity.com/text/cuban-motion
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timbero1



Joined: 09 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 8:09 pm    Post subject: perfect explanation Reply with quote

Exactly !! The hips don't move by themselves. It is not belly dancing. It is the result of changing your weight from one foot to another. Women can exaggerate this. You know how in the movies or possibly in real life, when a woman walks like like she wants to be noticed by a guy by swishing her hips. This is the perfect way to do the cross body lead !! The cross body lead is just like walking.

If you dance always on the balls of your feet, you will never move your hips. You need to put down your heels. In Cuba, they make you take off your shoes and dance and feel the power of the earth on your feet. For me, it doesn't look good when guys put their legs in the air for styling when they spin a girl. Put your feet down, stay grounded, change your weight, understand the rhythm of the music.

See you at the Casino Social on Sunday.
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