Middle Eastern Dance
Before You Begin
Stomach (Belly) Rolls and Flutters
This page lists several stomach movements for belly dance. Isolations of the abdominal region include belly rolls and abdominal flutters.
The roll is done by contracting the diaphraghm and then the lower
abdobinal. Then you push the diaphraghm out and then the lower
abdominal. When you have enough controll over that, you smooth it out to
a roll. It will look like something in your stomach is rolling down.
The roll is done by contracting the lower abdominal and then the
diaphraghm. Then you push the lower abdominal out and then the
diaphraghm. When you have enough controll over that, you smooth it out
to a roll. It will look like somethinng in your stomach is rolling up.
The flutter is done by rapidly contracting and releasing the diaphraghm. It
may help you get the feel for it if you pant or try a deep belly laugh. Relax
the muscles of the abdomen and make sure your chest is lifted. Release all
the air you can so that your stomach is now concave. Then attempt to do
Roll with Flutter
When you are proficient in both the belly roll and the tummy flutter you
may try adding them together. Try panting while doing a roll. Because the
flutter does not use the abdominal muscles it can be layered over the roll.
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