How to Do a Reverse Vertical Figure 8 | Belly Dancing

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Belly dancing is sexy, fun, and burns up a lot of calories to boot! In this video, belly dancer Irina Akulenko teaches you how to do the belly dance move known as a reverse vertical figure 8. You’ll be shaking it like Shakira in no time.

Now let’s try the Reverse Figure 8 going down-to-up. So keeping the knees bent, tailbone down, chest up. We’re going to drop the hip down, reach hip out, lift it up and you’re going to lift the heel off the floor, contract the hip back in and release it back down to neutral. Bend in your left knee a little bit more to drop the hip down, sliding out, lifting the heel up to bring the hip up, and you’re also gonna feel a contraction in your obliques and coming back to center, drop in to neutral. Down, up, up, heel up, In. Down, up, in, release. You’re going to feel a shift of weight from foot to foot. As you reach all the way out the highest point here is when you’re going to switch your attention to the other side to bring the heel down and up. So it’s a continuous motion going from one side to the other. Let’s try that with music [music starts]. Keep the chest hovering up and a little bit faster. And that’s how you do a down-to-up figure 8.

24 Replies to “How to Do a Reverse Vertical Figure 8 | Belly Dancing”

  1. This Dilbar's husband must be SO PROUD of his wife, being a very skilled belly dance teacher!!!!!????????

  2. I never learned any belly dances but I am pretty good in doing it idk it's kinda weird i never learned it but i know belly dance can evem do it ????????

  3. make this easyer It hurts Be more specific ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  4. I like these videos! They make it simple and easy to do and you look like her when she's doing it.

  5. i do the same thing and i feel like its either cause im not stretched out on the sides or im just fat and cant see it but i dont think im that fat

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