If you are reading this it’s likely that you have been belly dancing for a while already, so you are looking for deepening and amplifying you knowledge.
The Egyptian Walk or Hagalla is one of those steps that take their time to master. But worry no more, I broke it down step by step so you can fully understand and practise knowing what are you doing.
It might be that you are just a beginner but you would like to learn a bit faster –that was me when I started, hihihi). If this is your case, you might prefer to have a look at this other post before: Belly Dance Your First Steps.
There is no regulation in bellydance
Anyway you should know, if you don’t know yet, that in belly dance we haven’t reach an agreement on how to name the steps and movements: walking shimmie, ¾ shimmie, Egyptian walk, etc.
This lack of agreement comes from a lack of regulation, which os another topic for another day.
We agree even less on how to do execute the steps or movements: one teacher says to rest on the 4th time, another one to use a waltz timing, the last one to add a little hip twist, etc.
In my opinion, everything is correct unless the opposite is proven –and of course as long as the movement is safe to do. And since dance is not a science, I think it remain like this for a looooong time.
Bearing this in mind, today I’d like to share with you How to do the Egyptian Walk. And I’m going to do it in less than 5 minutes. Would you come with me?
Watch the video now.
- 0:35 – Side to Side hip hits
- 1:10 – The L shape with you hips
- 3:15 – Walking with the Hagalla
And now is your turn: What’s the name you use for this thing we just did in the video? How was the Egyptian walk explained to you?. I’m looking forward for your comment, as usual.
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Ps, There are a couple of mentions in the video of different tutorials. You can find all of them in my youtube channel.