So it's about time to do this video! All about turns. I talked to you before about the main things you need to keep in mind when you do turns and now it's time to break them down. This collection of turns is not specific to belly dancing and these are not all the turns belly dancers or all dancers do. These are just the ones that we use mostly in belly dancing. I hope the breakdown will make it easy for you to finally get these turns down and spice up your dancing with turns you have not used in the past.
Make no mistake here, you will not get these turns down the first day or two or three! It takes practice and time... be patient!
This video is almost 45 min but I believe it's important to learn these turns together as some are very similar. However, I also understand that most of us don't have the time to watch a long video and may be want to the breakdown for one turn only. So I posted separate videos as well for each turn.
Here is a list of each turn linked to the particular video of the turn if you don't want to watch the complete long video:
1- 3 step turn (also called 3 point turn)
2- Toe turn
3- Pivot turn
4- Cross turn
5- Campus turn
6- Pas de bourrée
7- Chaine turn
8- Star turn (Skirt turn)
9- Attitude turn
10- The windmill turn (airplane turn)
Here is the long video with all these turns:
Things to keep in mind before you learn these turns