Monthly Archives: April 2016

Want uber powerful hipwork? Try this daily bellydance drill for 30 days!

daily bellydance drill for powerful hipwork

I’m a big believer in practicing what you preach and the title of today’s blog is no exception.

How do I know that this week’s blog video can help you get stronger hipwork in 30 days? Because after having my first baby almost 3 years ago I had to find a way of getting my moves back up to full strength – pronto.

After some recuperation time where I spent most of my time nurturing and breastfeeding a baby (and indulging in a slice of cake or two), I had to face the reality that I had teaching commitments and performances looming close.

With my confidence taking a dip as I adjusted to my new body shape, I needed to get my mind and body back into “dancer mode”. So I started practicing this effective, speedy drill that didn’t need lots of space or time.

We’re talking one of those multi-tasking-when-you’re-brushing-your-teeth type drills. Yeah, you know the one!

After just a couple of weeks or so doing this drill every day I could begin to feel the speed and strength coming back to my hip actions. And yes, my confidence began to come back too.

So I invite you to join me for this short practice session every day for the next 30 days. My hope is that you too will enjoy the feeling of extra power in your hips and confidence in your dance.

Are you feeling the pressure about a upcoming performance or event? Don’t panic. Instead, take small, daily actions – like today’s drill –  to help  hone and improve your technique and build your confidence.

If you liked today’s blog post then I’d be so grateful if you were to leave me a comment on youtube. And of course, be sure to share it with your friends, especially if you know they are nervous about an upcoming event, it might be just what she needs.

Thank you for reading and watching, I’m looking forward to practicing “together” again soon 🙂

Hugs and shimmies,
Helen xx


Learn how to do this super sexy “Katie step” in 6 mins


Firstly, huge thanks to you for wishing me and my bump well recently, I’m so grateful for your warm wishes 🙂

You probably already know that I am a huge fan of “Golden Age”, or as I call it “Vintage”, bellydance. The glamour and film star quality of those dancers just gets me every time with it’s understated elegance.

Trying to emulate in incorporate that into my own dancing has been a scary and intimidating process. After all, most of the dancers from the era of classic Egyptian film are no longer around to teach us their moves.

Plus, these ladies were film stars, not teachers. In fact the idea of “teaching” bellydance is a relatively new concept.

This week I want to try to break through the mystery of one of these black and white beauties and teach you a gorgeous move that I’ve studied from the utterly adorable dancer Katy Voutsaki.

This is a super sexy step that looks and feels ultra feminine and powerful at the same time. What could be better?!

Are you ready to add a luscious move to your repertoire? Here we go!


If you found this class useful, I’d be so grateful if you were to share it with all your friends. It might be just what somebody needs. Scroll down to the share buttons below this post and share the love!

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Thank you for reading and watching,

With love and shimmies,

Helen xx