General Dance Discussion > how do latinos move their hips like that?

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by hedczech, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. hedczech

    hedczech New Member

    I have been traveling in latin america for a while and the locals are really good with their hips. I see it a lot with reggeton and the faster carribbean rhythms (who's names i don't really know... punta, soca, samba??). I´m a decent dancer myself, but i can't move my hips they way they do. When i do, it seems like way much more effort than it should be. Does anyone know of any good excercizes or videos online that might be helpful? I once took an isolations workshop in the states but they don´t seem to have much of that down here.
  2. suburbaknght

    suburbaknght Well-Known Member

    What you want is called "Cuban motion." Chris Morris has a good video explaining the technique, but your best bet are private lessons.
  3. etp777

    etp777 Active Member

    Practice practice practice

    And bend your knees.
  4. QPO

    QPO New Member

    They start very young, have you ever seen videos of young latino children dancing in the street? Natural Ability and as above practice practice practice...I Love practice :)
  5. Angel HI

    Angel HI Well-Known Member

    Be careful. It is largely not a hip movement, but a feet/weight placement that causes these actions. Also, know that the movements are different for differing dances. You named several. Some use what Suburb called Cuban Motion (though this is relatively a BR term), others use gua pa cha motion or na ni go motion. I agree with Suburb...the best thing to do is find a good teacher for a few, or more :), privates, and then like ETP said...practice...practice, and practice.

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