Pedralta World Fusion®

Hip Drops & Hip Lifts

 

What's the difference between a hip drop and a hip lift?

In a hip drop the hip is lifted to prepare for the move and then is dropped smartly down until both hips are level again. The emphasis is on the downwards movement on the beat of the music.

In a hip lift both hips are level to start the move. The hip is lifted smartly and then returned to the level position. The emphasis is on the upwards movement on the beat of the music.

The hip drop

1.Check your posture, keep your knees soft. 2.Lift your hip and heel. 3.Drop the hip down sharply, taking care to stop the move when the hips are level.
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Hip drops

  1. Check your posture, keep your knees soft.
  2. Lift your hip and heel.
  3. Drop the hip down sharply, taking care to stop the move in the 'centre' (level).
  4. The emphasis for this move is on the drop.
The hip drop

Hip lifts

A hip lift is the reverse of the hip drop.

  1. Check posture, soften your knees.
  2. Lift your heel but keep your hips level.
  3. Lift your hip smartly upwards.
  4. Release your hip back to the starting position, ensuring your hips are level to finish.
  5. The emphasis for this move is on the lift

Tips

  • Make sure the move stops when your hips are in the centre. Don't allow the move to pass to the other side of your body.
  • Clench the buttock on your supporting leg to stop this happening.
  • Keep your weight in your supporting leg. Try to achieve this because it will make it possible to travel while using this move.
  • Once you can do the move, try doing doubles: two left then two right.

Do not allow the move to pass through the level position.
(Wrong - Do not allow the move to transfer to the other side. Do not allow your hips to pass through the level position)

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