Lush Travel Sequences

Practice clean details that make entrance and travel sequences look polished, professional, and fully put together. Building on a simple footwork sequence–step-hold, step, step–we create interest by layering multiple variations on our steps and holds. The layers we combine include: chest drop accent, upper body turn, sway accent, heel lift, knee lift, undulation, pivot, countertwist, arabesque, and ball-change.

The workshop begins with a step-by-step breakdown and slow practice for each layer variation. Then, in follow-along flow format, we practice layered sequences with midtempo and uptempo music.

Lush Travel Sequences contains a warmup, and is just under an hour long. This program is recommended for dancers at or above a low intermediate level. A list of vocabulary covered in the workshop is attached. (Download with your subscription or rental).


0:00 Warmup
7:49 Upper Body 1: Chest Drop Accent
11:14 Upper Body 2: Turn the Upper Body
13:18 Upper Body 3: Sway Accent
15:06 Knee Lift
16:04 Layered Knee lift and Turned Upper Body
16:31 Heel Lift
17:16 Layered Heel Lift and Knee Lift
17:41 Layered Heel Lift and Knee Lift and Accent
18:24 Undulation
19:34 Continuing Undulations
20:03 Layered Pivot and Knee Lift
20:46 Variation: Step, Layered Knee Lift and Pivot, Step Out, Cross Behind
21:15 Further Variation: Lead with Weighted Hip on Step Out
21:33 Step, Layered Knee Lift and Pivot, Ball-Change
22:24 Countertwist
23:09 Step, Layered Knee Lift and Pivot and Countertwist, Ball-Change
24:00 Pivot Layered with Arabesque
25:23 Arm Path for Arabesque Pivot
26:57 Pivot Layered with Arabesque and Countertwist
27:41 Midtempo Practice
40:23 Uptempo Practice
54:01 Review

Music Used in Lush Travel

0:01 “Pharaonic Passion” from the album Oriental Fantasy Vol. 7, Dances of Pharaonic Passion by Beata and Horacio Cifuentes
5:38 “Bir Demet Yasemin” from the album Bellydance New York by Amir Naoum Chehade and Elias Sarkar
12:28 “Sonnet Du Coeur” from the album Underworld by Nightfall Project
27:43″Azzuri” from the album Lavender by Middle Earth Ensemble
40:17 “Enta Wa Bass Instrumental”from the album Oriental Fantasy 08 – Ahabek Ya Amar by Beata and Horacio Cifuentes

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