Amira Nagi of Samadhi Tribal Fusion Belly Dance teaching the hip slide. Belly dance is originally a form of traditional Arab dance. Most of the techniques of belly dance demonstrate circular motions in the core area of the body (the belly, the hips). Belly dancing is a fun, sensual dance that also builds & strengthens abdominal muscles. In this belly dancing lesson, learn the hip slide move. Follow along with this belly dance tutorial to master this move. Hips slide right and left on a horizontal plane. You may have to push your hip down to keep it level as you extend out. Your natural tendency will be for your hip to go up.