A chonk, also sometimes called a hip lock down, is a basic movements that any belly dancer should know, but it’s also a move that I see many students struggle with. I therefore created a short video explaining how to create the movements, and how to develop it from its basic form for travelling and stationary use. I apologise for the sound, but I’m still getting use to the attachable mic!
This is only a short and basic technique video, but part of a bigger series that I’m helping compile for JWAAD bellydance training. You will therefore also be able to see it and more videos on bellydance technique on the JWAAD training YouTube channel here.
I hope you find the video useful, and if you have anything to add, such as ideas for visualising the move or teaching it to beginner and improver students, please leave a comment below and keep the knowledge sharing going.