M is for Maya
aka over eights.
A hip movement incorporating those hips and an eight - this time the emphasis is on the upward movement masking it an eyecatching accent. Apparently named after a famous Egyptian dancer of the same name ...
Mayas are performed by moving the hips up, around and down - first one side, then the otherht. The hips remain facing forward (so that you could perform this movement with your body flat against a wall or lying on the floor, without having to lift your hips)
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This is similar to snake arms, but action is forwards not to the sides. It is actually powered by the shoulders & hands stay still in space at the front. Shoulders roll - forward, up & back. This can be a slow & sinuous movement or a cheeky little roll, depends on the dancer and music. Ideally it is not a hand motion - a hand flourish is slightly different again