Saturday, October 23, 2010

Learning

  • Queen of Shiva Walk
  • Head slide
  • Basic Shoulder Roll
  • Shoulder Roll with Persian arms (the move that looks really good with a 'back bend'-arms are parallel)
  • Snake Arms (Elbo, wrist, elbo, wrist, palms are always towards body, you should only see your thumbs (not a half'a hand))
  • Sea weed Arms (the arms that we did with the figure-8 hips, that frame the hips, where you just move your arms below the elbows)
  • Shoulder push (slow version of shoulder shimmies) & Shoulder shimmies ("boobie" wiggle)
  • Rib slide & Rib circle (isolate just moving your ribs, left front right back=circle, *your hips don't move*)
  • Hip shimmy
  • "Type writer"-hip drop (4 hip drops-lika a type writer then returns back to the start)
  • Hip thrust & Hip thrust with walking (UP!) leg forward, moving your hip forward (like the 'reverse-hip-drop')


  • Basic Egyptian (Step, hip thrust...) (Personal Tip: Keep knees slightly bent and i can keep my extended foot closer to give more push, Dont let toe come off the ground)

  • Basic Egyptian First Variation (Basic Egyptian, leg forward, leg back, leg forward, walk,...ext)
  • Agitator Shimmy (Washing machine thing, keep hips as one, and horizontal and just TWIST your hips think of a washing machine)
  • Traveling Twist (Agitator shimmy walking) (Left right left, right left right) on balls of the feet

  • Hip drop (aka Hip push) & Hip drop with the kick 'fling' (DOWN!) (its about the hip being able to drop LOWER than a normal hip drop--your leg is in the way)
  • Horizontal Hip circles and Hip circles while walking
  • Omi's (comes from the abs/gluteal (butt muscles), OR from the leg muscles--Abs/gluts will give you more advantages with level variations in the long run)


-OR-

  • Figure 8
  • Mini back-bends
  • Finger symbols (Right, left, right, 1, 2, 3, "Are you there? Are you there?"... - to - finger symbols with Basic Egyptian First Variation) (finger symbols with Basic Egyptian and Basic Egyptian Variation 1) ("Boc La Va, Boc La Very Very Good Yes it is")
  • Grape Vine walk/glide (sliding to the right>you place your left leg in front and behind the right leg)
  • 5-step walk-thing (Right, Left-Right,Left,Right-Left, Right...ext... or 1, 2-1, 2, 3-1, 2-1, 2, 3.... right leg goes behind the left leg (1), stomp with your left leg (2)-then return the right leg back next to the left, stomp (1, 2, 3), then left leg goes behind the right leg (1), stomp with your right leg (2)....ext, ext)
  • Simple walk across the floor - Left, right, left right left right - on the balls of your feet, heels up, and - dont bounce, keep everything quiet except hips

So valuable: Substitute teacher told us about the song we were dancing to, It was about a woman and shes in love with this country boy, yet shes telling him don't fuck me though!
So, the next time we danced, she was saying to
embody that character. Embody the song. She was so inspiring by how she loved the song so much that moves just flew out of her body.... And it was all in her Attitude.




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