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  • kira-shakira's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
    I added rhinestones everywhere (AB ss 20), so there are new pictures.
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  • Zorba's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 08:58 PM
    Zorba replied to a thread How to shimmy in Dance Training
    The only way I can do a one legged shimmy is to drive it with the obliques.
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  • Shanazel's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 05:54 PM
    Shanazel replied to a thread How to shimmy in Dance Training
    Not me. Just reading about it was exhausting.
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  • Daimona's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 02:53 PM
    Daimona replied to a thread How to shimmy in Dance Training
    A tip could be practicing a one-legged shimmy. Stand upright, keep your weight on the right foot. Shimmy on the right side (in my case,...
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  • Shanazel's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 02:36 PM
    Shanazel replied to a thread How to shimmy in Dance Training
    Yeah, no kidding! I suppose the movement I've always called "Tinkerbell Trot" is a traveling knee shimmy.
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  • Zorba's Avatar
    04-19-2018, 03:44 PM
    Zorba replied to a thread How to shimmy in Dance Training
    Color me impressed, then. I've never been able to do that!
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  • Jeanne's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 11:04 PM
    Anybody have a translation for Ya Ward Ala Fol We Yasmin? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_Qremoae6Q
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  • Daimona's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 04:10 PM
    Daimona replied to a thread How to shimmy in Dance Training
    When I first mastered it, I've never had problems travelling with thigh and "knee-driven" shimmies. But it is never wrong to learn and master...
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  • Yara's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 10:25 AM
    Yara replied to a thread How to shimmy in Dance Training
    Thanks for all the response !'it is interesting ! My teacher don't like that we do knees shimmies because she says that we can't travel or do...
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  • Shanazel's Avatar
    04-16-2018, 02:34 PM
    Shanazel replied to a thread How to shimmy in Dance Training
    I interpreted it as, "Okay. You can do a knee shimmy. Now quit using it as the standard technique in order to concentrate on learning a new one."
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  • Bellydance Oz's Avatar
    04-16-2018, 04:36 AM
    Bellydance Oz replied to a thread How to shimmy in Dance Training
    That's what I wanted to emphasise. It troubled me slightly that the OP said her teacher told her she "has to" use her hips instead, which implies the...
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  • Bellydance Oz's Avatar
    04-16-2018, 04:35 AM
    Bellydance Oz replied to a thread How to shimmy in Dance Training
    I can understand why that would be, because ballet is all about tightening your muscles to initiate a movement. I remember when I moved from ballet...
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  • Shanazel's Avatar
    04-15-2018, 03:48 PM
    Shanazel replied to a thread How to shimmy in Dance Training
    One of my students was a retired professional ballerina who now teaches dance classes at the rec center. She once told me that belly dance was the...
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    04-15-2018, 04:14 AM
    Zorba replied to a thread Bois d'Arc in The Lounge
    I've said goodbye to more pets than I care to remember - and it doesn't get any easier. We had to put our 20 year old cat down in January - which I...
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  • Zorba's Avatar
    04-15-2018, 04:12 AM
    Zorba replied to a thread How to shimmy in Dance Training
    And far more complex than anyone would ever imagine! We had a fairly experienced ballerina drop in our class a couple of weeks ago. She was amazed at...
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  • Ariadne's Avatar
    04-14-2018, 05:55 PM
    Ariadne replied to a thread Bois d'Arc in The Lounge
    Yes, hugs. It's hard to let go of a beloved pet.
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    04-14-2018, 10:57 AM
    Daimona replied to a thread Bois d'Arc in The Lounge
    *hugs*
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  • Shanazel's Avatar
    04-14-2018, 03:51 AM
    Shanazel started a thread Bois d'Arc in The Lounge
    Our dear yellow lab, Bois d'Arc, died this evening shortly after 5:00. He was thirteen. Bo had a stroke in January of 2017, a very rare event in...
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  • Shanazel's Avatar
    04-14-2018, 03:47 AM
    Shanazel replied to a thread How to shimmy in Dance Training
    All going to prove that belly dance is more than just shaking one's dear little butt. :cool:
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  • Zorba's Avatar
    04-13-2018, 07:51 PM
    Zorba replied to a thread How to shimmy in Dance Training
    For *ME*, the knee driven shimmy is the hardest to do. Yea, its easy enough to teach, but to this day I have problems tightening up and losing it....
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  • Shanazel's Avatar
    04-13-2018, 07:03 PM
    Shanazel replied to a thread How to shimmy in Dance Training
    Nothing wrong with knowing how to do a knee-driven shimmy. The problem comes if knee-driven style is the only shimmy a dancer is capable of. I...
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  • Zorba's Avatar
    04-13-2018, 06:28 PM
    I do like Marlene from "makeup geek", she has some great looks one can try. Succeeding, at least for this clueless male, is another story!
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  • Daimona's Avatar
    04-13-2018, 06:26 PM
    Speaking of instructional videos for makeup, if anyone know some good ones - why don't we have a separate thread for that too?
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