Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24
  1. #1
    Moderator Daimona's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    3,719
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default How many shimmies are there?

    Sorry if this has been discussed before, but I got inspired by the thread with Randa doing a juicy thigh-driven egyptian shimmy:

    What are the different types of shimmies?
    Last edited by Daimona; 01-14-2010 at 08:30 AM. Reason: adding url to other thread
    --
    Daim.

  2. #2
    Moderator Yshka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
    Posts
    2,028
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    According to Leyla Jouvana's DVD there are 1001

    I think however I would believe Mr. Mo Geddawi, who, if I remember correctly, pointed out in one of his lessons that there are 3 or 4.

    Hmm... I don't remember all correctly, will have a look at the dvd when I have a chance!

  3. #3
    V.I.P. Kashmir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Posts
    1,952
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Lots and lots! Off the top of my head:

    Hips:
    1: up and down - generated by lateral flexors
    2: up and down - generated by bending and straightening knees
    3: up and down - generated by firing glutes
    4: up and down - generated by lifting heels with straight(ish) leg
    5: up and down - generated by mixure of above
    6: forward and back (twist) - generated by lateral flexors
    7: forward and back (Modern Egyptian) - generated by quads pushing legs back
    8: pelvic drop release

    Then you have variations - single leg, Randa's power down on top of version 5

    Body:
    9: both knees bending together - Nagwa's shimmy aka Earthquake aka champagne (weight distribution allows you to move it around)

    Upper Body:
    10: shoulder shimmy - shoulders only going back and forward
    11: torso shimmy - torso twists back and forward (varies depending on where the twist happens)
    12: mixed shoulder/torso shimmy - 10 & 11
    13: Nubian shoulder shimmy - shoulders up & down
    14: Hand shimmy (khaleegy)

    I've also seen nostril and eyebrow shimmies.

    Then some people include vibrations into the mix - where the movement is generated by muscle fatigue.

    And of course any shimmy can be layered in a number of ways.

  4. #4
    V.I.P. Aziyade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Cornfields of Evansville Indiana.
    Posts
    2,743
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kashmir View Post
    Lots and lots! Off the top of my head:

    Oh my gosh, I love you. This is great -- AND with muscular breakdowns. You are SO my hero!!


  5. #5
    Member Nath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    384
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Kashmir I had to add to your karma (rep button) for this. We had this dicussion just yesterday in my class and I was wondering if I'd be able to remember it all to write it down. You've put in there everything we discussed and a couple more we didn't get to. Thanks!

  6. #6
    Member Miyu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Vancouver, WA
    Posts
    114
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Doesnt the flutter counts as a shimmy? It should, atleast the way Sadie is doing it

  7. #7
    Member Afrit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    174
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I'd say the flutter was a shimmy.
    Last edited by Afrit; 01-14-2010 at 08:11 PM. Reason: sp

  8. #8
    V.I.P. adiemus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Posts
    1,792
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    My flutter is only a shimmy if I haven't been watching my weight...

    Plus do you count all the shimmies you do on top of other movements? like hip circle with shimmy... and the walking/travelling shimmies (3/4 and others), and variations on the shimmy like 'chunky' figure 8s? or are these just variations...

  9. #9
    Administrator Salome's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Pac NW, USA
    Posts
    3,061
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Miyu View Post
    Doesnt the flutter counts as a shimmy? It should, atleast the way Sadie is doing it
    In my book, you bet! it's a very rapid contraction and release of the diaphram, done with relaxed abdominals, to produce a vibration/shimmy.

  10. #10
    Member Miyu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Vancouver, WA
    Posts
    114
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Salome View Post
    In my book, you bet! it's a very rapid contraction and release of the diaphram, done with relaxed abdominals, to produce a vibration/shimmy.
    I would love to learn it someday, seems impossible..

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •