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    Default wide legged shimmy?

    today the discussion of the wide legged shimmy came up.

    everyone screams NO, but I am like, hmm, what about randa kamal? isn't she an authentic egyptian dancer?

    so what do you guys think?

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    Are you talking about one of those african scootching back shimmies, or a transition shimmy or Randa just being Randa?
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    not a choo choo shimmy. i don't know what a transition shimmy is. maybe its just randa being randa. but theres this one youtube video where this girls shimmy isn't purely closed legged but I think she pulled it of great. here it is:

    Myrto @ Ranya Renée Night Show fev 2012 n° 2 - YouTube

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    Where in the video is the shimmy wide-legged?

    And how wide are the legs from each other to make it a wide-legged shimmy?
    (Are they anything wider than very narrow? Hip width? Longer than a hip width apart? etc)
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    they were wider than having the legs right next to each other

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahava_Melantha View Post
    they were wider than having the legs right next to each other
    Huh? I never shimmy with my legs together. It's indecent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kashmir View Post
    Huh? I never shimmy with my legs together. It's indecent!
    why is it indecent?

    or are you joking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahava_Melantha View Post
    why is it indecent? or are you joking?
    It's partly a joke but not entirely. Holding the legs together while shimmying produces a -- ahh -- internal excitory effect. Personally I prefer not to mastabate in front of an audience. And no, it's not just me. A well known teacher once taught the "welcome home shimmy" in a workshop. The idea was that the subtext would be subconciously picked up by the audience - ie they would know there was something about the dancer but not be quite sure what was going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahava_Melantha View Post
    i don't know what a transition shimmy is.
    It's a layered shimmy that transfers from one leg to the other. I'm descriptive in my terminology as it usually avoids confusion.
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    okay, my legs aren't THAT close together lol, maybe 3 inches apart lol

    my goodness - I had no idea lol

    i'll never think of shimmies againg

    and thanx for explaining transition shimmies.

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