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    Figure 8 and hip drops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amulya View Post
    Hip drops and shimmy
    These were my two picks as well. I almost chose the figure 8 over the shimmy, but sometimes you just need a shimmy and nothing else will do.

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    Shimmies and taqs! (Taqs are what my teacher calls hip bumps/hits/etc) up 8's, nice & gooey are a close contender though, but taqs & shimmies I feel I gravitate towards more. Actually the three moves i mentioned I tend to use just those if I ever perform improv, i get brain freeze, this thread has reminded me that I need to get more moves in my memory, don't want to bore the audience haha
    Last edited by seona; 09-10-2013 at 09:21 PM. Reason: Posted too soon!

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    I call these moves (the one or two you can't live without) the "when in doubt" or default moves. They're different for everyone but there's usually overlap. For me it's shimmies and wahda wa noss (hip drop with release on the second count). If I don't know the music you can count on me doing one of those two moves until I get a feel for it!
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    Shimmy!
    Tossing up between hip drops and figure 8s for my second choice.

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    Darshiva, I didn't know that was called 'wahda wa nos'! Never heard that before.

    But yes, I would have to say that for me, the thing that I always come back to is that classic hip drop release. The second is definitely horizontal figure eights

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    Hip drop and shimmies for me, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophia Maria View Post
    Darshiva, I didn't know that was called 'wahda wa nos'! Never heard that before.
    I never heard that before, either. Darshiva, do you know a literal translation of that name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanne View Post
    I never heard that before, either. Darshiva, do you know a literal translation of that name?
    Isn't it "one and a half" or something like that?
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    Yep, it's one and a half. I can't remember where I learned it, but it was probably a Keti dvd. It's almost always a Keti dvd or a private/workshop with Barbara Wolfkamp!
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