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    V.I.P. Moon's Avatar
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    Weakest point now: turns. Not that I mastered the rest, but with other aspects I think I will get better when I get more experienced. With turns I have the feeling I'll just never get it Too fast dizzy, too weak stomach.

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    Can you do even one or two turns without getting dizzy? If so, that's plenty- you don't have to be able to do endless dervish spins with head flips in order to dance nicely.

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    I think I can even manage 3 Shanazel But I'm just jealous of others... and I hate the Vienna waltz...

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    I can spin forever counterclockwise, but I seem to have trouble spinning clockwise. I'm not very good at barrel turns.

    I can play finger cymbals to simple folkloric or pop music, but it changes how I dance. I'd love to be able to play complex patterns in oriental dancing like Artemis Mourat.

    I can layer shimmies over some moves but not others, and not as effortlessly as I'd like. I can shimmy over vertical figure eights easily but have trouble shimmying over a big hip circle, and I'm only so-so at shimmying with undulations.

    In general, I usually opt to perform to juicy Oum Kalthoum music or something, at the expense of dancing to drum solos, so I feel my drum solo skills are lacking. I'd rather shimmy to an oud taqsim than a drum solo. I've been trying to make myself more enthused about drum solos.

    I can't shoulder shimmy while doing a horizontal figure 8 very well.

    I can't flutter my tummy very well (not motivated to work on it either) and I can only do isolated belly rolls from the bottom upwards, and the roll never seems to extend all the way down to my lower abs. I'm not very motivated to work on this either, as it's not done all that much in Egyptian dance.

    Sedonia

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    I wrote before that bellyflutters are my weak point...in the meantime I somehow managed to have some acceptable flutter going on. So I found myself a new weak point! HAHA :-D
    It is also zills. I manage to play very simple patterns, but I am still not comfortable at playing and dancing at the same time...BUT I am practicing and practicing and....aaah, one day it will work.

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    Default Walking shimmies

    Since I am new to bellydance, pretty much everything is my weak point, but what I'm working on right now is my walking shimmy. I do really well when in one spot, but as soon as I try to walk with it, I lose it! However, I'm working on it, and even though it's slow going, I think I'm beginning to make a little progress. What I've been doing is, when I go about my daily house routine, I try to walk with my shimmy from one room to the next! It's a little slow, but I think it's starting to pay off. Just one unsolicited word of advice: don't try to walk with your shimmy to the bathroom---I got a bit of a belly ache from my insides sloshing around!

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    Wow! I'm collecting quite a list:
    -right side dom.
    -pops & locks are sloppy
    -vert. 8s are sloppy
    -work on general sloppyness
    -omis, I have to think to do them
    -back bends stink
    -I get distracted easily during choreography
    -I need more definition between my styles when improving, it all looks generic

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    Well I definatly have my fair share of weeknesses.
    -Choreography!!!!!
    I pick a song than for some reason I just cant make myself work with it
    -turns...if I turn more than 2 times I am likely to be on the floor
    -ARMS my goal is to really pay attention to my arms they just look...lazy...ick
    -Zills-I sound like a broken alarm clock help

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    Shoulder shimmies arg I hate them and really battle with them. Any tips please. I have tried the bra stap pulling method but bum still shakes. being a 38 E cup does not help matters
    Head slide - look like a deformed chicken (sorry chickens):-)

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