Video 1006: Alternating isolations with layered shimmies, turn with brain teasing arms, smooth and sharp hip work

After the warmup and a fun opening combination with chainĂ© turns, we build up to alternating isolations with layered shimmies. There is also a short focus on sideways shimmies. The following combination throws in a bit of travelling. Next, we zoom in on brain teasing arms to use with a turn, which we then use in a combination that has plenty of smoothness as well as a few sharp accents. Lots of variation to play with, enjoy!! 

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Video 1004: Combinations with arm patterns, a gliding step and “paisley hips”

We start with a fun warmup to an oldie but goodie by Hakim! Then we go right into an exciting combination with traveling steps accompanied by arm patterns. After this we practice different hip accents combined with a turn and a shimmy, adding some variation in the timing as well. Next is a little technique close up on the gliding step, inspired by the amazing Aziza. We add a layer and use it in a flowy sequence. Last but not least, we work on hip drops with a fun variation and smooth hip move which I’m calling paisley hips! Check it out!

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