Video 1005: Travelling steps with hip work

After a fun warmup combination, we go into a longer drill to practice a slow and steady shimmy. Next, we zoom in on hip work technique and combining this with travelling steps. There are hip locks, omi (internal) hip circles, upward figure 8s and the 3/4 walking shimmy with the accent on the side (out-up-down), all combined with optional layers. Happy dancing!

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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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