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Beginning ATS®: Class 3

Teacher: Colette Todorov

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2017-07-25 05:45:20 2017-07-25 06:45:20 America/Los_Angeles Beginning ATS®: Class 3 Beginning ATS®: Class 3 http://daturaonline.com/beginning-ats-class-3 http://daturaonline.com/beginning-ats-class-3

Video Description: This beginning level ATS® belly dance class starts with a warm up, then introduces basic slow moves including Camel Walk, Torso Twist, and the Propeller Turn. Fast movements will include Shimmy Step, and Turkish Shimmy, and adding a 1/4 turn to the Turkish Shimmy. Class finishes with a zil drill that rotates through the common drill patterns used in ATS® followed by a cool down.

American Tribal Style® Technique Fundamentals Improvisation Hips Vocabulary Body Region Movement Technique Tools Elements Zils 01:01:27

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Shimmy step with arms in 5th by Joy on 3/9/17

Hi Colette, thank you so much for all the detailed instructions! I have a 'cue' question: can you tell me the difference between a shimmy step in which you move the arms to 5th, and the cue for Egyptian. I find it hard to see and follow these mini-differences! Thank you sooo much <3

Colette Todorov:

Hi Joy - this is a great question as the 'cue' is a combination of a few things: - slight level change as the leader goes from the balls of their feet in Shimmy Step, to flat foot for Egyptian - the arms stop the gentle wrist movement from side to side with Shimmy Step and the right arm begins to pull back for Egyptian (I will center my arms for the 'and' to emphasize the change to pulling back on the '1') - hips stops the up-down-up motion and goes into the twist forward I think the level change and the arms are the easiest things to see when making the transition from Shimmy Step with arms above the head into Egyptian, but you might notice the hips as well. Have fun!! Colette

shimmy step by océane archer on 2/21/17

Hi Colette, thanks so much for this great class. I found it easy to follow until we got to the shimmy step, which I had real challenges with. Do you have another spotlight video which drills this move at a slower pace? I found that trying to do shimmy, steps, arms, turns and then zils just too much so I think I need to go back and practice getting the shimmy up to speed before I go on any further. Thank you !

Colette Todorov:

Hello Oceane, The shimmy step is one move that I had to spend a lot of time on to get it right. The mechanics of the hips going up-down-up is important to understand, but I feel the momentum of the body moving (the muscles and the flesh) is really what makes the shimmy a shimmy! In my Beginning ATS® Class 4, I introduce the Ghawazee Shimmy, which has a similar hip movement but is done flat footed. That breakdown and drill may help with Shimmy Step. Also, if you search for 3/4 Shimmy, you'll find a number of classes with drills from other Datura Online teachers. Like any fast ATS® move, start with the feet first, then add the hips and shimmy. Once those are feeling good, add the arms, turns, and zils. Have fun! Colette

Turkish Shimmy by Gabriela on 4/25/15

Hi Colette! I have a little question. When I use a turkish shimmy 1/4 turn in improvisation, Do i have to go to the four walls or do i have to go to the four corners? Thanks ! Great Classes!! :D

Colette Todorov:

Hi Gabriela, The Turkish Shimmy 1/4 turn will face the 4 walls as you turn - 1. stage left, 2. the back, 3. stage right, 4. return to the front. Great detail question and I'm so glad you are enjoying the classes!! - colette

Instructor by Colette on 4/4/13

Hello, I'm thrilled that you are all enjoying the classes! It would be wonderful if we could all dance together some way! Colette

Thank you! by Shalimar on 2/15/13

Thank you for sharing your knowledge in clear and well structured series of classes, I understood so many details after "attending" your class, THANK YOU!

Fantastic...again! by Cheryl on 1/27/13

I would highly recommend this class for anyone looking to learn the basics of ATS. I live in a state where there are no ATS classes (bummer) so these rentals are truly a gem. Kudos again to Ms. Todorov.

loving the ATS by bellyburger on 11/5/12

More ATS please :)
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