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Shimmy Mania!

4 Weeks | 3 Sessions per week | 43 Videos | Int/Adv

 

Who isn't crazy about shimmies? In this program you'll get to shimmy to your heart's content, working on mastering more shimmies than you can shake a hip scarf at.

Anyone who has tried to shimmy for more than 30 seconds knows it’s so much more than just shakin’ your booty. Here we’ll break down the finer points of multiple styles of shimmies including the fundamental Egyptian knee shimmy, the 3/4 shimmy and it's variations, the big and loose Waggle shimmy, the Freeze, the Choo Choo, shoulder shimmies, the Turkish front-back shimmy, and more.

With detailed instruction from five different teachers, this program focuses on learning to control the speed of your shimmies, isolating your shimmy in different regions of the body, and working with shimmy layers, all in under an hour per session. Build stamina with extended shimmy drills, build the strength you need to power your shimmy with complimentary fitness spotlights, and bring it all together to wow the crowd with impressive shimmy combinations and sequences.

This program is fun to try at any level, but is geared toward experienced dancers. You'll start by reviewing some basics then move quickly into layers and combinations. Learn all the tips and tools you need to achieve the easy, powerful, controlled shimmies you’ve always dreamed of.

You can rent classes individually, rent a session playlist, or join now to access all classes in this program for one low price.

How to Begin

To get started you can click on any of class titles below.

To browse class descriptions, click on the week and you can read more about each class. For a printable version of this program click here to download and print a copy for your practice space.

Practice Tip

For each mix and match session, all videos are in one playlist - one continual class. Click on the playlist link to start your session playlist, OR click on each week in the program navigation bar below for an expanded view, and watch the videos one at a time.

Shimmy Mania : Week 1

Session 1

Playlist (52:55)

Basic Shimmy Breakdown and Drill - Fundamental Shimmies, Tamalyn's Take - Intro to the 3/4 Shimmy: Up - Calming Cool Down

Session 2

Playlist (38:19)

Warm Up for the Low Back and Balance - The Waggle Shimmy - Drill Bits: Shake It (Part I) - Intro to the 3/4 Shimmy: Down - Cool Down for the Lower Body and Spine

Session 3

Playlist (50:13)

Quick Aerobic Warm Up - Variations on the 3/4 Shimmy - Shimmy Queen: Combo # 1 - Post Shimmy Cool Down

Shimmy Mania : Week 2

Session 1

Playlist (46:45)

Shimmy Warm Up and Seated Drill - Shimmy Layers onto Slower Movements - 3/4 Shimmy Variations: The Ghawazee - 3/4 Shimmy Variations: The Overshimmy - Shimmy Cool Down

Session 2

Playlist (44:57)

Standing Warm Up - The Turkish Front Back Shimmy - The Hagallah - Cool Down for Length and Balance

Session 3

Playlist (37:35)

Quick Aerobic Warm Up - The Choo Choo Shimmy - Shimmy Queen Combo # 2 - Post Shimmy Cool Down

Shimmy Mania : Week 3

Session 1

Playlist (43:52)

Warm Up for Belly Dance - Drill Bits: Shake It (Part II) - Crazy Shimmies - 3/4 Shimmy Variations: Samiha - Cool Down for the Lower Body and Spine

Session 2

Playlist (52:51)

Daily Dose: Arabic Shimmy # 1 - The Freeze Shimmy - Post Shimmy Cool Down

Session 3

Playlist (56:24)

Power Shimmy Session - The 3/4 Shimmy Up and Down - Shimmy Queen Combo # 3 - Cool Down for Length and Balance

Shimmy Mania : Week 4

Session 1

Playlist (49:53)

Warm Up for the Upper Body - Shoulder Shimmy & Shoulder Shimmy Layers - 3/4 on the Up Drill - Calming Cool Down

Session 2

Playlist (58:17)

Shimmy Drill Warm Up - Shimmy Layers - 3/4 Shimmy Variations: Choo Choo - 3/4 on the Down Drill - Cool Down for the Lower Body and Spine

Session 3

Playlist (41:31)

Shimmy Queen Warm Up - 3/4 Shimmy Drill Combination - Shimmy Quartet Drill Combination - Post Shimmy Cool Down

 

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