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Does your shimmy machine need a tune up? Take it into the shop for a quick overhaul. In just one week, fine tune your drills and boost your technique in less than one hour a day. In this program we'll drill various shimmies including 3/4 shimmies, the choo choo, turkish front-back, classic Egyptian style, traveling with shimmies, and shimmy layers, complete with some fun and energetic combinations. This program is designed for intermediate-advanced dancers looking to kick their shimmies into overdrive!
This program features seven sessions of mix and match Datura Online classes in one week. Each of these sessions will run 45 minutes or less.
This program is designed to give you a big boost in a short period of time. If you're into this kind of challenge, try to commit to doing this power up in one week. You're also welcome to try the sessions in this program at your own pace - stretching it out for as long as you'd like, and repeating any of the sessions to your heart's content.
If you're loving this routine repeat any or all of the sessions until you feel like you've gotten the most out of it. Repetition is key to understanding and fully embodying dance movements, so keep it up and you'll notice the results. In any case, it's your shimmy machine and you're in the driver's seat!
You can rent classes individually, rent a session playlist, or activate an unlimited access membership to access all classes in this program for one low price.
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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. You also can bookmark this page for easy access later.
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 Warm Up and Seated Drill - Shimmy Layers- Cool Down
Relaxed and Layered Shimmies - Calming Cool Down
Drills for 3/4 Shimmy Preparation - Basic Traveling with 3/4 Shimmies - Cool Down for the Lower Body and Spine
Power Shimmy Session - Shimmy Queen: Combo #1 - Post Shimmy Cool Down
Standing Warm Up - Shimmy Quartet Drill - Shimmy Cool Down
Shimmy Drill Warm Up - Shimmy Queen Combo #2 - Cool Down for the Lower Body and Spine
Quick Aerobic Warm Up - Shimmy Queen Combo #3 - Cool Down
Ready to shimmy?! We're going to be working on different shimmies every day, touching on all the classic shimmies that you find in belly dance. Each session begins with a warm up to prepare you for some crazy shimmies and ends with a cool down.
This warm up is great preparation for an extended shimmy drill session. It will stretch and lengthen the side muscles, warm up the low back, and lubricate your joints. This spotlight also includes a special seated drill to work on boosting those knee shimmies. This spotlight is from Sedona's "Shimmy Quartet Workshop".
In this challenging short segment we hold a consistent shimmy for 15 minutes while adding dynamic head, arm, chest, shoulder, and hip layers. We will also drill shimmies with weight and level changes. This high-energy drill will be sure to increase your shimmy endurance and guide you in executing many intermediate and advanced layers. This spotlight is part of Sedona's "Super Shimmies & Shimmy Layers" workshop.
This workshop explores the art of relaxed and controlled shimmies and dramatic shimmy layering. During part one,Tamalyn will teach how to shimmy at different speeds, how to slow down and control shimmies, and how changing the distribution of your weight can prepare you for shimmy layers. During the second part shimmies are layered onto slow movements including hip slides, circles, undulations, and figure 8s.
Sedona will lead you through a short cool down to stretch the body and slow the heart rate after any dance practice. This spotlight is from Sedona's "Goldmine #2 : Vintage Twists and Traveling Steps" workshop.
This spotlight focuses on hip isolations (locks up and locks down), calf strengthening dills, and exercises to challenge balance. This video is designed to prepare the dancer for graceful traveling with hip movement. This spotlight is from "The 3/4 Shimmy with Ashley Lopez".
This challenging power shimmy session will help to build endurance, strength and grace in your shimmy. You will hold a strong Egyptian shimmy while layering upper body work using 2 – 5 pound hand weights. You will then be guided through a few intermediate shimmy layers. This high energy shimmy class will give you a great workout! This spotlight is from Sedona's "Shimmy Queen: Shimmy Layers, Variations & Combinations" workshop.
A short but sweet combo that drills ¾ shimmies with arm layers and an isolation pattern. This combination is from Sedona's "Shimmy Queen: Shimmy Layers, Variations & Combinations" workshop.
A wonderful post shimmy cool down that slows the heart rate and stretches the hips and legs. This spotlight is from Sedona's "Shimmy Queen: Shimmy Layers, Variations & Combinations" workshop.
This extended combination features the Waggle Shimmy, The Turkish front back shimmy, The Choo Choo and the Freeze. It serves as a wonderful way to drill and dance and transition in and out of various shimmies. This spotlight is from Sedona's "Shimmy Quartet Workshop".
This shimmy drill warm-up will get you ready for dancing in a hurry, while still being carefully sequenced. First we'll warm up the spine, then the joints, then move to hip work before our shimmy drill. Good to practice with other dance videos or practice, or just to keep your shimmies big and relaxed. Enjoy!
This challenging drill-based combo features challenging traveling hip shimmy and shoulder shimmy layers. This combination is from Sedona's "Shimmy Queen: Shimmy Layers, Variations & Combinations" workshop.
Ashley will take you through a brief warm up designed to get the body ready for dance - focusing particularly on warming up the legs through squats and leg lifts, and the arms, through a simple arm pattern and hand floreos. This spotlight is from Ashley's "Raq It! Belly Dance Fitness Class".
This extended drill based combo features traveling hip locks, undulations, and ¾ shimmy layers. This shimmy combination is from Sedona's "Shimmy Queen: Shimmy Layers, Variations & Combinations" workshop.
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