Arabic Hip Twist into Arabic

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    Janet Hanseth
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    Originally posted by Jennifer on tribe.net.Simple question - last night I taught Arabic Hip Twist and the Half Turn in Level 2. When the girls were dancing together, I saw one go from the half turn, and as she came front, lift her arms overhead and continue doing just an Arabic in place. I was surprised at this - I would have cued the Arabic with the arm plunge out of the arabic hip twist with half turn, but to my surprise, all 3 dancers followed totally fine - and I guess that since you are already essentially doing an Arabic, this might just be an arm change.br/br/So my question - if you were doing the Arabic Hip Twist Half Turn and wanted to go next into the Arabic, would you do the full Arabic cue? Does it matter?

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    Originally posted by Sandi on tribe.net.I would.

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    Originally posted by Wendy on tribe.net.me too. I think it does matter. You want to make it as clear as possible for your followers. Coming out of a half turn to the front, if Im changing the movement, I do bring my arms up overhead. Going from a hip twist into an arabic is transitioning from a horizontal movement to a more vertical movement. Bringing the arms overhead and then plunging them down makes for an interesting contrast. When paired with good phrasing, its very dramatic.

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    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Jennifer on tribe.net.Thanks ladies - I would cue it, too, I was just so surprised that the followers caught it to easily. If I see it again, I will correct it.

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    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Carrie on tribe.net.Yeah, coming out of the AHT or Turkish 1/2 turns with the arms up is pretty much SOP for me too, no matter what move Im going into.br/;-)br/

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    Anonymous

    Originally posted by Ulla Carmilla Edenmark on tribe.net.I would also cue.

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