How did the Camel Walk get it’s name?

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  • #74943

    Anonymous

    My L2 students this rotation thought it was a very funny name for this step!Can anyone shed any light on the history of the name?Many thanks!

    #97831

    Anonymous

    I had asked Carolena about the name a few years ago.  She said that was the name of the move when she learned it.  I find it an interesting name too and would love to hear if there is any way of tracing the origins of the name.

    #97832

    Anonymous

    I think the name stemmed from Masha… and it used to travel pretty far.

    #97833

    Anonymous

    One of my students said that a better name would be “The Pot” meaning that the gestures look like you have a pot or basket on your head, bend your knee to pick something up with your right hand, and then place the item in the vessel without tipping your head.As for why it's called the Camel, I have no idea!Random Orientalism I would imagine.

    #97834

    Anonymous

    Random Orientalism!! Ha ha yes I guess there's been a lot of that over the years. I do like the pot visualisation to remind students to keep their heads level.Cheers!

    #97835

    Anonymous

    Great question!  I've always been puzzled because Camel Step in cabaret style is more like a backwards Arabic.  I always guessed it was something to do with creating an apex with your shape (arm going up, then down) like the hump of a camel.  That's what I always think of, anyway!  But the pot visualization is a nice one.

    #97836

    Anonymous

    Someone should master up the courage to contact Masha and ask her. Any volunteers?  😀

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