Slow 3/4 Shimmy

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  • #74612

    Anonymous

    I must admit, I've always been a bit unsure about how much time to spend on teaching this one before moving on to the faster version, because it's so rarely used that I had never seen it in action until someone pointed me towards this video clip:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HXSXOFZk4kYou can see it in action at about 12:10. 8)So now I wonder: in wich ways can it be used, besides its newer adaptions (like the Box Step)? In the video the dancer is moving forward with it. I guess moving backwards may be possible, too - I'd just like to be sure, because I don't want to inadverently mix Tribal formats (I do know that it is possible to move backwards with it in a different Tribal format). And I also suppose that trying to use it for turning in place would look rather awkward.  😉

    #95539

    Anonymous

    I teach it in Level 3.  8 counts of 1/2 time shimmy forward flat footed arms at shoulder height, 8 cts. of regular shimmy step back with arms up.Just called the 1/2 time shimmy.  I haven't seen it done any other way (excluding the new box step move), but that's not to say there aren't variations. 

    #95538

    Anonymous

    The 1/2 Time Shimmy can be traveled forward and back.  There is no set count, but it tends to move in 8s.  Now with the Box Step in the game, we try to distinguish the two by the angles of the body.  More angle = Box Step; more to the front = 1/2 Time Shimmy.  At least, that is what we're playing with at the moment.

    #95540

    Anonymous

    Thank you!  🙂 We'll work with that in our next shimmy class. 8)Yes, last night, when I waited for my students to turn up,  😉 I wondered, too, about how to tell the regular Half Time Shimmy from the Box Step. But so far we're still working with Level 2 moves, so the problem hasn't been that acute for us yet.

    #95541

    Anonymous

    Me again. 😉Another thought just struck me: Do you ever use the 1/2 Time Shimmy in Chorus? I've never seen it, at least not in ATS(R), that's why I wonder ...

    #95542

    Anonymous

    Not really.  It just seems too clunky for the chorus, especially done stationary.

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