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Lesson #1: Step & Bump – This move can be done on the spot, or with traveling fwd or in a circle.
What you are going to do is transfer your weight to the right foot, lift the left heel, use those obliques which we’ve heard so much about, and release.
Step on the left foot, lift the right heel, contract the obliques and release it. So for this, because it’s a step-bump and not a step-drop the accent is going to be on the up, so I’m really going to strongly contract those obliques in an upward direction. Step and bump, step and bump. So the feet, very simply are just doing step-touch, step-touch. Now be careful not to have your foot so far in front of you that you can’t move the hips unless you lean back. Very close feet give you more range of motion in the pelvis.
Lesson #2: How to do a lower body shimmy
Start with the left knee – just bend – straighten, bend – straighten, bend – straighten, I’ve got my weight over that leg. And then I’ll fasten that until I feel a little bit of a release up here, then I’ll switch over to the right knee, bend – straighten, bend – straighten, bend – straighten, bend – straighten, and then give it a little bit of a shake and I just want to see that release in the inner thigh. I know all of the things that we don’t like to do with our body, but hey, stuff shakes. Why not enjoy it? So now I’m just going to wiggle the knees back and forth, I’ll lift the arms, and just get a tiny little vibration shimmy going and then I can sort of adjust where my feet are, where my weight is and get a little bit bigger. And that’s your shimmy. Have fun.
Lesson #3: Shoulder shimmy
I’m going to start by just alternating the shoulders back and forth, back and forth, and again I would like for my hands to remain fairly steady. They may not be 100% perfectly still, but they’re not flying around in space. So again I have to imagine that my hands are locked in little mouse holes and only my shoulders can move back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. The when you feel comfortable there you can kick it up a notch – back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. Exactly and again, remaining calm and relaxed, engaging that low belly so the pelvis is perfectly still.