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Shimmy

Season 1
2007ALL

Shimmy introduces you to the basics of the sensual art of belly dance. Forty-three authentic moves choreographed by a belly dance instructor and fitness professional. For thousands of years women from the cradle of civilization have increased flexibility and burn calories through a low-impact aerobic workout - all while maintained their beauty and explored their sensuality.

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Episodes (26)

  1. 1. Hips, Hops, and a Shimmy
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode begins with a gentle warm up of stretches that prepares the body to dance. The choreography that concludes with a freestyle belly dance. teaching sequence includes the 'shoulder shimmy', 'hip rotation', the '1,2,3 hop', and the 'hip pop'.
  2. 2. Cairo to Istanbul
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode begins with a gentle but thorough warm up that prepares the body to dance. The teaching sequence introduces four core belly dance moves: the exotic 'head slide', the 'basic Egyptian step','hip circles' and the 'Turkish figure-eight'. In the final act, viewers combine what they have just learned into an authentic belly dance choreography.
  3. 3. Sharp and Sexy with a Shimmy
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode guides the viewers through a gentle warm-up. In the teaching sequence, viewers are introduced to the sharp 'hip-piston', 'snake-arms', expressive hand and facial gestures, and the challenging 'three-quarter shimmy'. In the final act, viewers are lead through a fun and energetic choreography using the moves they just learned.
  4. 4. The Hippy Camel
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    October 31, 2007
    24min
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    This episode begins with a floor and standing warm up that prepares the body to dance. The teaching sequence includes 'shoulder rolls', the 'village shimmy', 'm and m's', and the upper-body isolation called the 'chest camel'. The performance sequence combines all these moves into an exhilarating belly dance choreography. The episode closes with a gorgeous freestyle belly dance.
  5. 5. From Camp to Cabaret
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode prepares the viewers to dance with a gentle warm-up. The teaching sequence introduces some new belly dance moves: the 'three-step turn', the 'hip-bounce', the 'gawazzi step', the 'cabaret shimmy', and the 'side-step arm-sweep'. The performance sequence combines these moves into a lively and fun belly dance choreography.
  6. 6. The Sultan's Chest
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode starts with a combination of warm-up moves. The teaching sequence introduces the following core belly dance movements: the 'step/touch/step', the 'Turkish bump', the 'chestcircle', the 'liquid-arms' and the 'Egyptian figure-eight'. In the final act, viewers are lead through choreography incorporating all of the moves.
  7. 7. The Hanging Garden
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episde guides the viewers through a gentle warm-up. The teaching sequence showcases the following belly dance moves: the 'grapevine' travelling step, the 'falling leaves', the 'head-slides', the 'hip-down ronde de jambe' and the 'hip-circle' The episode concludes with an authentic belly dance choreography and a freestyle belly dance.
  8. 8. Shimmies and Turns
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode begins with a thorough and gentle warm-up. The teaching sequence breaks down two shimmies: the 'shoulder- shimmy' and the 'shimmy-layered hip-circle', two turns: the 'cutturn' and the 'sa'idi turn', as well as the 'hip-rotation' and the challenging 'tremor figure-eight'. The finale guides the viewers through an exciting choreography.
  9. 9. Hips and Hops on Snakes
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode begins on the ground with gentle stretches and slowly raises to a standing warm- up. In the teaching sequence, the viewers practice two hip isolations (the 'hip-piston' and the 'hip pop'), the energetic '1,2,3 hop' and the sultry 'snake arms'. The episode concludes with a beautiful dance choreography and inspiring freestyle belly dance.
  10. 10. Hips Galore
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode begins with a gentle warm-up. The viewers are then quided through the teaching sequence that includes the lively 'three-step-turn' and three variations on hip isolations: the 'hipbounce', the 'maya hips' and the 'Egyptian figure-eight'. For the performance, they practice these movements in an energetic choreography.
  11. 11. Salome and the Sultan
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode leads the viewers through a gentle warm-up. The teaching sequence breaks down four belly dance moves: the 'head-slide', the 'hip-circle' ,the 'Egyptian figure-eight', and the 'Turkish bump'. These movements then take shape in a fun and energetic choreography. Finally, inspiration transforms these moves into a freestyle belly dance.
  12. 12. Bellies in Beirut
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode begins with a graceful warm-up that prepares the body to dance. The teaching sequence guides the viewers through 'shoulder- rolls', the 'village-shimmy', and the more challenging 'belly-rolls', 'zaar-head' and 'Lebanese hip-circles'. The performance combines all these moves into a stunning choreography followed by a freestyle belly dance.
  13. 13. Ottoman Nights
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode begins with a gentle warm-up in preparation for dancing. The teaching sequence begins with the 'basic Egyptian step' and the 'Turkish figure-eight' and moves into the more challenging 'shimmy-layered hip-circle,' 'tremor figure-eight' and 'Sa'idi turn'. The performance sequence combines all these moves into an exhilarating belly dance choreography.
  14. 14. Shimmying Circles
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode begins with a gentle floor and standing warm-up. The teaching sequence covers moves such as the sensual 'frontal chest circles' and 'liquid arms', the flirty 'shoulder shimmy' and two variations of hip isolations: the 'hip rotation' and the 'cut turn'. The performance combines these moves in a fluid choreography and inspiring freestyle belly dance finale.
  15. 15. A Camel in the Cabaret
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode begins with a relaxing warm-up that prepares the body to dance. Five core moves are showcased in the teaching sequence: the 'gawazzi step', 'm and m's', the 'cabaret shimmy', the 'chest-camel', and the beautiful 'side-step arm-sweep'. The choreography section provides the viewers an opportunity to practice these moves in sequence.
  16. 16. Hopes Through Flames
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode begins with a gentle combination of stretches and warm-up excercises. The teaching sequence demonstrates the sensual 'flame' and 'ripple' and the energetic '1,2,3 hop' and 'hip pop'. For the performance, viewers display these moves in an authentic belly dance choreography. The finale of the episode is a gorgeous display of freestyle belly dance.
  17. 17. Slides, Turns, and Layers
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode begins with a combination of gentle warm-up moves. In the teaching sequence the veiwers practice 'head-slides', 'hip-circles', and the more challenging 'shimmy-layered hipcircles', 'tremor figure-eights' and 'sa'idi turns'. The combined moves are demonstrated in the choreography section and showcased in a beautiful freestyle belly dance finale.
  18. 18. The Camel's Garden
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode guides viewers through a gentle warm-up introduction. The teaching sequence introduces the traveling step 'grapevine' and the elegant 'falling leaves'. Familiar moves such as the 'hip-down ronde-de-jambe', the 'm and m's' and the beautiful 'chest camel' are also practiced.
  19. 19. Turns with a Bounce
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode begins with a gentle warm-up of stretches that prepares the body to dance. The teaching sequence includes the 'three-step turn', 'hip-bounce', expressive 'facial gestures', and the challenging 'three-quarter shimmy'. The performance sequence combines these moves into an exhilarating choreography. The episode concludes with a freestyle belly dance.
  20. 20. The Camel and the Snake
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode begins with a gentle but thorough warm up that prepares the body to dance. In the teaching sequence, viewers practice the 'chest camel' and the 'ripple' which are then combined with the sultry 'full camel.' 'Hip pistons' and 'snake arms' are added to create an authentic belly dance choreography. A freestyle finale concludes the episode.
  21. 21. Ethnic Fluidity
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    October 31, 2007
    24min
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    This episode prepares the viewers to dance with a gentle warm-up. The teaching sequence includes: 'chest-circles', 'liquid-arms', 'shoulder-rolls', and the energetic 'village-shimmy'. Viewers are given the opportunity to use what they have practiced in a choreographed belly dance performance. Finally, inspiration transforms these moves into a freestyle belly dance finale.
  22. 22. Turkish Delight
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    October 31, 2007
    24min
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    This episode begins with a relaxing warm-up that prepares the body to dance. The teaching sequence demonstrates three hip moves: the 'basic Egyptian step', the 'Turkish figure eight' and 'm and m's' and the sensual upper body move: the 'chest camel'. The episode concludes with a beautiful dance choreography and inspiring freestyle belly dance.
  23. 23. Rippling Round
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode begins with a combination of warm-up moves to prepare the body to dance. The teaching sequence includes the 'chest camel', the 'ripple', the sultry 'full camel', the traveling step 'grapevine', as well as the elegant 'falling leaves' and 'hip-down ronde de jambe'. These movements then take shape in a fun and energetic choreography.
  24. 24. Down to the Nile
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode begins with seated and standing warm-up moves. The teaching sequence breaks down and demonstrates five authentic belly dance moves: the hip isolations 'maya hips' and its reverse, the 'Egyptian figure-eight', the 'cabaret shimmy', the 'gawazzi step', and the 'side-step arm-sweep'.
  25. 25. Slithering and Circling
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode begins with a gentle combination of stretches and warm-up excercises. The teaching sequence practices key belly dance moves such as 'hip pistons' and 'snake arms' as well as the more challenging 'belly rolls,' 'Lebanese hip-circles, and the 'zaar head'.
  26. 26. The Finale
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    October 31, 2007
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    This episode begins with a gentle combination of movements in preparation for dancing. The teaching sequence leads the viewers through the energetic '1,2,3 hop' and 'hip pop', the 'Turkish Bumps', and the 'standing figure-eight'. The finale guides the viewers through an exciting choreography of what they've just learned and concludes with stunning freestyle belly dance.

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