Belly Dance Shimmy Workshop Video
Belly Dance Shimmy Workshop

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Belly Dance Shimmy Workshop

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This belly dance workshop with Gillian Cofsky is a quick introduction to several different styles and varieties of shimmies done in bellydance, and some creative ways to layer them with arms and other movements.

The shimmy can often be recognized as the 'signature move' of bellydance, and the rapid, high energy nature of the movements offer a fun cardio experience!

Many of the shimmies in this workshop take lots of time, practice, and dedication to master. Be gentle with yourself if you don't get it right away, or even after a few tries, and most importantly, have fun!

Not recommended for pregnant women due to the downward pressure applied on the uterus during shimmying movements in the hips.

Music by Damon the Zen Drummer.


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phoenix69, posted on September 14, 2014

That was fun and a wonderful, grounded workout. Thank you.

jem512, posted on March 11, 2014

Haven't done this in a while! Great way to be reintroduced to a long lost passion.

silvernel, posted on March 5, 2014

Out of all the belly dance classes and workshops I have taken over the years, this has one of my favorite warm ups. With all the stretching, I felt like I was getting the best of belly dance and yoga.

Izziekramer, posted on October 17, 2013

oh my gosh so difficult! must try it again soon!

chakraprayer, posted on April 20, 2013

Nice workout:)

Yoga4Marie, posted on March 12, 2013

Great teaching and workout Gillian! I love it! Teaches good control and breaks it down well. Thanks!

mrenkow, posted on January 24, 2013

Belly dancing is hard!! This is a good class to start out with. Felt easier than some of Gillian's other belly dancing classes.

babstrice, posted on January 2, 2013

Since I was a child, I always wanted to belly dance. Although I never had formal training I was invited to dance on stage several times. Now I can't imagine my body limber enough to be as graceful as Gillian. I love watching dancers.

telma, posted on January 2, 2013

This is my fav of Gillian's . The music is upbeat. Quick and fun.

floating-drumbeat, posted on January 1, 2013

I could not laugh without my midsection hurting, at T = +3 hours after doing this one. Never said that about any belly dance video (even with most of mine being Gillian's), before this one. I think this is actually belly dance fusion (BellyFit Earth-inspired?), as I see this style only in Gillian's videos. Love it!

sevinc, posted on December 31, 2012

belly dance workshop

chrisabeck, posted on December 30, 2012

This was excellent core work. I have taken belly dance locally and at Zumba convention. This was a great refresher for some things I have worked on in the past and I learned a few new moves. It will take work to master these techniques but the helpful instruction should allow me improve each time. Thank you!

telma, posted on December 30, 2012

A solid core workout. Well taught. Great music. I can recommend this one to patients. Telma Grant. P.T.

LaurenRaeBeland, posted on December 30, 2012

This looks like fun!

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