Weekly Challenge for 2-24-14

Can you believe we are already in the last week of February? I’m just hoping we don’t get a fourth polar vortex here in Chicago!

But it’s Monday, and that means it’s time for a challenge!

Chest Circles

We have another drill challenge! How many can you do in a row? How fast can you go? Can you last a whole song? How about two whole songs, one for each direction?

If you don’t know how to do a chest circle, ask your teacher to show you how to correctly do this movement!

This week, try it each day and see how much you improve! (Just keep in mind that this is only a week, which is not a lot of time for learning/improving a move!)

Let us know how you do!

Here’s some tips:

  • Faster, smaller is the name of the game. Don’t try to do huge chest circles when you go fast.
  • It’s extremely important to keep your technique perfect. If you can’t do a good chest circle fast, slow it down and build up the speed slowly. Check yourself in the mirror to make sure you don’t get sloppy.
  • There are many ways to do chest circles, so don’t fret too much about which one is “right.” Each has a different look and emphasis, so pick one you like, but make sure the movement is safe. If you are not sure, check with your teacher to ensure you are doing safe movements.

    Happy circling!

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About Kamrah

Kamrah is a belly dancer in Chicago, IL. They started belly dance as an exercise routine but it turned into a passion for dance that has not lessened, even after more than a decade. They have a powerful presence on the stage, and is particularly known for their amazing shimmies. Kamrah is also known as a very versatile belly dancer, and audiences have come to expect the unexpected from them. Performances can be anything from traditional Egyptian, to tribal fusion, to fantasy cosplay (costume play) pieces.

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