Essentials Here you’ll find extracts from all the classes, breaking down the key moves. Walking circles and Kenyas Isolations Travelling hip drops Camels The Jewel Egyptian Walks Omis 8 thoughts on “Essentials” Susan Seymour January 21, 2020 at 10:29 am Hi Charlotte – I’ve just noticed that there is no option to comment in the Extras section, not that I have anything to contribute just yet. It may be deliberate but just in case, thought I’d let you know. Also wondering, without adding to your workload, is there any possibility of having comments flagged up so we know when and where they occur? It’s interesting to see what others have to say about the lessons. Love that I can get around from any page to any other page via the Navigator, great planning. Thank you. x Log in to Reply Charlotte January 21, 2020 at 10:47 am Hi Sue, I just enabled comments under each individual lesson, rather than the ‘portal’ page, because I thought that would be where people might want to comment. But actually it’s probably a nice idea to have them on the portal page for the extras section so people can ask for particular things to be taught. I’ll get that done now and thank you 😊 Log in to Reply Susan Seymour January 21, 2020 at 11:06 am Thanks Charlotte. I received an email from you just now but I can’t reply – odd. My answer was that I couldn’t see anywhere to be able to change those settings, only to change details and payment etc. Log in to Reply Emma Wheate-Price February 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm Charlotte the “kenya” isn’t a move I really use – it’s nice, are layering a slight undulation as you step & release the opposite foot? Hope that makes sense….! Log in to Reply Charlotte February 15, 2020 at 4:45 pm Hi Emma, yes I am. I’m pulling the belly in when my foot comes across and then releasing it when I step, so it creates an undulation. I also lift the ribcage at the end which accentuates it a bit more x Log in to Reply Glennis Larum February 15, 2020 at 8:21 pm Hi Charlotte, sometime in the course could you cover Omi’s , i see some really beautiful ones done , small ,neat and quick, ive never had a proper explanation of the mechanics of it , im still struggling with numb abs after my hysterectomy last year but slowly getting my camels back again, so at least if i see the proper technique , i can still have a good stab at doing them Log in to Reply Glennis Larum February 20, 2020 at 6:45 pm Thank you Charlotte, that helped clear up the technique needed, no wonder i had problems i had been taught to think about my actual pelvis , i gave up trying to make heaving a large bone around at different points and just went with the moving the legs like in your beginner style, its going to take some work to get my abs to comply again but im determined to get it right Log in to Reply Charlotte February 21, 2020 at 7:38 pm Blimey I’ve just tried that and, as you say it feels really heavy! And not very safe for your back either… If you’ve had abdominal surgery it might take a while for your abs to comply (if ever) but you can concentrate more on the obliques and also see if you can feel the psoas and get that engagin. Both of those should hopefully still be working… Log in to Reply Add any questions or comments here: Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. Navigator All your intermediate level classes can be accessed by clicking on the image above All your advanced level classes can be accessed by clicking on the image above Ingeniously quick drills, for when you just have five minutes to pep up your technique! Five powerful videos giving you the most valuable information I know for dancers All the essential bellydance moves broken down and taught carefully and thoroughly. Veil classes, baladi, rhythms, choreographic skills and so much more coming soon!