Julz, was good enough to take this video of me dancing in class last night so I could see what my coin belt looked like in action.
I know it was good and loud, I could hear it which is helpful when I’m dancing so I know if I’m really shimmying or not. (sometimes I forget to shimmy when I’m focusing on another part of a move that has a shimmy in it too).
That’s Emily and Callie I’m dancing with. We’re practicing to Rashid Taha’s song Kelma.
It’s good to see myself in the video because I can see I move my head around too much instead of looking up and keeping my head straight. I could also be more lifted in my chest.
But I can also see myself Zilling, which is kind of exciting. Even though don’t feel exactly comfortable doing it, in this short video, I don’t think that comes across.
It was Carolyn Smith who gave me the piece of fabric that inspired me to make this coin belt.