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How to Shimmy Your Shoulders in Burlesque

Learn how to shimmy your shoulders from professional dancer Elizabeth DeGennaro in this Howcast dance video.

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How to shimmy your shoulders in burlesque.

So we're going to open up our arms, loosen up our shoulders, and that is how you shimmy. So again you could, just... You want to be loose, you want to open up, and shimmy your shoulders. Okay.

So this can be done in many ways. You can either do a long shimmy, and you can play it up, you can play it down, sideways. Or you could do a quick, and a little staccato, kind of shimmy. It's really up to you. So you can add this to your burlesque routine.

So again you open up, your hands are loose, and just give a little shimmy to your chest. Okay. This is done by loosening up your upper body. Okay. You always want your hands open and loose, and shimmy away. Okay. And that is how you do a burlesque shimmy.

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