I've mentioned before how my practice has really been helping me. Today I turned one some dance music to help me sweep the house before practice, and as I was walking to the laundry room to grab the broom, I found myself doing an effortless walking shimmy -- maybe even a fast 3/4 shimmy? Could it be?
Sometimes I feel like my "breakfast shimmies" practice is cheating, but clearly it's helping. I'm not good at drilling shimmies -- I get bored. But the past couple of months of dancing while I cook, do dishes, and work on other household chores has allowed me to slowly and naturally develop better shimmies, without overthinking it like I do when I'm actually drilling them.
In addition to housework shimmies and chair dancing while I sorted more music, today's practice consisted of veil performance practice (worked on my entrance! I think I've decided on one!), and some fast Anaya Tribal moves, and belly rolls while at my desk.
Earlier in the evening, I went to the bookstore and picked up a book on anatomy for dancers. It seems to be geared towards ballet, but I figure it will be good for me, too. I'll blog more about it after I've had a chance to look through it.