A student asked the Top 10 Moves GlitterGirl Wishes She’d Learned Sooner, yet, this is a tough one for me because, generally speaking, being in my practice relies on me being with what is, rather than wishing things were other than they really are. As such, wanting something other than reality doesn’t really serve me. That said, I’ll do a slightly modified list…
GlitterGirl’s 10 Moves that took the Longest to Learn
- Isolations: 5 years of returning to the practice and I still can’t do one consistently
- Spiral: on and off practicing for 4 years
- Underhand Weave: 5 months of hard core practicing when I started
- 4 Petal Same Direction Flower Turn Around: split timing was really challenging to get.
- Overhand behind the back weave: while the underhand behind the back weave took me 20 seconds to get — I just watched my friend Rob do it and voila, I got it — the underhand took me 18 months or so of regular practice to executee
- Underhand 5 Beat Weave: 6 months
- Waist Wrap: once I got the behind the back weaves, it didn’t take that long to get the waist wrap, but depending on the size of my butt and waist generally determines how well I execute these. When I gain weight, they are harder; when I lose weight, easier.
- Buzzsaw Fountain: 1 months to get it clean enough to perform
- Underhand Crosser: I got the overhand opposite direction crosser and same direction versions in just a few weeks but the underhand opposite direction still is not comfortable enough for me to execute confidently in a performance and I’ve performed crossers for at least 5 years, if not more.
- Jedi Stalls: Nick first introduced me to jedi stalls in 2005 and it really wasn’t until late 2008 when I integrated them into my flow.