June 2022

Forums Monthly Challenges June 2022

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    • #10704
      Silks Stars Team
      Moderator

      Option 1: Sioux Sioux to Zig Zag Beat Release
      Option 2: (mini-rig) Sioux Sioux to Zig Zag Reverse Out
      Share your comments, questions, and work from this month’s combination below!

    • #10712
      Tanya.Campos
      Participant

      Hi @silksstarsteam ! I can’t see the June Challenge in the Monthly challenges. Has it been uploaded already? Thanks!

    • #10730
      susi
      Participant

      Sooooooo pretty! I love it!

    • #10783
      Manon
      Participant

      I love, love it ! Can’t wait to work on it !

    • #10808
      Karenvferreirac
      Participant

      That looks beautiful🤩, and long in comparison with May, I’m getting worried 😅

    • #10813
      Janice
      Participant

      The moves are so unique. And this is about movement control 🙂 So many things to memorize, too. Thanks for this challenge. Looking forward to train for it. Beautiful sequence.

    • #10839
      Jill.b.lovin.aerial
      Participant

      Oh my GOODNESS!! This is AMAZEBALLS!!! Thanks! Can’t wait to get started!!!

    • #10840
      kimberlyblaire
      Participant

      Is anyone else getting a lot of knee pain with this? From the moment I toss the slack around to step into the standing pose, the tense pole around my right leg reallllllly hurts my knee on the MCL side (I have no previous knee injuries). Help!

      • #10865
        cassie.catania
        Participant

        Yes, when I was first working on this sequence I was also experiencing knee pain in that location and I also don’t usually experience knee pain. It’s still tricky for me but I discovered that what helps me is pulling more weight with my arms when I toss the slack and step around. And keeping my leg really engaged starting at the glutes.

        *edit: I just practiced again and I noticed that I not only pull more weight in my left arm when tossing the slack to step around, but I also keep weight in my left arm the entire time until being relieved in the hip key position. especially when straddling back and hooking my left knee to rotate into stag.

        hoping for less knee pain for you!

    • #10841
      Cathy
      Participant

      After the spin, the tails are twisted up and it makes it difficult at the very end when I need to slide the silk through my hand. I’ve been taking a moment to unwind them before doing the layout to get them less tangled. Any other thoughts?

      • #10842
        Silks Stars Team
        Moderator

        Hi Cathy- would you mind to post a video so we have a visual? You can delete it after.

      • #10862
        Cathy
        Participant

        I posted a short video in my profile but I’m not linking it right to this post. I think my silks are just too long so I need to find a better way or place to untangle them.

    • #10856
      Ogie
      Participant

      Hi Jenn, great choreo and awesome to meet you here again. Two questions:

      1) is there an easy entry to practice the beat release at the end without doing the full choreo? I can do straddle beats, it is the release beat i’d like to focus on.

      2) getting the knot off is an unexpected experience. Sometimes it goes easy, sometimes it does not come off at all. I try to make my footloop big and my triangle big, so when i hipkey the tension is of. Any tips for worry free knot release?

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    • #10857
      ndagesse
      Participant

      I love this zig zag and can’t wait to play with all the shaportunities!

      Question about the name, I’ve always called the wrap the Sous Sus (from the french Under/Over), since one leg scoops under and crosses over, I’m curious about other nomenclature ideas/origins, etc.

      Thanks for sharing!

      • #10858
        Manon
        Participant

        I wanted to write a note about that. Just one little correction on Nicole’s spelling. It’s Sous Sur. I’m curious as well !

    • #10863
      Silks Stars Team
      Moderator

      Hi gang! Jenn will go over all of these fantastic questions during tomorrow’s Q & A!

    • #10864
      cassie.catania
      Participant

      The part of this sequence I’m having the trickiest time with is at the end letting the one panel slide through my fingers to scoop the slack with my knee. I’ve been playing around with extending my fingers (excluding the thumb because I need to still grip the other panel) but it is not a smooth slide. Any tips are appreciated. Many thanks, Jenn!

      • #10888
        cassie.catania
        Participant

        I figured out my specific problem with this. It was more than just having an issue letting the one panel slide in my hands- after the back balance I was crunching my abs and reaching up too high with my right hand. That caused me to lose some of the distance my right leg could push and slide down, resulting is a less efficient transition.

    • #10880
      cassie.catania
      Participant

      Is there a recording of the Q and A? I was hoping to hear input for some of these questions.

      • #10881
        Silks Stars Team
        Moderator

        Yes! To watch the replay- Go to community tab, then Live Q and A, then June, password is Zigzag.

    • #10889

      Hi,
      I watched the q and a to see if this question was asked, but it seems I’m the only one having issues with the very first transition out of the Sioux Sioux… when I step my left leg out, the wrap comes completely off my right foot. What am I wrong?
      Thanks!

      • #10904
        cassie.catania
        Participant

        That did happen to me at first and I realized it was because I wasn’t turning in front of the tension pole. Need to feel it wrapping around the right leg.

      • #10907
        Silks Stars Team
        Moderator

        Hi There!

        Jenn says-
        Here are some tips:

        First, be sure that the loop is large enough that the left foot can easily slide out without pulling wrap off the right foot.

        The right foot should also be turned INTO the pole. Sometimes we have a tendency to pull both feet back to remove the left foot but the right foot needs to “snuggle” or press into the pole to trap the trail while the left foot slides up and out.

        Keeping the left foot pointed will also help with the release of the left foot so that the tail doesn’t get pulled with the foot as is slides out.

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