download audio (coming soon) In this live session we answered questions including (these are just placeholders, real jumplinks coming soon! )00:00:50 - Which dancers should I see perform on my upcoming trip to Egypt (and where should I see them)? 00:05:37 - What is the best way to distinguish between different types of baladi progressions? 00:11:19 - I have bad knees. Should I take precautions when shimmying on point? (Yes! And here's how...) 00:16:22 - Where should my weight be when I'm doing hip drops? (Answer includes modifications for hip issues). 00:20:20 - How do I achieve a "more juicy, upward, three-dimensional Egyptian figure eight"? 00:24:52 - How do I generate bigger shimmies? (Here are a few different ways). 00:31:40 - Ranya, how did you develop your warm-up stretch routine? 00:33:35 - For a flat-footed shimmy, do you still focus on hugging muscles above the knee area [as you would do for a shimmy on point], or do you let those muscles relax? 00:35:00 - A lifted rib cage is really comfortable for me most of the time. In working through a back injury, I'm now experiencing pain with the lifted rib cage. What should I do differently? (Hint: the breath!) 00:39:40 - With a lifted rib cage, should the ribs be forward-over the toes- or more centered? Or should I adjust the alignment regularly? 00:50:50 - Ranya talks about how giving up one thing (gluten), or changing the way she moves (adding barre) affected her body and mind in a bunch of different ways. 00:54:00 - Ranya demonstrates the downward dog yoga pose with proper alignment (can help with rib cage lift).