FFS - ADVANCED FAN VEILS- STUDENT AREA

Music Track

The Fabulous Fan Society will be performing to "Little Drop of Poison" by Michael Wheatley. You can play it here and also download a copy HERE. You can play and download a copy of the audio guided HERE.

Fabulous Fan Society - TRACK - Little Drop Of Poison by Michael Wheatley.mp3

Audio Guide - FFS - FVA - Little Drop Of Poison with intro (no outro).mp3

Reference Documents

RECOMMENDED TIMING/PACE
Click below to view the recommended timing/pace instructions document

CHOREOGRAPHY OVERVIEW
Click below to view the choreography overview document.
This document shows staging notes and which combos are performed at which section of the song

 

History of Fan Dancing

 

Warm Up Drills

GENERAL WARM UP

SPECIFIC WARM UP
This is a follow along warm up drill specifically to wake up the muscles used in fan dancing

THEMATIC DRILL
Follow along with this simple choreography as part of your practice each week) to drill core movements

THEMATIC DRILL - SLOWED DOWN
This is the fan veil thematic drill at 80% of the speed (slowed down version)

Preparation and Cool Down

BODY ALIGNMENT
This video breaks down correct body alignment for fan dancing

COOL DOWN
This is a video you can follow along with at the end of each practice to help stretch the muscles you worked

 

Introduction to Fan Veils

WHICH IS RIGHT AND LEFT?
This video shows which fan is which and how to find/hold them

FAN VEIL GRIPS
This video shows different ways of holding your fan veils and when to use which

FAN VEIL PLANES OF MOVEMENT
This video explains the the planes of movement (table, wall and wheel plane)

FAN VEIL KEY CORE MOVEMENTS
This video explains the 3 core movements for fan veils (arch, circle, figure 8)

FAN VEIL SUMMARY OF TIPS
This video summaries the key points for the introduction to fan veils

 

"Sashays, turn, roll and zap" Combo
Performed during the intro to the song

"Camels Ticks and Barrels" Combo
Performed during Verse 1 of the song

This tip is actually from the Advanced Feather Fan Group, but follows the same principle and may be useful for your barrel turn technique

FVA: "Switching Lines / Flutters and Sandstorms" Combo
Performed during Verse 2 of the song

"Travelling flutter and swirl" Combo
Performed in the 1st Chorus of the song

 

FVA "Single File" Work
Performed during verse 3 & 4 of the song

"Travelling Ellipses and Grip Change"
Performed during the 2nd Chorus of the song

 

"Swayback Weave" combo
Performed during Verse 5 of the song

 

"Split Time Butterfly" Combo
Performed during Verse 6 of the song

"Travelling Flutter and Swirl" (Repeat Combo)
Performed during the 3rd Chorus of the song
&
"Duck Step Curtain Flutter" Combo
Performed during the Outro of the song

 

Fan Veil Advanced - Entire Choreography
Dance along with audio guide