Choosing a Fan
A fresh should begin with small fans, like our fans size in 21"x38" or single layer 24"x41" fan, which will be a good choice. With the small fans, you can learn how to move the feathers fans when you turn so that what the fan concealed when you change your position, of course, you’d better practice in front of a mirror.
Holding the Fan
When you first handle your fans, be sure to spend some time gliding them through the air and feeling the resistance of the feathers against the air. This is something you want to work with, not against. Working with that resistance will give you grace and energy.
While you practice handling the fans, keep in mind the placement of your hands when you find a move or pose you like. The key to fan dance choreography is keeping track of the positions of your hands and arms as well as the positions of your fans.
Cup and Reveal
This is the most basic of cover-and-reveal. As with all the moves to follow, the most important thing is to be sure that you are covering what you intend to cover.
This is simple move that engages your lower body and gives the viewer movement to watch without revealing your torso. Layer the fans one over the other in front of you. Pull out the bottom fan rather than merely raising the top fan; it’s a slinkier move. You can also swirl the fan over your head before you bring it back down to cover the other, then pull out the one on the bottom and swirl it as well.
This is a beautiful reveal that you can do multiple times in a number. Simply clasp one fan in the back and one in the front, and turn your hands at the wrist to drop them without moving your arms, then pull them back up and drop them again. Flirt! For a variation, Try dropping them back up and flutter both while you hold the pose.
This is a bit of a comic move. In general I don’t recommend letting the fans get in front of your face, but when you do this the audience loves it. Bring the fans together in front of you, and then raise them to obscure your face. Slowly open them, and then leave one at you hip while you hold the other behind your head and flutter it.
Bring the fans up, allowing the staves to make a straight line across, as in the photo, then turn your thumbs up, running the tips of the fans together to keep from revealing between them. Hold them in the resulting heart shape, and make them beat by flicking them slightly forward and back several times.
Rest your hands against your thighs, as shown. The fans will cover your derriere. Drop you hands, as shown, to reveal. Bring the fans back up, and pull your waist, giving another reveal. Drop them to cover, and then lift them again. Turn around to face the viewer and spread the fans open as in the Rising Sun move.
Reverse Tail Feathers
This is what Tail Feathers like if you hold the fans with the curve of the feathers going over your fingers rather than your thumbs. Look how cute! Curling back or curling forward, holding a showgirl-style feather tail is always a winning pose.
Wings in Profile
Hold your knuckles against your shoulders so that the fans are parallel behind your head, then pivot your body to the side and open the fans out.
Hold the fans in front of you, then open them out to the sides. Cross your arms tight against the sides of your rib cage. Bring the fans in close to frame your upper torso and lean forward, showing cleavage. Shimmy the fans slightly with your hands.
Hold the fans over your head layered over each other .Then bend your wrists so that the backs of your hands move away from the top of your head, so that the fans open up over you, as in the picture. It takes practice to get this to look even, but it is a fabulous reveal!