Me? Teach Zumba? Maybe…

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If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I’m a certified Zumbaholic. I get extremely agitated and go through horrible withdrawals if I can’t go to class. I’m there whenever I can manage – usually at least twice a week. If it’s a good week, I might even get in 3 or 4 classes! I’ve essentially recreated my instructor’s playlist and I even Zumba at home. The other night when I was playing music in the house and getting my groove on, my hubby even said to me, “Do you have to Zumba to EVERYTHING?” Yes. I do.

Fortunately, I have an instructor who is open to suggestions for new songs and choreography. I got bored one night and started trolling YouTube for some Zumba ideas. I found this one and sent it to Eva the other night. She was able to get the remix from the person who choreographed it, and we tried out tonight – it was so much fun! We made a few tweaks (mid-routine…yikes!) but it was a hit! Thanks to Nilesh for the inspiration!

I’ve been toying with the idea of becoming certified (for real) at some point in the future. I really love music, I love to dance, and let’s face it – I just can’t stop! I even do little moves in the car when I’m stuck in traffic! I decided to try choreographing a song all by myself, and when I heard this one, I knew it just HAD to be done! (Please pardon the Vodka ad and Nicki Minaj’s crazy outfits and funky lipstick!!)

Eva let me do it tonight for a warm-up at the beginning of class. I was REALLY nervous, but it seemed to go over really well! The choreography is certainly not complicated, it’s fun, and it will probably be easy for people to learn after a couple of tries. It took me a while to figure out what to do for the slow part in the middle (it’s still a work in progress!) but I think it came out pretty well for my first try! I want to try something a little more difficult at some point, but for now I’ll just stick to trying to memorize all of Eva’s stuff, and working out the kinks in my Va Va Voom routine!

So…me? Teach Zumba? Maybe. I’ll have to get over my stage fright and work on a few more songs first. 🙂

Do you ever think about trying something new – out of your comfort zone?

What’s your favorite Zumba song?

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Me? Teach Zumba? Maybe…

  1. It is nerve-wracking teaching zumba at first. It just takes practice to get that confidence to NOT feel nervous in front of the class. you were awesome! I love the routine. simple and easy is best, especially for a warm up. Your warm up is where you capture your class. You want them to feel like they can do it, and it sets the tone for the rest of the class, even if your other routines are “hard”. If they feel like the first one was easy enough to get through, they don’t notice how much harder the rest of the routines get. So keep it simple and repeitive for the first 1 or 2 songs! I LOVE the OMG song.. we did awesome..will be doing it in tomorrow’s class!

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