Dance Class

I like to dance.  Zumba has always been a fun cardio activity for me.  However, when I took a dance class when I was younger, I felt so insecure about my body. It pretty much took the joy out of it all.  Now that I’m older, I can enjoy dancing around like a fool in zumba class.  Last Thursday,  I took it a step further and took a hip hop class.  It felt totally different from a zumba class.  First of all, it was in a small group setting — there were about twelve of us. The room was small and I felt front and center.  It was a little intimidating.  However, everyone in the class was so nice and seemed a little nervous. The instructor broke the dance down into 8 counts, and off we went. I’m a pretty decent dancer, but I do a lot of the moves backwards. It’s really weird, and I’ve had an instructor tell me that I do things the harder way.  I don’t know why I do it, but that’s how I’m wired. I’m not the best when it comes to a group routine for that very reason.  And yes, I know we weren’t auditioning for broadway or practicing for a performance, but if I’m going to do something, I want to at least be able to fake being good at it.  So, I was intimidated.

 

However, I tried something out of my comfort zone, and it was so fun! I felt such a sense of accomplishment after we finished up, and I kept wanting to do the routine over and over again to get it down right. So I am going to try out a new workout class this afternoon that mixes dancing and bootcamp together. We’ll see how it goes.  Try something new this week.  It might just surprise you.

 

The Routine in all of its glory!

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