Thursday, November 29, 2012
For those of you that dont know, Zumba has a special "Zumba For Kids" program called "Zumbatomic" Its fun. My son seriously LOVES Zumba (I do too) and this is the only time its offered.
When my local studio started offering it, it was primarily me and another woman and both of us used to dance with the kids. Great fun was had by all. Sadly, lack of interest forced the owner to cancel the classes after ~9 months.
Zumbatomic recently came back so Child and I have started going again. While I am thrilled to see more kids which gives me hope for its continuation, the current crop of parents DONT DANCE. And while I understand that this is the norm of dance classes (Who's seen a parent do ballet? Jazz? Gymnastics? Even sports: you can help, but not do it WITH them) I am a little bit sad about not being able to dance with my son.
And before you say "Well just go dance with him." You've obviously never seen social pressure in action. The first time we went, I danced quietly on the sidelines and DEFINITELY got more than a few odd looks.
So this is my plan going forward:
Forward arm raises
Side Arm Raises
(Remaining time, stretching)
(I take other suggestions! - She has 5lb weights, but no mats)
I figure I can do these quietly on the other side of the room, away from the chairs and while I'm sure I'll still get some looks, at least it will be obvious that I am quietly exercising. The room is darkish and kept at a "Night Club" feel.
I really would prefer to dance, but there is only so much boat rocking my ego can handle. Sometimes I'm awesome. Sometimes its like being back in HS where I'm just another scared person who is still seeking approval of my peers.