Thinking Aloud about Zumba
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Zumba has been my entry into the world of movement. Over two years I have gone from marching in place for much of the hour to helping to lead a few songs each hour in addition to dancing the rest of the hour. I've been invited to take Zumba instructor classes but I haven't because while I dance the whole hour, I am still modifying many moves.
Tonight four of us, 1 longterm Zumba instructor, two new instructors and me as a helper, taught the class for the regular instructor who got very ill right before class. I helped to lead 3 songs. After class, a couple of long time participants came up to me. They told me that they had a difficult time following the different instructors, esp. the new instructors. But they were glad when I got up because they could follow my moves clearly. I work very hard on making my moves exaggerated and well-telegraphed so that made me feel very good!
I hope that I could get a good handle on my health problems and build up my stamina and muscles so that I could feel good about spending the money on actual training. Until then, I'll help out as I can and will keep learning what I can.