I wanted to start even sooner...but I did take some good advice about practice-practice-practice...and then practice some more!! And I held 2 practice sessions with friends, since it is very different when there are actual people in the room with you!! And as I suspected...once I was in the room with them, I did lose my place several times! The other thing I'm doing for the first few classes is repeating songs!! It really helped me because I could focus on a fewer number of routines to start, and it helps the class (they are all new to Zumba) to learn the steps. The first time I do the very basic steps, and the 2nd time through I pick it up a bit, and increase the hips and energy level! (that suggestion i found on one of the ZIN forums and has been GREAT!!) Then in a couple weeks I'll start adding in new routines one at a time.
WOW SPAGIRL!!! You just became certified on 2/8, and you're already teaching your own classes?? That's awesome!! I'm really impressed!! I took it back in October, and didn't teach a class until the end of Jan!! I'm still a little nervous!...
ok i thought i was addicted to zumba before...and i was just a participant. I did it at the gym, went to outside classes, and did it at home. i just became an instructor on 2/8, and held my first official class yesterday. O...M...G!!!! i had a full class, and think i worked out harder than i ever have before!! it was like i got all this extra energy from the people in the class!!! i thought teaching would be fun...but this by far exceeded my expectations!!! I LOVE ZUMBA!!!
my only complaint...is my hips are KILLING ME today!! :) WOOHOO!!!! (that means smaller waist right??!!)
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