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I’m still here! Still not teaching Zumba yet, I’ve been pretty busy. But I’m still on the lookout for new songs for my playlist!
One that I like, that came on ZIN volume 39, is Party Rock Anthem. What do you all think of it? I think it would be pretty fun to be party rocking in a Zumba class, but I think it’s one of those love it or hate it songs and I wouldn’t want to use it if a lot of people don’t like it.
So what do you think, is it a good song?
I went to a Zumba® Toning class yesterday at Z Club Fitness and it was great! It’s a little different from regular Zumba, the moves are less complicated and you repeat the same move more times but it’s still lots of fun with great music and dancing! My legs are a little sore today! We did plenty of squats and ab work. I think I’ll try heavier weights for the arms next time, I work out with dumbells at home so I’m used to a little more weight for that. We had the choice of using the normal Zumba toning sticks or regular 3lb dumbells, that’s good. I stuck with the toning sticks this time, since it was my first class. I’ll definitely be back for more!
Last Sunday, I participated in the 2nd Annual Dance for the Rescues in Monterey. We had a great time! And I managed not to get sunburned except for a little patch on the back of each leg, where I forgot to put sunscreen. There were so many awesome instructors and great music provided by DJ Willi, who also led us in some salsa dances.
I’m getting closer to having my own class – I went to a Saturday class and the instructor generously let me instruct for two songs! Thanks, Emily! I did Waka Waka by Shakira and Shake Señora by Pitbull. Yep, Shake Señ is my new favorite song alright! I’ve already learned it and I plan to use it in my class.
I went to a class today and we did a new song – Pitbull’s remix of Shake Señora. I loved it! Calypso is one of my favorite styles.
I first heard the original Harry Belafonte song in Beetlejuice. Remember that?