I warm up my students who are true to traditional dance class form by performing large breathing movements where one has to reach and bend from the head to the toe. This gets their blood moving in every direction and it targets the spine and the neck, which is essential when one is performing dance steps that are intricate or when the timing is altered from the usual 4/4 tempo. (more…)
I am a professional dancer who has performed and taught all styles of dance for over a decade. As well, I have been involved in the fitness industry — personal training and immersed in the cult of aerobicizing — for as long.
Currently, I teach hip-hop classes at urban fitness clubs in my city. Most of the members are between the ages of 20 and 55, and their fitness levels and coordination abilities vary. Almost all of them have a zest for life and a zest for learning, and if my classes are indicative of the general population in my city, then there are lots of jolly people out there in the workforce! (more…)