Friday, 18 November 2011

1, 2, 3 and 5, 6, 7

It may be premature to say that my relationship with Azul Yoga & Pilates Studio came to an end; however on Monday I was informed that, due to the lack of students, the Zumba classes will stop for now. Well, that was a short stint, but all in all not quite useless. In any case, I got Monday and Wednesday evenings back.

This week, the new songs are Caipirinha, Chori Chori, Chillin’ and Píntame (Thursday only); plus Aganjú and Que Te Meueve for warm-up. It is quite a lot of new material, and I am not entirely sure that I did all these songs as well as I wanted (I am still trying to master the art of understatement.)

Now I heard the statement “Zumba is not a dance class” so many times (just Google this phrase and you’ll see what I mean) that I almost started to believe it myself. However, all beliefs should be challenged, even the most absurd ones. On Thursday, by popular demand, I spent about eight minutes going with the class through the basic salsa steps: first, with help of Eddie Torres’ counting track, and second, using Sergent Garcia’s song Píntame, which is mainly salsa with a bit of reggaeton. For the exercise purposes, we carried on salsa steps (1, 2, 3 and 5, 6, 7 and) in the “reggaeton” section and it worked like a charm.

Song List

  1. Aganjú — Warm-Up (1) — Bossa nova — by Bebel Gilberto
  2. Que Te Meueve — Warm-Up (2) — Merengue
  3. Alegria Pa Zumbar — Samba
  4. Caipirinha — Brazilian Dance / Bellydance
  5. La Batidora — Reggaeton
  6. Baila Pa Emociona — Calypso
  7. Chori Chori — Bhangra
  8. Zumba Samba — Brazilian Dance
  9. Chillin’ — Merengue
  10. 1, 2, 3 and 5, 6, 7 — Salsa count — by Eddie Torres
  11. Píntame — Salsa / Reggaeton — by Sergent Garcia
  12. El Baile del Gorila — Rumba Flamenca
  13. Zu Bailaito — Quebradita
  14. Holy Incense (Tibetan Version) — Cool-Down — by Sa Dingding

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