Thursday, 3 November 2011

Two great classes

Yesterday I did my first Zumba class at the Azul Yoga & Pilates Studio. Four students (plus three staff members who just happened to be there) attended — much more than I’ve expected. The basement of the studio is cozy but rather small for eight people. Also, the room is rather echoey; I have to tweak an equaliser in my MP3 player to improve sound a bit. But it was a good fun. As I have one-hour slot (not one and a half, as at the Pabellón), and for a moment go through steps before each song, I had to drop couple of songs from the programme (marked with † below). In future I am going to talk less and have more time for dance!

Just as a week ago, it was raining today. OK that will be called “drizzle” in England but by the time I reached the Pabellón, I was soaking wet. Good thing I did not throw away original polyethylene packaging bag from my sound system — it kept the amp dry. We had a great class with eight zumberas, including two new students.

As promised, I will be changing the program by introducing a couple of new songs each week. This week, the new songs are Zumba Samba from ZIN 32 (which, incidentally, is not a samba at all) and Mueve la Booty; plus Rumba en la Noche for cool-down, but it does not look like anybody noticed any difference with last week’s Quiero Saber.

Song List

  1. Anatomic — Warm-Up — by Afro Celt Sound System
  2. Zumba Samba — Brazilian Dance
  3. Las Mujeres Lo Bailan Bien — Merengue
  4. Baila Pa Emociona — Calypso
  5. Aguanile * — Salsa
  6. La Batidora — Reggaeton
  7. Dança Da Mãozinha — Axé
  8. Tunak Tunak Tun — Bhangra
  9. Bla Bla Bla — Reggaeton / Cumbia
  10. Toul Omry — Salsa / Bellydance
  11. Con Moviemento † — Bachata / Reggaeton
  12. El Baile del Gorila — Rumba Flamenca
  13. Mueve la Booty † — Merengue
  14. Rumba en la Noche — Cool-Down — by Juan Manuel Cañizares
* Played only @ Azul Yoga & Pilates Studio
† Played only @ Sala Pabellón

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