Friday, 13 January 2012

¡Olé FuerteFusión!

Great news everybody — this Monday 9 January my friend Chantal opened a brand new dance studio called FuerteFusión. It is located at Calle Bajo del Mejillon 5, opposite the post office. Hopefully the people who wait in a queue there will hear the music and pay notice. When I first saw the studio in December, I thought it won’t be ready for couple of months. Two weeks later, it opened the doors. There will be classes of salsa (both Cuban and LA style) and bachata every weekday. And guess what, yours truly is going to give Zumba classes there! To start, there will be two classes a week: Monday 19:00—20:00 and Wednesday 21:00—22:00.

In fact, I did the very first free class on Wednesday. OK there were only four people attending but this is a start. This time I opted for (almost) non-stop programme, just under 60 minutes, without breaking down the steps and no talking. I thought it went rather well... This impression was reinforced on Thursday when one of the zumberas told me that she really enjoyed the class because I did less talking (than usual, that is) and cut down on pauses between the songs.

Today I got some feedback from the Wednesday class. Hmmm. Apparently, omitting the breakdown was not that good idea, at least for those who never did Zumba before. Also, it looks like I have to use more verbal cues during the dances — again, that is something that I was trying to avoid. Another day, another lesson.

Last week, I introduced Taboo (aka Chorando Se Foi) from ZIN 36. The new song this week is a slow merengue, La Noche from ZIN 29.

Song List

Tuesday and Thursday
  1. Mayoral — Warm-Up — by Novalima
  2. Baila Pa Emociona — Calypso
  3. Las Mujeres Lo Bailan Bien — Merengue
  4. Los Campeones de la Salsa — Salsa
  5. Taboo – Axé / Urban
  6. Chori Chori — Bhangra
  7. Bubamara — Romani — by Fanfare Ciocărlia
  8. Bla Bla Bla — Reggaeton / Cumbia
  9. La Peinada — Quebradita
  10. Caipirinha — Brazilian Dance / Bellydance
  11. Alegria Pa Zumbar — Samba
  12. Mueve la Booty — Merengue
  13. Toul Omry — Salsa / Bellydance
  14. La Noche — Flamenco / Merengue
  15. Vuelvo al sur — Cool-Down — Tango — by Gotan Project
  1. Anatomic — Warm-Up — by Afro Celt Sound System
  2. Chillin’ — Merengue
  3. Baila Pa Emociona — Calypso
  4. Caipirinha — Brazilian Dance / Bellydance
  5. Tunak Tunak Tun — Bhangra
  6. Bla Bla Bla — Reggaeton / Cumbia
  7. Dança Da Mãozinha — Axé
  8. El Baile del Gorila — Rumba Flamenca
  9. Toul Omry — Salsa / Bellydance
  10. La Batidora — Reggaeton
  11. Zorba — Sirtaki
  12. Zu Bailaito — Quebradita
  13. Last Tango in Paris — Cool-Down — by Gotan Project

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