Thursday, February 07, 2008

Dance Revolution

I am taking a fitness class - cardio dance and pilates, specifically. What a joy. It's me, a few other "young ladies," some very overweight middle-aged ladies, some spry but slow old ladies, and one guy. I don't know his name, but I call him Tom. I shake my groove thang twice a week in a school gymnasium, and I love it. You have never seen so many grapevines in one place (except for at mid-Michigan weddings, but then, there's less spandex).

Our hardest routine is to "How We Operate" by Gomez. The beginning of the song is a little tricky, and everyone, including the instructor, gets confused. I love that she's changing it up a little, and Gomez is a nice change from all the Motown we usually get, but maybe it wasn't such a good choice if everyone spends the first thirty seconds of the song staggering around wondering where the beat it.

my bi-weekly dance party - A


senor fuerte said...

Follow the guitar, and you'll get it. The syncopation on the banjo is pretty weird.

Senora Fuerte said...

Wow, that sounds really fun!!

queenb2u said...

My favorite exercise class was Jazzercize. I took it when we lived on Mackinac Island. When I hear certain tunes, I feel like breaking into the routine we did during that class. What I hated was that all the other young women knew the routine and the instructor didn't want to wait for me to catch up. Even though I basically slogged my way through, I did like it.