Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Zumba Dreams & #iPPP

I love to dance.  My whole life I have wished that life was like a musical and everyone would break out into a dance routine. I used to sit by the fountain near Brown Hall on my college campus a million years ago picturing everyone dancing like it was West Side Story.  The English Majors vs. the Theater Majors, just like the Sharks vs. the Jets.  And when I say a million years ago, it was a looooong time ago.  Way before Glee, way before flash mobs.  But what a great time we live in huh?  

Dancing is everywhere.  And I love it.  Do you know what else I love? Zumba.

I tried it for the first time last Saturday and it was hysterical and awesome.  There were old ladies busting a move like Shakira, men whooping and doing mad Cha-Chas and confused looking middle-aged women not getting one step right, but laughing and having fun.  It was everything I love about weddings and clubs--throwing your hands up in the air like you just don't care, loud bass thumping, lots of laughing and hip shaking and good times--right there in a gym on a Saturday morning.

I have been known to put up a dance video now and then, well a lot.  I recently put up this video on Instagram.  One of the teachers at the gym that I go to saw it and suggested I try Zumba and then said maybe I should teach Zumba.  

Um, I'm not going to lie and tell you that I haven't put together 100 Zumba routines in my kitchen since she said that. I mean I just kind of love the headline, in my head--Almost 40-year-old mother of 4 who has had a really shitty year quits eating her feelings and spreads her love of dance to the world and becomes a Zumba instructor.  Right?  I mean, that's a happy ending to a crap year isn't it?

Stay tuned to see if I make the cut at the Zumba tryout.

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All the pictures and videos in this post were taken on my phone.  
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  1. I think you would make a totally rocking (and fun) Zumba instructor!

  2. When I think of zumba I think of my drunk uncle at a wedding...kidding I think of my drunk self at a wedding or anywhere in particular.
    I think you'd be awesome at it. You have great energy :)

  3. I must have had a weird experience because the class I tried wasn't much fun at all. Maybe I'll try it again.. though after watching Dance Academy (Australian sitcom about teenage ballerinas) I kind of want to try a dance class.

  4. Would I have to join Lifetime to take your class? Because I totally can't swing that, but might have to sneak in the side door.

  5. You would make an AWESOME Zumba instructor! I wish I lived by you so I could go and make a fool of myself in your Zumba class....that would be so much fun.

  6. I've done Zumba twice, and both were verrrrry different. One was like an advanced salsa/hip-hop/exotic dance class and the other was more Silver Sneakers-esque. I think I'd rather take your class.