How Does my Zumba Instructor Keep a Straight Face?
My Zumba instructor is the epitome of self-control. It's a mystery to me how she leads and coordinates a group of dancing adults with a straight face. I am the star of my Zumba class, of course. I steal the instructor's attention with my moves. I feel everyone staring at me because of these same moves. I also confuse the entire class with these very same moves. Haha! Yup, I'm that person in your Zumba class that makes your head spin; I turn left when everyone is turning right and I do the feet-shuffle thing to keep up with the pace and direction, true, I skip some steps and replace them with others, "I make my moves up as I go", yo.
Halfway through class, we face the wall-long mirror and quite frankly, this part is like a horror movie. Chalky-on-Elm-Street Horror. I try not to look at myself in the mirror but that's what it's for, I guess, to stare at yourself, as you dance like a drunken elf. I've made my peace. I look, I note what needs improvement and I'm working on them.
My instructor is great, although I'm certain that whenever we leave, she walks over to her water bottle takes a mouth full of water and just as she's about to swallow, remembers us and bursts out laughing, spraying the mirror with all the water in her mouth. Haha! She's sweet though, really holds her amusement in. I'd fall over laughing, if I taught Zumba.
The good thing is that she laughs at herself when she makes mistakes too. She asked me to suggest Nigerian songs we could dance to. Any ideas? I was thinking D'banj's "Breaking News"? What do you think?
I love Zumba and I can't wait for the next class!
While I won't be making class captain anytime soon, I'm very determined to be the very best Zumba student
in the world, in my area code, in my entire home.
I'll keep you updated.
Do you take any fitness/dance classes? Do you do Zumba? Any tips? Nigerian songs? Do you have a show-stopper like me in your class?