Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Hola!! I'm SO sorry I've not posted my playlists lately - life is crazy busy with our new Poodle-puppy, Enzo, amongst all the everyday routine with the kids. Here's just a really quick post of the songs I have lined up for the rest of the month (many of them are my classics):

Firework - Katy Perry
Only Girl - Rihanna
Marjanni Marjanni Kasame - Billu Barber
Nina Bonita - Chino y Nacho
Beso En La Boca - Axe Bahia
Clumsy - Fergie
Pasarela - ZIN 20
Un Chin Chin - ZIN 6
Simarik - Tarkan
Reggaeson Son - ZIN 17
Mami - Kumbia Kings
Dance and Shout - Shaggy & PeeWee
Follow the Leader - Soca Boys
Estas Perdida - ZumbAtomic

I have a new class on Thursdays at 7:30pm at Transformation Fitness in Edmond, starting November 18th. Sounds like it's great group of folks :-)

You can catch all my drama on FaceBook for now - and don't forget to get all the latest updates on my Zumba with Myra page. Will promise to write longer later...the picture from above is Greg and I at my 1st 5K, Race for the Cure, last month. My race time was about 28 mins :-) I'm looking to run a 10K in the Spring, wanna join me?

See ya at the party!

Forever dancing,
Myra :-)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

UCO Playlist - Sept 27


I'm so proud and excited for my group of ladies at UCO! They're doing such a great job moving to the beat of my music :-) We're really jammin' now...we'll be learning how to Dougie tomorrow night - "Holla!"

Here'e my current playlist and we're exploring everything from Cubia (Kumbia Kings) to the 80's (Footloose) and now Cali Swag District - "Holla!"

Iko Iko - The Belle Stars
Tu Boquita - ZIN - Salsa
Gata Brasileira - ZIN - Brasilero
El Baile Del Pescao - ZIN - Reggaeton
Danca da Maozinha - Axe Bahia - Axe'
Telephone - Lady Gaga - POP
Hala - ZIN - Reggaeton
Tengo Un Amor - ZIN - Bachata
Muevete Pa' Ca Muevete Pa - Zumba
I Need To Know - Marc Anthony - Salsa
Na Na Na Dulce Nina - Kumbia Kings - Cumbia
Alegria PA Zumbar - Zumba Cardio Party
Run the Show - Kat Deluna - Bachata
Footloose - Kenny Loggins - 80's
Teach Me How to Dougie - Cali Swag District - Hip Hop
Where'd Ya Go? - Fort Minor - Cool Down
Return To Innocence - Enigma - Cool Down

Hope you have a fun time and I thank you so very much - for joining my party :-) "Holla!"

Forever Dancing,
Myra :-)

Monday, September 20, 2010

UCO Playlist - Sept 20

Hi Ladies!!!

Wonderful job tonight! I hope you had a great time with all the different styles of music, especially Save A Horse. That's one of my unexpected classics :-)

Starting in October, I'll introduce some new music - still VERY busy trying to settle in here in Edmond - but I LOVE it here!

Here's our playlist this week:

Just Dance - Lady G & Kardinall Offishall Mix (Warm-Up)
Check On It - Beyonce (Warm-up)
El Menenito - ZIN
Rude Boy - Rihanna
Tu No Eres para Mi - Fanny Lu (dedicated to DeAnne :-))
Pasarela - ZIN (dedicated to my Zumba Troupe in Ohio)
Boro Boro - ZIN (dedicate to Barb)
Evacuate the Dancefloor - Cascada (For my Troupe)
Clumsy - Fergie
Don't Stop - ZIN
Te Aviso, Te Anuncio - Shakira
Save a Horse - Big n Rich
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars

Hope you guys have a great time and remember..."NO WORRIES!"

Have an awesome week and I'll see ya at the party!
Myra :-)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Playlist for UCO - Sept 8, 2010

Hola to my new friends at the University of Central Okalahoma!

It's sincerely a GREAT pleasure to serve you at the Wellness Center as your new Zumba Instructor on Monday and Wednesdays at 6:45pm! I have a great love for dance and an even greater LOVE for Zumba because of all the joy it's brought to my life! I'm not the best at remembering names, but my goal this semester is to associate your name with your smiles! So go on and flex those facial muscles :-)

You'll find an updated list each week of my playlists and don't be too shy to Friend me on FaceBook, if you'd like to request a song. I *only ask* that I receive your request the morning of the class. My page is named, "Zumba With Myra".

My #1 focus of the class is the Zumba mantra, "Ditch the Workout, Join the Party!" I don't want your experience to feel like work - at all! Just come on in and leave all your cares behind - no homework, no stress...and as I always say, "NO WORRIES!"

Here's what on tap this week:

Right Now...Akon
Beso En La Boca...Axe Bahia
La Candena de Oro...Cabas
Rude Boy...Rihanna
Slide...ZIN 24
Tu No Eres para Mi...Fanny Lu
Que Te Pica...Notch
Carry Out...Justin T & Timbaland
Solo Se Viva Una Vez...ZIN MM 13
Alegria Pa Zumba...Zumba Cardio Party
Tik Tok...Kesha
Boro Boro...ZIN 22
Bust A Move...Young MC
Where'd Ya Go?...Fort Minor

PLEASE don't hesitate to ask any questions if you have any - I would love to help in your fitness and wellness goals :-)

Hope you have a great time with me - See ya the party!!!

Forever Dancing,
Myra :-)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

We're Oakies!!!!

Hola Family and Friends!

Yes, we're alive and well in Edmond, Oklahoma, a northern suburb of Oklahoma City. So far, this city ROCKS! We all really love it here and are settling in as well as we can. It's been a VERY stressful month with the move and then rushing to get the kids registered for school, which started on the 17th - way too UBER early! But some exciting news about school - we have another one in the Marangi clan in college!! Anthony is officially working on college credit through BYU Independent Study. Anthony could be on his mission in year so he wouldn't be able to start college until he returned from his mission. We thought that concurrent enrollment would be a great idea. He has a sweet Senior schedule from 7:50am to 10:35am. However, he does have early morning seminary at 5:30am! He's been a great trouper about that. Anthony is also working on getting his Eagle project approved this week. He has about 3 and a half weeks to complete it...ALL!

Kyra and Nina love their new school and their teachers! I have recently signed up to volunteer so I'm anxiously awaiting my new assignment (no more 1st grade copy mom for me :-)). Nina is quite the reader in her first week of school - I'm so proud of her! Kyra has a gift for being friendly and loving to learn anything that's put in front of her. She's always so excited when she does a great job on her assignments. She's really come a far way from not being able to speak at 3 years old...

I have so much to update about Greg and myself, but I'm exhausted! Good news though...I'll be starting a new Zumba class next and am SUPER excited about that!
But the best news about living here...the OKC Temple is only 20 minutes away!!! Oh, another thing...y'all better watch out because I'm fixin' to end up with an Okie accent, really soon :-)

The pictures from above are the girls on their first day of school, but Anthony was EXTREMELY camera shy that morning, so here's one 2 days before school started. Is he not adorable?

Be back soon with more updates and a new Zumba playlist!

Keep on dancin'!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Songs :-)


Just adding a couple of more songs to the playlist...

Objection Tango - Shakira
California Gurls - Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg
WAKA WAKA - Shakira!

I'm totally loving the Katy Perry song since I'm totally representing CA and the West Coast here (born in Oakland - sealed in the LDS Oakland Temple). Can't get enough of that song, it's HOT!

Also, if you haven't visited my new Zumba page, Zumba with Myra on Facebook, it's a fun place to chat about my classes, music and choreograhy. Hope you'll "LIKE" it!

The picture above is taken at Perrysburg High School during Kyra and Nina's dance recital with the YMCA. It was my debut as a Hip Hop Instructor for the girls' class co-teaching with Megan Peiffer, she's so adorable!

See ya at the party!
Myra :-)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Better Late than Never!

Wow! I've had such a busy Spring so far! Even though Spring semester ended for me last week, I'm busier now that I was going to school! The Ft. Meigs YMCA Zumbathon was so fun on April 30th...I want to thank everyone for coming and sharing your Friday night with us :-)

I just started my ZumbAtomic classes on Friday and they're a HIT! Love the Tween sweet :-) Be on the lookout for my Wednesday ZumbAtomic at 4pm, starting May 19th. And NO, I do not use the some of my more "adult" songs for the Tween classes.

Here's a quick update on my songs for Spring 2 session (some I use now, some later):

Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz
Lose Control - Timbaland and JoJo
Check On It - Beyonce
Not Myself Tonight - Christina Aguilera
Tu Boquita - ZIN 26
Push Push - Kat DeLuna & AKON
Grata Brasileira - ZIN 26
Oye Mi Canto - Nina Skyy, Big Mato, Daddy Yankee, Gem Star
So Fine - Sean Paul
Follow the Leader - Soca Boys
Baby - Justin Beiber & Ludacris
Shake Remix - Pitbull, Elephant Man, Ying Yang Twins
I Made It! - Kevin Rudolf
Whoomp, There It Is - Tag Team
Hot Hot Hot - Buster Pointdexter
Shake Your Bon Bon - Ricky Martin
Alejandro - Lady GaGa
Wait Your Turn - Rihanna
Rude Boy - Rihanna
Carry Out - Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
Hey Soul Sister - Train
You and Me - Lifehouse
Impossible - Shontelle
Gypsy - Shakira

Whew, there's so much Zumba love all over that list! Too many great new songs out there - hope I can get to them all.

Hope you all have a great session with me - and don't forget to request songs at the beginning of class, or if you have an idea for a song, let me know.

Thanks for dancing with me :-)
See ya at the party!
Myra :-)

Friday, April 16, 2010

I'm a B-Girl!!!

My little sister by faith, Crystal McNutt and I participated in an AWESOME dance workshop called Hip Hop Explosion here in Toledo on April 2 & 3. We have our battle scars to prove it! Some of the best Hip Hop Choreographers in the country taught our classes. Here's a few pictures from my FaceBook of the event:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy Spring!!

Here's a quick update on life and my Zumba playlist:

- I went to ZumbAtomic (kids Zumba) training this past weekend up in Southfield, MI. It was the most fun I've had dancing in a LONG time! Marcie Gill, Zumba Education Specialist, was really amazing - best technical dancer I've seen in a LONG time. I learned so much about teaching to younger participants. I never knew how much was involved until I took the certification. I have a lot of new game ideas and so many new moves - I'll try some out this week on my adults! I look forward to teaching ZumbAtomic when Spring 2 session starts in May.

- I'm now co-teaching Hip Hop for kids ages 4-12 at the YMCA on Mondays at 4:00 to 4:45pm. It's been a lot of fun helping Miss Megan with her class. Kyra and Nina are in class too and that's been so nurturing for them :-) We're preparing our dance for the Spring Recital in May. It's been a few years since I've worked with little ones - since I used to teach Kids Yoga back in 2007. So, it's been testing my patience and tolerance, which is exactly what I need to focus on. But all the kids are very sweet and are wonderful little dancers!

- Perrysburg YMCA (Fort Meigs) will be hosting a Zumbathon!!! Proceeds will go to the YMCA's Scholarship Fund. The tentative details are: Friday, April 30, 6:30-8:30pm. I will update you with further information next time. This will be my 4th one I've danced at this year! What a night of fun they truly are :-)

- Here are some updates for my playlist:

Pusha Pusha - Axe Bahia (not the ZIN version)
Iko Iko - The Belle Stars
Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera, et. all...
One, Two Step - Ciara
Right Now - Akon
I Need to Know - Marc Anthony (not the ZIN version)
Telephone - Lady GaGA & Beyonce
Dance da Maozinha - Axe Bahia
La Camisa Negra - Juanes
Make It Real - Jets
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Only Hope - Mandy Moore
Henna - Cheb Khaled ft. Cameron Cartio
Bust A Move - Young MC
Now That We Found Love - Heavy D and the Boys

I hope you guys have a lot of fun with this mix - I'll be adding more ZIN songs throughout the next month - and I'll post those in a few weeks.

Also, I changed my major in school (again). I decided that I'm just not cut out for social work. I need something more...concrete. The abstract thinking part is just not me. I'm glad I found that out during my very first class in social work. I'm pretty sure I'm going to follow through my very original plan (years ago) and continue my studies towards a Bachelors's in Dance Education. I'm tinkering around with getting another Associate's in Physical Therapy Assistant, but I detest having to catch up in all my math and science classes that I didn't get during high school/early college years. Who knows, maybe I could become a master trainer with Zumba someday...

See ya at the party!
Myra :-)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dancing aWay with the Stars!

The show is over! What a great time and a fabulous event! The Perrysburg YMCA dancers were awesome! Special thanks to Alison, Crystal, Danielle, Karyn and Tanya for ROCKIN' it! It was a great event and all the amateur/professional teams did a SUPER job. The band, Hepcat Revival was too cool. My personal favorite was Becky Beebe (go Becky!). My thanks to the library and all the volunteers who made it all happen! You'd have never guessed we were boogey-ing down in a normally quiet library..."I could have danced all night"...

Here are a few songs that I mixed in with our show songs in February:

Beso un la Boca - Axe Bahia (macarena)
Solo Se Vive Una Vez - ZIN Megamix 13 - (Rumba Flamenco)
Take Ya Mama Out - Scissor Sisters (warm-up)

I will have a new playlist this week and happily it will NOT include any of our show songs, YEA! Stay tuned and I hope everyone has a time during Winter 2 session at the YMCA. Also, thanks for a sold-out session once again - y'all are da BOMB :-)

See ya at the party!
Myra :-)

P.S...I'm planning on teaching the kids Zumba program Zumbatomic this coming summer - more info soon!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

New Videos!


I felt inspired last week to make a few videos of the songs that my dance troupe, the Perrysburg YMCA Dancers, will be performing at the Way Library's Perrysburg Fundraiser, Dancing aWAY with the Stars. But since we're all busy ladies, it's hard to rehearse together. So, I thought I'd coax Greg into spending a date night at the YMCA to catch me on video with my iPod. It's hard to see me in the front, but the idea was to catch me from behind so my friends could follow me easier. These songs are also going to be the songs on my playlist for February:

Wanna Be Starting Something - Michael Jackson
La Cadena de Oro - Cabas
Tengo Un Amor - ZIN 17
Love Like This - Natasha Bedingfield and Sean Kingston
Evacuate the Dancefloor - Cascada
Mariana Mambo - ZIN 23
Parsarela - ZIN 20
TIK TOK - Ke$ha

Hope you enjoy them :-)
See ya at the party!
Myra :-)

***NOTE: Loading these videos are taking forever...but I'll get it done. You can see them on my FaceBook too. Friend me: Myra Marangi

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy 2010!!!

Happy 2010, I just wanted to post the music for tonight's class for the Winter 1 session. I will chit-chat later...but I do want to give a huge THANK YOU to Karyn and Lew Dutridge, for funding this sessions music through a $15 gift card from iTunes for me. I love you guys!

Here is the new repertoire I have called, "Gettin' Down..."

Down - Jay Sean (pop warm-up)
Tik Tok - Kesha (pop warm-up)
La Cadena De Oro - Cabas (Salsa)
Do You Dig it? - ZIN 24 (Mambo Cha Cha)
Obsessed - Mariah Carey (pop/bachata)
Slide - ZIN 24 (Reggaeton, Salsaton)
Me Gusta Me Gusta - ZIN 24 (Salsa/Cumbia)
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga (PoP)
5 Letras - ZIN 24 (reggaeton)
Alegria Pa Zumbar - Zumba DVD's 2008 (samba)
It Takes 2 - Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock (old school)
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae (cool down)

There's a whole lot of *booty-shakin* in these grooves. It was fun to re-live my teen dance club days of It Takes 2 - we did the running man, the bow and arrow step, and all sorts of other old school moves! That was the funnest for me :-)

Thanks for a great 1st class - here's to many more!!!
See ya at the party :-)