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 :-)

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