Hip Hop Dance class was sooo much fun

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    Jul 21, 2015 2:45 AM GMT
    I took my second hip hop Dance class of my life tonight. This teacher made sure to make the class as fun as possible. It was a blast. It was a good cross between the wildness of Zumba and the serious of professional dance. I took a dance class before somewhere else and the teacher didn't make it fun at all. She was too technically focused. She didn't understand that adults who have bot been dancing since 4 are not going to stick with something that will not be fun for months and will only challenge their self esteem. This class was all about building self esteem and helping us to realize we will be good dancers if we keep at it. I'm hooked.
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    Jul 21, 2015 2:49 AM GMT
    Awesome! I've always sucked at dancing, and all the dance teachers I've known (through other professional circles - not classes) seemed to be focused on the technical parts when trying to get me to join. None of them used the word "fun" even once.

    Once I'm back in FLL I may join in a class with you if you're still going, since my entire life revolves around having fun. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 21, 2015 3:06 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidAwesome! I've always sucked at dancing, and all the dance teachers I've known (through other professional circles - not classes) seemed to be focused on the technical parts when trying to get me to join. None of them used the word "fun" even once.

    Once I'm back in FLL I may join in a class with you if you're still going, since my entire life revolves around having fun. icon_biggrin.gif


    Too bad I'm no longer in Florida. I'm from Florida. That's why I'm so crazy icon_cool.gifThere is a black woman who teaches hip hop dance in Hollywood. Don't go there, she sucks.

    Did you get a chance to see the manatees in Pompano?

    https://www.facebook.com/WPLGLocal10/videos/10152997294353837/
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    Jul 21, 2015 3:16 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidAwesome! I've always sucked at dancing, and all the dance teachers I've known (through other professional circles - not classes) seemed to be focused on the technical parts when trying to get me to join. None of them used the word "fun" even once.

    Once I'm back in FLL I may join in a class with you if you're still going, since my entire life revolves around having fun. icon_biggrin.gif


    Too bad I'm no longer in Florida. I'm from Florida. That's why I'm so crazy icon_cool.gifThere is a black woman who teaches hip hop dance in Hollywood. Don't go there, she sucks.

    Did you get a chance to see the manatees in Pompano?

    https://www.facebook.com/WPLGLocal10/videos/10152997294353837/
    I think I met her at the airport when she did a helicopter sightseeing tour at North Perry airport (I work next to that company, know the owner and all the pilots, and meet lots of their clients). From your description, it's pretty spot on. She's one of those I was referring to. icon_lol.gif

    I've seen more manatees than Iguanas, but only because my job involves flying at low altitudes over the ICW/bay areas every day. Amazing beasts!
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    Jul 21, 2015 3:41 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidAwesome! I've always sucked at dancing, and all the dance teachers I've known (through other professional circles - not classes) seemed to be focused on the technical parts when trying to get me to join. None of them used the word "fun" even once.

    Once I'm back in FLL I may join in a class with you if you're still going, since my entire life revolves around having fun. icon_biggrin.gif


    Too bad I'm no longer in Florida. I'm from Florida. That's why I'm so crazy icon_cool.gifThere is a black woman who teaches hip hop dance in Hollywood. Don't go there, she sucks.

    Did you get a chance to see the manatees in Pompano?

    https://www.facebook.com/WPLGLocal10/videos/10152997294353837/
    I think I met her at the airport when she did a helicopter sightseeing tour at North Perry airport (I work next to that company, know the owner and all the pilots, and meet lots of their clients). From your description, it's pretty spot on. She's one of those I was referring to. icon_lol.gif

    I've seen more manatees than Iguanas, but only because my job involves flying at low altitudes over the ICW/bay areas every day. Amazing beasts!


    They really are. I haven't seen one in person in years. Some of my fondest memories were of my mom taking me to one of the parks to see the manatees as a kid. We did it on a regular basis for a while. I always got so sad hearing how dangerous boats could be for them icon_sad.gif

    Yes that teacher is horrible. I'm sure she means well but she needs to learn how to teach. I was 315 pounds when I took her class. She didn't stop to think that having a 300+ pound man stomp around for 40+ minutes would cause me to be in pain the next day. I wouldn't take any other aerobically challenging classes for over a year because of that chicks negligence.
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    Jul 21, 2015 4:18 PM GMT
    I'm certainly still hip icon_rolleyes.gif, but far to old to hop so I guess I'll have to stick with the Watusi

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    Jul 21, 2015 5:40 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidI'm certainly still hip icon_rolleyes.gif, but far to old to hop so I guess I'll have to stick with the Watusi



    Lol, the teacher was very adamant about us loosing up so we didn't dance like W.A.S.P. in front of a camera.
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    Jul 21, 2015 5:53 PM GMT
    Hip hop dancing can be a lot of fun, and it should be! Just like making exercising enjoyable (at least in some kind of way) for success in a long term habit, a dance class should do the same. There is a need for a balance in teaching technique and helping people have a good time too.

    I enjoy watching YouTube videos dance studios post of their song choreography. Some are meh, but some are really, really good and can give good indications on rhythm for popular songs. As for me, I just try to not dance too much like a white guy when I go out icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 22, 2015 1:28 AM GMT
    I love hip hop! I currently dance both hip hop and ballet. I've been dancing since I was 15, wish I started sooner.
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    Jul 22, 2015 7:46 PM GMT
    MileHighYo saidHip hop dancing can be a lot of fun, and it should be! Just like making exercising enjoyable (at least in some kind of way) for success in a long term habit, a dance class should do the same. There is a need for a balance in teaching technique and helping people have a good time too.

    I enjoy watching YouTube videos dance studios post of their song choreography. Some are meh, but some are really, really good and can give good indications on rhythm for popular songs. As for me, I just try to not dance too much like a white guy when I go out icon_sad.gif


    Lets stop with the lame racial stereotypes. There was a young scrawny white nerd in my class getting it in. He looked like a young bill gates.
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    Jul 22, 2015 7:47 PM GMT
    Dennis92 saidI love hip hop! I currently dance both hip hop and ballet. I've been dancing since I was 15, wish I started sooner.


    How is Ballet? I plan on taking Jazz as well as Hip Hop at some point. Once I have less of a belly I'll be taking belly dancing as well.
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    Jul 23, 2015 6:08 AM GMT
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    Dennis92 saidI love hip hop! I currently dance both hip hop and ballet. I've been dancing since I was 15, wish I started sooner.


    How is Ballet? I plan on taking Jazz as well as Hip Hop at some point. Once I have less of a belly I'll be taking belly dancing as well.


    It's actually a lot of fun! I thought I was going to hate it but made myself do it anyways and I ended up loving it. Jazz looks super fun too, I haven't taken the class but I saw some students dancing. I really wanna take belly dancing and pole dancing haha