Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved to dance. And recently my passion for dancing was re-ignited as I shimmied, popped, and merengued across the room in Cara’s Zumba Top 40’s class. The music just made me want to dance and Cara’s energetic and motivational teaching just gave me all the ingredients for an amazing workout. I left covered in sweat, feeling great as the wave of endorphins overcame me. And while I normally suffer from insomnia, I was miraculously able to sleep like a baby after this Zumba class. I will be...read more
Working out. For some people it’s a daily routine, yet for others like myself, it’s something we try to avoid at all costs. Working out can sound like a daunting task, but there are ways to motivate yourself to get active and actually enjoy it. Dance fitness classes are a great way to get your heart rate up, shed extra body fat and build lean muscle, while having fun at the same time. We all know dancing is fun, but who knew you could burn this many calories?! The following article was featured on a website called Fitness...read more
Stretching your body is rather important to the “everyday active soul.” Before doing anything physical ( i.e. running, working out, dancing), it’s best to stretch out your body. Without stretching beforehand, your risk of injury is increased significantly. Always stretch before, as well as after, physical activity, as it warms up the muscles and tendons in your body. Doing an activity without such stretching can cause anything from tendonitis to an overworked muscle, as well as even pulling a muscle Keep your body happy and...read more
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Tap Dance Resurgence Rises in Bird Rock!
Tap Dancing has been around since the 1800′s and has long been a staple vaudeville and the stage. In the last couple of years the popularity of tap dancing has experienced a strong resurgence, especially among kids who have seen the award-winning, animated tap-dancing penguin movie, “Happy Feet”. And while seeing their kids out there on the dance floor, many adults remember the joy they experienced when they took tap lessons so many years ago, along with dancers they admired such as Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, and Ginger Rogers. Well now it’s time to get back in the game! With dancers like Gregory Hines and Savion Glover, America is still the breeding ground for tap innovation. As the young dancers learn from the more seasoned, they inject their own new steps and styles.