This week I started something new. I am teaching in a community education program. It is just a Wednesday night class with what looks to be a really fun bunch of gals! Deerfield contacted me and I was thrilled when they offered the gig to me. What better way to give back, than to dance some Zumba within a community education driven program! I was cautious about my playlist and actually had two of them. Just in case. I wasn’t sure what the demographic was going to be, but, the first playlist worked.
Those girls were smiling and dancing and having just as much fun as I was. What a thrill it is to offer this gift of magic! One hour a week, that is all I am asking of them, for now. 60 minutes of letting loose, sharing our precious time, getting a little exercise and hopefully making long lasting friendships. There were two of my old students there and they blended right in, confident in their moves, but not the least be over bearing. That is why I love them! They danced and moved…the whole room did! I cannot wait to go back next Wednesday! One of them asked if the playlist was going to change every week, and she had a look of terror on her face. “Nah, let’s get you guys use to the music, rhythm and the moves first, then we will add one or a few as we go. I saw her sigh in relief. Isn’t that what this is all about….making them feel comfortable, confident and burning some calories while they are at it? I LOVE my JOB!!!