WELCOME TO THE REPLAY OF OUR LIVE STREAMED ZUMBA CLASSES
You can pay be either Paypal or Credit/Debit Card.
Pick your device: Smartphone, iPad, Laptop and even your TV! You’ll find it easier if you put it on the biggest screen possible.
For TV, you can use a chromecast device or smart TV with chromecast built in, or even plugging an HDMI cable from your laptop to your TV.
For best video quality, plug an ethernet cable from your router to your computer/laptop. If that’s not an option, wifi will still work.
For best audio experience, play it LOUD. If playing from a phone, iPad or laptop, use external speakers. Best option is in-ear true wireless headphones that won’t irritate your neck while you dance.
Make sure your speakers are on and the video is not on mute.
Please ensure that your video is not muted by clicking the sound button on the left side of the bar (featured in image above). There should be no slash through it.
For best quality visual, make sure that the settings 'cog' is HD. **Note that if internet speed is slow, this will cause interrupted viewing.
The second button from the right of image above will allow you to chromecast to your TV. You will need to access the website on google chrome to do this.
The last button allows you to switch to full screen.
Scroll down for the video below. There will be some countdown before the class starts. Feel free to skip the countdown or warm up with your own dance party.
Get your dance space ready! Shove that couch out of the way, or get up on the dining table to really show off your moves.
Reduce the lighting in the room.
Make it private or get your family involved. I want you to lose yourself in the class.
Prepare like you’re actually going to class. Have your water bottle ready and nearby. If the surface you’ll be dancing on is better with shoes, get your sneakers on.
The last live streamed class is available for replay below.
Please support these online classes by contributing $5 per class.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT Your FIRST ZUMBA CLASS
When You First Walk In
You’ll meet your instructor or another smiling face. Let them know you’re new. You’ll get some great tips. Inside the hall you’ll find people of all shapes, sizes, ages and dance abilities. It’s a pretty social atmosphere. Don’t be afraid to say hi. To get the most out of the experience, come with the intention of having a good time and leave your inhibitions at the door with your entry fee.
find your spot
Everyone will have their usual place/spot that they dance in every class. Front and centre, you will have the die-hard fans. These are the people who know the routines well and bust out each move with confidence or are even creating their own interpretation of the routine. About ¾ of the way to the back of the room is where you will most likely find the other new people, and at the back are a mix of the more shy dancers and the people who like to let loose and want lots of space. Find a place for yourself where you feel comfortable and can see the instructor’s entire body.
The instructor will explain their style of cueing (how they lead the steps) and go over some choreography of the more complex or more new steps. Then the music will start. It will probably be a song you recognise. The steps won’t be too complicated and the class will fill with energy. The rest of the class is made of other upbeat songs from a huge range of genres to give the party atmosphere. Find the people that seem to know what they are doing and you can follow them from behind as well as watching the instructor.
the class begins
At first, it feels like you’re in a room filled with professional dancers and that everyone else knows all the moves. You might feel like you are all alone. Then you realize that everyone there was in your place once and they only know what they are doing because they have learned the routines after weeks/months or even years of Zumba addiction. Zumba structure works on different parts of the song so the steps you do coincide with the chorus or verse. The other clients who have been coming for months or years will probably know the song and be ready to change to the next move. Muscle memory. Don’t fret. If it seems a lot to take in, within a few weeks, you will be amazed at how you instinctively know all the changes. More importantly, it’s OK to mess up. So don’t even worry about what the instructor is doing and do your own thing. Let your personality out. Others will be.
tailor your workout
There are loads of ways to make the class your own, whether you want to throw caution and your arms to the wind or zone in on the precise hip rotations. To get the best workout from your Zumba class, you could focus on the moves that you do pick up, and do them like you were born to do them. The more arms and the more height change, the more of a workout you will get. Alternatively, try to feel the music and go hard when the music goes hard. But never feel pressure to put your all in if you're just there to soak up the atmosphere.
When it's all over too soon
It will all be over in a flash. You’ll realize you have just danced salsa, merengue, cumbia, dancehall, reggaeton, among many other dance styles without a single dance lesson. Not to mention that you just had a great workout. Don’t worry if you didn’t get it all the first time. No one does.
when you're coming back for more
You’ll go home and for the next few days, you’ll be haunted by great songs and the itch to dance again. When you come back, most of the routines, if not all, will be exactly the same. Your muscle memory will kick in and everything falls into place a little bit easier. Before you know it, you might just be elbowing others out of the way to get to the front row.