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Jazz Dance

Earlier this month, I started my gym class for this cycle, Jazz Dance. It was a last minute add-on to my schedule, just for fun, but I was still very nervous walking into class on the first day.  I had heard from a lot of people that it was bound to be a fun class, since the teacher is fun and always energetic.   What I didn’t realize is that I would enjoy it so much.

My first day in the class, I thought for sure that I would be the worst dancer in the class, since I hadn’t done a formal dance class since I was 13.  Sure, I danced in theater throughout high school and every summer, but that didn’t seem like it would be nearly enough.  Throughout class on the first day, we stretched, just to see how much we could do.  We also practiced some basic movements and I was surprised how much I still knew!  Every class, we work on a different type of Jazz Dance so that we can learn a lot of different things.  Today, we did a Latin-inspired Jazz number, which was a ton of fun!  We had a ton of choreography to learn, but since it was upbeat, it went quickly and remained interesting!

I’m really excited to see what the rest of the class holds, just because it’s so much fun!  Our teacher told us that we’re working on a Lyrical number on Monday, which is something I’ve never done before!  I’m also excited for our final.  We have to teach the class a dance that has three counts of eight in it and also perform a leap combination in public, which is bound to be fun!

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