I woke early. At 10:30am. With Zumba music playing in my head. Then I got butterflies in my stomach.
Twenty-two students Tuesday night and I expect a generous turnout tonight too. I'm learning and improving as an instructor I think. To my mind, the class is a little bit easy but to non-dancers and those who are just getting into a fitness routine, it is not. I've slowed myself down a bit and took more time to do the steps without style and flavor at first and then as a song progresses add style so they can digest the steps more easily. I'm not sweating as much but it appears the students are getting a good workout. I forget that I'm in fairly good physical condition and then I would tend to go all out in the routines and I think I was alienating new students. On Tuesday night I had that realization. I realize now I must cater to the needs of my class. It is not my own workout. It's for them. I learned this from Diane at Zumba.com.
I'm excited and anxious for class tonight. The new routine I introduced Tuesday was a hit. I believe a few people might come back just for that one song! "Taki Country." I earned enough Tuesday night to help with the new car payment. Praise God.
Also on Tuesday two ladies came and watched and they spoke to me after class and sounded very interested in returning to do the class. I hope they enjoy doing the class as much as they enjoyed watching it.
God is great and greatly to be praised.