I just finished my 2 days course to become the official zumba LICENSED instructor few days ago. Its fun, tiring and the most important thing is.. I've learnt a lot from the course, especially our instructor Mr. David Velez!
At first, I couldn't think of his race/country where he came from because his skin was kind of tanned compared to the usual orang putihs we always seen in the TV or real life. Plus, his accent was much more likely the Philippines, I thought "Oh he must be a Pinoy!"
Turns out he was actually a COLOMBIAN.
The same place where Zumba was born few decades ago. :D
Anyway, for the first day or the training. We learnt about the basic step for MERENGUE and SALSA dance. Of course there was also a lecture mainly about zumba and etc etc in the morning. I told you, I never felt bored for the whole lecture, Mr. David is so fabulous and funny! He brought the lecture to the next level where we wouldn't realized that we were actually listening to a lecture! It was fun, I loike it sooooo much !
So pictures from day 1, I don't have a lot of pictures but these are what I managed to captured in the first day.
So for the 2nd day, we learnt the basic step for CUMBIA and REGGAETON. Honestly, I really love the reggaeton! Speaking of it, its not like the "reggae" music, the one which is very famous by Bob Marley. Reggaeton has its own rhythm and beat. So if you want to know what's reggaeton, try to listen to Pitbull's song for the best example :D
To be honest, I'm a big fan of reggaeton songs, and before I joined zumba, I've already listened to reggaeton songs. Its just I don't know what's the specific genre for it. So after the course, we were also have been trained and taught on how to differentiate certain genres of Zumba's song.
So the first time I heard the reggaeton songs, and I was like "Hey, I'm familiar with the beat.. hmm!"
And now I know, its actually reggaeton! :D
Haha spot me in the photo? Well, in this photo, this is my group and we were doing our very own choreography based on the basic steps we learnt before. It was fun! :D
WE'VE JUST GRADUATED! Lol, actually we've just finished the training, finally gotten our certificate and officially becoming the Zumba instructor! :D
My new friend, Jennifer and I. :D
My certificate, officially graduated! :)
Oh anyway, there will be another training on this upcoming July its for the Basic 2. So far, I haven't decide whether I will join or not.
Because so far, I haven't plan to conduct my own classes, I don't have any experience dancing and showing my passion in front of the people. Its actually kinda embarrassing, I don't know how I dance or do the workout actually, does it good? Does it makes sense for me to stay in front of the people and doing the choreography? Even though I know basic steps for zumba, doesn't mean I can be a good instructor. Am I right?
And also because, frankly speaking.. I don't want to look so perasan hot, perasan pandai menari, perasan cantik, perasan hot and whatsoever in front of other people. BIKIN MALU OK! Hahahahaha!
But I shouldn't stop myself from trying, practice practice and practice..
That will be a promise to myself! keep myself healthy, fit, and enjoying zumba!