I tried out a new Body Rock dance class today - it's a mix of exotic-style hip hop dance moves mainly meant for clubbing. Bodytalks is launching two new classes, Body Rock and Exotic Cardio, so they're offering trial sessions this week.
Overall, the Body Rock class was fun. Not as fun as Exotic Dance, of course. ;) I found it intriguing - if I watched carefully I could tell the exotic dance girls apart from the clubbers.
The teacher was male (didn't catch his name - Jean? John?) but had some of Linna's same teaching style and humor. He explained each move and took us through it slowly before adding music. First he had us do the footwork, then add shoulder movements, hip movements, and finally a body wave. I never imagined I could move so many muscles in so many different directions at the same time.
I like the way Bodytalks teaches dance - they're much better than the instructors of the cookie-cutter classes at the big gyms. Those guys demonstrate a move once or twice, have their faithful regulars follow, and then you're left to sink or swim on your own! I guess the mass-market gym teachers get newcomers every week and need to do it that way so they don't bore their regular students.
The new 6-week Body Rock session starts next Tuesday, May 2 at Dancehub. They're also planning a class at Jitterbugs (3/F Millenia Walk) on Sunday afternoons.
To register, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dancehub is at 14A Murray Terrace, 2nd floor, Murray Street S079530. Murray Terrace is just across Maxwell Food Center... I mean, Food Centre. It's also near Tanjong Pagar MRT.
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