You gotta love a class when the first thing you do is have a beer break! That’s my kind of exercise. Even if I only stuck to water. What a fun workout. Very different to the whole gym vibe – lots of chicks in band tee-shirts and some mums and daughters, everyone having a good laugh at themselves.
After the warm ups, we learnt about 500 different dance moves! My fave was The Rifleman, which is basically doing finger guns. I can see many Riflemans (Riflemen?) being done on the dance floor after a few drinks. My least fave was the Monkey, mostly cos it involved doing little pulsing squats while alternating your arms in the air (kinda like the mashed potato). After my leg pressing and biking at the gym last night, my quads screamed in pain with every squat!
After learning the moves, we put them together into a routine. That rocked. Then break time and more beers (and waters).
After that we learnt some steps for the Madison, which apparently is so complicated that they only learn a few of the moves each week. Homework was to watch Hairspray (which I’ve never seen) because they do the Madison in it. Then another couple of attempts at the first routine and a cool down. Then my favourite part – free bar snacks!
All up, it was heaps of fun and I don’t think I got to un-co (well I did but managed to right myself). Apparently the moves are pretty much the same every week so after a few times I might even get the arms and legs working together!