It was intense. They say level one beginner yet they lie. Half of the people were newbies like me just trying it out and half the people had taken the class last year, and they were pretty damn good.
At the start we suddenly began warming up vigorously to this vigorous music and it was all very vigorous and exciting. I really enjoyed that part. I sweated up a storm, honestly.
Then we got down and stretched to the music which was good. I was more flexible than I expected to be. Probably because I was very warmed up by this point.
After that came … centre work?? What do you call that in jazz? I don’t know. You know what I mean. We did jazz kicks across the room in pairs (still to the very vigorous music), then fan kicks, then split jumps (!!!!!!!?????) which I obviously did horribly but hey it was fun.
And thennn we learnt a small routine and oh my god I kind of got it but there was this one fast HITHITHIT that I absolutely could not nail. We broke it down, put it together, then put it to music, then got split into three groups and did it in our groups, then did it together, then did it first group/second group/third group non-stop to the music.
I wish the more experienced people would go to level 2 so the teacher can move at a beginners pace! But at the same time it’s really helpful to see them doing it how it’s meant to be done.
Now I’m not the greatest at explaining things like this, but I hope you can see what a crazy first class it was! Very fun though. I’m definitely going back next week.