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Take The Lead Dance Classes in Springfield Mo

Posted by Obi Simpson on Friday, October 11, 2013, In : Dance Classes Springfield Missouri 
What Styles of Dance Classes Are Offered at Take The Lead?

Our Adult Fitness Dance Classes consist of many different styles across a diverse group of dance genres.  Currently, our program includes:





Adult Hip Hop Fitness:  Primarily a cardio-workout class, this class focuses specifically on fresh, fun choreography each week.  Hip Hop Fitness is a high energy fitness class that will have you moving, grooving, sweating, and laughing!

Adult Hip Hop Technique:  Incorporating more street dancing and b...

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How Long Does it Take to Get Good at Zumba?

Posted by Obi Simpson, Take The Lead Dance Studio, Springfield Mo on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : Zumba FAQ 


How Long Does it Take to Get Good at Zumba?

     Every person has a different learning style, level of fitness, and self esteem.  We find that all three factors greatly influence how a person feels while dancing in a Zumba fitness class.  Many of our classes are danced in a dimly lit room with our "party lights."  Our students, including beginners, find that they feel more inclined to let loose when the room is darkened.  If a regular Zumba Fitness class is still too much, try a Zumba Gold cla...


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What I Can't Do All of the Moves Due to a Recent Injury/ Surgery?

Posted by Obi Simpson, Take The Lead Dance Studio, Springfield Mo on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : Zumba FAQ 

What I Can't Do All of the Moves Due to a Recent Injury/ Surgery?

      Zumba teachers, especially ours, are encouraged to know the participants in their classes.  There are many things they can tell about an individual, but it is best if you alert your teacher to any specific injuries or limitations.  Once known, our teachers will do their best to modify problematic dance moves to better fit your needs.  

     Another great way to participate in a Zumba class with reduced impact is a Zumba Gol...


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Is Zumba Only For Women?

Posted by Obi Simpson, Take The Lead Dance Studio, Springfield Mo on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : Zumba FAQ 


Is Zumba Only For Women?

     Not at all!  While dance based fitness classes do tend to attract mostly women, Zumba was actually created by a man!  Some of the most high energy dancers on he floor are guys who understand that fitness isn't always comprised of pumping iron in the gym.  Besides, don't single guys always look for an opportunity to hang out with women in a fun party atmosphere? 


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What Should I Wear to a Zumba Class?

Posted by Obi Simpson on Thursday, October 10, 2013,

What Should I Wear to a Zumba Class?

    One of the first things a brand new Zumba participant will notice about the classes is the all of the unique apparel.  Although not a necessity to enjoy a class, wearing the crazy awesome gear is all part of the fun!

     First time dancers should wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move around and sweat in
.  Clothing that wicks sweat away is also a good choice.  With well attended classes, the room can heat up fast, making removabe layers an exce...


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Is Zumba Actually Good Exercise?

Posted by Obi Simpson, Take The Lead Dance Studio, Springfield Mo on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : Zumba FAQ 

Is Zumba Actually Good Exercise?

     Most Definitely! A typical Zumba class can burn between 500 and 1000 calories, depending on personal level of involvement (how hard you "work it").  In addition to the cardio vascular exercise, participants also build strength, coordination, balance, and the ability to move various parts of their bodies. Prepare to be sore for the next few days if you have never taken a Zumba class before.  This is also true for those of you who are in pretty good shape du...


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What Ages Are Suitable for Zumba Classes?

Posted by Obi Simpson, Take The Lead Dance Classes, Springfield Mo on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : Zumba FAQ 

What Ages Are Suitable for Zumba Classes?

     All Zumba classes can be danced with variations, making them especially accessible to people of all ages.  Some classes are even built with specific goals in mind making them an ideal fit for either older or younger dancers depending on the class.


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What Kinds of Zumba Classes Are Taught?

Posted by Obi Simpson, Take The Lead Dance Studio, Springfield Mo on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : Zumba FAQ 



What Kinds of Zumba Classes Are Taught?

     Zumba encompasses many different class formats each with its own fitness emphasis.  At Take The Lead, we offer some of the most popular variants including Zumba Fitness Party (the original style class), Zumba Gold, and Zumba Sentao.  

Zumba Fitness Parties are the class that started it all.  Featuring exercise that is disguised as the most fun and accessible dances on the planet make it no surprise that it has grown in popularity every year since its...


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Do You Need to Know How to Dance/ Already Be In Shape to Enjoy a Zumba Class?

Posted by Obi Simpson, Take The Lead Dance Studio, Springfield Missouri on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : Zumba FAQ 


Do You Need to Know How to Dance/ Already Be In Shape to Enjoy a Zumba Class?

     Not at all!  Our whole program including the Zumba Classes are designed to be accessible to beginners of any fitness level.  Some of our classes do offer a more intense workout than others, so it is important know your class and what kind of workout to expect.  Since all Zumba choreography is taught in a "learn as you go" manner, there is no need to have an understanding of Zumba prior to jumping in.  However, f...


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What Are Zumba Classes?

Posted by Obi Simpson on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : Zumba FAQ 




What Are Zumba Classes?


     Zumba Classes are a fusion of Latin dance movements and exercise that provides the ultimate fun workout experience.  Our Zumba classes here at Take The Lead are an hour long, so plan for at least 60 minutes from start to end.

     The first part of the class is an energetic warm-up that is done to an upbeat song and gets students in the mood to dance followed by a transition into actual dance songs across various styles.  Each song has its own choreography/ dance r...


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What Styles of Dance Make up Zumba?

Posted by Obi Simpson on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : Zumba FAQ 

     
At it's core, Zumba classes are inspired by different latin dance styles and music including: Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Flamenco, Samba, Bachata, Cha-Cha, Soca, Tango, and can even sometimes include HipHop. Pop, or Rock.  In other words, there is pretty much some kind of dance for everyone.


Merengue
     The "Marching Dance," Merengue originates in the The Dominican Republic and is the country's official dance and official music.  Usually a fast paced, energetic dance, music is o...

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Are Zumba Classes Easy to Follow?

Posted by Obi Simpson, Take The Lead Springfield Mo on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : Zumba FAQ 

     
All of our Zumba instructors are expected to perform steps in a clear, easy to follow manner.  Almost all "Cueing" is done non-verbally to make classes feel like a party!  Our teachers are encouraged to familarize themselves with our students to make sure that the choreography is suitable for all participants.  We specifically look for Zumba instructors who can clearly demonstrate full movements in a manner that is both fluid and understandable for all levels in their class.

     With tha...

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