I love to dance, whether its dancing in my kitchen listening to the radio or a play list, or at a dance class or on the occasional night out. Dancing like its in my soul. From my youth to now i still can’t resist, when i hear a good beat in a song, either bursting into dance or thinking can i use this in my keep fit class?
Let me introduce myself, i am a Laban trained movement dance teacher, Pilates teacher , personnel trainer and mother of 4 of the most fantastic children. Currently studying my third year of a Fitness and personnel training degree.Making the decision to leave a full time job was huge, but at a time in my life when change was required. I qualified as a Pilates teacher in 2016 and work part time at West Wight Sports and Community centre. I love teaching Pilates, and am aiming to train as a yoga instructor after my degree course is completed.
I teach a keep fit class and belong to the Keep Fit Association,an established body – from 1956 – dedicated to the provision of safe and effective exercise, movement and dance. movement is based on Rudolph Laban’s principles. Known as the father of modern European dance, he devised a clear and concise movement language that gives teachers the tools to provide an holistic workout with functional fitness through creative choreography. Basically we are people who love to create movement and dance and enjoy a social side too. Music plays such an important part in my class, and as my ladies are all post 45 a wide genre is always popular. whether doing seated exercise or creating a short routine choreographed to current or past music. Music motivates and creates or reminds you of a memory.
Dance is an good form of exercise, regardless of the style, keeping the heart healthy, improving cognitive function and improving muscular strength, endurance balance and co ordination. There are so many classes to try from seated exercise to ballroom, Lindy hop, Salsa, modern, street or Zumba and club dance and many more. So if you fancy a dance and having lots of fun whilst improving your health and well being, go explore your area and give it a go.