Tuesday, September 29, 2009

la musica de mis clases

Long awaited playlist time!!! Yay!! It's long because I just added stuff. Here goes:

Dance Dance [Lindbergh Palace Remix] - Fall Out Boy
That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings
Cuz I Can - Pink

Latinos - Proyecto Uno
Boro Boro - Arash
El Rompe Cintura
Kulikitaka Ti
Yo Quiero Bailar
African Beat 2*
Dulce NiƱa
Ritmo Caliente
Las Avispas
La Muy Muy
La La La
Quiere Mas - Angel y Khriz
Que Hay de Malo
Move it Up*
Don't Stop*
Pegao -

Jaleo - Ricky Martin
A Dios Le Pido
One Day - Matisyahu
Three Little Birds (B is Version) - Bob Marley & the Wailers
Freckles - Natasha Bedingfield
Breathe Me - Sia

I think you should be able to find everything on iTunes, except for the things marked with an asterisk (*), which are Zumba originals. And as usual, while I've listed artist names where I can, the versions you find on iTunes may sound very different from what we use in class, because Zumba does covers of many popular songs. And unfortunately, the sound on my computer is not working right now ($&@(*#&!*&@^$!!!!!!!) so I can't verify artists on iTunes for you like I normally do, so download with care and listen to the 30-second previews before you buy. :)


Thursday, September 24, 2009

writing fast again because, as usual, i'm running off to class...

I just had the best time teaching at my new studio!!

It wasn't crazy-packed like I was kind of expecting it to be, but there were ten women there so at least I wasn't teaching to, like, myself. I'll definitely have to do a better job promoting for next week. But everyone was so nice and there were a few women I didn't know from other classes, and we had a great time...once we got the air conditioning going! ;)

Did I tell you we're having a huge master class with northeast Zumba Educational Specialist Ann Saldi tomorrow at Patriot's Place? I think I might have mentioned it...once or twice... I can't wait!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

the first one to ask me for my autograph GETS it.

Hey guys, I now have a fan page on Facebook.

I kind of wanna puke just saying that. I mean, fan page? Give me a break!!

But I needed to give my friends and family a break from all the Zumba news. Most of them are all over it...but I'm sure I've got to be losing friends and alienating people. So, in comes the fan page. I'll try to keep my Zumba excitement limited to that one space, so please add me if you want to keep updated on all the happenings! You can find the link right over there----->

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

this is my studio!

Well, OK. It's not myyyy studio. It's the studio I am renting for my Thursday morning class. It's the Dance Academy in Stoughton, MA. Isn't it pretty?!

Here's Bek, modeling the back corner of the studio. I'm not sure what the tiny little platform is for...

And this. Do you know what this is??
No, it's not a fan.


I'm a happy girl. ;)

posting on the fly...

OK so lots to tell you and yes, I know I've been neglecting you and yes, I know I'm supposed to be posting my class playlist--I'll get to it at some point, probably right before I change it up--but I'm about to head out to class so just real quick I wanna tell you about FREE classes this week in the area of Foxboro, MA in case you're interested:

  1. FREE outdoor class at Patriots Place, Wednesday (that's tomorrow!) from 6 to 8 pm. Just show up outside of the Patriots Pro Shop. We'll bring the music.

  2. FREE demo class at the place I'm renting in Stoughton. 10:30 am on Thursday. 75 Tosca Drive, Stoughton. Just show up.

  3. FREE Master class with fabulous Northeast Zumba Educational Specialist Ann Saldi!!! and me and some friends. The Rhythm Room will also be on hand to accompany, percussion style. Also at Patriots Place, outside the Pro Shop, Friday from 11:15 to 12:45ish.

There they are! Lots of stuff going on; be sure to check out one or two or all of them. You know the drill: wear good supportive sneakers without a lot of tread, bring lots of water and maybe a towel to wipe off all that sweat. Dress to move, people! Bring a friend! Bring all your friends! ;)

OK I'm off!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

taking my 1,217th study break of the day to say...

Dear AFAA,

Hi there. You know, I'm studying for that little Group Exercise Certification exam and I was just wondering, since I've been teaching for two years... Well, see, I get a lot of people in my classes and they have lots of fun and they're getting more and more fit and no one's getting hurt... So I was thinking, maybe we could just take this test and shove it call it good? You give me my certification, I go on teaching a great class, and it's a win-win! Whaddaya say? Just let me know, OK, because I have some stuff I'd really like to do with my family this week and if I can knock off the studying, that'd be great.

Kimberly Paine

ps: Either way, I'm totally burning that stupid muscle-man diagram in effigy this weekend. Just sayin.