There's current craze in the UK for Zumba Dancing (I'm not sure if it's so popular in the US at the moment ? ) It's used as a form of aerobic exercise and basically consists of doing a series of quite complicated dance movements to very upbeat music with a class of other
I downloaded a video showing some of the steps and movements and was slightly staggered to find that the choreography on the video resembled the dance sequences from "West Side Story"!! Fortunately the class I joined was much easier than that but you've never seen anyone so left behind with the steps as me!! It would be laughable if it wasn't so embarrassing!! I was down when everyone else was up; I somehow ended up facing the opposite way to the rest of the class and at one point I missed out an entire sequence in order to keep up. Because the music is very quick and fast the steps change frequently, so as I'm thinking "Oh good, I've just got the hang of that" I find that we're on the next sequence and the instructor's doing something totally different again.
It is really good fun though and the instructor and other people in the class are very nice and friendly, so I do have a good time and enjoy it. I feel that if I stick at it long enough I must get the hang of it sooner or later!
Has anyone else tried it? I recommend it as an uplifting experience for anyone who feels a little in the doldrums as the music is very happy and has a strong beat. It's just a pity I'm not better at doing it!!