Five Minute Friday-Graceful

Five Minute FridayEvery Friday, Lisa Jo Baker hosts a blog link up called Five Minute Fridays. She provides a word prompt and then participants are to set their timers for five minutes and then write until the timer goes off.  The word for today is Graceful.  Happy Friday Divas and here goes:

When I tell people  I am a dance fitness instructor, they quickly inform me that they think our class MIGHT be fun but they:  can’t dance, don’t have any rhythm, and are too clumsy to join us.  My answer to them:  being graceful or even being able to dance is NOT a requirement.  All that is required is an open mind and the ability to laugh at yourself!

One of the reasons we start class with everyone finding a neighbor and looking them in the eyes and informing them “No matter how hard you try, you cannot look like me”, is to release the fear of having to perform every step perfectly and full of grace.

As we salsa through the dance of life, we have moments of graceful footwork.  Sometimes, we are tripping over every thing in our path.  Other times,  like Paula Abdul, we are awkwardly taking two steps forward and two steps back. 

The great joy is that God is Always with us. 

image source: God’s Gracefulness

Join us tomorrow, September 8, 2012 for Soulful Saturday 9:30-11am!  Start your weekend with inspiration, sweat, girl-time, stress relief and FUN! Need more info click HERE

Join-Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday
Every Friday, Lisa Jo Baker hosts a blog link up called Five Minute Fridays. She provides a word prompt and then participants are to set their timers for five minutes and then write until the timer goes off.  Today’s word is JOIN.  So, happy Friday Divas and here goes:

Thinking about the word join makes me smile.  Our class has been dancing along for almost two years.  It never ceases to amaze me how many women join our class as new participants each week.   As the days and weeks go by, more women join our Meetup Page.  Earlier this summer, we made it to 500 Meetup members!  Even though 538 women are Dance Fit Diva Meetup members, not all of them actually attend class.  It is funny, I have run into ladies at the store who have never been to a class yet they commented on something that our class is doing!

God is doing some amazing work in the hearts of women in our community whether they join us in body, spirit or both.  After visiting the blog, (Rubber Chicken Madness),  I found a perfect summation of what being a part of the Dance Fit Divas means:  “joining, learning, participating as a member of a community with no feelings of guilt or obligation, but true willingness to be a part of something”.

Isn’t that so us?

Ecclesiastes 4:12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow for our regular Soulful Saturday class and then join us at the Honeybee Festival as we show Kernersville that the Divas have started a movement!

 

Stretch-Five Minute Fridays

Five Minute FridayEvery Friday, Lisa Jo Baker hosts a blog link up called Five Minute Fridays. She provides a word prompt and then participants are to set their timers for five minutes and then write until the timer goes off.  So happy Friday Divas and here goes:

I am writing to you this morning from just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. God has blessed me with the awesome opportunity to teach in a Devoted Fitness Master Class in Bowling Green, Kentucky on Saturday! I am super excited and just in awe of how all the dancing, praising, and loving on women has stretched me.

I started teaching ZUMBA at the Kernersville Parks and Recreation Center only committed to an eight week session. God has stretched that eight week session into two years and added Devoted Fitness. WOW!

Last night, the fabulous Yzetta Bynum taught class in my absence. From the pictures and texts I received, you girls had a blast. I knew class would be great….I was just worried in general about not being there. I am a control freak!

God used my absence from class to stretch my faith and simply remind me that HE is in control.

I am so glad that God is in control!  How has God stretched you this week?

Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT) For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
 

Love you guys!

National Dance Day-K’Vegas Style

National Dance Day is July 28, 2012!!!! Whoo hoo, lets celebrate!  Dizzy Feet Foundation, (a charity that donates money to organizations providing dance education to underprivileged youth), the hit show So You think You Can Dance and ZUMBA fitness have teamed up for a huge Dance Day celebration in Los Angeles California!

Since we can’t be in LA, we will celebrate K’Vegas Style after our normal “Soulful Saturday” class on Saturday July 28, 2012!  There are two routines that everyone will be performing that day.  One routine is a hip hop number and the other one is a ZUMBA fitness routine.

For our celebration, we will video and perform the ZUMBA routine and upload all of our fabulousness to the Dizzy Feet Foundation Facebook page!  Don’t worry, we will practice the routine a couple of times before taping. Plus, we have been practicing ALL month!

Soooo, just plan on staying for just a little while longer after class and tell your friends! We will have refreshments!

As promised, here is a short video of me performing the Crazy Love routine with our modifications:

Want to see the original? Go Here