Thursday, September 18, 2014

Homemade Zumba Choreography

One of my favorite things about our instructor community is that everyone is so willing to share lessons learned, favorite songs, and homemade choreography. It's not easy to create and execute good choreo, which makes it all the more valuable and appreciated when shared. 
Today I have a new collection of some great routines from Zumba friends on Facebook and Twitter (see some of my YouTube faves here). Want to see your stuff on The Z Beat? Please send it to me for a future post!
Shavonne submitted Love Never Felt So Good by Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake. This is a super cute, easy to follow routine. It would be a perfect pre-cooldown routine for very active students, and a great any-time-you-want-to-use-it routine for less advanced classes. Shavonne had me bobbing my head and following along by the end of the song!

Arijana has a ton of choreo on her YouTube page! Here are three great routines:
  • Adrenalina by Ricky Martin and J Lo: This is a song I hadn't heard prior to watching the video, and I really like it. In addition to the solid choreo, Arijana's cuing is fantastic - it's worth watching just to see how she directs traffic!
  • La Pregunta, MegaMix 41: This is a fun and easy to follow reggaeton routine. I keep listening to this song but I haven't figured out my own moves yet - so I'm looking forward to learning this one!
  • Salsaton, El Rubio Loco: Salsa is one of my favorite types of music in the whole world, but some of the salsa choreo out there can be kind of... boring. Arijana's choreo is interesting and I'm sure would be a lot of fun to do in class!

Emma submitted two clips of her and a friend - they are a fun duo and their moves are great. 
  • Fireball by Pitbull: It seems to be everyone's favorite song these days - but this routine is easy to pick up and really goes with the music.

  • Estres by Laritza Bacallao: This is a Latin pop song, and I especially like the moves because they're a little different from what I would come up with on my own - a big reason why I make time to watch other people's choreo!

You may remember Mariann Knudsen from this ZINspiration Monday post. Here is her routine to La Camisa Negra. She teaches Zumba Gold, and this is a good song choice and set of moods for our older, active adults! Check it out here:


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