Yes, I am a product of the 80’s. I think my favorite all time song from then is “Da Butt” by E.U. I can remember all of the junior high dances, all of us in a big huddle shakin our butts. It was so much fun. I grew up at dances when hip hop dance music was really becoming the big thing, and I learned how to dance primarily with my butt, generally feet are planted.
I think my butt is why I am struggling with Zumba!
I mean, I have done Zumba for a few days, and what really, really hurts is my BUTT. I am trying to boody dance to zumba, and it is not the same! UGH!
I am also having problems with the steps being so fast. I mean, moving all of my “bits and pieces” that quickly is near impossible! But, I figure as long as I am focused on the basic motions of the movements, the rest will begin to fall into place. Here’s hoping!
BTW, I love how they teach the steps in the first video. Even though I had done bellydancing several years back, I realized I had been doing some of the moves wrong, or at least focusing on the wrong body parts. Very interesting stuff! OK…not really.
Here’s a little ol skool rewind for my 80’s friends: