Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bollywood Bhangra, Baby

Course Description: Bollywood Bhangra Workout is an exciting blend of East meeting the West. It is a dance-inspired fitness program that incorporates many modern disciplines like cardio-salsa, hip-hop dance, bhangra and aerobics. The dance is an intense workout containing low impact steps collaborated with high-energy bollywood music.



Tonight was my first Bollywood Bhangra Workout class (as you know, if you follow me on Twitter - tee hee), and it was FANTASTIC. First off, the course description, while accurate, does not convey the intensity of the actual dance moves. Holy crap! Today was the "easy day" because we spent half the time talking and the other half just learning some of the basic moves. In the last 10-15 minutes or so, the instructor FINALLY put on some bhangra music, and we practiced our new moves! We were all sweaty and out of breath by the end of it, and i was PUMPED. Soooo fun, so energizing and so... Bollywood!!

The make-up of the class was interesting - all female and all Caucasian except for me, the teacher and another Indian chick. Ages ranged from all over, as did professions, and despite some people's obvious lack of coordination, everyone seemed to have a good time. The instructor (yes, she's Indian and teaches all kinds of Indian dance) told us that in each meeting, we will learn a bollywood/bhangra dance sequence to a song. That means i'll learn about 5 bollywood dance sequences to 5 different songs. YAY! That's exactly what I was hoping for. :)

The only bummer is that i don't get to wear pretty, colorful Indian outfits. Booooo.

Oh and my arms better be trim after this because holy crap, it is a helluva upper-body workout!


7 comments:

LVT said...

Dance classes have always been my favorite workouts! They really are the only fun form of cardio, in my opinion. :)

Globetrotting Cacti said...

That class sounds so fun. I hope that you continue sharing your experiences....

Kiki said...

That sounds AWESOME!!! And there's no reason you couldn't start incorporating some sparkly Indian accessories into your outfit - a pair of earrings, a great scarf, a summer skirt made out of sari fabric...

Sarah said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Dance classes are killer for arm workouts! I used to take Balletone (ballet infused with pilates) classes and my arms had to be up for 2/3 of the class. I had an arm break during mat ab work (ouch!).

Rachel said...

I must find one of these classes near me! Glad you loved it!

[LA] said...

THANKS SO MUCH!

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I'll wait for a pic! haha







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AnalieseMarie said...

Sounds awesome! I have been meaning to track down a hip-hop class. You are inspiring me to get serious about it!