Well... I'm still on a "ZUMBA HIGH" from a fantastic weekend & the opportunity to be part of the Francesca Maria LOVE Tour 2016! I have to say this was definitely a highlight of my Zumba career over the past 5 years.
I really wasn't sure what to expect going into the weekend other than I knew I needed to memorize choreography for 5 of her songs.
I have to say I was a little stressed about learning all of it. And rather than be totally organized, I crammed a lot in my head in the week leading up to the event! Rolling at the last minute, as usual!
We all got together on Friday night to rehearse with Francesca... but her flight ended up being delayed to due bad weather coming out of New York so we rehearsed without her.
I cannot say enough how grateful I am to know & work alongside each & every one of those instructors. They are such inspiring, hard-working, well-prepared professionals! Good times & lots of laughs all weekend!
The next morning we met with Francesca. She watched us run through all 5 songs. She mentioned there would be some interaction between us & everyone else... how she wanted us to end on each song... and also corrected some of our footwork. It was awesome. She wanted us to be tight on our moves & also suggested we have a max of 6 of us on stage for each song. Had no idea we'd be doing some singing with her prior to those songs (and then during, of course!), but that was pretty cool too!
Seriously felt like I was part of a mini rock concert!
Bucket list of being a backup dancer at a concert... I say close enough! I'm checking it off my list! LOL
She lead a Zumba workshop prior to the Master Class and we all hung out in a back room discussing who was on stage for each song + more rehearsing too. Can never be too prepared & of course we wanted to make her look good!
Wish we could've had more people in attendance, but it was an amazing experience & I've heard so much great feedback from everyone who was there!
And there was NO rest for the wicked! The class was a solid 90-minutes. Those 5 songs were just a small portion of this event. Crazy fun, high energy Zumba class!! So thankful to have been part of all of it!!
Pretty sure I burned enough calories to inhale a BOAT-LOAD of chips + guacamole afterward.
And maybe a few cocktails too... ahem.
Memorable weekend from beginning to end... #luckygirl