Goals for 2020: More Workshops
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One of my biggest goals for 2020 was to host more workshops.
And last weekend, I hosted the first workshop of 2020, to Sauda Khara Khara (from Good Newwz!). If you know me – you know my style is fast, upbeat, songs and this was a perfect fit!
When I heard this song for the first time, I knew I had to choreograph a routine.
I decided to get back into doing workshops because I had taken a break from the actual dancing aspect of running a studio. I started the studio in 2014 and I had been teaching all the way up until this October of 2019. I gave up my last class to a very well qualified instructor.
In a matter of weeks – I found myself missing it. I found myself more on edge, more irritable, low energy etc. I was like “what is going on with me?”
And then I realized – I haven’t danced in SO long. I missed that creative part of my life. Of course, running a studio is great. I love seeing all the practice videos that are being sent around, the new faces coming in, the performance anticipation…
But I missed having my own creative outlet and knew I just had to get back into it – for me!
Lo and behold – The workshop was A M A Z I N G!
I love hosting workshops for many, many reasons:
1. The collective energy of the group.
It’s different than running your own dance class because all the attendees are new! They’re strangers to me and to each other. The energy of the room at the beginning is filled with anticipation, uncertainty, and shyness. But I love a challenge! Soon after, I start seeing that ice breaking as everyone gets into the moves, the rhythm, the music!
The students were in their element. They were giving it one hundred, slaying their facial expressions, and most importantly, having fun!
2. I love bringing together different groups.
ZIND classes are typically segmented by age and skill level, so this workshop brought so many different people together, leading to new bonds. It’s a new experience for everyone attending but everyone is there for the same reason – to dance and have fun! Whether he/she came alone, with a friend, with a significant other, with kids – it DOESN’T MATTER.
3. I love teaching.
In my heart of hearts, I am a teacher. It’s one of my gifts. I love seeing students grow, learn steps, and their reaction when they nail the sequence. It brings them confidence and happiness. Getting to make this level of an impact in someone’s life – even if it’s for an hour and a half- is indescribable.
This workshop was just as exhilarating for me.
I loved every part of it and can’t wait for the next one. If you haven’t already – subscribe to our neswsletterto stay updated on all our upcoming workshops!