Learn every routine off R2-13
As some of my readers might know, one of my many mini-part time jobs is a Jazzercise instructor (read my first post about Jazzercise right here). I’ve been teaching Jazzercise for a little over two years and I love it for many reasons, one of which is that is never gets boring. Every 10 weeks, Jazzercise instructors get new routines via a DVD and choreography notes. This keeps the classes, music, and moves fresh and fun. Usually with my busy schedule I don’t have time to learn all 30 routines in the 10 weeks we have until the new DVD comes out, when I’m usually very eager to look at new routines. I thought I would challenge myself and put “Learn every routine off R2-13” on my list.
What does “R2-13” mean? Well, that’s the name of this new set of songs. We have R1-R5 and then the year it comes out, in this case “13”.
The Jazzercise songs on this list were as follows:
- Beautiful Day
- Oh Mama Hey
- Run Dat Back
- One Way or Another
- Where Will We Go?
- My Heart Goes Boom
- My Songs Know What you did in the Dark
- Follow Me
- Feel this Moment
- Pom Poms
- Tore Down
- Quizas Quizas Quizas
- Get Up (Rattle)
- Take a Chance on Me
- New Day
- When I Was Your Man
- Just Give Me a Reason
- Just a Fool
- Break the Chain
You might see a lot of familiar song titles on the list. Because Jazzercise gives us new routines every 10 weeks, the songs stay current.
Usually how I tackle a new set of routines is I’ll learn the routine to the song I know best. Maybe it’s a song I hear on the radio all the time or just a song I really like. That way, I already know the pace of the music and how it goes a little, and the music goes really well with the routines. This time, however, I started with something that just seemed like so much fun. Now, they’re all fun, but I thought I would learn Pom Poms, a routine to the song by the Jonas Brothers, first because it seemed like a blast for the class.
Throughout the 10 weeks, I learned all of the routines. I usually learned about 1-3 a week, give or take. The last few I learned were New Day by Alicia Keys, Superlove by Avicii & Lenny Kravitz, and Quizas Quizas Quizas by Andrea Bocelli and Jennifer Lopez. I learned the last routine I had to learn, New Day, the day after I got my new DVD, R3-13. I have yet to “bring in”, or do these routines in a live class, but I plan on it this Friday when I teach next.
I really liked the set. I have a lot of new favorites. I’m really glad Jazzercise gives us new routines often and I know the customers like that as well. I think it’s also good for new customers; they can learn the new routines with customers who have been coming for years and they’d be on the same page.
I’m pretty proud of myself for doing this goal. I’ve been wanting to do it for the 2+ years I’ve been teaching. It’s nice that now I have 30 songs to make a set from. Now it’s on to R3!
More information about Jazzercise:
- Website: jazzercise.com
- Twitter: @JazzerciseInc
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jazzerciseinc
More information about Jazzercise at Studio 116 (where I teach):
- Class Locator: http://jcls.jazzercise.com/facility/jazzercise-at-studio-116
- Website: http://www.studio116.com/jazzercise.html
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JazzerciseStudio116
- Address: 460 West St., Amherst, MA 01002
- Phone: (413) 230-6525
- “Don’t go too fast but I go pretty far” (summertimegoals.wordpress.com)