3rd Way to Redefine Yourself: Revolution with Heidi at Joy of Motion/Friendship Heights

For the third day of my 10 day challenge, I made my way to Joy of Motion/Friendship Heights for Revolution with Heidi Schimpf. The class appeals to dancers who love retro music and people who enjoy dances from the last four decades. Revolution was another first for me and for a few of the other dancers in the MOVE Program class. Heidi started with grape vines and heel digs to get the blood moving. We did some stretching, shoulder and head isolations then moved into a combination to Katy Perry’s “California Girls.” Heidi said she was inspired to choreograph to the song because of the cold weather here in the District.

Heidi was a great teacher who really paid attention to the needs of her students. She broke down moves when she noticed dancers were having trouble and gave lots of positive reinforcement when the students were getting it right. After doing the combination full out a bunch of times, we cooled down by working our abs with sit ups and plank exercises. A few more stretches on the floor and Heidi was congratulating us for a job well done. If you’re looking for an upbeat, jazzercise class or enjoy dancing to popular music, give Revolution with Heidi a try.

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About Cecile
Cecile Oreste is an arts marketing and public relations professional living in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @cecileoreste.

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