alpaca princess (renniekins) wrote,
alpaca princess

Hip Hop

I went to my final summer hip hop class last night. My neck is still very sore, so I attempted to take it easy. (Not an easy thing, I discovered...I never noticed how much neck movements we had!)

Sadly, the Very Cool Hip Hop Instructor is abandoning us, moving to Atlanta, so this was my last class with him. I'm bummed...I have really enjoyed his class. His dancing is incredible, and his personality is very entertaining too.

Everyone was feeling a little silly since it was our last class. We tried to convince him to breakdance for us, but he was surprisingly reluctant. He claimed he was shy! But how could a professional dancer be shy? I guess it's the difference between dancing solo in a classroom and dancing on a stage. Eventually we talked him into showing us a few moves though, and that was pretty cool.

At one point during class when we were all joking around, he started cavorting and leaping about, just being silly, and I told him sternly, "You are not lilies!" The same thing he always tells us when we don't look mean and ghetto enough. He was pleased that I'd learned!

At the beginning of class, we did a lot of warmup and stretching. He had us do this one stretch which was really interesting. Lying flat on our back, we were supposed to pull one foot up to our hip, keeping the knee flat on the ground (ideally). I think stretching like that somehow opened up some blood-starved muscles, drawing blood away from the rest of me or something, because the stretch actually made me dizzy! I lay there on my back, watching the room wobble around me, feeling like I was lying on a rocking boat or something. It was very surreal.

Fortunately once I stood up and reoriented myself, the dizziness went away and didn't come back for the rest of class. It went well, even though my muscles were stiff. I was pretty sore when I left class! When I came home last night I iced my neck for awhile, and it's feeling much better today.
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