After a relaxing break from work over Easter, this week I returned to the day job, my soap side gig and rhythm tap class!
I didn’t make the gym because with the Bank Holiday on Monday, there were only 2 possible days that I could go and I just couldn’t fit it in. I suppose I could have gone Wednesday, but I don’t like to work out the day before a dance class. I will get back to it next week when the schedule is back to normal.
I did do a lot of walking last week, with a weekend in Birmingham and Hughenden Manor National Trust, plus I did a New York City Ballet Workout, so I’m not too concerned about loss of fitness or anything.
Rhythm tap class was amazing as usual! I think everyone was hyped to be back, including our teacher who had been at a tap retreat in Italy over the break. Mountain views, food, wine, day trips and tap classes…So jealous!
There were some new people joining us this term; some who have moved up from beginners and some who want to refresh their steps after years away from it. This week we worked on a travelling shuffle-step exercise, which we did each way sets of eight, four, two and one. Our teacher got me to do it with her double time – that was fun!
The other main exercise was an ‘around the world roll’. This is like a cramp roll, but in a different order:
E.g. Starting on the right
R-Toe L-Toe L-Heel R-Toe
And you end with the left foot off the ground ready to start the left side:
Our routine is to a high energy Bollywood track and I’m loving it!