Monday, March 31, 2014

PLAYLIST: Jazzercise #177

JazzerStephanie’s Jazzercise Playlist #174


I Need Your Love ~ Calvin Harris
Let Me Hear the Music Play ~ Kosca
Mama Mia ~ Mayra Veronica
Work Work ~ Britney Spears
Show Me How You Burlesque ~ Christina Aguilera
Dance Apocalyptic ~ Janelle Monae
Come On, Get In ~ KT Tunsall
Exotic ~ Priyaka Chopra (feat. Pitbull)
Turn Up the Music ~ Chris Brown
American Girl ~ Bonnie McKee
Make a Move ~ Gavin DeGraw
Hot Right Now ~ Turn it Up
Right There ~ Ariana Grande (feat. Big Sean)
In These Shoes? ~ Kirsty MacColl
Say ~ John Mayer
Mister Sandman ~ Pomplamoose

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

PLAYLIST: Jazzercise Fusion #26


JazzerStephanie’s Jazzercise Fusion Playlist #26
What Now (R3hab Remix) ~ Rihanna
Let Me Hear the Music Play ~ Kosca
Touch the Sky ~ Sean Paul
Minute by Minute ~ the James Hunter Six
Walking on Air ~ Katy Perry
Hard Drive ~ We Do Records
Make a Move ~ Gavin DeGraw
Can’t Hold Us ~ Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis
Springen ~ Makj
Fascinated ~ FreeSol (feat. Justin Timberlake)
Follow the Leader ~ Wisin & Yandel
Unconditionally ~ Katy Perry
Don’t Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down ~ Heritage Blues Orchestra
Howlin’ for You ~ the Black Keys
Heart Attack ~ Enrique Iglesias
Acercate Mas ~ Natalie Cole (feat. Nat King Cole)

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Thursday, March 06, 2014

Ask JazzerStephanie: What is your most embarrassing moment on stage?

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Ooo what a good question. Well, a couple come to mind—but the biggest “blunder” that I had, was when I fell off the stage.

It was March of 2010; I was a new-ish instructor and had just been laid off from work, so I was teaching multiple classes a day to keep myself busy. I arrive to my second class of the day at the Denver Jazzercise Center. At the Denver Jazzercise Center, the stage is approximately 3-4 feet off the ground and smaller than what I am used to teaching on. Oh, did I mention that it’s carpet?

I was really excited because I had two new students in class and I had a routine with Jazz Squares in them, so before class, I briefly walked through the Jazz Square pattern so they were familiar. I open with “That’s Not My Name” and everything is going great! My second song “Pump It Up” starts, I had not taught this routine since I certified back in January of 2009, so I was a bit nervous bringing it back. About half way through the song, I went to the side to side Chasse and my foot caught on the carpet, I tumbled RIGHT off the stage.

Now, not only did I fall off the stage, I fell right on top of the spare equipment. I took down the handheld weight tower when I fell and all of the weights fell on my legs. Because of that, my body jerked towards the wall where I hit an exercise ball, bounced off that, and landed hard on the ground on my back. I have NO idea what I said while all of this was happening. All I remember is looking down at my left hand and seeing my middle finger in the shape of a Z. I quickly popped up, covered my hand and asked if ANYONE gotten that on camera (nobody had).

My class manager came over to help me, I turned the mic off and told her, I think I broke my finger and I need to go to the hospital, can you see if there is another instructor here to continue teaching class? Thankfully, the instructor that had taught the class prior to mine was still there and she jumped on stage and continued to teach my class while I went to the hospital.

I was taken to the hospital, I had dislocated my finger…nothing was broken. If you like icky gory stuff, you can CLICK HERE to see my x-ray.


They reset my finger, sent me home in a splint, and told me that I could not exercise for at least 1 week. Then depending on how it was healing, I could start taking class again. 1 month later and with permanent damage to my finger, I was back teaching again.


To this day…I still have not taught “Pump It Up”, and I am kind of afraid to. And if another instructor teaches it during a class, I will head to the restroom to check my hair. LOL

 
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