We love to music in our classes, here Dawn tells us what works for her, let us know what works for you.
You know your participants and tend to know what & ‘pushes their buttons’ with
regards to music but it always worth throwing them a curve ball once in a while. My
daytime demographic love the 60s, 70s and 80s but every now and again I’ll put on
some Salsa music and make the class a little more dance based for a change. In
the evenings my classes respond more to the 90s and noughties but they still sing
along to Abba.
One thing I keep the same whatever music I play is the tempo. I like it upbeat. It
motivates people to move whether they can keep up with it or not and the majority of
the time they do. So don’t be afraid to crank it up a bit and see how they respond.
Meet Dawn – Dawn teaches our Shallow Water with Noodles Instructor course and our workshops. Dawn has been teaching aqua classes since 2001 and says “my approach to water based exercise is dynamic and diverse, I constantly use different ways to train participants to reach their full potential”
Working with Dawn is great fun, she is full of ideas for new class formats, equipment and styles of teaching. We have a great time delivering workshops together. Dawn contributes to the blog regularly, look out for her pearls of wisdom.
Dawn also wrote and choreographed our Aqua salsa workshop which she is currently delivering in and around Manchester. The next Aqua salsa workshop is 26th Sept 1:45 – 4:00pm, book on the website