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If there is one thing I will put my hand up and admit that I can’t do – it is dance. I just can’t.
Even as a youngster attending dance class, I was completely and utterly in the “let’s put you in the back row for this one” type of girl.
So when I heard of an adult contemporary dance class for rookies, I went straight to Chunky Move on a wintery Melbourne morning before I had a chance to second guess what I had gotten myself into.
Chunky Move is one of Australia's foremost contemporary dance companies, they produce acclaimed performances, as well as running public dance programs. One of which is designed for beginners like me - hooray.
My class was taught by Kristy Ayre who is a Melbourne-based performer, producer, teacher and choreographer. Ayre's classes are very energetic, fun and set to loud pop and hip hop music.
Whilse I felt like throwing up from nerves before I walked in, I was quickly relieved to find that the class was really chilled. It was really energetic and varied, so it is great for fitness, toning and strengthening muscles. But above all it was fun. Really, really fun.
The class started with gentle warm ups, and gradually, fluidly, moved into simple routines. (Post continues after gallery.)