ChaCha meets Yoga


It’s been about three years since I competed in Cha Cha at ballroom competitions, but this lively, Latin dance keeps a place in my heart and in my playlists! It also does wonders for livening up a quick-flowing yoga class or inspiring students in my YogaFitness class, which is a fusion of bodyweight strength-training and yoga poses.

During one class set-up, I actually set the high energy mood with a couple of Quickstep selections (a dance I currently compete in):

“Can’t Touch It (Radio Edit)”         Ricki-Lee

“Cool”  (West Side Story)            GLEE Cast

And, another class, while students set up mats and claimed their spaces, I set the pace with two pop selections from my playlist for running:

“Shape of You”                                   Ed Sheeran

“Chained to the Rhythm”               Katy Perry

Here are the Cha Cha selections:

“Walking on Broken Glass”           Annie Lennox

“4 Minutes”                                         Madonna

“Get Out”                                              Macy Gray

“Me, Myself and I”                             Vitamin C

“Fidelity”                                               Regina Spektor

“Smooth”                           Santana (feat. Rob Thomas)

“I Need to Know”                               Marc Anthony

“The Healer”                                        Santana

“Oye Como Va”                                   Santana

“Believe Me”                                        Fort Minor

“The Cup of Life”                                Ricky Martin

And, then, naturally because we have relaxation time at the end of class, some soothing, slow-paced tunes.

Namaste, amigos!


Author: DancerAndDasher

Strength and wellness coach. Yoga teacher. Belly dance fitness instructor. Ballroom dancer. The LUVMVMT umbrella covers most of my recent writing. I have also shared my personal dance and yoga journeys on the following blogs: "Diary of a Mad Dancer" is my journey to the competition floor of glamorous dancesport. Yes, it's a tale that probably should have begun with dance-mad parents urging on their darling lass of three, in Europe. Instead: Virginia, suburbia, mid-life. It's a dream come true. Sometimes with all the logic and consistency of a slumbering mind. "Dance of Life Yoga" shares the beauty, peace and awareness that yoga can bring into your life. It transformed mine in ways I never anticipated.

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