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2/17/20 8:31 A

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I like all music! the only time I would not like it is if I could not successfully do the movements to the beat!

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9/7/18 6:05 A

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Your choice of music and choreography defines your class, as much as your personality. Not everyone will like it so you need to promote what makes your class unique to attract the "right" people who will love your class! The more you love a song, the better you will be leading it. No, the class won't ALWAYS love EVERY song and you'll know it right away. Yes, sometimes it takes more than once to have a song grow on the class and that will be your call to try again if it isn't an instant hit with your students. It's also a good idea to welcome your students to make song suggestions. If they love your taste in music, then chance are you'll love their suggestions. And if you don't? Try the song a few times and then take it out of the playlist. You are right - YOU DO YOU!

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9/6/18 11:05 P

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Exactly what the title says. As a newly-licensed "instructor", I'm inordinately worried about people judging, in particular, my music taste. I definitely want to use music that I love, but I can't help questioning it. Is this song overused? Is this song still popular, or has it been retired from the Zumba community for 5 years already? Will this song be exciting enough? Are the lyrics too suggestive? Is this song too "out there" for a Zumba class? What if everybody hates it? OH GOD, WHAT IF EVERYBODY HATES IT?!

It's becoming frustratingly impossible to put together a playlist.

This may seem like a stupid question (and I'm already guessing most of the responses will be some variation of "ignore it, you do you!"), but it's probably one of the aspects of being an instructor I'm most anxious about. I'd just like to see how other, more experienced people overcame this hurdle when starting out!


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