This Zumba® course in Godmersham is a fun and energetic way to get fit using dance. Zumba® is a Latin-based dance fitness class based on the principles of fitness interval and resistance training that fuses different rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic aerobic workout. Students will be told the health benefits of cardiovascular fitness and the teaching will reflect the different fitness levels of individuals.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Perform the dance moves with minimal guidance
- Explain the benefits of combining fitness with dance
- Recount at least three ways in which exercises can benefit health and wellbeing
- Choose Latin music suitable for their own personal practice.
Please note this course consists of approximately 45 minutes of Zumba® followed by matwork exercise to stretch, strengthen and tone the body.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Jayne Samson
The daughter of a dance teacher, Jayne trained as an exercise instructor in 2000. Her classes combine the enjoyment of dance with the benefits of exercise. Her aim is to create exercise classes that are fun, effective and suitable for every ability.
Jayne has subsequently qualified to teach exercise for the older adult, Zumba, Zumba for kids and more recently as a Yoga teacher in 2016.
How will I be taught?
You will be taught by a qualified and experienced Zumba® tutor. Teaching methods will include demonstration, explanation, discussion and times for question and answer sessions. Your tutor will demonstrate movements and talk you through all sequences. Activities will be adapted to suit individual needs and capabilities. You will be carefully observed to ensure that you are working safely and be encouraged to monitor and record your progression on the course. To assist us in providing a safe and healthy environment for you to exercise you will be asked to complete a Confidential Health Questionnaire. Your progress will be monitored through a Learning record and your own personal learning diary or fitness log.
What do I need to bring with me?
You will need supportive, comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement. Denim jeans, formal trousers, skirts or dress are not suitable for this activity. Sports trainers are needed to support the feet and ankles. Outdoor sandals, shoes or boots are not appropriate for this class. You may be advised not to take part if you are not dressed appropriately.
Students may wish to bring a towel. Please bring water, and avoid eating one and a half hours prior to exercising.,
What can I do next?
Specialist advice is available from your tutor to help identify the next suitable course for you. Alternatively visit our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course
No prior knowledge or experience is required. This is a mixed ability class that is suitable for beginners and people with some experience. You will follow a dance routine, so will need to be able to follow verbal instructions, observe and copy physical movements and use spatial awareness within a group.
Please take a moment to consider the list below. If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed, please check with a medical practitioner whether it is suitable for you to undertake an exercise programme and bring a referral letter from your doctor to your tutor. If you have not checked, or if it is not suitable, please do not participate in this class.
- Do you ever have pains in your chest?
- Have you had any operations or injuries in the last year?
- Do you often feel faint or have spells of dizziness?
- Are you receiving medication for any condition?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Do you have a bone or joint problem, such as Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Back or knee problems?
If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. ,
Getting to your course
Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/110106/K/NC.
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