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I have taken it upon myself to teach an intro to step class at the gym I belong to. I found that we really needed this. I have outlined a class that seems to be working really well. Below is a simple combination that I use to teach the basic steps. First, I have to remind myself that everyone in class has never heard of a grapevine or step touch or even a turnstep. So we have to do everything by description first then I teach the name and ask several times throughout the class what the step we are doing is called. Total 64 counts
Repeat all on the left lead.

I have found that the students really like this class and most plan on returning on a weekly basis regardless of the fact that it is an intro class and will be the same week after week. It was fun but different teaching this class as compared to teaching the more advanced choreography that I am used to. We run this class for 45 minutes and it takes all of it to explain and breakdown the warmup and the above combination. If anyone else teaches an intro or true beginners class, I would love your ideas and input. Happy to share my own as well. ;-)

Added by Julie McDonald at 5:04 PM on Sunday, January 11, 1998 EST. Add to favorites (view favorites)
From: Anchorage, Alaska (USA)
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