It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for the next video! This week is aqua week so today I’m sharing a routine for Cupid Shuffle.
Now a couple things, if you missed my Tuesday post please go back and check it out first for my explanation of my aqua style in these videos. Secondly, this is one of those “special” routines where I don’t actually follow the |Zumba formula. In order to take advantage of the lyrics/chorus in this song I made it into a repetitive song where we do the same three moves and over and over. Two of those moves are self explanatory, the third is a tuck (and is the move you see me demonstrating in the photo above).
If you haven’t seen a tuck before, I want you to imagine a jump tuck (but in the water) where you reach down with your arms as you jump your legs up. It’s a core move, a type of standing abdominal crunch you do in the water. In the video you’ll see me demo it both in the chair and on one leg while standing. Just know that in the water you should be lifting BOTH legs. I wanted to explain that in case anyone is actually planning to do this in the water and didn’t quite understand what I was doing with the chair. I’m assuming all other instructors get the picture. 😉
Thirdly, because the song is a repeat of the same moves over and over, I didn’t record the whole song. I mean after seeing it 3 or 4 times you’ve pretty much got the idea. When I teach it, after the first 4 times through I start to get the participants to make a 1/4 turn during their tucks and get them to do the routine in a big square. In the video I sort of flail around (it seemed like a good idea at the time…) and make a 1/4 turn, then turn back to the front, and the turn the other way, but in class you would get them to go all the way around.
However, some classes may not be ready to go in a full 360 (for some reason you always lose people when they have to turn the whole way, even though they are doing the same moves over and over), so you might get them to do a 1/4 turn, then turn back to the front, then the other way and front. The only risk with that is that you might be getting them to jump to the left when the song says, “To the right…” but that’s really not that big of a deal.
Anyway, enough rambling from me, here’s the video!
This one is actually pretty fun once everyone gets the hang of it!