Bootie Shaking

Booaika: The New New Zumba in L.A.

Wherein Sasha P-R writes in from Los Angeles with the down low on a hot new class... -The Eds.

Walking into a dance studio in Los Angeles often feels like stumbling onto the set of Fame. Everyone’s got leg warmers, jazz shoes and sexy-sporty dance pants. Choreography blows by you at break neck pace, but your fellow classmates bust moves like they’re in a Janet Jackson video. Looking around, you realize that most of them are, and/or they are a member of the Pussycat Dolls. And all you wanted was a little cardio.

There is one increasingly hot dance hub in L.A., however, that's got your back if you're a mere mortal. Appropriately enough, it's called Your Neighborhood Studio. YNS is across the street from Smashbox Studios, in the old home of Debbie Allen’s dance academy, and it's keeping the faith with the motto,  “When in doubt—dance!" The studio offers the full gamut of classes, incuding ballet, jazz, hip hop, and modern, as well as burlesque, street tap, Bollywood, and "strip hop." BUT, arguably the most popular class on the schedule goes down at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday mornings....


Los Angeles

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Minh190 said "

Zu starren resorbieren Kleiner Hund derjenigen es mager ohne infrage ..." More comments...



Shimmy and shake!

I love Hemalayaa's workout dvds. Today: Bollywood Dance cardio

Where (gym, studio, etc.): : 
Workout Date: 
Sat, 04/24/2010 (All day)

kathleen_m said "

I was looking for a bollywood dvd!  Maybe I'll give this one a ..." More comments...


Yoga Piece of Mind

After an odd dance/singing audition where the music was in the wrong key, a little "Candelight Yoga" was in order.  Life is good.  Balance is restored.

Where (gym, studio, etc.): : 
Workout Date: 
Fri, 04/16/2010 (All day)

Noon Stretch

Million Minute Month!

"let's get this baby rolling! ...believe me i will be tracking the many hours of walking (and dancing!!) i will be doing in roma and barcelona...good luck everyone! get pumped."
— ckasprzak, today, 10:07 A.M.

Dance Jump (via <a href="">kelsey_lovefusionphoto</a>)



(You wrote we like. ~The Eds.)

Kadi Fit spent a Friday evening devoting a workout class solely to the major motion pictures that have shaped our lives...

Workout Date: 
Sat, 04/10/2010 (All day)

kadifit said "


Thanks! I think it happenned again... My newest ..." More comments...

Too much fun.

Su. No workout today. Lacked an appetite today as well.  Drank too much last night.  Too much fun.


Other Places

Afternoon Stretch

Change Finally Came

"...It just kind of happened. I took one dance class, then another, then I joined another. I liked Zumba so I started going more and more. I enjoy it so much I don't need to psyche myself up to go. I've lost 15 lbs, and sleep better, but that's not the point. I like to go, so I go."
— kathleen_m, today, 2:39 P.M.

Dancing (via <a href="">zenobia_joy</a>)

Wake Up Call

The Eye and the Nerve

Explore thyself. Herein are demanded the eye and the nerve.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Time Lapse Dance (Via <a href="">Jody Sperling</a>.)

celeste said "

What a stunning image!

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Wake Up Call

Don't Let Them Tame You

You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you.

~ Isadora Duncan

La Mort du Cygne (Via <a href="">Sobakasu</a>.)

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