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Dance Ihayami School
2 Cheyne Street, Stockbridge House (Life Care Ltd), Edinburgh, Scotland EH4 1JB
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AUTUMN TERM Sep - Dec 2012
Tuesdays 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesdays 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Fridays 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Saturdays 10am - 2:30pm
8 reviews of Dance Ihayami School in English
I really recommend this class and can't wait for the next term to start!
I was fortunate enough to get on the guest list for the Bollywood Dance Class and was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, a few days before the event I hurt my ankle rather badly but I wasn't going to let that put me off. I was intrigued to see what it was all about and thought I'd go along anyway... you never know, I might even be able to fit in a couple of moves!! Sadly this was not to be, however, I had an amazing time watching everyone learn the routine and when the instructor put the music on I was foot-tapping like mad (my good leg you understand!!). I so wanted to get up and join in - I did try a couple of the 'arm' movements, but it's just not the same when you have to remain seated!
The instructor was fantastic - very patient and if anyone was struggling with a particular move then he spent the time showing them how to make it better. He would teach each dance step individually before putting small pieces together eventually culminating in the whole dance at the end. It was great to watch but I really would have liked to have been a part of it.
As well as being something enjoyable to do it is also really good for fitness/losing weight (I'm not one for the gym unfortunately) as there were a few comments about sweating/being out of breath but even that didn't put me off. I am seriously thinking about signing up for the whole course - and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is interested.
Admittedly I was a bit apprehensive as my co-ordination is awful and I failed miserably at Zumba however straight away the teacher put us at ease, he was so friendly and patient!
Any dance/cardio class I have been to before it's just a case of following the teacher and hoping for the best but our teacher was great and showed us the routine in small sections which made it a lot easier to learn.
It really is good fun, the music is great and it's a fantastic sociable way to keep fit!
I knew within 15 minutes that I wanted to sign up for more!
You have to try it!
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The only suggestions I would have - the room was incredibly hot and I could have done with a few breaks to grab some water and a door/window open, and also having a warm-up section with no music on whatsoever is a bit uncomfortable. Other than those minor gripes I would definitely recommend it as a fun way to keep fit.
I'd seriously think about committing to a series of classes. The teacher was great - very gentle and patient, and praising. I think he enjoyed our enthusiasm despite our lack of skill. We didn't half look good by the time he'd finished with us.
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Matcheff, 3 August 2012:
I was a little hesitant because Im not the fittest person - zumba almost kills me !!! and im not completely co-ordinated - at my babys music class recently i was the only one going in the opposite direction but our teacher was so lovely and not scary at all and didnt make you feel stupid if you went the wrong way or missed it completely...
He was so lovely and he broke up each little piece of dance so we learnt it one bit at a time and then practised it to music before putting it all together at the end.. For a class of beginners all levels of fitness and co-ordination everyone did really well and no one struggled which is a credit to our teacher who was really good and explained the steps to make it quite easy ...
Having said that I sweated .... a lot!!!!! This is definetly a brilliant way to improve your fitness or to help lose weight if your not really a gym person and want to try something different.. I can highly recommend Dance Ihayami they also do classic Indian dance classes as well as many others...
Loved it ... loved it LOVED IT!
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