Gearing up for World Cup 2014: Anderlecht Champions (Euro 2000 Ole Ole Mix)

June 4th, 2014

World Cup 2014 is almost here and I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!

I will be incorporating World Cup-related music into my Zumba classes all World Cup long (June 12 – July 13, 2014). The second song I’m including is from Zumba Fitness Mega Mix Volume 29: Anderlecht Champions Euro 2000 Ole Ole Mix by Eurostars. You will most definitely recognize the catchy lyrics: Ole Ole Ole Ole, We are the Champs, We are the Champs… Just try not to sing-a-long!

Zumba Fitness intended this song to be a warm up for Zumba instructors, but my choreography is quite the opposite. Using my dance team background, I choreographed a kickline routine for this song complete with fan kicks and Frenchy/Nelly/Can Can/hinge kicks. Of course, I give the options of low or high kicks to keep the choreography friendly for participants of all levels!

Here is a group from Macclesfield, UK who also used Anderlecht Champions (Euro 2000 Ole Ole Mix) as a kick routine for Zumba. Enjoy!

FIFA World Cup 2014 Brasil

Gearing up for World Cup 2014: Waka Waka

June 4th, 2014

World Cup 2014 is almost here and I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!

I will be incorporating World Cup-related music into my Zumba classes all World Cup long (June 12 – July 13, 2014). Here’s the first and most obvious: Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira. It was the official song of FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa.

If you haven’t already used Waka Waka in your Zumba classes, time to choreograph a routine! (Watch the video below, and half your choreography is done!)

If you retired Waka Waka from your Zumba playlist, time to bring it out of retirement!

Do yourself a favor and watch the video, again! (Shakira’s beloved, Gerard Piqué of Spain, is the first footballer featured… Awww!)

Shakira – Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Song) on YouTube

Shakira - Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Song) Vevo video

July Zumba Playlist

August 14th, 2010

Taking a cue from Zumba with Alena, I am now sharing links to choreography or the choreography that inspired my own choreography when available. Enjoy! (Sorry, I don’t post any videos of my own choreography… yet.

Startin’ Somethin’ (Pop / Warm Up)
Michael Jackson
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by CarlyandJanelleZumba

Disturbia (Pop / Warm Up)
Rihanna
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by Zumba with Renee

La Bamba (Latin Hip Hop / Warm Up)
Wyclef Jean
Choreography by Rencsi

Waka Waka (Latin Pop)
Shakira
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by Shakira

Suavemente (Merengue)
Elvis Crespo
Choreography by Rencsi

Que Te Pica (Reggaeton)
Notch
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by this YouTube video

La Agarro Bajando (Salsa)
Zumba Megamix 4
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by Mary Pirela

Shake (Latin Hip Hop)
Ying Yang Twins Featuring Pitbull
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by this YouTube video

Boro Boro (Bollywood)
Zumba ZIN 22
Choreography by Rencsi

Kalinka (Russian Folk / Pop)
Yamboo
Choreography by Rencsi

Lean Like a Cholo (Zumba Toning / Latin Hip Hop)
Down AKA Kilo
Choreography by Rencsi, Inspired by this YouTube video

La Negra Tomasa (Cumbia)
DJ Kane
Choreography by Rencsi

Te Extrano (Bachata)
X-Treme
Choreography by Rencsi

Take Me Home Country Roads (Reggaeton / Cool Down)
Toots & the Maytals
Choreography by Rencsi