Dance and I have had a love affair for as long as I can remember, but due to injuries, I’ve had to set my passion aside. So, you know when I heard that my team would be trying out a class at Vybance, I was overjoyed! I had taken classes with the dance company before, and put in a special request to add a little spice and throw in as many genres into the one class as possible. Man, were we in for a surprise! Carreen Walton, affectionately called ‘Reeny’, started things off on a high note, taking us on a movement journey through dancehall, soca, Afrobeat, and folk. She kept it nice and easy, building the energy as she progressed. By the end of the warm-up, breathing had intensified and bodies were glistening in sweat! But no stress, my team was in it to win it and found themselves having ton loads of fun.
Of course, being in my element, I was on cloud nine and was in a permanent state of euphoria. And to see my boss do the one drop: priceless in my book!
Then Samantha Strachan took over and stepped things up a notch, exploring Afrobeat, modern contemporary and her signature stiletto sexy. Sam is no joke! Commanding that floor in heels – you better work! Stiletto sexy was actually the least of my faves but I decided to challenge my body anyway. Surprisingly, I wasn’t as rusty as I thought! Modern contemporary had me brushing out some old moves and had the class spinning and leaping in style.
By the time we were looking Johnny in Afrobeat, I was exploding with energy! Could I find him? Nope! But I did discover my favourite segment of the class – so much so that I ended up attending the Afrobeat dance class the very next day! The best part about our class: seeing my team trying new moves, laughing, encouraging and supporting each other. Everyone left writing and editing behind at work and just enjoyed themselves on the dance floor.
Krysta Anderson leaps her way into happiness during her dance session with Vybance Jamaica.