Krysta An­der­son

Jamaica Gleaner - - HEALTH & FITNESS -

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.

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