1. The class is taught by the biggest Beyoncé fans ever.
Queen B. was regularly invoked, with a “What Would Beyoncé Do?”
2. The schedule is brand new.
“The next day after the album (“Beyoncé”) came out, we threw out the timetable and put up the new choreographed classes”, director Bonnie tells BuzzFeed.
3. (Which the instructors are thankful for)
“By the end of 2013 I had taught about 600 “Single Ladies” classes”, instructor Elliot confided.
5. The emphasis isn’t on perfection - it’s on getting into the spirit of things.
“It’s about feeling the moves, not getting it right”, we were told. “You have got to find a way of making it comfortable for you”. Later, our instructor Elliot told BuzzFeed that “there are already so many dance studios for dancers. We wanted something that showed that everyone can do this.”
6. Even the warm up is fun.
(Make sure you turn on the sound for this one).
7. The teachers are really helpful and clear.
“Imagine walking like the Pink Panther for this bit”, Elliot our teacher advised.
8. There was some incredibly important dancing advice.
“Your hair should always have a story”, our instructor, Elliot called out. And he should know. Elliot and Bonnie met while working as professional dancers.
9. It’s a sweaty class.
Speaking to a classmate in the hall before the class, I learnt that “during last week’s class, we burned 750 calories”, according to a Nike FuelBand. Our instructor didn’t let us off easy either - he returned to moves that he felt we weren’t doing as well as we could have.
10. You don’t just have to learn Beyoncé moves.
This is from the “Proud Mary” class before mine.
11. Overall, it’s an incredibly positive experience. You can hear everyone cheering everyone on in this video.
12. And even the more reserved members were shaking everything they had by the end.
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