Best Dance/Exercise Class - 2006
Fusion Rhythms, Rhythm & Motion/ODC Dance Commons
San Francisco, CA 94110
In March, Rhythm & Motion Dance Center decamped from its SOMA base to join forces with ODC Dance Commons in the Mission District. Whatever positives and negatives might have resulted from the merger, R&M's longstanding and beloved Fusion Rhythms class continues to provide those who like to shake their booties of a morning, afternoon, or evening with the same special buzz it always has. The class is the perfect way to combine all your favorite cheesy dance moves with a hefty aerobic workout. The carefully structured hourlong sessions featuring warmup and intense cardio sections followed by routines that focus on buffing up the midriff, arms, and legs provide an excellent way to get fit. Meanwhile, fun choreography to music by artists as diverse as Madonna and Ladysmith Black Mambazo stimulate the body and raise the spirit way above that of a dull exercise class.