How Elle got her groove back…

For weeks, or probably months, I have had all the best intentions to attend a class taught by Alicja (who happened to be my instructor for Boom! Cycle in January). This week, I finally made it down to her Ragga Dance class at Fitness First Highbury.

Now, I love dancing; I even studied dance for a short time during my teens at The Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts and regularly attended classes in my spare time at Pineapple Dance Studios once I left school. But that was a long time ago…a good decade ago in fact!

Now I was faced with the situation of a Ragga Dance class; I’ve never done choreographed Ragga before and it’s been a decade since I had to learn choreography for anything! …I needed to get my groove back!

We got started in the studio with a dance specific warm up, and I ended up at the end by the big glass wall where everyone in the entire gym could see us! In the end I had to focus so intently on the moves that I forgot about the wall entirely! I was totally inspired by Alicja and all the other participants who were all too busy keeping up to notice if / when I put a foot wrong! Alicja broke down the routine well, enabling us to learn it quickly through repetition. By the end of the class, I had a good idea of the routine…I just need a little more practice (and maybe a brandy to loosen up?!)…

Check out this video of us all at the end of the 60 minute class…

I will definitely be back again…it was too much fun to miss out on…

Elle 🙂 x

N.B Class is held on Saturdays at 4.15pm, costs £5 for non members and last about 60 minutes. Lockers are available in exchange for a deposit or i.d card. To find out more about Alicja or her classes you can join her group on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.



  1. SJ
    March 6, 2013 / 11:45

    Awesome girl. i go to this class each week. Typical i wasn't there the week you came lol. Glad you enjoyed. Come back soon. And watch out Ragga with AlicjaB Masterclass coming to Essex in April :-)x SJ x

    • Elle Linton
      March 6, 2013 / 17:00

      Thanks SJ! …I'm planning on coming along next week too so look forward to meeting you 🙂 x

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