How to Memorize a Turbo Kick Round

Once you receive your Brand NEW Turbo Kick Round in the mail, where do you event START to begin to learn the choreography? This is one of the questions Turbo Kick Instructors ask me daily!!!  Well…I believe it is different for everyone and you have to find YOUR WAY of learning it, but I’m going to share with you HOW I LEARN and MEMORIZE the Round in less than 2 days!!!  I just received Round 50 yesterday and I am going to teach it TONIGHT!!!  Now remember I have been teaching Turbo Kick for 8 years!!!! So it takes time to learn them this fast….but you will!! BE PERSISTENT!!!

Step 1: Listen to the CD in my car to get familiar with the music!  (Remember the music on the dvd is DIFFERENT then the CD due to licensing fees)

Step 2: Watch the PREVIEW SECTION – I have a blank notebook, pen and choreography liner notes in front of me.  I just WATCH and WRITE out the CHOREOGRAPHY in my own words…I do NOT do the workout at this point.  Writing it out helps you memorize it and makes it easier to learn because you understand your own “terminology”

Step 3: Watch the WORKOUT – I watch the workout section and visually match it up to my notes to make sure I understand what I wrote!  I mainly study the BASIC LAYERS (3-4 moves in a song) and write the advanced layers off to the side (If I plan to teach them in later weeks…this is up to you and the level of your class)

Step 4: DO THE WORKOUT!!! So this is usually the next day for me.  I’ve had to time to let the choreography sync in my head, now I do the workout straight through from warm – up to finale with the DVD

Step 5: PUT THE CD IN and DO THE CHOREOGRAPHY from my own NOTES!!!!  I do one section at a time to memorize it and MATCH it to the music!  And I personally learn the TURBO SECTION LAST!!!!  It’s usually the hardest part for me to memorize and I dont want it to slow me down, so I learn everything else 1st then go back to it!!!

PRACTICE – PRACTICE – PRACTICE!!!!  AT this point, I pretty much know it now I just need to MEMORIZE IT!! So I continue to practice the Chor to the CD, listen to the CD in the car and match the moves and then practice in the mirror without notes right before class!!!!

EXTRA TIPS – Set a GOAL DATE!!!! When I receive the Round I tell myself, I’m teaching this on _______.  That holds me accountable to learn it faster!!!  Also, keep your notes with you and if you need to look at them, that’s ok!!! We all forget the material the first few times…the main thing is to keep YOUR EYES on you students and have FUN!!!

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