So guess who had a private lesson with me a few days ago?
Don’t let the belly fool you, because Santa’s got talent. The North Pole’s best-kept secret isn’t who’s on the nice list, but who’s on the dance floor.
Official Business Yo’
If you didn’t already know, I’m Santa Claus’ official dance coach- right here in Toronto. Every year, I help Santa get ready for his global sleigh ride, to drop off toys and dance passes (aka the best gifts ever) to eager peeps worldwide.
Before we started, I asked him what he thought of his belly and if that would stop him from bustin’ out. His reply:
“While most people hit the gym, I hit the dance floor. Most people see me as a jolly fat man. But underneath this suit I’m a lean, mean, dancing machine.”
True story. So how does he do it every year? Here’s the secret…
Santa uses hip hop classes to increase his energy levels, which builds his stamina for his global trip on Christmas Eve. To get him fired up, he consults a dance expert (yours truly) to help him prep for the big day. Muscle-head gym trainers make him feel a bit intimidated (shhhh… I’ve said too much) so he feels more comfortable at my dance studio and “Dance Mix ’85.”
Hey, he’s old skool. Like REALLY old skool. Zapp & Roger baby!
Bearded Fat Man Finds Way To NOT Exercise And Still Stuff Cookies In His Face
Claus KNOWS dancing is terrific exercise and an excellent alternative to the gym. And the best part?
You don’t FEEL like you’re exercising. You’re too busy grooving and having fun you totally forget you’re working out. Pretty cool. Old White Beard made some great progress in our hip hop class the other day and had a few sweaty words before he left:
“I love bringing joy to people’s lives. But more importantly, dancing brings joy to MY life. Groovin’ on the dance floor keeps me movin’ on Chrstmas Eve. Ho ho ho!”
Do you relate? Is the dance floor your favourite place to celebrate the holiday?