NSD ONLINE CLASSES - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
An NSD Online dance fitness class will be approximately 40 minutes long. Each class starts with a couple of warm-ups, and then the tracks alternate between higher and lower intensity to increase the fitness benefits for you. Each class finishes with at least one cool down / stretch routine.
THE MUSIC: It is all about music that is great to dance to, with lots of variety: 80s pop, Disco, 90s Hip Hop, Latest Hits, Rock, Country, EDM, Latin, Bollywood ... the list goes on :). You will probably know (and love) most of the songs we dance to.
THE MOVES: The moves and the music must work together. When I choreograph routines, I pay close attention to the style of music, the genre, and the lyrics. That way the moves really fit with the song. I include lots of different dance styles and steps in my classes. But I make sure the moves I use are fun, safe and easy-to-master. Absolute beginners love the joy and satisfaction that comes with mastering new steps. And those who have done dance or dance fitness before love the variety of styles and moves they get to experience in every class.
THE FITNESS: Don't let the word "fun" fool you ... you will sweat in my classes ... a lot. But when you love the song, and you love the moves, then you will give it all you've got :). The improvements in your fitness, strength and wellbeing will simply follow ... easy :). Life is too short to do boring or repetitive exercise.
There are 4 easy steps to book a NSD Online class:
Form: fill out a NSD Online New Customer Form (only if you are new to NSD)
Book the NSD Online class you wish to do
Pay for the class (first class is free)
Dance: you will receive a confirmation email. One hour before the class start time, you will receive a further email, which will include a URL. The class will be available at that URL for 24 hours from the start time. Dance, dance, dance!
There are two NSD Online classes every week:
WEEK DAY DANCE BREAK: every Wednesday, 9am (NZ time)*, available for 24 hours
WEEKEND ME TIME: every Sunday, 9am (NZ time)*, available for 24 hours
*If you live outside of New Zealand, then the start time will be different, and may even be the day before. Because each class is available for 24 hours, there is plenty of time to do the class (more than once if you wish), no matter where you live. Click here to check the start time where you live.
Each NSD Online class is available for 24 hours from the start time. For both the Wednesday and Sunday online classes, the start time is 9am (NZ time). To find out the start time if you live outside New Zealand, please see the tables below. Please remember to check both the time and the day for your timezone. If your timezone is not below, please check here.
Your first NSD Online class is FREE.
After your first class, you can choose to pay using a NSD Flexi Pass, or you can pay NZ$10* per class by credit card. NSD Flexi Passes are available to buy here.
*NZ$10 is approximately equal to US$5.70, or AU$9.80, or EU$5.30, or GB$4.80.
Normally I (Virginia) run "in person" NSD classes in Wellington, New Zealand. NSD also offers individual tracks for free on YouTube. But, all "in person" classes are cancelled for now, in response to the Covid-19 virus, and the need for us all to keep our distance from each other for a while. Online classes are a great way for us all to keep dancing risk free.
NSD Online classes are pre-recorded a day or so before they go live. Pre-recording the class means the video and audio quality are excellent, and avoids the technical, time zone, and music licensing issues that can arise with live streaming.
If there is demand for NSD Online classes, then I will definitely continue to offer NSD Online classes, even after "in person" classes in Wellington resume.