When you teach a step cardio class is it safe to JUMP-DANCE swivel-and turn like crazy or STEPPIN for all your students that are
I prefer to keep a safe range of BPM's no more 130 and all the science that came up with the STEP using the proper warm up and always doing the proper cool down at the end. for me STEP ain't no dance. For me teaching is to make people's lives better and healthy!!!!
I think it is okay to jump, dance, turn and swivel/pivot while instructing a step class. However, as you mention in your question, it is very important that the class be safe, the bpm not reach unsafe speeds and be based on current exercise science as it relates to step. What is also important is that the transitions are well taught and performed in a fluid manner.
I've taught Reebok Power step where jumps, jacks and hops were used, taught classes where I've implemented step/floor combinations to make the class more fun.
Every step instructor has their own style of teaching and the participants generally frequent classes where the choreography is most appealing to them.
The bottom line for me is that the classes safe and fun.
Thanks for your question.
you need to be able to teach a very base beginning and build up from there giving everyone the option to stay with the basic pattern or go somewhere in between until you reach the final pattern...and certainly if you cannot break it down to the simplest pattern...skip it....until you can...
you need to think of a recipe in cooking...you don't end up with a cake without all the ingredients....
so be safe...know your clientele...know how to break it down and build it up...good luck...:)