Music is such a personal thing. It is certainly a challenge to hit the sweet spot for everyone who comes to your class! You have to get to know your group – but you need to be true to yourself also.
I use a variety of music genres. While I do use some current “Top 40” songs, my personal rule has become that while I don’t have to exactly like a song, I have to be able to stand it! Honestly, there isn’t a whole lot on the Top 40 list that rocks my world. So I tend toward International rhythms, World Beat, Tribal, Instrumental, Latin and Jazz. Just this week I had a woman tell me after class that she appreciates my music. I’m in my 50’s, and so is she – but I have a lot of younger folks in class who like what I use and don’t miss the Top 40.