Yesterday I invited you to partake in the Dance as if You Were in Class with Mercedes Challenge with me. I figured it would be a fun way to keep some flamenco in our lives during the holidays while classes are on break. So, we'll be simulating being in class with Mercedes from the comfort of our own homes for seven days beginning December 25.

Below is a short activity to help you to get you ready.

By the way, I meant to send this out earlier today, but I was traveling to visit my family, and all of a sudden it's late! So, this can definitely be done on Day 1 of the challenge instead.

Optional warm-up activity

Materials needed: sticky notes or other paper, writing utensil, possibly this post.

Time it will take: 5-10 minutes.

Instructions: Using sticky notes, write down some of the things Mercedes would say to you if you were in her class. You can later put them up in your designated "practice space." I suggest using stickies as your practice space may change from day to day.

What if I can't think of anything to write or of what Mercedes would say? Here are eleven things you hear regularly in class with Mercedes. If you're not sure of what to write, start with some of these. You can add more phrases later as they come to you if you wish.

That's it.

I'll tell you exactly how the challenge will work tomorrow. (You can spend anywhere from five to forty-five minutes on this each day. It's up to you!)

Again, I plan to do this for the seven days beginning December 25.

Care to join me?

Questions? Get some answers here.

Anything I can do to help you prepare for challenge?

Let me know how I can help you to get ready. Leave a comment here.