One of the workshops I attended at the 2012 Zumba® Fitness Instructor Convention emphasized the importance of the Zumba® Fitness specialty programs as part of cross-training and to ensure a balanced fitness regimen. Therefore I’m excited to be teaching Zumba Sentao®, the newest Zumba® specialty class which uses a chair as a dance partner.
I want to share that while I was fortunate enough to meet the creators and founders of the Zumba® Fitness program, the best part of the convention was networking with other instructors whom I have met online and conventions past, who have visted in Myrtle Beach, or since moved from the state. This year, Zumba® fitness gave us a chance to participate in a choreography contest where, I was privileged to be part of a powerful group of 8 that I met online through Facebook and the Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN)™ forum. We each downloaded the “assigned” song for the contest and using the power of the internet and video messaging, we created and practiced a routine that would be recorded at the convention. Then we met as a group for the first time at 8 am the first day of the convention to practice for our recording session scheduled at 9:30 am.
Our video will be reviewed and the ten top videos will picked by October 1st and posted online for voting -the winning team will get get a paid trip to another conference to do the routine on stage! Plus I have a great new routine to share with my students! Come to a class to check it out…I take requests so mention you would like me to include it and I can add it to the playlist if it’s not already on there! With a little luck, you’ll be an early participant in a winning routine – though really we’re all winners for the experience!
This Tuesday, August 21st 10:45-11:15 am I am giving a free Zumba Sentao® class!! Also, for the month of August you can try Zumba Toning® free if you have not tried this format. Zumba Toning® classes for August will be held Thursday, August 23rd 10:45-11:30 am, Tuesday, August 28th at 10:45-11:30 am, and Thursday, August 30th 10:45-11:30 am. All classes are held at the Surfside Bowling Center’s Brick House Lounge, 510 Highway 17, Surfside Beach, SC.
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