I. What is it?
The Zumba Fitness is a Latin inspired dance fitness program that incorporates dance moves for different types of music including Latin salsa, merengue, bachata, as well as, pop, rock and other types of contemporary music.
II. Who created it, when, where?
Alberto "Beto" Perez started it by accident in the mid-nineties when he forgot his aerobic music for a class he was teaching and substituted salsa and merengue music using some cool Latin dance moves for the class. Eventually, Beto brought his zumba fitness parties to Miami, Florida and met some other people who joined to form the new Zumba Fitness company in 2001. The term Zumba was trademarked and the brand spread throughout the world. Now, one can find every kind of zumba product including DVD's, clothing, music CD's, accessories plus it has its own video game!
III. What's going on with Zumba in 2012?
The Zumba is skyrocketing in popularity and is taught in gyms, studios and recreation centers everywhere. There is a professional organization that certifies Zumba fitness instructors and there are now a variety of zumba courses that fit almost every category including children, seniors, baby boomers, wheel chairs and a aqua zumba.
IV. Dancetime's Zumba Fitness dance instructors?
Dancetime is fortunate to have two certified Zumba Fitness instructors who belong to the Zumba Instructor network:
MaryBeth Hughes is a certified Zumba Fitness instructor and belongs to ZIN (Zumba instructor network). She also is certified to teach a variety of other fitness activities including yoga and pilates. MaryBeth is one of the most versatile, experienced dance and fitness instructors in San Diego, California. She also is adjunct faculty at Southwestern College, teaches Latin & ballroom dance and Cotillion. Read more about MaryBeth here!
Fabiola Gomes is a certified Zumba Fitness instructor. She owned and operated her own dance centers in Brazil and is director of a Brazilian Entertainment Company, she organized and directs a Samba Performance team, teaches all the Latin dances including Brazilian samba, cha cha, rumba, as well as, salsa, bachata and merengue. She has worked at the best fitness center in Las Vegas as a personal trainer, Zumba Fitness instructor and taught many Latin dance classes. Read more about Fabiola here!
We are very excited to offer Zumba Fitness dance classes at the Dancetime Center starting with two classes weekly, Tuesdays at 6 PM and Saturdays at 12 noon, with Fabiola Gomes and MaryBeth Hughes respectively. We are offering 50% OFF the second course if you take both at the same time and dance twice a week. We are planning additional Zumba Fitness dance course in the future. Check out a Zumba video with MaryBeth Hughes on our website at Zumba Fitness.