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SHC



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:17 am    Post subject: Zumba Reply with quote

Hi guys,

So can anyone describe what Zumba is like? TDS is offering Zumba class in November and I don't know much about it ... I heard from some helpers who attended the instructor audition workshop that it was really fun! Just curious Smile

Thanks,

S
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velina



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf0q6qtThF4
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Sharon



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:35 am    Post subject: Zumba! Reply with quote

Here is some more info that I just posted on my blog about this awesome fun class:

We are excited to keep offering new classes at Empress Studios!
The next new class to be offered is the very famous Zumba Fitness Workout 5 week session. This is a high energy, fun cardiovascular exercise program that incorporates Latin dance footsteps, body movement and arm movement to get the heart pumping and the muscles working. No partner is required. Cost is $70 for 5 weeks and the class takes place on Wednesdays 5:45 - 6:45pm starting November 19th. Here are some more details regarding this program:

What is Zumba Fitness?
Founded by celebrity fitness trainer, "Beto" Perez, Zumba Fitness Classes Toronto fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic workout system that will blow you away. It's an exhilarating workout of caloric-burning, heart-racing, muscle-pumping, and body-energizing movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.

In the past years Zumba Fitness Classes have become nothing short of a revolution. Coining the concept of "fitness-party" and making fitness fun, Zumba has spread like wild-fire throughout North America. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms, and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got Zumba Fitness!

Zumba Fitness Classes in Toronto will get you grooving to Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Bachata and Cha Cha Cha. The progressive level 1 class will start you with the basic footwork patterns and as the weeks progress, styling and fitness elements will be added to have you really working up a sweat! What are you waiting for? Join the party!

Toronto Dance Salsa offers Zumba Fitness dance classes in Toronto for beginners. This five week introduction class will address all the basics of the dances including technique, footwork, arm movements, body movement and styling.

Our Zumba Fitness Toronto classes are taught by Tracie Macko. Here is Tracie's bio:

Tracie Macko, Salsa and Zumba Instructor
Tracie first fell in love with salsa in 2002 at a club in her hometown of Winnipeg, MB. Moving to Toronto that same year, Tracie saw the diverse dance and performing arts community that Toronto had to offer and immediately immersed herself into the Latin dance social scene. She quickly obtained a position as a Salsa dance group and private class instructor at Soles Dance Studio, and was a main dance instructor there until Soles closed its doors in the summer of 2004.

Since then Tracie has continued on as a private On1 Salsa Dance instructor, and, in 2005, expanded her teaching into the world of dance fitness, teaching ‘Zumba Fitness’ and Salsa Cardio at various fitness facilities throughout the GTA. Tracie has also established herself as a creative, dedicated and energetic dance performer and choreographer, making appearances on numerous Toronto stages in a variety of dance genres, ranging from cabaret style jazz to Salsa to Afro-Brazilian and Samba. She is currently a performing member of The Dance Migration, The Orient Dance Company and Las Gatas Entertainment. She is also a "regular" on the social Salsa dancing scene, dancing both On1 and On2 at clubs in the Toronto area, and is known for her unique style that reflects her diverse dance background.
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WF



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey! -- I did the brief Zumba workshop with Tracie when she came to audition for the TDS instructor position. I still don't have a comprehensive understanding of what Zumba really is/means...but from that 45 minutes of Zumba with Tracie, I know that it is a VERY high-energy workout that allows you to bring in lots Latin dance movements (as Sharon's blurb described), and even hip-hop dance movements. It REALLY is a cardio workout. (Wear something light to the class if you're going to enroll!) The helpers who did the workshop were panting and sweating like crazy by the end of it. But it's really fun and refreshing! -- I think Zumba, at least in the way that Tracie is teaching it, will encourage you to explore exaggerated movements. So if you're in any performance classes and need to work on your movements to make them "big" and "showy", Zumba will help.
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SHC



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much for all the responses guys... I finally have a better idea of what Zumba really is all about ... sound amazing and so much fun ... I won't mind giving it a try someday ... if I can survive a "intense cardio workout"

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velina



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree...it sounds intense but it is such a great way to workout and have fun.. I find the gym so boring and unmotivating, I think Zumba may be the answer to that.
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