Back in the late 1990s, a Colombian dancer and choreographer by the name of Alberto "Beto" Perez rocked up to teach an aerobics class and realised he'd forgotten his music. Armed with a cassette tape of traditional Latin, Salsa and Merengue music, Beto adapted the class to the non-traditional aerobics music.
The result formed the essence of what Zumba® Fitness is today - a dance fitness class using Latin and World rhythms. By taking the "work" out of workout, Zumba® classes are now attended by 15 million people across 180 countries in 200,000 locations.
Everybody has heard of Zumba and you've probably tried at least one class, but did you know there's more than one type of Zumba class?
The original Zumba® class started the dance-fitness revolution but now there's so much more to explore. Would you believe there are over TEN Zumba specialty classes?
If you're a little confused by your solo dance and fitness options, I don't blame you!
With four options to choose from, which is best for you?
Let's start with the class descriptions:
BoogieCamp is the only place in Brisbane where couples can learn to dance with each other, and not have to swap partners.
Couples can learn one dance style in a date night setting at our Couples Dance Nights, or focus on American Tango at our Tango For Two Workshops, or learn two Latin dance styles over 8 weeks at our Couples Dance Classes.
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At one stage, this was one class: BoogieFit Solo Latin Dance, but from July 2016, this class is getting split into two. So, what's the difference between them?
1. BoogieFit Latin Fitness Class
2. Solo Latin Dance Classes and Workshops
A friend of mine passed on a fantastic article by Andrew May about applying the principles of recovery for elite athletes into your everyday life.
One of the principles was getting quality sleep 300 nights a year (or an average of six nights each week). "Quality sleep" means you wake up the following morning feeling totally refreshed and recharged.
Gulp! What a wake-up call for me! I'm more likely to get proper sleep for only 65 nights out of 365!! So, that's at least one principle I'll be working on!
A summary of the principles are as follows:
Download the full article here.
Which recovery principle will you be applying? Post your comments below.
As a dance instructor, I'm a obviously a massive fan of dancing.
I dance because I love music and I enjoy moving my body to music. I love the freedom and the self-expression - I'll frequently be joyfully dancing around my kitchen and living room to a song on the radio! It's a great opportunity to play and stop being so serious.
After I dance, I feel energised, and I'm always in a good mood, no matter what kind of day I had! I find dancing is a fantastic stress-reliever for me as well.
This blog post was inspired by an article I came across "Why Dance for Fitness: Here are 9 Reasons".
Why do you dance? Post your comment below!