Come and get pumped for the Zumba Convention–or for those unable to attend–you will love this!

Joy will be scheduling a block of classes on both Saturday and Sunday, including Zumba master classes, “Samba Express”, “Non-sop Hip Hop”, “Latin Hips” and more. Each class will be priced separately but the whole weekend will be very reasonably priced as a package.

For those who would like to come for the weekend, there are some local hotels for aprox $150 a night–great for those coming in small groups.

We are looking forward to some intensive dance training, lots of inspiration and some Northern California networking among dance and Zumba enthusiasts!

Come and dance in a beautiful and intimate Santa Cruz setting. I will be accompanied by some very talented and passionate instructors. Joy looks forward to dancing with you!

For more information about registering for this event, please contact me at

Master Class with Eliza Stone in Sacramento, CA – July 24!

Hey Nor Cal — Don’t miss this one!

Masterclass with Zumba Education Specialist Eliza Stone!

With 18 years of experience in fitness and dance under her belt and over 7 years teaching ZUMBA classes!

Day: Saturday July 24, 2010
From: 4:30-6:00pm doors open at 4:00pm

Location: BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, 5212 Lemon Hill Avenue, Sacramento

Tickets $20 dlls before the event
At the door $25 dlls

To buy tickets contact: Jill Christensen at 916-690-4923 or

Or Xochitl R. at 916-825-9014 or

THANK YOU!!! (from Zumba for Charity)

Gertrude Villanueva: June 27, 2010 at 9:10pm
Subject: Zumba Charity Event 6/27
Hi all,

Another great event–it garned $845!! This event may have been smaller than the previous ones (many friend and relatives were out of town), but the energy was amazing and contagious! Thank you for your continued support to this cause. Know that you are making a difference in the education of poor Filipino children all the way across the globe!

Til the next event, Keep Dancing. With a Smile :9)

Gertrude Villanueva

And here are some cute photos from the event! We all wore yellow to show our Filipino pride and hope!

Join the Zumba for Charity Cause!  We look forward to seeing you at the next event!

What is the best mascara to wear to Zumba?

I know, I know.  You must wonder the same thing.  What mascara is the best to wear to Zumba class so I don’t come out of class looking like a raccoon?  After two and a half years of having eyeliner and mascara run down my face as I sweat it out in class, I have finally found the PERFECT Zumba mascara!  And this one won’t even break the bank.  Thanks, Mom, for the great suggestion!

Check out your local Walgreens, CVS or Rite Aide and try the Loreal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara (the one with the red and white wand).  It is magical!  Doesn’t come off in class and literally washes off with soap and water.  It even makes your lashes long and luscious.  Who wouldn’t want that?

And I really don’t work for or have any affiliation with the Loreal family.  I wear all the rest of my Bare Minerals like it is my job, but their mascara just made me a scary hot mess after class.

Title Nine Fitness Fridays Zumba Event 6/25/10

Thank you to all of the awesome Title Nine crew for letting Stefanie and I (and Morgan) join you for your quarterly Fitness Friday activities on June 26th.  We had an awesome time!!  You all really brought such energy and fun to our three-hour Zumba Workshop!  As promised, here are the songs we used during the Zumba class portions of the workshop:

  • Candela
  • A Pedir Su Mano
  • Boom Boom Pow
  • Chiquilla
  • La Mazucamba
  • Pam Pam
  • Bandolero
  • Batuka Bum Bum
  • Esta Pena Mia
  • Los Campeones De La Salsa
  • Que Te Pica
  • Chico Snap
  • Las Avispas
  • Arranc En Fa
  • Danca Da Maozinha
  • Mayonesa
  • OMG by Usher

You all got your merengue and salsa moves down!  Keep dancing!

All the best,