Feeling indulgent? Enjoy Crust by Stephanie Jayne!

My dear friend Stephanie is a fantastic pie maker in Los Angeles and makes the most delicious desserts!  She was just featured in the Daily Candy!


She actually ships her cracker brittle (omg amazing!) all over the country!  If you need a little sweet treat before/after your Zumba class, this is the BEST!

Party Hearty Zumbathon Events in Nor Cal!

Party Hearty Zumbathons Por Tu Corazon in Northern California!


Party Hearty™  

San Francisco, CA, US


2.42 miles April 9, 2011 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Alena Groopman View
Party Hearty™  

Concord, CA, US


25.34 miles February 26, 2011 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Janice Byer View
Party Hearty™  

San Ramon, CA, US


25.50 miles March 12, 2011 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Robin Cranford View
Party Hearty™  

Mountain View, CA, US


31.57 miles April 30, 2011 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Roger Yamat View
Party Hearty™  

Los Gatos, CA, US


48.24 miles May 21, 2011 9:30 am to 11:00 am Deborah Yates View
Party Hearty™  

Vacaville, CA, US


48.50 miles April 9, 2011 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sonia Rodriguez View
Party Hearty™  

Woodland, CA, US


71.21 miles May 1, 2011 9:00 am to 10:45 am Mallory Gorenzel View
Party Hearty™  

Patterson, CA, US


73.44 miles February 26, 2011 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Chinyere Nnodim Jack View
Party Hearty™  

Modesto, CA, US


78.31 miles February 28, 2011 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Kristina Mcelvy View
Party Hearty™  

Roseville, CA, US


91.87 miles March 5, 2011 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm francine valdez View

What are the best shoes for Zumba Fitness? (via Zumba Fitness with Alena)

Best Shoes for Zumba Fitness Classes

I am now officially a Reebok Zigs convert! I know that I should have probably listened to my mom from day 1, but these shoes really are amazing! I highly recommend them to save your feet and make for the most comfortable Zumba experience ever. I am now looking into new colors or perhaps customizing my own.

What are the best shoes for Zumba? (via Zumba Fitness with Alena) The Best Shoes for Zumba Fitness When the NEW Z1 sneakers in hot pink, lime and black and also blue, green and white were released at the Zumba Instructor Convention in Orlando, Florida, I just HAD to try them. After now dancing with them for a few months, I am convinced that these are my favorite shoes for Zumba Fitness! I am IN LOVE with these new sneakers! They have more support than the original black and white Z1 sneakers and who doesn’t lov … Read More

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Zumba class tonight!!

SEE YOU THERE!!!  Let’s get the party started!

Studio Gracia

6:30 – 7:30pm

Songs from last night included these hot routines:

  • Infinito
  • The Anthem
  • A Pedir Su Mano
  • Muevelo
  • Remenea
  • Rumba
  • La Vecina
  • Pegate
  • Cumbia Arabe
  • Volare
  • Bottoms Up
  • Descarga De La Luz
  • Girl I want to make you sweat

Zumba Party with the Sacramento Kings!

We’re looking forward to seeing you there.FRIDAY
April 1, 2011
7:00 PM at
ARCO Arena
One Sports Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95834

Practice Session
12:00 PM

On-Court Rehearsal
4:00 PM


Zumba Fitness
is proud to support

Join Us for a Night of
Zumba® Moves and Hoops
with the NBA!

Dear Zumba Fan,

We’re coming to town and want YOU to join the party! All season long, Zumba Fitness will be hosting exciting Zumba® Fitness-Parties at NBA games and putting on spectacular Zumba fitness halftime shows. Now’s your chance to be part of the action!

Join us at the Sacramento Kings vs. Denver Nuggets game on Friday, April 1, for a stadium-packed opportunity to spread the excitement of the Zumba program, showcase your Zumba moves, and get more students into your classes.

Most importantly, you’ll be moving and grooving for a good cause. Zumba Fitness will donate $5 from each registration to the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. Visit GoRedForWomen.org to learn more about the movement.

Now, follow these steps to join the fun:

  1. Go to the “Get Tickets!” link to purchase tickets for you, your friends and family.
  2. Enter the discount code: Zumba
  3. Create an account (it’s free).
  4. Purchase your game ticket(s).
  5. Your ticket(s) will be emailed as “a PDF attachment” to the address you provided.

You’re almost done…

Now download the registration form, fill it out, and email it along with your game tickets to Andrew McCulloch at the following address: amcculloch@arcoarena.com.

Within 24 hours, you’ll receive an email letting you know that your spot for the halftime Zumba performance is confirmed.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Andrew McCulloch at 916-928-3684 or amcculloch@arcoarena.com.

So get your game on, Go Red and have a blast!


The Home Office

Party Hearty™ Zumbathon® in San Francisco, CA! (via Zumba Fitness with Alena)

Have you registered for this SIZZLING HOT ZUMBATHON in San Francisco yet?!

Party Hearty™ Zumbathon® in San Francisco, CA! Party Hearty™ Zumbathon® in San Francisco, California! Here is the link to the registration form. Here is the link to the event website with information and donation/advance payment link: http://zumbasfparty.webs.com/heartyeventsf.htm And here is the link to the facebook event. Party Hearty™ Zumbathon® Benefiting Organization: The American Heart Association Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011 Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm Doors open at 9:30am Location: Uppe … Read More

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Party Hearty Zumbathon on April 30 to benefit American Heart Assn. – San Jose fitness | Examiner.com

Party Hearty Zumbathon in Mountain View, CA!

Party Hearty Zumbathon on April 30 to benefit American Heart Assn. – San Jose fitness | Examiner.com.

You’ll feel like you’ve ditched the workout and joined the party when you “Party Your Heart Out” at the Party Hearty Zumbathon, April 30, 2011 fundraiser benefiting the American Heart Association.  The 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. event is being held at Cheryl Burke Dance in Mountain View.  The Silicon Valley event is one of a number of Party Hearty events being held nationally.

The organizers promise “two hours of shaking it with your fabulous peeps!” and given the high-spirited fun of the local Zumba community that’s easy to believe.  Plus there is a giant floor, lots of mirrors (better to check yourself out), nightclub lighting and prizes and giveaways.  All this for a $10 entry fee.

If you’ve ever taken Zumba locally, check out this who’s who that of people who will be at the event:

  • Roger Yamat, Zumba Instructor and former ZES
  • Alena Groopman, Zumba Jammer
  • Efren Buzzo, Zumba Jammer
  • Annamarie Flores, Zumba Instructor
  • Bonnie Sarmiento, Zumba Instructor
  • Heidi Hirahara, Zumba Instructor
  • Joyful Mathieson, Zumba Instructor
  • Kathleen Hill, Zumba Instructor
  • Lorelei Lichauco, Zumba Instructor
  • Paulina Hsu, Zumba Instructor
  • Rebecca Martin, Zumba Instructor
  • Wendy Donohoe, Zumba Instructor


  • Jim Furlong, Zumba Percussionist
  • Sizzling HOT Salsa Floor Show by Montuno Dance Company

Given the enthsuaism of the local Zumba community, the organizers are likely correct when they say, “Buy your tickets early.”  This event could sell out early. Please note that tickets can only be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/156411

Zumba Benefit for Autism Awareness

Zumba Benefit for Autism Awareness

Saturday, March 26 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Redwood Hall – CuriOdyssey @ Coyote Point 

1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA

Created By

More Info
Please join us in our efforts to support Walk Now for Autism Speaks! The attached flyer has all the details for our Zumba Benefit! 

Can you imagine hearing the words “your child has autism”? In a split second, life – as you know it – has changed. For a different family every 15 minutes, tomorrow will never be the same.

By participating in this event, you are helping to change the future for all who struggle with autism. By donatin…g, you are getting us one step closer to finding what causes autism, how to prevent and treat it, and ultimately a cure so no family ever hears those words again. Until then, we push to find answers and raise awareness about the devastating toll that autism has had on families like ours.

We need you to help make tomorrow be about baseball practices, dance lessons, school lunches and first words rather than therapy, doctor appointments and despair. Together, we will find the missing pieces.

If you’re unable to attend, you can make your donation here:

Thank you in advance for your support!!!


• Cat Lopez – @Kitty Cat Zumba
• Alena Groopman – Zumba with Alena
• Maria Carlson
• Rossy Leon de Gautier
• Ruba Khennaiser – Zumba Party! with Ruba
• Danielle Brandman – Zumba con Danielle!
• Stefanie Canahui – Zumba with Stef
• Stella Sandoval
• Charles Cao
• Nora Colin