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!

ZUMBA for CHARITY Event THIS SUNDAY in San Francisco!

Hello friends!

Just a reminder about the next Zumba for Charity Event to benefit the Philippines THIS Sunday, June 27th at 11:00am in San Francisco!

Instructors include: Gertrude, Joy, Stefanie, Monica, and myself!

7×7 Event!


I can’t wait to party with you all!

Alena :)

Keeping a beat for earthquake victims – News!

Keeping a beat for earthquake victims

Hello everyone!  I wanted to share the news article about our awesome Zumba for Charity event this past Sunday!

“I’ve always know that I wanted to make a difference in the world,” said Villanueva. “It’s an emotional high being able to make a meaningful impact in people’s lives.”

Keeping a beat for earthquake victims, Jackie Torres, January 26, 2010

Upcoming Events!

Hello everyone!

Happy Saturday night!  What a great start to the weekend: I saw AVATAR (finally!) in 3D with Zack last night and it was simply amazing!  What an incredible visual display and great story – I just hope people pick up on the not-so-subtle environmental messages throughout the movie.  It almost felt like the planet was an underwater world filled with sea anemones and soft corals (that’s the scuba diver side of me coming out).

Today, I went up to San Rafael with Morgan to shake our tailfeathers with Efren (a fellow Zumba Instructor) at his free class at this gorgeous dance studio in Marin.  And the Wall Street Journal was there doing an article on fitness happiness (ooh, maybe we’ll be famous!)  I always love meeting new instructors in the area and taking their classes (always good to “steal” great ideas too!)

Then, I had a coffee date at Philz (yum! philtered soul all the way), which felt like talking to a long-lost sister-friend.  All in all, a great start to the weekend!

Just don’t forget an EXTRA Zumba class tomorrow morning at 9am at 24 Hour Fitness Potrero!!  We will rock it!

Here are some more details about the upcoming ZUMBA events in the Bay Area:

January 23rd: Zumba Launch Party!

3:00-6:00pm – 1 hour class, 1 hour technique and more fun!
World Gym San Francisco, 290 De Haro Street
Call to reserve spot: 415-703-9650
$20 for members and non-members
Instructors: Alena Groopman, Ivonne Tamirez and Morgan Tobor
Facebook Event

January 24th: Zumba for Charity!

Cheryl Burke Dance Studio, 1830 17th Street, San Francisco
$20 suggested donation
Facebook Event
Facebook Cause

January 30th: Zumbathon at Stanford: Join the fight against liver cancer!

1:00-3:00pm, registration begins at 12:00pm
Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation, Stanford University
$10 suggested donation – Jade Ribbon Campaign
Instructors: Alena Groopman, Ivonne Tamirez, Morgan Tobor, Rossy Leon de Gautier, Pablo Masancay, Claire Furlotte, Joyful Mathieson, and MORE!!
Online Pre-registration
Facebook Event

peace love zumba


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Updated 1/11/10

FUEGO!!!  You guys were out of control again tonight and I loved every second of it!  Your energy and enthusiasm and smiles and sweaty selves make Tuesday’s AMAZING!!!

Here’s our playlist from tonight:

  • Oh La Ley
  • Boom Boom Pow
  • Chiquilla Brazil Version
  • Tu Papa Y Tu Mama
  • Los Campeones De La Salsa
  • Zumbalicious
  • La Batidora
  • Latinos
  • La Mazucamba
  • Caliente
  • Bandolero
  • Bailadora
  • Batuka Bum Bum
  • Bora Bora

I also wanted to pass along information about the exciting ZUMBA FOR CHARITY event that will be happening on Sunday, January 24th at 11:30am at Cheryl Burke Dance Studio in SF thanks to the wonderful and fabulous, Gertrude!  Whole Foods, 24 Hour Fitness and Cheryl Burke Dance Studios are current sponsors for the event.  More information about Zumba for Charity HERE.  I can’t wait!!

Have a great night!  And stay healthy, hydrated and get lots of rest :)

Hello 2010!

Updated on 1/11/10

Happy New Year to all of my Zumba friends and family!  I hope that you are already off to a fantastic start of the new year!  I encourage you all to take a little time to think about some of your own personal fitness and life goals and how you can achieve them in 2010.  It is the start of a new year and a new decade so remember to live life to the fullest with all of its potential!

And as incentives to physical fitness and Zumba fun, here are some of the exciting January Zumba events happening in the Bay Area!

Saturday, January 23rd: Zumba Launch Party at World Gym San Francisco, 3-6pm, 1 hour of class, 1 hour of technique and then more Zumba fun!  Facebook Event.

Sunday, January 24th: Zumba for Charity at Cheryl Burke Dance Studio San Francisco, 11:30am, Facebook Cause.

Saturday, January 30th: Zumbathon: Join the fight against liver cancer! at Stanford University, Palo Alto, 1-3pm, 2 hours of Zumba to support the Jade Ribbon Campaign, Facebook Event.

So mark your calendars and save the dates!

Also, for the next few Sundays I will be subbing at 9am at 24 HF Potrero (Jan 3rd and Jan 10th!)

All the best,