If you like Zumba and warm blue water, perhaps you'd enjoy a Zumba cruise!
I am interested in getting a group together to go on such a cruise April 23-28. Cost without airfare starts at about $700 per person with two in a cabin, and goes up according to the type of room you want on the Royal Caribbean ship. I think I'd probably go for an interior balcony room for $989 per person with two people in the room. Not bad, really, considering ALL your accommodations, food and entertainment is covered.
The entire ship is dedicated to Zumba, and Gold classes are part of the mix. Of course, you don't have to do Zumba, so spouses, kids, friends could come along and still have fun. They go from Miami to Cozumel and Nassau and back.
You can learn all about the trip and pricing here: www.zumba.com.
The important part if you go: Use my code DINGHEAD to receive discounts and be under my name for registration. I don't know if you'd need my ZIN #, but if so, it's 329694.
If you think you are interested, I'd like to know. If we need to coordinate roommates and whatnot, we can organize ourselves to be together.
I'm not 100% sure I'm going to do this, but if there are a bunch of people who would like to go, I'd probably do it!
Here's a free line dance lesson for you! Having A Good Time by Kathy Brown, taught at the Country Bone in Raynham, Mass., on July 5.
I teach Zumba Gold classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 and 10 a.m. at the Elliot Senior Center in Manchester (no age minimums!), as well as Zumba Gold Toning there on Fridays at 9 a.m. If you've fallen away from line dance and want something similar without having to remember patterns, it might just fit your needs. Or if you are looking for a nice complement to line dance, Zumba is wonderful.
Sessions are:Sept. 26 to Nov. 18 (sold out!)
Dec. 5 to 23
Jan. 9 to March 3
Come to the Elliot Senior Center, or call, or go online: http://elliothospital.org/website/classes.asp
Call 663-7016 to sign up! If that number doesn't work, try 663-4200.
I was thrilled to see so many good friends show up to my dance at the old Bedford Town Hall Oct. 8! We learned:
I hope you can join me for my next few dances. They may be the last ones I host for the foreseeable future. They are next Saturday, Oct. 15, plus Nov. 12, and Dec. 3 and 17. Start time is 7 p.m. for beginner, 7:30 ish for intermediate lesson, then open dance till about 10:30 or so for $10.
Other dance events to think about:
Dance Ranch in Worcester, Mass - Sunday, Oct. 30
I'll be teaching an intermediate-level dance or two at 2:30. This their "dance bootcamp," which runs from 11:30-4. Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1601989776764200/
Cost is $25 for the event, with beginner and intermediate lessons.
Floor Filler - Nov. 18-20, Falmouth, Mass.
Donna Shea hosts a terrific weekend of dancing for beginners, experienced dancers, lines and couples. I'll be teaching an intermediate dance. The theme is Saturday morning cartoons, so this should be a ton of fun!
Details at http://myemail.constantcontact.com/The-11th-Annual-Floor-Filler-is-now-only-SIX-weeks-away-.html?soid=1101744798805&aid=HrRJeiRTehI
Plus, if anyone's up for a little road trip with me down to Occasions in Raynham, MA, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, let's make plans. It's a rare long weekend off for me, so I'd love to get some dancing in, even though it's a bit of a trip to get down there. ------------
MORNINGS - ELLIOT WELLNESS CLASSES - Zumba Gold and Toning!
A few notes regarding safety, at the request of the Elliot Senior Center:
1. Use a water bottle that won't easily spill. I have to own up and admit I knocked someone's cup over, then we had another spill. So, no open cups or Dunkin' cups, because the lids come off too easily. Get yourself an adult sippy cup! But DO bring water!
2. EAT before class! At least have a yogurt or a cup of juice or something so your body has some energy to burn. You know we are working hard in class, and we've had a few people feel a bit faint. I know not everyone likes to eat breakfast, but your body needs some calories to burn! I can't have anyone passing out in class, it makes me look bad!
At the Elliot Senior Center, Manchester:
Zumba Gold - Mondays and Wednesdays, 9
Zumba Gold TONING - Fridays,
8-week session dates are as follows:
Sessions will be:
Cost for the twice-a week classes is $80 for eight weeks, just $5 per class!
Cost for Toning is $40 for eight weeks.
Stay fit with me by signing up at http://elliothospital.org/website/classes.asp
You do NOT need to be a member of the Elliot Senior Center or 55+ to take my classes -- they are open to ALL!
Toning sticks are recommended, but not required for the toning class. Standard hand weights are NOT allowed. I can get sticks for $20 - $25 per pair, which you can also get online at www.zumba.com or Amazon.
Here's a look at my old Bedford Zumba Gold class: