About 30 years ago Alberto Perez from Columbia came to give aerobics class. All the students were ready  to start when he realized that forgot that he has forgotten to bring the music.  Alberto ran back to his car an took all the cassettes he found. It was merengue and bachata music and everybody was enjoying the music. This day became a birthday of zumba. In the end of 90th videos with zumba lessons were already popular in the United States, more than 100 choreographers offered private lessons. In the last 10 years zumba became  a trend in Russia as well: it brings energy of the sun that we miss so much in Russia and is also very effective to lose some kilos.

I was lucky to dance zumba for the first time in the part of the world where it was born: in Latin America. Sanguine Mexican girl was combining the movements from salsa, jazz, belly dance and even Russian cancan. The class reminded me a beach party. Pass-bugers were watching through the huge glasses. If I was dancing something else I would likely feel embarrassed. Learning zumba however made me feel so happy that I wanted to share positive emotions with everybody.

Back to the headline: dance  or fitness. If we evaluate the intensity of training, then it definitely goes into fitness. The emotions you experience however have nothing to deal with exercises, it’s for sure about dancing. Zumba fits ideally for passionate, active people to throw out the emotions and get the dose of energy. If you dream about bright vacations on the seashore, try out zumba classes and soon you will be ready for the beach season. 

I would like to share with you some Latin-American music. These are the songs that are playing in Mexican metropolitan, where blind people sell CDs. Zumba is based on improvisation so start dancing right now!

Mana, Mariposa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06w3rg-tnUQ

The Soca boys, Mueve la colita http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGC7eSUep6o

Aventura, cuando volveras http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRhOpGRhy3k

Paul Cless Suavemente  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJuIgHxtZFQ

Jose De Rico feat. Henry Mendez "Rayos De Sol"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVjs5DYDWt0

Lucenzo feat don Amar, Danza Kuduru  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pHrUIr3fds

La vida es carnival  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pHrUIr3fds

I wish everybody a sunny day and a life like a carnival as it says in the last song.