January 23, 2012
2012 has begun with a ZumbaBang: the beginning of some wonderful new classes, new facilities and new Zumba Gold participants. I am thrilled and energized to be bringing my Zumba Gold Fitness classes to Independent, Memory Care, Assisted and Skilled Care facilities. I am now doing either 60 minute Chair Zumba, 45-60 minute Zumba Gold or a 60 minute combination Chair and Gold Fitness class. Seeing the joy and aliveness in the faces of those in my class, inspires me to continue learning new steps and adding new music.When I teach Chair Zumba, I will generally sit in a chair to demonstrate the steps. Sometimes I’ll stand to show them how the steps look, how our hips move, so they can see the total body/mind experience.
We use belly dancing scarves, either around their hips or around their necks or wrists, so they can tap into their sense of sound on another level. We listen for the jingle jangle of the coins dancing with one another. I have invited the aides, staff and anyone standing around to watch us, to participate, to grab hold of a resident’s hand, to dance and celebrate the sacred art of music and dance with them.
If you live in Virginia and would like a special class arranged for your facility, please contact me:
Dr. Shellie Gretah Fraddin, Ph.D., Phone: 757-888-8588 or Email: email@example.com