Win Free Zumba DVDs!

October 25th, 2009

As part of the three-page feature on Zumba creator Beto Perez, Reader’s Digest is offering a sweepstakes to win one of 50 free Zumba DVDs! (FYI: Registration opened October 5, 2009 and the contest runs through November 30, 2009.)

Click here to enter the Reader’s Digest Zumba DVD Sweepstakes.

Click here for the Reader’s Digest Zumba DVD Sweepstakes Rules.

Good luck!

Do I Need Zumba Shoes?

October 19th, 2009

Do you need athletic dance or Zumba shoes to participate Zumba?

Technically, no. Special shoes (other than athletic shoes of some sort) are not required to do Zumba. However, if you plan to attend Zumba classes regularly, you will be most comfortable in athletic shoes designed for dance.

I hear people in my Zumba class say that their shoes stick to the floor during Zumba class. The stickiness increases as the temperature, humidity, and Zumba class intensity (and sweaty bodies) increase. Pretty soon these people are forced to modify their Zumba style to accommodate for their sticky shoes during Zumba. The sticky shoes during Zumba can also cause knee pain from the foot staying planted to the floor while the body is twisting and turning.

I recently purchased a pair of Nike Musique IV athletic dance shoes from the clearance rack at Famous Footware and I am very happy with my selection. My shoes cost $30, but I have seen this model of dance shoe cost up to $65 at other shoe stores.

Other articles about finding the best Zumba shoes for you:

Sticky Shoes During Zumba at

Good Dance Shoes for Zumba at

Best Zumba Shoes at

Where to Buy Dance Shoes at

Coming Soon: Z1 Zumba Shoes at

My October Zumba Song List

October 6th, 2009

I’ve been teaching Zumba for a solid month now at a local community center. Here is my Zumba song list for October. Enjoy!

So Fine – Warm Up
(Sean Kingston)

(Las Ketchup)

(Zumba ZIN Megamix 13)

Ritmo Caliente
(Zumba ZIN 22)

Kiss Kiss
(Zumba ZIN Megamix 4)

The Anthem
(Pitbull – The Boatlift)

Solo Se Vive Una Vez
(Zumba ZIN Megamix 13)

(Pitbull Featuring LiL Jon)

Friday I’m In Love
(Dryden Mitchell – 50 First Dates Soundtrack)

(Zumba ZIN Megamix 4)

African Beat
(Zumba ZIN 22)

(Daddy Yankee)

Dance the Night Away – Cool Down
(The Mavericks – The Best of the Mavericks)

Also see My September Zumba Song List.