Zumba Convention 2011 {Day 4} – Bollywood, African, & Impromptu Dancing

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And for my foodie friends, I do have some fun recipes coming at you soon! :)


By the last day of Zumba Convention, my body was feeling pretty tired. I had tried to conserve energy for the last day, but I was slowing down. lol


My first class of the day was Bollywood!


I am a big fan of Bollywood and bhangra styles of dance, so I was really looking forward to this one.


Class was super fun. There was one Bollywood instructor, two bhangra instructors, and 2 ZESs who were helping out with class.


I especially loved learning about the various hand positions for Bollywood dancing…


…oh, and this bhangra battle we did to Stronger by Kanye West!


So fun!


Great job guys!


After class, I headed towards the zumbawear shop one last time. Since it was Sunday (the only day the store accepted returns), I hoped I’d find a pair of pants that had sold out in my size by Saturday morning.


On the way, I passed this impromptu Zumba class in the middle of the convention center.


Never a dull moment with Zumba peeps! I hope I have more time next time so I can join in.

I did make it to the Zumbawear shop and would you know it…they DID have my size by then! Woohoo!


On my way back to my last class, I spied yet another impromptu class starting up. I followed from the upper level for a bit because I liked an arm/step combination the lead instructors was doing. Hopefully, I can work it into a new song. :)


And for my last class of the day – African dance!

The instructors were hilarious and the moves were fun! I think we only have one African-dance song on our song list, so I’d like to see more…maybe with some inspiration from this class? 😉


We even got to see a video on rhythm.


Picture time!


Say cheese.


After class, I headed back to the hotel. Unfortunately, we had to check out that morning, so I didn’t have a hotel room to go to, but I got my bags from the bell hop and changed into some airport clothes (my new Zumba cropped sweatpants and an over-sized t-shirt). Soon enough, we were in a cab to the airport, and then on a plane to go home. Hubby picked me up at the airport with Bailey. Aww… :)


Big thanks to Zumba for putting on such an amazing and well-organized event. Nice job guys! I already can’t wait to go to the 2012 convention!!


Next time on TCL, a SUPER AWESOME announcement! Check back next time for details!! I can’t wait to spill the beans! :) :) :)


What’s your favorite style of dancing or signature move?

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  1. says

    Loved the African Dance session!! Did you know that the Bhangra teacher is M. Night Shyamalan’s wife?

    I’d hoped to run into you, but of course there were so many people! See you in August at HLS!

    • says

      What? That’s so cool she’s M. Night Shyamalan’s wife! She was really cool!

      I’ll def see you at HLS…and maybe convention next year? :)

  2. says

    Wow! It sounds like you had a blast! And hey, I spy Nathan (from Youtube) spearheading both Zumba impromptu classes! Lol. So funny.

    May I request a loot picture of all the zumbawear you managed to grab? 😉

    I can’t wait to hear about your news!

    My favorite Zumba moves are from Salsa and Reggaeton. Love it!

    • says

      I had totally planned to do a big zumbawear post before I got injured, but I am hoping to take some more photos now that I’m feeling better. :)

  3. says

    Thanks for all the pictures from convention – I can’t wait to go next year!

    I also wanted to say congratulations on your food article in the new Z-Life issue!!! I got mine yesterday and checked out all the magazine contributors. When I saw your face, I was like, “Hey! I know who she is!” I’ve been visiting your site regularly for past few months and love it. :)
    ~ Sarah

    • says

      Hey Sarah! You’ll LOVE convention. It is seriously one of the coolest things I’ve ever done.

      And thank you so much for the congrats on the Z-LIFE article! And thank you for reading the TCL regularly. I appreciate it! :) Did you try any of the recipes out from the article yet?

  4. says

    The Zumba conference sounds like an amazing time. I am so jealous! I just started Zumba in March, but I am already and addict.

    Bollywood dancing is probably my favorite. It never fails to put a smile on my face.

  5. Cecilia says

    Thanks for your wonderful blog. I’ve been attending zumba classes for 3 plus years. I’ve been receiving a lot of urging to become a teacher. So, I am getting super excited about possibly getting certified. Zumba makes my heart sing, I am so incredibly happy when I am dancing. I googled some information about the conference and found your blog. Super informative. Thanks so much for posting. How much did you pay for the conference? Also I love to dance Samba, do you have any recommendations for any great instructors to get certified from?

    Thanks a heap.



    • says

      Hey Cecilia! That’s very exciting! They usually cover the four basic Zumba rhythms in Basic 1, and it includes samba! I don’t remember exactly how much I paid for Zumba convention, but it depends on if you do 3 or 4 days and how much you’ll have to pay for commute/hotel/food. It’s not cheap, but it’s worth saving up to go! :)

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