Uconn Dance Sport

October 11, 2010

The fast paced world of Zumba

Filed under: dance fitness — www.uconndancesport.com @ 12:33 pm

For many of us, going to the gym is a chore. Not only is it awkward to sweat next to a complete stranger, but the monotony of the treadmill machine is boring. If you want to lose weight, but avoid the gym in the process, Zumba fitness is the ideal course for you. The Zumba class uses fast pace Latin dancing to help you move from out of shape to completely fit. Better yet, you can choose from attending a class or purchasing a DVD for your home.Originating in Colombia, the program started as an accident. Beto Perez was an aerobics teacher who came to his class unprepared. Improvising, Perez pulled the Latin songs from his bag and, since the music wasn’t aerobics inspired, the trainer created a brand new approach to working out; Zumba fitness. After the accidental course, Perez headed over to America, and the program became an even bigger success. (more…)

October 6, 2010

Dance as seen on T.V.

Filed under: dancing competitions — www.uconndancesport.com @ 1:33 pm

If you love dancing you should definitely tune into American television. From ABC to MTV, each channel is broadcasting its own dance competition. The stakes are high, and dancers perform a variety of weekly routines (incorporating anything from Hip-Hop to Ballroom). If you’ve never watched one of America’s dance show’s before, here’s a few to choose from.”Dancing with the Stars”Professional dancers take on their biggest completion yet: training celebrities to perform various, complicated dance routines. This season, celebrity dancers include Jennifer Grey, Kyle Massey, Rick Fox, Brandy, and Bristol Palin. Tune in to ABC on Monday and Tuesday to watch the show. (more…)

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