Zumba!

I have been a professional dancer (jazz, tap, modern, ballet, street dance), since the 90s appearing in the West End and around the world. I hung up my dance shoes a while back; but then went on to learn and teach salsa.I spent several years in Miami, FL – Zumba’s birthplace – and extended my repertoire by becoming qualified to teach it while out there (LA Fitness). My style sticks closely to the Latin roots of Zumba – I like to demonstrate moves so pupils are on ‘the same foot’ before hitting the music, and I promise a high intensity sweat fest!

Fitness Instructor Experience and Qualifications
Fitness professional with several years’ experience in training, fitness and dance. My key skills are in both group exercise, and one-on-one sessions, self-improvement/lifestyle work; and I am First Aid trained.

Education/Training/Qualifications

2014 Circuit Training – Drummond Education, UK

2013 Fitsteps Basic Instructor – Damian LoCascio, UK
2013 CYQ Level 2 Exericse to Music – Drummond Education, UK

2013 ZIN member (ID # 618559)

2013 Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) – registered in UK

2012 CPR, AED, Standard First Aid – Arrendell’s Training, Assesment & Evaluation, Inc. (auth. Provider of American Red Cross)

2012 Zumba Basic Steps 1- Instructor course, Miami, USA

2006 Certificate of Merit in Body Language – British School of Yoga

1991-1992 Musical Theatre Diploma – London Studio Centre

1988-1991 BA Honours Degree in Performance Arts (Dance Major) – Middlesex University

 

Work Experience

April 2014 – August 2014
Montem Leisure Centre, Slough, UK (Zumba® Instructor)
My Thursday Morning class for a mixed age group went from a try out to a regular timetable fixture!

April 2014 – August 2014
Langley Leisure Centre, Langley, UK (Zumba® Instructor)
My Thursday evening high energy class became very popular at this branch.

May 2014 – August 2014
Five Star Health and Fitness, Windsor, UK (Zumba® Instructor)
I have taught 2 weekly classes at this New York style fitness facility.

October 2013 – December 2013
Drummond Education, Maidenhead, UK (Zumba® Instructor / Circuit Training)
Supplied a weekly class at this training facility.

June 2013 – August 2014
David Lloyd, Maidenhead, UK (Zumba® Instructor)
I took over the Tuesday evening class in the main studio of this modern branch of the David Lloyd gym chain.

December 2012 – February 2013
LA Fitness, Florida, USA (Zumba® Instructor)
I was a regular (part-time employed) instructor at several LA Fitness branches in the Southern Florida area. I taught several weekly Zumba classes to members.

December 2012 – February 2013
Olympia Gym, Florida, USA (Zumba® Instructor)
I worked as a guest instructor in this gym in Aventura, Florida that is hailed as the birthplace of Zumba!!

March 2011 – December 2012
Miami Theatre Center, Miami, Florida, USA (1 week Spring Break workshop, ongoing dance tuition)
I taught 6-10 yr olds a dance routine to perform to parents at close of the week. I was subsequently hired to teach several styles of dance and fitness to children on a weekly basis.

August 2010
Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, USA (Salsa masterclass)
I hosted and organized a successful and well-attended Salsa masterclass to residents of a high end condominium in Boca Raton, Southern Florida.

May 2010-December 2010
Healing Hands Seminars, Hallandale, Florida, USA (Salsa/body language courses)
I created, ran, organized and pioneered workshops to groups and private clients based on the principles of Salsa combined with those of body language to improve self-awareness, general confidence, and coordination.

September 2008
New World School of the Arts, Miami, Florida, USA (audition technique masterclass)
I was employed on the strength of my professional theatre work to run, devise and present a masterclass in audition technique to students of this prestigious establishment in Miami.

May 2002 – December 2002
Music Factory School, Costa Del Sol, Spain
I ran regular classes in southern Spain for students and adults in Hip-Hop, salsa, jazz and fitness to improve their abilities.

May 2002 – Decemeber 2002
Central Gym, Algeciras, Spain
I ran regular classes in southern Spain for students and adults in Hip-Hop, salsa, jazz and fitness to improve their abilities.

Attributes
Motivational leader; enthusiastic; clear demonstrator; innovative approach; inspiring; professional presentation; highly experienced in performing; experience with all age groups.

Interests
I enjoy keeping up-to-date with what’s happening in the fitness world, from different parts of the world (e.g. USA) aswell as the UK. I enjoy incorporating new trends and blending different disciplines in a unique way. I work consistently at my own fitness incorporating gym, swimming, pilates and group exercise classes to

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