On Friday 27th August, Hand In Hand Activities CIC invited a guest instructor to attend the Golden Zumba class to teach a Bollywood workshop.
Zubaidah Moore, a professional dancer, teacher and instructor attended the session and taught 9 of the Zumbarettes a Bollywood dance routine to Jai Ho, the original song by A.R. Rahman.
The dance routine, was broken down into small chunks of moves and practiced repeatedly with and without the music in the background until, after almost an hour of practicing, we put the whole routine together to the music.
The Zumbarettes are a group of ladies who have been meeting weekly for a Zumba Gold class at Grays Road Institute, Grangefield since April 2013. Zumba Gold incorporates multiple different dance style routines including Bollywood, which was chosen in a recent group consultation as one of 4 favourite dance styles.
We are also working to deliver 3 additional dance workshops in the styles of bellydancing, salsa and samba based on the feedback from the Zumbarettes.