Jeanette Maynes wants to shake up the idea of setting a Queensland record with Fraser Coast Zumba enthusiasts.
And if you’re not hooked yet, she says it won’t take long.
The owner of Design House in Hervey Bay and organiser of the popular Salsa Group, has teamed up with dance enthusiast Enrique Salomao for a fun two-hour Zumba 500 workout at the Great Hall, Beach Rd Pialba, this Saturday, April 17.
“We are aiming to get 500 people on Saturday. But that’s just the start,” she said.
Ms Maynes says Zumba 500 isn’t just for fitness gurus; just about anyone can come along and give it a go, male or female.
“There is no room to feel uncomfortable. You just go at your own pace. Everyone is too busy getting their own groove on to look at you” she said.
“It’s for all shapes and all ages. They’re people in their 60s and 70s that come along to Zumba and can certainly keep up.”
“For that whole lesson I’m getting a huge maximum workout. It’s so much fun, and you feel awesome for the rest of the day.”
The party starts with registration at 9.30am at a cost of $15. The event runs from 10am to noon.
Make sure you dress in comfortable and sporty clothing. Children welcome.
What an awesome morning of fun was had with ‘Zumba in the Park’ at Scarness foreshore in Hervey Bay on Saturday. Over 80 people enjoyed the outdoor exercise.
This was a FREE event I organised for the Fraser Coast Community with:
The Fraser Coast Regional Council kindly donating the stage, electricity and park permit for FREE
I have designed the artwork and organized the event for FREE –Design House Sea FM Radio for doing a fantastic FREE plug
Enrique instructing theZUMBAclass forFREE Salsa Group promoting the event for FREE
A big thank you to all who assisted and those who attended.
Today at 10.30am I went to Changes Gym in Hervey Bay for my first everZUMBA class.
Ricky Salomao our Instructor is from Rio in Brazil and certainly put us through a FUN & High energy workout!
Ricky was extremely funny as he instructed us how to do our Latin fitness moves to the pumped up Latin music.
The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked.
Saturday night was the hugest Salsa Party to date with over 200 people dancing up a Salsa storm @ the Bayswater.
The fun started at lunch time with Hervey Bay’s Jeanette Maynes from Design House and event manager ofthe Salsa Group parading the incredible Latin dance performers from Vida Latina Dance Co. along our Esplanade at Torquay promoting their upcoming performance; Latin Fantasy “Lolita’s Story’ creating quite a stir ….. click here to read more about the party and view the gallery.
Friday night my friend Naomi & I booked into Jupiter’s Casino to watch Lady Salsa!!! What a sensational, electric & high energy performance. We thoroughly enjoyed the show and even went up on stage and did some Salsa! The show is a must see!
Shake your maracas and shimmy on down for the sauciest stage show in Jupiters’ history.
Hit the steamy streets of Havana and take a dip in the red hot world of Rumba, Mambo and Salsa for the dancing revolution that changed the world.
Lady Salsa is a stunning dance spectacular that charts Cuba’s vibrant and amazing history through the music and rhythm of this intoxicating island.
This whirling kaleidoscope of dazzling colour and seductive glamour features the red-hot rumba, mambo, cha-cha-cha and the sensational salsa. Gorgeous dancers in an incredible array of glittering, sexy costumes and an impossibly funky band, transport you to the steamy streets of Havana and the world of Salsa, rum and revolutions.
Saturday it was off to DouDouLe Latin Dance Camp 2009 for a full day of dance workshops plus a party and some amazing performances!!! This camp is organized by Jean-Luc Lambs whom I met and found to be an extremely pleasant, professional and helpful person. The thank you speech at the end of the night seemed to sum up his personality with the comment, “Heart of Gold!” What Jean-Luc is doing for the Australian Latin Dance Community is sensational and even with all the pressure of organising such a huge event he displayed no signs of stress. The 368 Latin enthusiasts in attendance had the choice of over 20 different Latin workshops in a range of levels throughout the day, followed by a huge party with the Sauciest & Hottest Latin Dancing I have ever come across.
The Party included performances from some of Australia’s most famous and talented Latin Dancers. It was an amazing experience to be part of such a huge Latin dance event and to feel the electric energy run through your body. I can’t wait for next year’s camp!!!
Saturday Nights Performers: 1. Jaime Jesus & Mary (Jaime organises the Sydney Salsa Congress) 2. Latin Motion Rising stars 3. Kevin & Chelsea 4. Carlos & Elli (Australian Salsa Cabaret Champions) 5. Csaba & Val 6. Kadu & Larissa (who made Zouk famous in Australia) 7. CDA Samba 8. Modus Vivendi 9. Oliver Pineda & Luda Kroitor (the current 5 times World Salsa Champions from‘Dancing With The Stars’)
Right on the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast….DouDouLe Latin Dance Camp was founded in 2008 by Jean-Luc Lambs , who is also the Organiser for Brisbane Number 1 Latin Club “Casablanca Sunday Salsa Seduction”. Jean-Luc is also the Official MC to many Latin Parties, Festivals , Congresses and Concerts around Australia and has built himself a reputation for being partly involved in bringing the Latin Community together in his home town Brisbane.
DouDouLe Latin Dance Camp is designed to bring all Latin Dancers from different schools and cities under 1 roof, in a different setting and environment to your Dance Halls. A relaxed, Holiday environment makes this Latin Event one of its kind and it’s right on the Beaches of the Famous Gold Coast. His ideas of everyone together under 1 roof is to bring Unity and Love and also bring Dancers closer together by sharing more personal time together and the Passion that everybody brings with them , which is Latin Dance. For more information please click here .
Dear Lenny & Mio, Thank you for such a fun, action packed night! Your performances, Zouk lesson and the way you worked the crowd was sensational!!! Thanks for making our Salsa Party so special and please come back to Hervey Bay soon to dance with all your new friends! The professionalism of your company and performances is to be commended.
Once again the Deck Restaurant was packed for another huge night of Salsa dancing!!
We started the night with some drinks and our buffet dinner then the dancing began with two performances by Lenny and Mio from the Vida Latina Dance Gymin Brisbane.
Dress: Smart / Cocktail (Pink, Red, Black & Silver theme) Entry:$45 Complimentary beverage on arrival, Buffet Dinner & Dessert, Lucky Door Prize, 2 Live Performances & a FREE 1/2 hr lesson by Lenny & Mio fromVida Latinain Brisbane + a night of high energy dancing! Contact The Deck Restaurant
P: 07 4125 1155 to pay and secure your tickets.
(eftpos | credit card facilities available)
(tickets are non refundable) Hurry! Tickets will Sell fast!
Wednesday night it was off for my first dance lesson with Taylor Hartea new Street Latin Salsa Teacher in Hervey Bay at Stafford Park Sports & Leisure Centre (Seagulls Football Club).
I took part in two lessons learning the basics of the progressive Jive, Cha Cha and Salsa and had a good time thoroughly enjoying the exercise.
Taylor knows her stuff and her Latin dance lessons are strictly FUN!
There was a good turnout for the first night with over 20 Latin dance enthusiasts attending, thought it always great to attract more, especially guys. So if you’re keen please contact Taylor and come on down to the classes. For more information please click here.
Once again the Deck Restaurant was packed for another huge night of Salsa dancing!! Dance enthusiasts came from everywhere; Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Maryborough, Gold Coast and of course Hervey Bay!…..click here to read more.
Thank you to the Deck for letting us have so much FUN!