Area Zumba classes, instructors team up for Relay

Published 3:27 pm Friday, April 20, 2012

The challenge has been made and the challenge will be met for Zumba enthusiasts.

On Saturday, Zumba instructors from the cities of Greenville, Georgiana and Luverne have come together to teach a Zumba class billed as “The Battle of the Cities.”

All proceeds from the class will go directly to the Butler County Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

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“Lisa’s Zumba Studio and I have been wanting to get together to do a class,” Greenville Instructor Christy Bozeman said. “All the classes come together and charge a fee and donate it all to Relay for Life.”

The instructors that will take turns teaching together and individually include Greenville’s Bozeman, Arnisha Johnson and Heather Kendrick, Georgiana’s Lisa Hatch and Rachel Ballard and Luverne’s Blair Hancock.

The 90-minute class is open for anyone 14 and older and will begin at 10 a.m. with a $10 admission fee. The class will take place in the Greenville YMCA gymnasium.

“I was interested in doing it to get the ladies interested, and it’s something fun to do,” Hatch said.

Bozeman wanted to emphasize that this class is not just for people who have done Zumba before, but also for anyone who may have an interest in Zumba.

“What people can expect in a Zumba class will be Latin music and international rhythms with authentic Zumba choreography,” Bozeman said. “There are also dances to popular songs.”

Those who come and sign up with a team name will have 500 “Relay Bucks” given to the team. Even if three individuals come from the same team, each individual will receive 500 “Relay Bucks.”

“I love teaching the classes,” Hatch said. “I love doing the Zumba and we do some other things that are not Zumba. The one thing I enjoy most about it is getting the physical benefit from dancing. The music is stress relieving and I enjoy Zumba period.”

Bozeman said for those interested, come 10 minutes early and bring a towel as well as plenty of water.