Without dance, people could only hum along to “Macarena,” and Jane Austen characters would be forced to say what was really on their minds. Let movements speak with today’s Groupon to Winnipeg Zumba. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get a 5-class punch card (a $50 value)
- For $20, you get a 10-class punch card (a $100 value)
- For $35, you get a 20-class punch card (a $200 value)<p>
At Winnipeg Zumba, certified instructor Cyrile Ong teaches fun, simple choreography inspired by international dance trends and set to Latin beats during one-hour classes. The hip-swivelling sessions increase their aerobic relevance with light dumbbells and traditional exercises such as lunges, squats, and heavy water-bottle lifting. As the rhythms alternate from fast to slow, so too might Cyrile alter the class’s tempo, building endurance by keeping muscles in a healthy state of constant, slackjawed surprise. Zumba instruction is scheduled four days a week, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at Pampanga Hall, and on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at Rising Star Dance Academy.
Winnipeg Zumba’s instructors motivate students to boogie their way toward better health. Classes torch calories and rehabilitate off-tempo metronomes with easy-to-follow moves set to lively Latin beats that create an atmosphere reminiscent of a dance party.