All Zumba instructors claim to create a party-like atmosphere, but Raquel Call delivers on the promise by taking her routines all the way into the club. During evening classes at Vice Ultra Lounge, the lights dim and the beats resonate as though Raquel and her students are kicking off nights on the town. Special events incorporate themes and costumes, such as retro leggings for an ‘80s bash or sweatpants designed by Betsy Ross for Independence Day. Raquel also pays homage to her Brazilian roots with Carnival celebrations and Brazilian Nights, where she showcases her background in samba while dancing to live South American music.
Amid all the gyrating, it's easy for her pupils to forget that they're burning calories. However, Raquel's testimonials and weight-loss stories speak to the benefits of her classes. Her expertise enables her to host master classes with established guest instructors, and earned her Diablo magazine's Best of the East Bay award for Best Zumba Class in 2012. By helming additional classes in yoga, samba, and Zumba Toning, she helps her guests pursue their fitness goals with a combination of poise and pizzazz.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
The goal of the program is to provide enrichment and expert training for students of all levels from students just getting introduced to those who are pursuing dance as a career.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Technique classes are offered to enhance student’s dance techniques step by step.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
“The Nutcracker” is presented every year during Soo Dance Academy’s annual Holiday Show.
Spring Recital Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Giselle, and Don Quixote, or a formal concert of contemporary, classical, and modern pieces which are performed during the spring semester.
What do you love most about your job?
Vaganova Ballet Intensive
A two week course held every summer for advanced dancers which focuses on a concentrated study of the Vaganova method. Guest teachers are also brought in to teach classes in contemporary, modern, and jazz. A short performance is given on the final day of class.
Test your spice threshold at San Ramon Valley Dance Academy, and see how much heat your palate can handle at this Indian eatery.
Keep your diet in check at San Ramon Valley Dance Academy, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items.
Diners at San Ramon Valley Dance Academy will be happy to know that free parking is always available.
The Indian food at San Ramon Valley Dance Academy is filled with many flavors. Stop by today and try some of the tasty dishes.
For a swinging good time in San Ramon, follow the music to My Dance Addiction Group.
My Dance Addiction Group offers a wide variety of Zumba classes for all fitness and experience levels.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
When you need a space to express yourself, sign up for a dance class at My Dance Addiction Group in San Ramon and let your emotions flow in the studio.
Put on a performance at San Ramon's Bella Dance Academy, where dancing is second nature.
Sharpen your kickboxing and self-defense knowledge with a kickboxing class from Bella Dance Academy.
Bella Dance Academy's customers can make use of nearby parking lots.