A little about our new instructor, Chara Williams:
"Music. Zumba. Me!"
Music moves you. It connects you. It connects people through emotion, memory or time. I've always had a strong connection with music. From music lessons, to playing a few instruments up through High School, to making the dance team, and having my dreams crushed when my Mother told me she couldn't afford it.
Although that was a huge disappointment at that time in my life, my love for music and the desire to dance always remained.
I learned about Zumba in 2012, and fell in love! Initially, because it was FUN! It was my interpretation of a hip adult dance class! I took my first class and immediately was hooked and wanted to be like the "dancers" (instructors) on the infomercials, and games.
In June 2013, I became an Instructor and a whole new person emerged. I lost over 20 pounds, healed emotionally, discovered my purpose and most importantly, my self worth.
Through my journey, I learned that Zumba is a two-fold blessing: a blessing of giving and a blessing of receiving. I'm giving what I love, and that love multiplies, and comes back to me. It is very humbling and satisfying to see my "dance friends" show up every week, with smiles on their faces, just to dance with me! It's because of Zumba! It's one big connection, and I've made so many wonderful connections because of it. Zumba creates energy. It creates connections, and it has connected me back to my long awaited dream, to dance.
So, shall we dance?"
We cannot wait for Chara to dance with us Downtown!