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Tickets/donations for the Windsor Bloco dance party and fundraiser

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Tickets/donations for the Windsor Bloco dance party and fundraiser

Windsor Bloco dance party and fundraiser  Join our dance fitness party, celebration and fundraiser to help support our community’s own Windsor Bloco drumming and dance group. Featuring instructors Tina Stenger, Lucibel Nunez, Leticia Ortiz, Delia Sayavedra and Ruth DiDonna Taylor. And of course a special appearance by the Bloco Drummers and Dancers themselves, as well as leaders Dennis and Elvia Bone and event organizer Teresa Mariani Hendrix Purchase Tickets $10   Make a donation...

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Zumba Fundraiser for Wildfire Victims

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Zumba Fundraiser for Wildfire Victims

My amazing friend Delia is donating her time and fierce energy to raise money for Wildfire relief this Saturday (September 19) at 10 am, Cali Calmecac School in Windsor. Even if you cannot come, you can make a donation via Paypal below.Every Zumba instructor I know has been invited to lead a couple songs.  Here is the Facebook invite:  https://www.facebook.com/events/889951897762991/890314381060076/ Cali Calmecac, 9491 Starr Rd., Windsor, CA 95492. Click for Google Map I am always so proud of my community when we are able to come together...

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My new gig!

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My new gig!

And now for something completely different…. I started teaching P.E./Dance at Rincon Valley Charter Middle School this fall. It is a bit of a departure from my usual, but I am enjoying the challenge. We do 90 minute blocks of dance concepts, drills and skills, cardio and strength fitness, health, and some crazy fun. We will be doing in depth lessons in creative, world and social dance throughout the year. It is such a cool offering for the students and I am delighted to be a part of this progressive dynamic school. Plus the kids amaze...

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Traketeo Cubano & Dancehall Mashup 90 minute class

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Traketeo Cubano & Dancehall Mashup 90 minute class

This Friday evening, gas up the car, put on the radio and scoot down to Corte Madera for a very cool combo class featuring Royland and Efren presenting Cubaton and LaToya and Cat presenting I Love Dancehall. You will come out sweaty, inspired and your face tired from smiling. Here are the details: Join Presenters Toya, Cat, Efren, and Royland for this ultimate March Madness Mixxup class as they bring you Traketeo Cubano + I Love Dancehall! Traketeo Cubano with Royland & Efren and Toy/Cat Dancehall Mash-Up are back together again. This...

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Hi there!

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Hi there!

How many times in a week do I say “I really want to write a blog post about….”  But it doesn’t get done.  Time to get back in the habit –  So many things I want to share! I’ll ease in with short and sweet – a video about a man with a neurologic disorder who discovers that instead of brain surgery, he could ease his muscle spasms by putting music on and doing what Madonna says.  “Let your body move to the music”. It’s pretty amazing!   Post by The Globe and...

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Flamenco – Olvidarme de ti

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Flamenco – Olvidarme de ti

Until I get Gipsy Kings photos online, here is a youtube vid from a different live concert I did not attend (I wish!). I’m working on choreography for this one but concert footage is a must see – two passionate women (Spanish artists La Mari and her guest Bebe) sharing a love for music and an affection and admiration for each other. I just love it. Hope everyone is doing well! I have some schedule changes in progress. Please email if you have any questions! tina@sonomazumba.com

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Gipsy Kings coming to Sonoma State

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Gipsy Kings coming to Sonoma State

I just purchased a lawn seat for this concert.  It will be my 3rd time seeing them – the first was quite a while ago! In 1995 I was working up in the San Jacinto mountains at an outdoor school, perennially attired in fleece and hiking boots, and making $35 a day leading hikes and teaching science to 5th graders.  We lived fairly primitively in a dorm setting and it was a huge deal to buy these tickets, “dress up” (whatever our version of that was back then) and descend to the glittering glamour of LA for this concert,...

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How’s Summer going?

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How’s Summer going?

I packed up the kids in the station wagon for a good old fashioned car-camping trip like those of my childhood. A good time was had by all! We saw some of the world's most beautiful places700750....and Nevada. Got to hook up with my sister, now a Bozeman resident, in Yellowstone, where our Dad used to take us trout fishing every year.The kids learned important things such as: 1. Tent setup 1012. Safe bear viewing techniques3. Telling tall tales4. Do's and Don'ts of the Coleman Stove5. Lowering Ones expectations of the morning...

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Latin Dance Spring Fest 2014 at Sonoma Latin Arts

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Latin Dance Spring Fest 2014 at Sonoma Latin Arts

Salsa, Cumbia, Cha Cha Cha and Bachata – all in one day!  We are so lucky to have this dance resource and top-notch instructors right here in Santa Rosa.  This day of workshops is perfect for those looking to polish their social dance skills or start from square one.  No partner necessary and even if you are feeling hesitant about taking the first step, you will be feeling comfortable in no time among this friendly group of people!  I speak from experience!  Everything I know about partner dancing is from these wonderful dance teachers!...

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Video Series – Circle Pivot variations

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Video Series – Circle Pivot variations

I never like to take too much time out of our Zumba workout to explain some of the finer points of what we’re doing, but I also can see that so many of you are nailing the basics and maybe would enjoy some moves broken down or some tips on how to finesse your Zumba! Fortunately, my desire to create a few short and useful videos coincided perfectly with my budding film editor daughter wanting to earn some money towards buying a gymnastics tumbling mat. Voila! Below is our first cinematic production! Who’s bringing the...

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