Zumba is a fusion fitness and dance workout that mixes low-intensity and high-intensity dance influenced moves for great calorie-burning, cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility. This Zumba Fitness workshop will focus on Afro-Latin-Caribbean flavors of music and dance with Arturo de la Mesa, who like Zumba, was born in Colombia, South America. The movements will be authentic without excessive styling to make it readily available to all levels and abilities. It's a cardio dance party with elements of Afro-Colombian, Capoeira, Salsa, Bachata, Dembow, and Cumbia. Please be ready to sweat and move something fierce. All levels of experience are encouraged to come.
Arturo Hernández (Arturo de la Mesa) is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts - West, Professor Dan Lee’s Tai Chi Chuan Academy, and Pacific Dance Academy in California. The Milwaukee Ballet II Company originally brought him to the Midwest. Since then, Arturo has danced professionally with City Ballet Theater, Gustavo & Krystal’s Everything About Dance Studio team, Ko-Thi African Dance Company, Danceworks Performance Company, Dance Circus, and Salsabrosa Dance Company. In addition, he has been an active member and instructor of Zumba Fitness at various dance studios and gyms in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Other training and credits include: East Towne Ballrooms, Capoeira Nago Milwaukee, and Island Touch Milwaukee.