Monday, November 8, 2010
In case you've missed the trend, Zumba is a combination dance and exercise program that features Latin and international music.
This is Fran's Zumba group (Fran is the pensive one in the gray t-shirt, third from right.)
This photo was taken at DC Dance Collective studio, halfway through a one-hour session. Fran writes, "Elena Menshutkina is the cheerful Zumba instructor. She's in center rear, blonde wearing bandana and pink sleeveless T shirt."
When I said to Fran that this photo reminds me of a Dove commerical with "real women, real bodies," (or whatever that tagline was), she responded, "Re all shapes, sizes: that's what I love about this class as well as all other classes at the school. In general, clientele is 'jus plain folks' and not spa types who wear designer sweats and dance gear (but never sweat through their heavy makeup."