This was taken quite early, but by the time the floor was filled with enthusiastic dancers I was too carried away by the event to take pictures.
Zumba is always popular, and tonight we had a real crowd.
After a chance to chat and a cup of tea we moved through into the Hall, where George Martini took us through the Zumba routine which we will be performing at the Zumbathon to raise money for Children in Need.
If you are an Oxford Phab member, and have access to Facebook you can find the video for rehearsal purposes on the Oxford Phab Facebook Group page.
After our rehearsal we moved on to a more general Zumba session
Traditional Zumba with George and assistants leading the session.
Also some more rock style circle dances.
We picked a hot evening for our Sponsored Zumbathon, but George’s enthusiasm, and plentiful supplies of water and squash kept us going.
That, and the need to raise funds to keep doing fun things. Some members have individual donation pages for the event. If you know someone who has one please use it, or the paper form if they are using those. Otherwise donations are welcome via the Club Fundraising page at https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/oxfordphabclub.
George Martini came to have another Zumba session with us, and also agreed to do a Sponsored Zumba Event on the 13th of July.
Also in forthcoming events, Wesley Memorial Church are celebrating Hospitality Sunday on the 10th of June, and are hoping to have a signed item in the service, which starts at 10:30. Phab members are welcome, and there will be a light lunch afterwards, so please let Mary know if you want to come.
With the discussion of future events out of the way we got on with the Zumba.
We joined a crowd of Zumba enthusiasts and instructors to raise money for Children in Need at the Christian Life Centre on Cowley Road.
George Martini came, and we had another great Zumba session, which included two routines which we will perform at the Zumathon in December.
Here we are, with a mixture of dance styles – having a good time.
We always enjoy Zumba, and George Martini had us try some dances in a different style, rather like a cross between the Zumba we had been doing and the Wheelchair Dance we did in February.
Here we are in action !
As well as dances in lines there were dances in a circle – this one was taken while dancing, so the room as well as the dancers seems to be moving !
We even did a tango – but participating and filming a circle dance is possible, but a tango would be too tricky !
We all really enjoyed the session and look forward to more Zumba in future.
About 20 Oxfordshire Zuma instructors held a Zumba fundraising evening at the Christian Life Centre on Cowley Road. The money raised went to various local cancer organisations.
Oxford Phab were very glad to have a chance to participate in this event.