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First ever Zumba session at Ministry of Sound

Posted on March 22, 2012


March 21 saw the first ever Ministry of Sound Zumba nightclub fitness-party, led by Zumba instructor Tanya Beardsley. 

Tanya took to the main stage for what organisers promised would be a “heart-pumping, calorie-torching fitness-party” set to contagious world rhythms.  After the class, everyone was invited to enjoy an after-party at the Ministry of Sound bar.

“We are thrilled to begin offering Zumba fitness-parties at Ministry of Sound,” said Alberto Perlman, CEO of Zumba Fitness. “Not only are Zumba classes the perfect complement to the nightclub atmosphere – lights, sound, heart-pumping music – but nightclubs present tremendous job opportunities for Zumba instructors while helping nightclub owners to fill space during off hours.

“We are excited to introduce our instructors a new opportunity to market their classes to nightclub owners and this new partnership with Ministry of Sound is the perfect example.”

Next month, on April 26, the new Crowne Plaza Resort in Colchester is attempting to set the world record for the largest Zumba class in aid of Children in Need.

Since regular classes are often full, the leisure centre team decided this could be a way of raising money that would appeal to everyone. Entry is £5 per person and every penny will be donated to the charity.

Registration is at 5pm and the Zumba warm-up will begin at 6pm. All participants will all receive a goody bag.

To join, contact Sarah Kerley at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester, Five Lakes on 01621 862316 or or

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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