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Saturday Spring Class Cancellation

Hello everyone, I am extremely disappointed to let everyone know that unfortunately, I will have to cancel all of the Saturday spring session of classes. The Highwood Theater has recently informed me that they are moving to a new location which has pulled my space rental. I have spent many hours trying to find another...

Zumbini Is Session-Based, And This Is Why It Works
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Zumbini Is Session-Based, And This Is Why It Works

One of the questions I am asked most frequently about Zumbini is why I don’t offer drop-in classes. Why is this only a session-based class?  While I try to reply with as much information as possible, I knew this was something that required a little longer of an answer. One of the biggest reasons Zumbini...

Crossing The Midline: Brain Development In Zumbini
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Crossing The Midline: Brain Development In Zumbini

Ok, more than likely if you have read a little bit about child development you may have come across this concept of crossing the midline. (Don’t worry if you haven’t gotten to that chapter yet, keep reading!) Why is this such an important concept but not a skill we actively work on like walking or...

Favorite Class Of The Week!
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Favorite Class Of The Week!

Let me start by saying that I love each and every class I teach each week, some weeks that’s all 15 of them! I love hearing, “It’s the Zumba® lady!” when I enter a school. I love seeing my tiniest babies wrapped up all cozy with their mamas while we dance in Baby Mombo. I...

Learning In My Own Way- How Little Ones Learn During Circle Time
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Learning In My Own Way- How Little Ones Learn During Circle Time

Ever notice that when the adults sit in a circle for an activity that’s the time the toddlers start running? It doesn’t matter if we’re reading a favorite book or singing the best song in the world, as a little person, this seems to be the best time to get up and run. But does...

The Effect of Repetition On Young Children’s Growth In Zumbini
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The Effect of Repetition On Young Children’s Growth In Zumbini

Ever notice how your little one loves doing some over and over again? Even if drives you crazy, they will ask for the same book to read, the same song to be played, or same game to be played again and again! When young children use repetition, they are learning and refining new skills their...

Exploring Scarves In Zumbini
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Exploring Scarves In Zumbini

Scarves are an essential part of a Zumbini class every week not just for our games of peek-a-boo, they are one of the tools we use to teach many different concepts while having a ton of fun!  Scarves are lightweight, easy to move through the air, provide a great hiding spot, and can always make...

Exploring Bells In Zumbini
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Exploring Bells In Zumbini

Bells are one of the most visual parts of a Zumbini class, and one of the most delicious too! These shiny, jingly instruments are a quick favorite for many young children because of the sounds they are able to produce. Whether just turning over the bells carefully in their hands or shaking them as fast...

Exploring Sticks In Zumbini
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Exploring Sticks In Zumbini

Sticks can be one of the most versatile instruments your little one will ever play. While in class they are natural colored wood, 8”, and in matching sets, you may start to notice that your little one can find a substitute everywhere: wooden spoons, pencils, chopsticks, tree limbs, anything can be a musical instrument! Tapping sticks uses...