JOIN THE ZUMBA PARTY!
Welcome to my ZUMBA website!
If you live in the Czech Republic and want to dance Zumba, see
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES
and choose one of my regular classes in/near Prague (pre-registration required) or sign up for one of the exciting weekend/summer events in the Czech Republic or even abroad.
Zumba is a dance fitness program created by dancer & choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez in Colombia in the 1990s. The program combines Latin and international music with dance - salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, flamenco, tango, samba, cha cha, mambo, hip hop...
With experience in rhythmic gymnastics from when I was a kid,
latin dances when I was a teenager,
university study at the Sports Faculty at Charles University,
aerobics, where I became Miss Aerobics Czech Republic in 1993,
and professional experience as aerobics teacher at Charles University for several years...
Zumba is what I always wanted to do - I just had to wait for somebody to invent it ;-)
I became one of the first certified Zumba instructors in the Czech Republic after successfully completing a workshop in Berlin in late 2008. In early 2010, I obtained two certificates at workshops in Amsterdam in presence of Beto Perez - Zumba Basic Steps 2 and ZumbAtomic for kids. In August 2010, I attended the Zumba Instructor Convention 2010 in Orlando, Florida, USA, where I also obtained my Aqua Zumba instructor certificate. The 2011 Zumba Convention gave me the opportunity to become certified as a Zumba Toning instructor. In February 2012, I attended the first-ever European Zumba Conference in London, UK. At the 2012 Zumba Convention, I added the last two licences - Sentao and Zumba Gold - to achieve a Zumba instructor's then widest possible qualification.
In 2012 I was involved in the organization of the Corny Wellness Marathon in Prague's O2 Arena featuring Beto Berez, and I had full responsibility for the event's massive afterparty at the Harfa shopping mall. I also built the Czech Beto Team made of leading Czech zumba instructors, and I performed with them at both events.
Since 2012, I have been taking salsa lessons and attending various dance workshops. In early 2013, I extended my qualification with a Port De Bras instructor certificate from Julio Papi.
In May 2013, I was invited to attend the Zumba European Conference in Lille, France. In June 2013, I had the role of program manager for the Reebok Wellness Marathon in Prague, featuring Gina Grant, and I was fully responsible for the organization of the event's afterparty; I also appeared on stage, both as a zumba performer and as instructor of a children's zumba team. In the summer of 2013, I co-organized a Reebok Road Show during the Colours of Ostrava festival.
In April 2014, I attended a Zumba Instructor Academy held during FIBO in Germany.
In May 2014, I again co-organized the Reebok Wellness Marathon in Prague, coordinated the European Beto Team, had full responsibility for an Afterparty at the Harfa Shopping Mall, and prepared two Zumba workshops - Zumba Basic 1 and Zumba Step (which I also personally attended).
Since 2014, I am member of the managing team of Miss Aerobic & Dance Czech Republic, which I also support with my choreographies..
In 2015, I was again involved in the Reebok Wellness Marathon in Prague, coordinated the European Beto Team, and fully organized its Afterparty.
I also further enriched my qualification with Zumba World Rhytms (Africa, Caribbean Jamaica, India, Brazil).
In 2017, I accepted an offer for cooperation by education agency Descartes. The Ministry of Education subsequently accredited my seminar for primary and secondary school teachers "How to turn your physical education class into a dance party". The first workshop was held in April 2018.
I became a certified "Six-Pack" instructor in 2018 in a training at Hana Kynychova and obtained a certificate in sports nutrition. In the fall of the same year, I passed a ProSkills training in France, focused on class management and presentation skills.
Since early 2011, my events in the Czech Republic feature special guests - top-notch zumba instructors from all around Europe as well as Latin America, including Bernadett Fejzes, Javier Calderone, Alejandro Angulo. With Petra Bonich from London, we became known as "Chicas Checas" and perform at events in the Czech Republic and the UK. Other special partners include Vitor Mendes, director of Afrobailar Festival Prague and Milo Vacík, leading Czech percussist and frontman of Tam Tam Batucada band.
Have a look at photographs from all my tranings:
Zumba with Vendy - different styles, different places
- Zumba on the Beach /Praha/
- Brazilian Zumba Party /SaSaZu Praha/
- Zumba at Petrin Hill /Praha/
- Zumba on the Island /Praha/
- Zumba in the Park /Milevsko/
- Zumba at the Castle /Polná/
- Snowy Beach Zumba /Beachclub Strahov, Praha/
- Corny Wellness Marathon
/formed the Czech Beto Team & helped to organize the Corny Wellness Marathon in Prague; fully managed afterparty with Beto Perez and other top performers./
- Zumba Yacht /Golfyacht Praha/
- Reebok Wellness Marathon afterparty /O2 Arena, Praha - led the Czech Beto Teamu, overall organization, fully managed afterparty with Gina Grant/
- Hand in hand against AIDS - Zumba on Wenceslas Square /Václavské nám., Praha/
- Zumba at Colours of Ostrava music festival /Ostrava/
- Reebok Wellness Marathon, afterparty, zumba workshops /O2 Arena and OC Harfa, Praha - co-organized the Marathon, the European Beto Team, directed an open-air Afterparty, organized Zumba Basic 1 and Zumba Step workshops./
- Reebok Wellness Marathon and its Afterparty /O2 Arena and OC Harfa, Praha - co-organized the Marathon, the European Beto Team, directed an open-air Afterparty./
- Back-To-School Zumba Party /Biotop Radotín open-air swimming pool in Prague./
- Beach Volleyball Championship of the Czech Republic /Prague, Gutovka - two zumba classes in breaks / during the day of the championship./
All image galleries
Come and Join The Magic Zumba Party !
If you live in the Czech Republic and want to come to my Zumba class, look at
ROZVRH and choose one of my regular classes in/near Prague (pre-registration required) or sign up for one of the exciting weekend/summer events in the Czech Republic or even abroad.
Please email me or call for more info in English (the rest of this web is in Czech only).
Note for foreign students on exchange programs at the Charles University: To attend my zumba classes, you need to sign up online via the Department of Sports (KTV) of the Faculty of Philosophy. Capacity is limited - sign up early after registration opens!
tel. (+420) 604 105 928