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Daily Top 10: 10 Fitness, Dance & Yoga Centers To Dance Weight Away

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Zumba is one of the newest dance-fitness crazes for those looking to get in shape without the tedium of your regular exercise regimes, gaining popularity in the United States in 2001.

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Zumba is one of the newest dance-fitness crazes for those looking to get in shape without the tedium of your regular exercise regimes, gaining popularity in the United States in 2001. Zumba was created entirely by accident in 1986 Colombia when Alberto “Beto” Perez forgot the tapes for an aerobics class he was teaching. So Perez improvised, using the Latin salsa and meringue tapes he had with him in his backpack.  Zumba became a blend of dance and aerobic elements. It borrows choreographic moves from hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and even martial arts, Bollywood and belly dancing. Classes typically last about an hour, mixing fast and slow rhythms as well as resistance training. The following dance and fitness studios on Long Island offer Zumba classes.

 
1. LI Dance Fitness
658-2E Motor Parkway, Hauppauge – (631) 231-1308
 
2. Tropix Dance & Fitness
608 Merrick Road, Lynbrook – (516) 599-3214
 
3. Body In Balance
258 Herricks Road, Mineola – (516) 747-4997
 
4. Elite Fitness
203 Birch Hill Road, Locust Valley – (516) 674-9389
 
5. Core Fitness Studios
74 Cedar Swamp Road, Glen Head – (516) 686-6464
 
6. Kings Park Dance Studio
85 Main Street, Kings Park – (631) 269-0751
 
7. Dance Magic Ballroom
655 Middle Country Road, St. James – (631) 584-7100
 
8. Jam Dance & Fitness Center
227 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore – (516) 781-5090
375 Great Neck Road, Great Neck – (516) 466-5647
15 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills – (631) 462-2444
 
9. Rhythmz Dance & Fitness Studio
252-15 Union Turnpike, Bellerose – (347) 55ZUMBA (559-8622)
 
10. Center Stage Dance & Creative Arts
355 Union Boulevard, West Islip – (631) 376-0669
 
For more locations and other businesses offering a variety of classes visit our Fitness Center, Dance Lesson and Yoga pages.
 
 

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