What Should I bring or wear to class?

Generally you should bring a towel, water, a gym clothes, a healthy snack and or protein shake for after you work out. The type of shoe is key for easy flowing movement, so you should wear good supportive shoes such as cross-trainers, or dance-specific sneakers. Wear shoes that do not have a lot of tread at the bottom and are meant for medial/lateral/twisting motion.

What shoes does RhythmX suggest?

RhythmX instructors recommend shoes that have dance performance elements. Some elements to look for:

  • Breathable mesh
  • Arch support
  • Lateral support (leather on the sides)
  • Pivot Point and Turn Zone for control in turns and spins 

At RhythmX we recommend the following dance and fitness shoes:

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 Zumba shoes

 

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  • Get the energy boost you need in your workouts with the women's ZigSonic from Reebok® and reap the benefits of all your hard work!
  • ZigTech's unique zigzag sole is designed to optimize energy return and muscle activation, while helping to propel you forward with each step.
  • Reduces wear and tear on your shins by 20%!
  • Combination synthetic and mesh upper ensures comfort, support and durability.
  • Padded collar and tongue.
  • Upper design provides lateral support and stability.
  • Textile lining with a cushioned footbed.
  • Forefoot flex-grooves provide flexibility and better performance.
  • Multi-surface EVA with rubber strips on the outsole for optimal traction.

 

Where can I purchase workout and Zumba® apparel?

You can buy Zumba® apparel at www.zumba.com. RhythmX provides a 10% discount just by using the following code: RHYTHMX

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How can I have a safer and better first time Zumba® experience?

Wear the proper footwear. In order to give you proper balance and coordination on the dance floor, your sneakers should have some kind of shock support and should have the proper traction so that you can turn easily. Come in with an open mind. When in doubt shake it out. The more you come to the class the more you learn. Execute each step at your fitness level and increase movements as you learn the steps or routines.

What is the bootcamp class like?

The bootcamp is a 4 week fitness camp that uses resistance training exercises to tone your muscles and body weight exercise drills to build your endurance. We will burn the maximum amount of calories in our sessions to guarantee your weight loss!

What do I need to bring to camp?

All equipment is provided for you, all you need to bring is a Towel, Workout clothes, a good pair of Sneakers, and a Great “Can Do” Attitude!

What is a typical workout like?

The bootcamp workout will start with a warm up that will prepare your joints and muscles for dynamic movements and body weight exercise (Squats, Pushups, Athletic Drills, Coordination Drills, Squats, and anything else we can think of to get you in the best shape of your life, oh… and Squats) we finish with a stretch routine to loosen up those tired muscles.

Do I need to be in shape to join?

No, not at all!. All fitness levels are welcome. We just want you to give 110% and do your best.

Are you going to yell at us?

No, remember we’re not like other boot camps. We treat all of our participants with the utmost respect. We offer only words of encouragement to enhance your performance and goals.

Will I be sore?

Most people feel some soreness for the first few sessions. After that point, your body WILL adapt and overcome.

How soon will I see results?

Performance improvement can take place in as little as three days. "Visual Improvement" can take from two to four weeks depending on your level of effort. It's becoming common to see a camper go down 1-3 dresses sizes within the first camp. Remember, everyone is different!

How can I have a safer and better first time partner dancing experience?

Wear the proper footwear. In order to give you proper balance and coordination on the dance floor, your ballroom/Latin dance shoes must fit snug. It is important to brush the suede soles regularly with a proper suede brush to free them of any wax buildup from dance floors. If there is a buildup of wax and dirt on your shoes, they will become slippery and cause the soles to wear sooner. Please do not wear your dance shoes outdoors as they are designed specifically for dancing. They are a necessary part of your dancing and will enhance and make your dancing more enjoyable.

Do you have any suggestions for dance clubs and events?

Tuesday: House of Blues: 1490 E Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8422; (407) 934-2583. Every Tuesday night is International Latin night. A mix of all types of music is played. $8 cover. Free parking.

Friday: Roxy Nightclub: 740 Bennett Road, Orlando, Florida 32803; 407-898-4004; www.roxyorlando.com. Doors open at 10pm. SALSEROS!!!!! Latin Fridays are back baby! In the main room we have Salsa, Bachata and Merengue all night and in the front room we have DJ Vic spinning the best salsa and mambo all night!!  Come get your salsa fix! Guest on my guest list get in FREE before 11:00PM and reduced cover until midnight. Ladies get two complimentary premium drinks until 11:00PM.  Text full names to 407-218-1836 before 9:00PM to be added to my guest list.

Friday: Mojitos: 13526 Village Park Drive, Orlando, FL 32837; Mojitosorlando.com. Every Friday night and Saturday night Mojitos turns into the hottest spot for Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and more. Dance in a beautiful upscale setting with a South Beach Flare. Free Parking. Usually $10 cover. Cover may vary on different nights.

Saturday: Essential Dance Elements Social at RhythmX (Every 2nd Saturday of the Month Only) 4081 L.B. McLeod Rd. Ste. A, Orlando, FL 32811, DANCE 10-3am. Dance to the best in Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha and more. Special guest performances at midnight, raffle. RhythmX is known for its great air conditioning. It’s 2,200 sq ft. Wooden dance floor and smoke free environment. 

. $10 cover.

Sunday: Salsa Heat Dance Studio (Every 2nd Sunday), 10685 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32817; 407-275-0943. 4:00-9:00pm

Come join us every 2nd Sunday of the month for our social and practice party. This social is designed to help our students practice all their moves in a comfortable setting right in our studio. Dance to the best in Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha and more. Free class in one of the following: Cha Cha, Bachata, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Swing, Hustle. Check upcoming events on the home page for type of class. Class is from 4:00-5:00pm. Social begins immediately after. Dress is casual. Only $5 cover. Plenty of free parking.

Sunday: "TROPICAL SUNDAYS" "Rumba Nights" "2014 Edition"! 
"PAY@ DOOR,NO PAY,NO MORE"
*(Open Bar Includes All Domestic & Imported Bottle Beer)
18+ Ladies & 21+ Men
Ladies 18-20 $5 / Ladies 21+ $13 / Men 21+ $15
$75 Bottle Specials / $100 Moet Bottles
More Info @: http://www.zammypromotions.com/CLUBS.html
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The Social Night Club, 54 North Orange Ave., Downtown Orlando, INFO: (407)579-8172  www.Rumba100.comwww.TheSocial.orgwww.ZammyPromotions.com

Great rule of thumb: always check the venue's website before heading out for a night of dancing.

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