Move and Connect (2016)

All the participants

Held on 16 July 2016, the Move and Connect event was a dance workout session that was not to be missed. There were over 40 ladies who were 10 years and older.

Dance instructor showing some moves

The Zumba instructor was so enthusiastic, energetic and engaging that he made this session feel like a party. There was a lot of variety of music and dance-styles ranging from Bhangra to Flamenco. The women had lots of fun and a fantastic work-out without realising.

Future Bollywood choreographers

In addition to this, we had three budding Bollywood dancers who showed the ladies the moves to a well-known Bollywood Garba song.

What’s more, the refreshments and lunch that were provided were quite healthy. Upon arrival, all the ladies were treated to a green smoothie to give them the energy for the first session. To replenish their energy for the second half, the ladies were given a snack of bananas and grapes. Finally, as a reward at the end of both sessions, a hearty, yet, healthy lunch consisting of a warm corn pesto salad; mixed couscous salad; idli; and a Moroccan orange dessert was enjoyed by all. This was accompanied by fresh-fruit detox water that was refreshing.

The event had lots of positive feedback as follows:

Networking session in progress

‘Must have this more often’

‘It was a fantastic, energetic and zealous event’

‘Dance Zumba workout was amazing’

‘Great organization. Amazing music and instructor. Made it fun. Definitely coming again’

‘Enjoyed the whole programme immensely. A good workout for the music. Good hosts of music’

‘Very well organized. Instructor was very entertaining and the song choices were great’

‘Great fun & very entertaining. Instructor was excellent & whole event was really well thought out & organised’

‘We need more sessions like this but with different exercises and of course healthy lunch

A special thanks to the volunteers and the attendees on making the event a success.

Interested in Zumba classes?
We have these running at Harrow Leisure every Friday 8 to 9pm during term time. For more information, contact Mita Shah.

Highlights from the Move and Connect event:
Here are some photos from the event. You can see other highlights of the event on our Facebook page.