Center to host preview of new Zumba Gold, belly dance classes

The Sebastopol Area Senior Center will host a preview of its new Zumba Gold and belly dance classes at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 in the Rotary Room in the Senior Center. The presentation will be led by instructor TerriAnne Guiterrez for Sirens Studio at Subud Hall in Sebastopol.

TerriAnne is a well known belly dance instructor in the Bay Area, has been a featured dancer at some of the top Middle Eastern clubs in the San Francisco, and has performed for the local Arab community at weddings, parties and special events.

She is a popular teacher of dance, presenting workshops at, Tribal Fest, Tribal Fusion Faire, Winter Moon, North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar, Rakkasah, and many more. She is also the director of award winning, international dance company, Troupe Joweh R.A.W. which has been voted, “Best Performing Dance Company” in Sonoma County for the past three years in a row.

Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for anyone needing low-impact exercise due to age, size or other health issues and is perfect for seniors, beginners and women during pregnancy.

Movements are designed to increase flexibility, coordination, balance, range of motion and strength. Zumba Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves that includes a medley of dance styles, such as merengue, cha-cha, cumbia, belly dance, rumba, tango and salsa. Zumba Gold breaks these dances down to address the anatomical and biomechanical needs of active older adults, unconditioned beginner, or pregnant mother.

Each class will be presented in six-week sessions. Zumba Gold and belly dance classes will be held at Sirens Studio in Subud Hall, located at 234 Hutchins Ave., Sebastopol.

Beginning Belly Dance will take place Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. starting Sept. 22.

Zumba Gold is scheduled for Fridays, beginning Sept. 18, at 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, starting Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. and Thursdays, starting Sept. 23, at 11 a.m.

Chair Zumba will be held at the Sebastopol Area Senior Center, located at 167 N. High St., Sebastopol. The classes will take place on Tuesdays from 2-2:45 pm. Drop-ins welcome.

The cost for six-week sessions is $48 for Wisdom Counts members and $60 for non-members.

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