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Warriors Hafltime 1

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Battle at the Master Class 1/16 - Video

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Belly Dancing Video 1/18/11

Routines at Guicho and Alex Class, June 4, 2011


 

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Carnaval

June 1, 2013

Wow! Has it been a busy, Zumba filled time, with much more to come! I was lucky enough to participate with my dear Zumba friends, Tammy, Mia and a bunch of new Zumba friends in Carnaval last Sunday! We had a Zumba Float in the annual Carnaval Parade in the Mission in San Francisco. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN AND SO WORTH GETTING UP AT 5 IN THE MORNING FOR! My Little Honey Bunch had doubts. He didn't think I would get up. LOL! Here are a few shots from the day. My good camera is on the fritz so these are all iPhone shots.

We got there early to decorate the float (um, truck). Mia in the pink wig and Tammy. Kandi helping John up top.

Carnaval 2013

Mia with Claudia, who is putting on her game face.

Carnaval 2013

Mia wasn't the only one who wore a pink wig! Mimi did, too!

Carnaval 2013

So, the float behind us were Samba Dancers. The photographers were on them like white on rice.

Carnaval 2013

Um, yeah. That's why.

Carnaval 2013

Heeeellllloooooo! We're in the parade, too! We're fully clothed but we are here!

Carnaval 2013

It was the most awesomest fun EVER!

Carnaval 2013

Pure joy!

Carnaval 2013

It was a little sad to see how badly the Mission had deteriorated. I remember shopping at Leed's as a kid and it was all family oriented. Now the 16th Street BART station is literally a toilet.

Carnaval 2013

At the end of the parade I found these Yucateco's! Made me homesick for my dad's family.

Carnaval 2013

Headed home with Mia and Tammy. SUCH A FUN DAY! CAN'T WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR!!!!

Carnaval 2013


Events

June 1, 2013

There's a bunch of stuff going on in the Master Class world, benefiting worthy causes! Don't forget about the UFC Summer Blast (flyer below) on June 13th. I was asked to make the flyer for this one which I will be attending.

Zumba Flyers Master Class

I made this flyer, too, I will be participating in this one. It's sure to be loads of fun at Thayna and Emely's beautiful Zumba Studio!

Zumba Flyers Master Class

The flyer (which I also made) has not been sanctioned yet for this event so I'm not posting it to Facebook but it should be out there soon! Again, sure to be a blast! This is going to be held at the Senior Center in Concord. There will be a $200 gift card to the winning group routine! Also taken in to consideration will be the group name and theme. In addition, there will be a $100 gift card for the person who is the most transformed by Zumba! Bring your before and after picture and see if you are the winner!

Zumba Flyers Master Class

I'm sure there will be more! Stay tuned.


New Classes

June 1, 2013

In Shape

I am the new Zumba Gold sub at In Shape Concord! Best part is, I have a free membership to In Shape so I can attend the classes of Candi, Yanitza, Guicho, Sheyla and all the other In Shape instructors! Yippee! I'll be there on Tuesdays and Thursday at 10:15 am until June 11. Hope to see you there! You can always check out my current schedule on my Zumba Con Sabor Schedule Page or my Zumba Profile at rosystraka.zumba.com.


UFC Summer Blast

May 16, 2013

I created this flyer (isn't it cute?) for my friends over at UFC. The event is a fundraiser for STAND. The event is free with a donation item (click here for list) to members, guests and kids. I won't be attending as I will be teaching my regular class at Clayton Valley Dance Academy but I wanted to help promote this for my fellow Zumba Instructors and for STAND. (Aren't I so nice?) Also, if you've never tried U-Jam, you can see what that is all about!

Zumba Flyers


Affiliate Discount

May 9, 2013

Don't forget! When shopping at Zumba Dot Com, use my Affiliate Code: CONSABOR at checkout and receive 10% off of your Zumba Wear order!

Zumba Flyers Discount Code Affiliate


Gold Flyer

May 2, 2013

Here's a new flyer I made for my Zumba Gold class at 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport, Walnut Creek. The class has steadily grown each week and I'm very pleased with how it's going!

Zumba Flyers Gold

I also photoshopped it into this billboard at 3rd and Mission in San Francisco. I took the photo from our W Hotel room last Sunday. Cool, huh?

Zumba Flyer Mission and 3rd SF


Master Class and Gold

April 25, 2013

You can still get tickets to this master class! It's this Saturday, April 27. Wally, is the co-creator of Zumba and Beto's childhood friend. His wife Jaidy and Camilo are the headliners, but, many of our local talented Zumba Instructors will be on hand! Always a joy to see everyone and pick up everyone's positive energy! Although I'm on the bill, I will only be there in spirit as it is me and My Little Honey Bunch's wedding anniversary!

Zumba Flyers Master Class

On another note, I finished my 3rd Zumba Gold class at 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport in Walnut Creek. The first day, one day after they posted it, I only had 8 people. The next week it doubled and this week, even more came. Several ladies wanted to know if we could add more Gold classes!

Just to clarify what Zumba Gold is, as I had to do in class, it is not for 'old people'. Zumba Gold is lower impact Zumba Basic and is designed for the individual who needs to take it easier. It could be that you are just starting your fitness journey, no matter your age. You may have had an injury or illness. One woman said she had just gotten her hip replaced so this was perfect for her. If you've never been to a Zumba class before and just want to ease into it, this is a good choice as well. We also have chairs available for anyone who needs that extra assistance. YES, you can Zumba from a chair or your walker! You can also take it to a higher level if you're able. So come on down Mondays at 11:00 am, 2800 N. Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA.

I'm very pleased with how the class is going AND that my membership is now free! And thank you to Adrienne and Tammy for coming to my class! Having you there made my day!

Zumba Gold

And, my latest Rosy/Zumba artwork!

Zumba Flyers


The Great Calorie Drive

April 12, 2013

Zumba has a 'Calorie Drive' going to help end World Hunger. Getting fit has never been so easy – or so rewarding! Join The Great Calorie Drive™ now to June 30, 2013, and we’ll donate the calories* you shake off in a Zumba® class to people struggling with hunger around the world. That’s an average of 750 calories you can burn and donate per class!

You can learn more about it by clicking here.

Basically, you download the Zumba Fitness App to your SmartPhone or iPad.

Zumba Fitness App

Find your favorite classes and add them to your calendar.

Zumba Fitness App

Zumba Fitness App

Check in, Zumba, sweat and donate your calories!

Rosy at Clayton Valley Dance Academy


African Anteater Ritual

April 7, 2013

You know how in Zumba, you basically 'follow the leader/instructor'? You always tell your students to do everything you do. Sometimes they follow that to the letter. Like if you move a hair off of your face, they do too? It's just the nature of the beast.

Every once in a while, I come across a Zumba routine that is so out there, I can't help but think of this scene in 1987's Can't Buy Me Love with Patrick Dempsey (way cute movie, by the way). Cracks me the heck up. In this first clip, it shows how he 'learned to dance'. He was going to his first dance as a non-nerd and wanted to watch Bandstand to learn how to dance.

In this second scene, it shows how the whole thing unfolds and everyone follows his routine. Cracks me the heck up. But you know how easily amused I am.

That's my Zumba randomness for the day. Off to regular randomness and then to quit procrastinating and put my playlists together for tomorrow. I'm getting butterflies for my very first Zumba Gold class at 24 Hour Fitness. I hope they don't throw tomatoes at me! I hope I get there on time after my morning class at CVDA! I hope I know how to work the music gizmo....holy crud! I'm freaking myself out!

Deep breath, deep breath. By the way, click here for the schedule!


24 Hour Fitness

April 6, 2013

It's confirmed! I am starting a Zumba Gold class at the new 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport Club in Walnut Creek beginning Monday, April 8!

Send me your friends who are just beginning their fitness journey, people who need to take it easy due to injuries or illnesses, people who need to take it easy on their knees, people who want to 'ease' into Zumba, or even your granny with her walker!

24 Hour Fitness Zumba Schedule

 


10% Discount

April 6, 2013

Don't forget to shop using my Affiliate Code, consabor, for a 10% discount on Zumba Wear!

Zumba Discount Code


24 Hour Fitness

April 2, 2013

Doing the Happy Dance, Happy Dance, Happy Dance!

Let me back up a moment to tell you why. You see a couple of months ago, I was told that they wanted to add a Zumba Gold class at the new 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport in Walnut Creek. So I went and auditioned and was asked to take the next steps towards getting hired. I completed all the steps (paperwork) and there was a delay because of vacations, incomplete paperwork, etc.

Yesterday, on April Fool's day no less, I get an email that says congratulations and welcome to the team and in the same breath, "Can you sub a regular Zumba class in Moraga tomorrow morning?"

It was no April Fool's joke! I did sub the class in Moraga. Home now, Happy Dancing and on Cloud 9. I was a little nervous. Will they hate me? Will they walk out? Will anyone even show up because they knew it was going to be a sub?

At the very last minute this morning before I left, I decided to burn my play list to a CD, on the off chance they didn't have the correct cable for my iPod. Guess what? They didn't have a cable for my iPod! My last minute thinking came in quite handy and disaster avoided on my very first day at 24! (Hey instructors! Where do I get one of those cables???)

The class was small; there were only about 15 people there but we chatted and they were quite pleasant. I didn't know anyone and I don't have a posse for morale support so I was trying not to freak out. Here I am, not freaking out, trying the headset, which I ended up not using. I usually yell in my classes so I probably would have blown their ears out.

24 Hour Fitness Moraga

I welcome everyone and tell them that I am probably very different than what they are used, but no matter. The point is to burn calories and have fun doing it! My confidence builds, especially when you see the smiles on people's faces. You know they're enjoying themselves!

The pièce de résistance was at the end of class. Several people came up and complimented me on my choice of music, a couple asked where else I taught AND, as I was leaving, the girls at the front desk said, "Everyone said your class was really good!"

Happy dancing, happy dancing...la, la, la.

(By the way, I still don't have confirmation on the class at 24 Hour Fitness in Walnut Creek. And I just got an email that says I need to complete the trainings online through 24 Hour Fitness University. Ewww. School.)

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Events

April 2, 2013

I created this flyer for the upcoming Master Class with Wally, his wife, Jaidy, and Camilo.

Zumba Flyers

But they ended up making their own flyer below. I like it! Will have to 'borrow' their ideas.

Zumba Flyers

I am selling tickets to this event so contact me! Wally is ALWAYS fabulous!


 

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I created all but the DJ Francis and Party in Pink flyers on this page. I can create one for you, too! $50 for a flyer in your choice of format (.jpg, .png, .pdf) with a reasonable amount of edits. Will work for Zumba clothing.


Upcoming Events:

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Past Events:

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Zumba Celebration

Kim Anderson Priscila Sartori Flyer

Priscila Sartori Master Class

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DJ Francis Glow

Ailton Master Class

Zumba Brazil Flyer

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Master Class
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Sanctuary Flyer(I created the above flyer.)

Sanctuary Zumbathon
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Richmond Zumba Master Class
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Rosy Zumba Flyer
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Do you think my flyers can give someone an epileptic seizure? They're rather bright. And busy.

More flyers I created:

Mia, Bianca, Raquel

Alex and Guicho

Guicho

 

Suburbia, California

 

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