On the first of February, Team MissMalini (along with more than 1200 others) got to be a part of history. We participated in India’s largest Zumba event – a masterclass with the creator of Zumba himself – Beto Perez, which was nothing short of a dance party phenomenon!
Beto is a world renowned fitness expert and has trained celebrities such as Shakira, Jackie Chan, Michelle Obama, Madonna and many more! Beto is the CCO/Co-Founder of Zumba Fitness, LLC. This sensational guy is the creative genius behind the ENTIRE Zumba program! Yup, we’re talking about the fitness formula that has swept through the entire globe and revolutionised the way millions of people think about exercise (and you’re going to see exactly what we mean!). Beto is also Shah Rukh Khan‘s Doppelganger (dimple and all). Just look!
The entire day was split into two. From 8am to 5pm – India’s largest Zumba instructor training was held – where 500 people became official Zumba Instructors licensed by Beto and Sucheta Pal (India’s only Zumba Education Specialist and Master Trainer) themselves! This was the very first time that a fitness training was conducted on such a large scale in India! Straight after, a VIP gathering took place where Beto, Sucheta, choreographer extraordinaire Shiamak Davar, Miss India 2014 Noyonita Lodh, actress Pallavi Shardha, dancer/choreographer Marzi Pestonji, the biggest fitness experts from Gold’s Gym, Talwalkars and MyGym were ALL present for drinks and bites! And what a gala time we had mingling with such talent!
Post our meet and greet, the master class was finally in session with Beto himself, Sucheta, Kass Martin (the international Zumba Presenter who is seen on the cover of Zumba Video Games and also stars in the Zumba DVDs), International Presenter David Velez and a few other Zumba experts from across the world! Infact, Shiamak Davar’s team kicked off the masterclass with some Zumba infused Bollywood which we absolutely LOVED!
WARNING: This video contains some highly contagious beats and moves. You’re going to want to dance along after watching.
Can’t say we didn’t warn you! Lucky for you, we have MissMalini’s very own Bollywood Dance Classes! All you have to do is watch, learn and put those moves to use! So far we have Arjun and Sonakhshi teaching us a few steps from their movie Tevar AND Varun Dhawan showing us his current fave dance steps.
Pix: Teena Khan for MissMalini