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Day 3 of ZINCON 2016

Posted on August 10, 2016 by under Events, Travel, Zumba.    

Of all of the trainings I’ve ever taken at ZINCON, I looked forward to Zumba Basic 2 with ZES Loretta Bates the most. Why? Because she is AMAZING!


The best part about the training is that she was assisted by two very talented people: ZES George Iu and ZES Michael Marmitte.


ZES Priscilla Mirabal from Oklahoma was there to help as well. Interestingly, Priscilla was the ZES who trained Loretta when she was licensed years ago.

In Basic 1, we learned the four basic rhythms: Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, and Reggaeton. In Basic 2, we learned six additional rhythms: Flamenco, Samba, Belly Dance, Soca, Tango, and Quebradita. We also learned about stylistic separation which is important for staying true to the unique flavor of each distinct rhythm.


Anyway, after a fabulous Basic 2 training, it was time for the prom night theme party. We ran into some of friends from Wichita: Abby, Crystal, and Gina.


I also ran into the fabulous Chuany who we met on the cruise back in January. She’s an instructor at Betsy and Beto’s studio.


For my prom outfit, I found an $8 dress from Goodwill which fit me perfectly. It’s a short dress so I didn’t have to worry about having to get it hemmed. I got a pair of silver Street Boss sneakers from to go with my dress. I also wore my ZINCON 2013 wristbands because the colors actually worked with my dress.


Here’s a look at the whole outfit. See, I wasn’t the only one wearing sneakers!


The craziest part about this next photo is not everyone attended the theme party.


This is just a fraction of the people at ZINCON. Andrea and I didn’t end up getting official prom photos because the lines at all of the photo stations were long. Even though there was more than one photo area, they all had long lines. Andrea and I did manage to find the lash and lip bar. That was fun. They gave us fake eyelashes and glitter lipstick. It reminded me of the face-painting booth at the ZIN Soiree in 2013. The theme that year was A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Here’s how we looked with our fake eyelashes, glitter lipstick, and jewels…


I had such a blast hanging out with Andrea at ZINCON. I’m so glad she could attend this year!

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