It's almost here!!
Rehearsing for the NYU Faculty Concert has been an amazing CHALLENGE but beautiful experience thus far.
I am so excited to be in "Kikankane" alongside so many talented dancers and musicians and choreographer Alfdaniels Mabingo!
It will be an amazing dance experience!
Let this be a concert you don't miss!
INDEED it is that time of year again where we raise money for a cause! On May 31st we will be raising money for Soaringwords, a non-profit based in NYC who helps bring joy and healing to hospitalized children. As an intern with this organization it has been a pleasure to see "behind the scenes" work that CEO and Founder Lisa and the Soaringwords core team do. The organization has accomplished SO MUCH and I am proud to be one of the many Zumba instructors raising money for them!
Check out this video and their website Soaringwords.org to learn more about the amazing and inspiring work they do!
A new year is upon us and I cannot help but think about how grateful I am for all of the people who have crossed my path. In January 2014, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Uganda through NYU's Global Programs. The class is called Community Building through Teaching, Creating, Performing: Dance Education in Uganda. Taught by the amazing Deborah Damast (NYU) and equally astounding Ugandan teachers from Mekerere University, those two and a half weeks were the best experiences of my life. The first week we had the opportunity to learn traditional Ugandan dance and song and lesson plan in small teams, the second week we delivered our lessons to over 60 children! Although it is difficult to say every detail of this amazing experience I do want to share that the talent and creativity of these children was amazing to see. In Uganda I learned that dance is a form of cultural expression, showing their histories through movement. Dance is also a tool for social change, where many of the children who may be orphaned or have had very tough life experiences have the opportunity to smile and show their talents, through dance. Learning and sharing the love of dance is something they could be proud of and the deep connection with dance to that aspect of their lives was so amazing to see. At the end of the learning experience we had the opportunity to perform at the National Theater in Kampala, Uganda (their version of Carnegie Hall). In front of a packed house kids, adults, and members of the community from all over came to see all of us perform. It was absolutely an amazing feeling to share what we learned and created together with the community. Now that I have returned to NYC, I am still working on making sense of where this experience fits into my life. One thing I do know is that my direction will be strong in the pursuit of dance and community building.
Beginning December 14th, a new Shape Up NYC instructor Celeste will be taking over the sizzling Saturday classes at noon!! Please join Celeste because the party will NOT stop!!
I want to take this time to say a HUGE Thank
you to my McCarren Zumba Family in Brooklyn. It has been an absolute
pleasure to Zumba with all of you for an entire year. I am so lucky to
have you all in my lives as sources of strength and carefree
fun. We have done more the past year than just exercise through dance,
we have grown into a beautiful caring community. Much love to everyone!
Happy holidays everyone!!
Wow, so after a few days of recovery from all of the Zumba madness last Saturday I would like to say a great big THANK YOU to everyone;
our guest instructor Fiona for sharing her talents, volunteers,
participants, donors, roommates and all who have been supportive of the
McCarren Park Party in Pink Zumbathon for Breast Cancer Research!! As a community we raised an incredible $707 for the cause!!!! The
event was off the chain and it truly could not have happened without all
Words can't fully describe how grateful I am for all of your support leading up to and after the event. This weekend we showed that as a community, we can truly make a difference to benefit of others. Let's keep it up!
Until the next party...keep on dancing!!
Much Love, Tacia
*By request, donations are accepted in person via cash, check until this Friday, 10/25. If you need a receipt for tax purposes, please email me at Tacialeanne@gmail.com*
The purpose of this fundraiser is to bring together the local community to raise money for breast
cancer prevention research. For the last three years Zumba® instructors have hosted Party in Pink
first medical research grant which will be used to fund research on breast cancer prevention.
Between August 1st and October 31st their goal is to raise $1,000,000. This is an opportunity not
only to promote a healthy local community but also to raise money for a life changing cause.
To learn nore about the Zumba Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention click below.
JOIN US for two hours of Zumba® with a special GUEST INSTRUCTOR! Bring your family, friends, and colleagues and encourage them to donate. Donations are accepting online and at the door. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the start of the event. Don't miss out on this fun event! Hope to see you there!
Go to: www.zumbafundraiserwithtacia.eventbrite.com for more information!
Ordering shirts THIS SUNDAY 10/6 so you can have your own Zumba Party in Pink Gear!! Like and comment if you are interested in buying a shirt!! $5 for each shirt purchased will be donated to our fundraising goal!
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL (Fit sightly loose)
Let me know if you would like a shirt! I will buy only a few extras
...and don't forget to buy your ticket or donate here: www.zumbafundraiserwithtacia.eventbrite.com
To purchase, click on the link above....... you can choose sizes on the website.
For the last three years Zumba® instructors have hosted Party in Pink Zumbathons® and have raised over $3 million worldwide. This year, Zumba® has received their first medical research grant which will be used to fund research on breast cancer prevention. Between August 1st and October 31st their goal is to raise $1,000,000. This is an opportunity not only to promote a healthy local community but also to raise money for a life changing cause.
YOU will be the first to know when I secure a date and location, I will be sure to update this site. Until then, go to the connect page to add yourself to my mailing list!
For more information about Party In Pink™ and The Zumba® Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention, go to this website: http://www.zumba.com/en-US/partyinpink
Need an end of the week pick me up? Join me at the McCarren Park Track for Fit Fridays at 7pm! This is a new independent class for all of you to enjoy. Your first class is free and after that each class is $5 so bring friends and family. The outdoor class is located across the street from the McCarren Park Play Center (776 Lorimer St.) between Lorimer St. and Driggs, nearest the racquet ball courts.
Be sure to bring some water, a towel and jacket. Classes will be held weekly as long as weather permits.
Zumba Sentao(TM) demo 7:30pm on Tuesday at Lucille Roberts, Kings Highway!
I am now a licensed Zumba Sentao instructor! If you have never heard of Zumba Sentao, check out my "What to Expect" tab in the top-right corner of this page, read the description, and watch the video. Keep checking this website for more information on classes, I can't wait to share this specialty with you!