i-Marbella Dance Marathon Zumba Instructor Mónica Casado Gómez26-09-2014
Spanish origin Mónica Casado Gómez (38) is an amazing professional dancer, dance teacher, pilates instructor and she also has a degree in Art history. She will be one of our Zumba instructors for the i-Marbella Dance Marathon next Tuesday 30 September 17:00 in Puente Romano Tennis Club.
1. How did you start dancing?
According to I was told.. In the same natural way I started walking!; As a child I was dancing all the time, so I started my classical ballet studios first, and then, modern & lyrical dance, Funky, latin dance... And I made a professional career performing all those styles in television, musicals and dance companies in Madrid, Mónaco, Lebanon, Brazil and Argentina.
2. Where have you studied?
I started my studies in Málaga, in El Real Conservatorio de Música y Danza (classical), and in "La Central de Danza y teatro", then I went to London to study in Pineaple Studios and Dancework Studios; in Madrid I continued with some masters such us Richard Pierlon(N.Y), Mauro Mosconni (Italy)), Briant Baldwin (L.A), Vinatha Sreraamkumar (India) etc...
3. How did you start teaching dancing? And where have you taught/or are teaching now?
I started teaching in Madrid in "The Dance Factory" school of dance, and from there I kept teaching at the Victor Ullate Dance School, at "Performance" school of dance, "El horno", "Alma de la Riva School of Performing Arts" and making workshops such as in "Rosa Founaud school of Dance", teaching semi-professionals, beginners or children.
4.How do I find zumba?
It happened while teaching modern jazz: I realized some people at class had problems with the exigence of the technique (because they didn´t have previous studies, or not so young etc) but they had the grace to dance. So I though it could be nice to do classes a bit more liberating and funny, keeping my own background as a dancer but adding a cardiovascular workout.
5. What is the diference with Booiaka or other styles?
Well, actually they are "friend-styles" and similar. It´s up to you choosing the style and the teacher that best fits you. The great idea (or what I do in my zumba DANCE class) is to be available to dance different styles of music and overtime....perform choreographies.
6. What does dancing mean to you?
It´s the most honest way to express myself; the most effective way to reach happiness. (sorry if I look like Billy Eliot)
7.Why should people come to the dance marathon? Or if they're a bit intimidated what would you tell them?
People have to come for several reasons: Perhaps you will find out you would like to dance, and if you know it, you can find a teacher or style you like and because...we will have fun!
Join us for the fun and sporty i-Marbella Dance Marathon Tuesday, 30 September 17:00 in Puente Romano Tennis Club court where we will dance two hours and will learn the fun Zumba, Booaiak, Bowka styles! And don’t be intimidated if you have never tried them, they are very easy and are suitable for women and men. This is not a competition, this is an event to burn calories, whiles smiling! It will be fun :)
Presale tickets: €10
On the door: €15
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Marathon lasts two hours - 18:00-20:00
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