Your first class

Before you come to your first class, here is some information you should know:

PROOF OF VACCINATION

… will be required at this time as per public health orders for adult group fitness classes with a BC Vaccine Card plus government-issued photo ID prior to entering the studio.  With your permission, this will be a one-time requirement. (I am fully vaccinated.) 

THIS IS DANCE FITNESS

No dance experience required.  No natural rhythm required.  Moves are no impact and easy on the knees with smooth transitions.  This is an exercise class disguised as a dance party where you move, groove, and shake it at your own pace to international rhythms. 

Zumba Gold® is a kinder, gentler version of Zumba® fitness, designed for those of us who can’t move the way we used to.  While based in Latin rhythms, the playlist will take you around the world. 

Coming in 2022 is a new dance fitness format based on the rhythms of the South Pacific and Caribbean islands.  Stay tuned.

THIS IS ME

I am a young senior with a sports background.  From aerobics to boxing to ice hockey to skiing, I was a sports enthusiast until a ski injury at 15.  The injury led to 2 knee operations before I graduated high school, then degenerative osteoarthritis and a rare inflammatory disease.  A knee replacement at 50 gave me back a lot of my mobility, and Zumba Gold® put fitness back in my life.  I will have to deal with the inflammatory disease for the rest of my life.  I dance because it’s fun, I can, and I must (staying active minimizes the effects of my inflammatory disease). 

I understand the limitations of injury and aging and know that as long as we keep moving, it doesn’t matter if it’s graceful, on beat, or a little funky. 

CLASS SIZES ARE LIMITED

… for fun and safety. Although restrictions have been lifted, I have made the decision to maintain smaller classes to give you room to move about freely.  This size limit (12) allows at least 7 sq meters per person.

REGISTRATION AND SIGN-IN

…via email is required before your first class and annually thereafter.

You will receive a “Fit to Participate” questionnaire at your first class, to be completed and returned at or before the next class. Completion is required annually.

Prior to each class you will have to “sign in.” Monthly passholders have a choice to do this via email or in-person. Punch cardholders choosing to sign in in-person will have to let me know in advance of intent to attend, to hold a spot. (No-shows, without 24-hour advance cancellation, will lose a punch.) Drop-ins must sign-in via email.

PAYMENT

Noncontact prepayment is preferred via e-transfer. Cash will be accepted prior to class.

RATES ARE AFFORDABLE

…and the same for all classes.  A monthly commitment of $45 guarantees you a spot on the dance floor. With limited class sizes, the number of monthly passes available is limited to 8. Have an irregular schedule, punch cards (5 ($25), 10 ($40), or 20 ($60)) offer great per class rates but don’t guarantee you a spot. Can’t commit, pending space availability, the drop-in rate is $7 per class. 

NEW ENTRANCE

Some renovations have been done to our host studio.  The new entrance is through the Dancer Entrance as the previous lobby has been converted into Innovate’s dancers’ retail outlet.  Classes are in Studio A, to the right when you exit the changing area.

SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Kiwa Dance Fitness complies with the prevailing public health orders in the Province of British Columbia and those of our host facility, Innovate Dance Arts. Please email if you are unsure of what those may be at the present time.

Note: At the current time based on EHS recommendations, CPR cannot be performed.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS

You should wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes with a smoother sole.  Please feel free to wear belly dance (jingle) hip scarves (they really boost your hip movements) or a pareo over your leggings (for a little island flair).  You should also bring a water bottle and towel.

Updated: March 27, 2022

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