Wow, what an amazing month! What can I say but except that I am surrounded by wonderful friends, colleagues and an even more amazing Zumba community that helped raise money to give to Hogar San Pedro, an organization located in Chosica, Peru who are dedicated in helping children and adults of all ages with special needs and who have been abandoned by their caretakers.  All the residents and staff members were so happy and thankful for the good works we all participated in.

First and foremost, the event was a big success!  Special thanks to Kathy Fontaine who opened up her studio for us to dance in and burn up a sweat.  All the instructors (Alisa, Sandra, Janina, Gabriela, Aryan, Javier and Tamara) did an amazing job and showcased all their different styles and genres that kept the party going for 2 hours.  I seriously could not have done it without this team.  And a very special thanks to all the participants who donated and made my birthday celebration an event to remember.

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Now for Hogar San Pedro.  Located in Chosica, Peru which turned out to be a 2.5 hour drive from Lima, Peru.  My cousin Tito (who is more like my brother) and his wife, Susana, along with my niece, Xiomara, and 6 month old nephew, Luigi, drove us in the heat and traffic to our final destination.  Once we arrived, we were greeted by the staff members who have dedicated over 30 years of their lives in helping and taking care of its residents.

After a delicious lunch (Spaghetti & Meat Sauce along with Papa a la Huancaina, a Peruvian staple), the staff introduced us to all the residents.  I honestly thought I would be crying the whole time, but every face I met smiled no matter what condition they suffered.  I realized my husband and I were there to make them smile, to love them and give them hugs.  With hardly no family to visit them, the fact that visitors from the United States came to visit was exciting and something for them to look forward to.  They all have a special place in my heart now and think about all of them since my return home.

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Thank you again to all who made this long-time dream of mine happen.  I do plan on continuing to hold events and raise money for this organization and hopefully visit again.  With about 20 adults and 9 children, this organization will need help to continue providing for the rest of their lives.  Let’s see what the future has in store ❤️

You are cordially invited to my birthday celebration on Friday, September 21st starting at 7 pm at JK Dance Fitness Studio in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Join me along with my amazing fellow instructors Kathy Alba Fontaine, Alisha Caesar, Aryan Demaret, Vallejo Javier, Janina Johnson, Gabriela Alegre & Sandra Fuller.

I’m also happy to announce our Special Guest Instructor of the night, Tamara Roy from Miami, owner of Nago Academy Miami LLC and former Miami Heat dancer, dancing with us for the 1st time at JK Dance Fitness Studio.

MONEY RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO HOGAR SAN PEDRO IN LIMA, PERU (My husband and I will be hand-delivering the funds to the organization)

ABOUT HOGAR SAN PEDRO:
Hogar San Pedro is a non-profit charitable work of the dedicated to the care and recovery of children and adults with limited economic resources, special needs and severe health conditions who have been abandoned by their caretakers.

For more information, please visit their website: Hogar San Pedro Facebook Page

Pre-Sale Tickets $15
$20 at the door
PAYPAL ONLY to zule@zzevallos.com
PAYPAL LINK >>>> https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Z6BBCNQZWE7C4

Hope to see you there!

 

For the first time ever, Fly Girl with Lisa Marie is coming to Miami, Friday, February 23rd at Nago Academy in Miami.

What is Fly Girl?  Who remembers watching “In Living Color” on TV wishing you were one of the dancers who called themselves the Fly Girls.  And let’s face it, the hip hop music they danced to, til this day, is your favorite style of hip hop to get down to.  This is where Jennifer Lopez got her big break as a professional dancer and still the fly-est girl we know in the entertainment industry.

Lisa Marie brings your inner Fly Girl and breaks down dance moves that takes you back to the 90s and beyond.  All the music we sang and danced to what made the 90s such an amazing era in street dance.

And the best news is that you don’t have to be a professional to enjoy this event! Lisa Marie is known to make dance moves simple, easy and fun while working up a sweat.  So grab your girlfriends, and even your guy friends (who said guys weren’t fly?) and don’t miss Fly Girl with Lisa Marie in Miami!


Fly Girl with Lisa Marie – Miami:

When:  Friday, February 23, 2018

Time:  7:00 pm Registration/ 730-9:00 pm Class/ 9:00-9:30 pm Meet & Greet

Where: Nago Academy Miami, 2556 NE 189th Terrace, Miami, FL 3318 (http://www.nagomiami.com/)

Cost: Presale $25/ Door $30
VIP tickets $35 – includes Fly Girl tee-shirt ($25 value), early admission, front row access, and exclusive pics!

Lisa Marie Website: http://www.lisamarie.tv/

It’s that time of year again!  Join us for the 2nd Annual Best of Zumba 2017 at Upload Fitness (formerly know as Pivotal Fitness) in Fort Lauderdale!

A full-hour of dance-fitness fun with Zumba’s best songs of 2017!!

FREE Complimentary class for non-members. Just let the front desk know you are attending the Best of Zumba and you are good to go.

Last year was a lot of fun… Let’s end the year again with great music, dance fun, and saying good-bye to 2017 with a bang!

 

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MOVE TO GIVE – A Special birthday Zumba Event at the one and only Youfit Health Clubs (West Boca)

AND

MOVE TO GIVE MORE!!! Collecting items for the victims of Hurricane Harvey (both humans & pets)!!!

Please join these fabulous Zumba instructors as we come together and help as much as we can for TEXAS!!!

Donate to dance with us Monday, September 25th at 6 pm.  Just show the front desk your receipt of your donation (suggested $5 donation) and dance for a great cause!!! Enter “Youfit”  in the Company Name field and dance for a great cause!!!
UnitedWayHouston.org/flood/flood-donation

Want to do more?!?! I’ll be collecting items (see list on image below) now until September 25th!!! You can donate the item at any of the location & times listed or contact me to meet elsewhere

BIG THANKS TO YOUFIT FOR OPENING THEIR FACILITIES FOR A GREAT CAUSE!!!

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Thank you to everyone who donated and participated in this charity event for Peru.  We featured and danced to some classic Peruvian songs while bringing awareness of the Peruvian culture.

The money we raised will be donated to Americares Relief Fund for Peru who have been providing medical care, shelter and food for the displaced Peruvians cause by the Peru Floods of 2017.  A million thanks to you all!

Here are some pics from the event!

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You’re invited to BAILETON ZUMBATHON® Charity Event for Peru happening Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.  This is a 90 min Zumba® Charity Event dedicated to raising money for the displaced Peruvians who have lost their homes due to the devastating floods & mudslides that has killed many and destroyed thousands of homes.

100% Donations only event meaning you pay what you want to donate to Peru.

If you can’t attend but would still like to donate, please do so! Proceeds will be donated to Americares Relief Fund for Peru providing them medical care, food & clothing.

Get you ticket here>>> https://baileton-zumbathon-for-peru.eventbrite.com/

Donations will also be accepted at the door… SEE YOU THERE!!!

#UnidosPorElPeru

 

Thank you to everyone who came to the Best of Zumba 2016 class held at Pivotal Fitness in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, FL! It was great to see new new and old faces dancing to the best songs of 2016. It was a full class!!! Thank you to those who stayed after for the group pic.

Best of Zumba 2016 was such a success that it will now be an annual event so I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for us… until then we will keep dancing and having fun!

Zumba love!

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