Akoma is the Twi/Akan word for heart in Ghana. It is also one of Adinkra symbols of the Akan people of the same country, where Akoma® African Dance Fitness creator and founder Rita Cohen was born. This one hour class is broken into two parts: dance class type drilling of moves in the first half, followed by a half hour of choreographed routines. From traditional to Afrobeats, it's Afro FUN!
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Classes are for all levels, taught by Rita Cohen
Come dance and burn calories for an exhilarating experience! You burn hundreds of calories in one hour while moving your body to international rhythms with fitness variations that'll get your heart pumping and your spirits soaring!
This new interactive 6 week session will introduce you to the culture, history, and traditional AND current dance rhythms of Africa!
A half hour of exercises created byRita Cohen to target your abs and glutes! Offered Mondays & Saturdays immediately after Zumba®. Please bring a Yoga mat.
A fun, non-stop interval fusion of the best of Pilates, Boxing, and Dance, that will push you past your limits and leave you feeling sleek, sexy, and powerful! *Please bring your own mat! Weighted Piloxing® gloves may be purchased from the instructor for $25.
I <3 Afrobeats!
Why should only adults have all the fun? Now, kids can join in the Zumba® party, too! Whether through Young Audiences VA or directly, Rita can come to your child's school to teach Zumba® Kids after school! Interested? Send an Email!
G2: Glutes & Guts
A high intensity interval training type class that has NO DANCING - perfect to do with your husband/boyfriend! Every move is synchronized to the music, using your own body weight to get stronger and BURN CALORIES! Please bring a Yoga mat.
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Akoma® African Dance Fitness
You get the same exhilarating international rhythms, but actually burn a few more calories because you add weights* or Toning Sticks* to get your arms toned! *Zumba® Toning sticks can be purchased from the instructor OR you can bring your own (no more than 3 lbs per hand)! No weights/sticks needed for your very first class!