Ready, Set, ….

readyWe are happy to report that EG2 will be able to kick off this summer thanks to a grant
from the East of the River Family Strengthening Collaborative. The grant will allow guest instructors to teach tailored sessions in Zumba, yoga, stretching, walking, circuit training for kids to seniors residing in Ward 7. It will also provide T-shirts for the first few interested parties, water to stay hydrated during our workouts and even a gift card for the attendee who racks up the most classes with EG2.

We begin in August, so stay tuned right here for updates on our first fun gathering and interest session and following outdoor fitness sessions – right in your backyard! In the meantime, spread the word, tell your kids and tell your body its time to wake up!

Big thanks to the East of the River Family Strengthening Collaborative!

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I have studied and danced the styles of Afro-Cuban, modern, jazz, tap, ballet, liturgical dance and my latest feat: Zumba, merging all of what I’ve learned over decades of taking classes, and dancing professionally, and melding it into a fun fitness class for all levels. My earliest memory of being a “real” dancer was when I was age 9. No other kid showed up to ballet and tap class on this Saturday. Who knows why. But what I do know is that instead of canceling class and calling my parents to pick me up, my teacher, Mrs. Maia Watson, made sure to make use of those two hours she had alone with me. That was the first time I remember sweating. That was a tough day. My dance career high: when Carmen DeLavallade complimented my Horton-technique deep floor movement while studying dance at Howard University. I have performed at the African Marketplace and Cultural Faire (Los Angeles), Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Paladium, the Home of actor Ed Asner, Wilshire Ebell Theatre (Los Angeles), National Cathedral (Washington, DC), New York Avenue Presbyterian Church & more!

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