Keep fit the zumba way

Carol Hammond
Carol Hammond

A DANCE teacher has revealed plans to bring zumba dancing to a younger generation.

Carol Hammond, who runs her own studio in Dalton Street, Hartlepool, will launch official Zumb-Atomic classes for children on Thursdays from the start of September.

Children aged from three to seven can attend sessions from 6.15pm to 6.45pm while youngsters aged from eight to 12 can come along from 6.45pm to 7.30pm.

Zumb-Atomic is a programme aimed at creating fun and healthy ways of dancing for children so that they exercise and get fit while enjoying themselves.

It also helps children to develop skills such as co-ordination, balance, teamwork and discipline.

Carol, who is a licensed zumba instructor, said: “We already run zumba classes for adults but the children that we already have on our books so they want to have a try, so there is already some interest there.

“But I want to take it further than just the children in the school. I am hoping that children from all over town will want to get involved.

“I would love to get a lot of interest in this as there are too many children who just sit in front of games consoles or televisions. They really need to be getting mobile.”

The sessions will run each Thursday from the first week in September at the Carol Hammond Dance Studio in Dalton Street.

The classes are an adult-free zone with parents having their own classes on the same evening from 6.30pm in the studio’s main ballroom.