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"The new full-throttle workout doing the mambo and the merengue across North America is turning exercise into a Latin American party.  Denise Galay is a mover and a shaker—literally. A member of the Mortal Coil Performance Society, the Vancouver resident can shimmy and swirl on stilts. She has taught and performed African, Brazilian, and Caribbean dance. But what's got her busting moves these days is Zumba, the latest fitness craze to sweep North America."

Denise in Alive Magazine

"Zumba instructor Denise Galay (zumbavancouver.ca) feels that the reason Zumba is so popular is because of its originality and the current popularity of dance shows on television. She states that the program is really a dance class disguised as a fitness class. But she is also quick to stress that there is no heavy choreography, and if you can shake your hips, then you can do a Zumba class." - Read more...


To welcome my son back from an adventure to South America and Antarctica, I planned a Latin-themed party for his friends and their parents. As a special surprise, Denise came and led a Zumba® session after dinner. We pushed back the chairs and sofas to transform my living room into an impromptu dance studio. Everyone had a wonderful time and nearly a year later people are still commenting on the memorable time they had learning Latin dancing-style moves without the pressure of following or leading a partner. I had worked for days on food for the party, but the dancing made the occasion, thanks to Denise's music, skill, and delightful way of involving everyone and making the dances seem easy. ~ Nancy-architect

Zumba® is absolutley THE MOST FUN I've ever had exercising. Ever. It doesn't actually feel like exercise, it feels like a fabulous dance party with the best DJ in town. Denise's energy is so infectious that I work my schedule around her class time. ~ Michelle, 40, consultant and mama