What Happens When Two Dance Powerhouses Join Forces?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been surfing the web and found yourself watching one (or 100) of those amazingly viral dance videos set against a big red wall. Like this Ed Sheeran one? Whether you knew it or not, you were watching the work of uber-talented dancers from Millennium Dance Complex (aka, MDC Dance) – the powerhouse dance studio in LA where performers like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Jennifer Lopez have danced. If you’re a fan of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, then you’ve seen plenty of MDC choreographers showing off their moves for the TV competition. Basically, MDC is the place where dance dreams come true and where anyone can feel like a dance pro.

So, what would happen if Hollywood’s hottest dance studio joined forces with global dance-fitness leader Zumba? Only one word comes to mind: magic. We couldn’t let this idea live solely in our imaginations, so we set out to see what MDC and Zumba could bring to life.

Introducing #ZUMBAxMDCDANCE. This is a world where dance expression and dance fitness collide to bring you infinite reasons to get up and move. Famed MDC choreographers Kenny Wormald, Willdabeast Adams, and Brinn Nicole teamed up with Zumba Instructors Mauricio Camargo, Cat Chiemelu, Dahrio Wonder, and special guest Kreesha Turner to take popular songs we know and love from Zumba class and inject some MDC flair into the choreography. It’s all about feeling inspired by the music, expressing yourself from the inside out, and working up a sweat in the process.

Anyone can dance – you just have to let the music move you and have some fun! Each week, we’ll release a new #ZUMBAxMDCDANCE choreography collaboration to inspire you to hit up a Zumba class and start expressing yourself.

Be sure to check ZLife often and follow @zumba on IG and FB for exclusive content, including behind-the-scenes videos featuring each of our MDC celebrity dancers. Want to join the movement? Share your favorite moves using #ZUMBAxMDCDANCE and you’ll have the chance to win a Zumba® Cruise for two and be featured on @zumba and @mdcdance social channels! 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited by law. Contest runs from September 25, 2017 through October 15, 2017.  You must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry to be eligible.   Employees and family members of employees of Zumba Fitness, LLC and Zumba Fitness-Europe, B.V. are not eligible.  To enter, share your videos on social media, showing your favorite dance moves and include the #ZUMBAxMDCDANCE and tag @zumba. One (1) Grand Prize winner will win two (2) tickets (one room, double occupancy) aboard the 2018 Zumba® Cruise (Includes the Cruise tickets only (room to be selected by Zumba in its sole discretion) and EXCLUDES taxes, gratuities, port fees as well as any travel or other expenses incurred by the Grand Prize Winner and/or his or her guest in traveling to and from the departure point of the 2018 Zumba® Cruise). Visit www.zumba-cruise.com for details concerning the 2018 Zumba® Cruise.  The winner will be randomly selected through an App called Contest Capture.  Winner will be announced on October 20, 2017 via social media messaging.  Chances of winning depend on the number of entries. Prize is non-transferable and is not redeemable for cash. If the prize cannot be awarded for any reason, Zumba reserves the right to substitute, if possible, that prize with another prize of equal or greater value.  The winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with the receipt and/or use of the prize.


Susan Perez

Susan Perez is the Managing Editor of the ZLife blog and you can usually find her getting her sass on to Beyonce's 'Formation' in Zumba class; other loves include eating popcorn while watching 'The Voice', singing [really badly] at the top of her lungs while driving, and wearing red lipstick.



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