Village Games Looks for High Peak Zumba Instructor, High Peak Radio

23rd May 2011


Listen to interview on High Peak Radio with Clare Limb, Deda Dance Development Manager about this fantastic new dance craze.

The Community Sports Trust is looking for a qualified Zumba instructor to teach classes in the High Peak as part of the Derbyshire Village Games project.

The Village Games’ aim is simple – we want people of all ages and abilities in villages across the county to get active.  We have a team of seven officers working all over Derbyshire.

Village Games Project Manager, Hayley Lever says: “Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired dance fitness class.  It’s proved really popular in villages like Crich and Bolsover and we’d like to give people in the High Peak a chance to have a go”.  

Clare Limb is the Dance Development Manager at the Déda Arts Centre in Derby (  She programmes Zumba classes and also takes part in classes in her home village of Crich.  Clare says:  “It’s part dance, part fitness craze that’s taken the world by storm.  It started as exercise to Latin music like salsa but as it’s gone on it’s developed into a world dance styles in a fitness class.  You might do Bangra and Bollywood mixed in with cowboy line-dancing and salsa so it’s a real fusion of styles.  But predominantly it’s about having fun – it’s the atmosphere that makes people come back.  You don’t need a partner.  You can make friends and have a laugh with people you meet.” 

Clare adds:  “Some of the claims are that it can burn up to a thousand calories an hour – but I’ve yet to do that!  It does get your heart going and you break out into a sweat but it’s fun at the same time.  It’s very accessible.  All you need is a pair of trainers and some exercise clothes.  The strap line is ‘Join the Party’ so it’s about an uplifting experience.  You don’t need to be a dancer or even to have been to an exercise class before – it’s about joining in.  There’s no correct way to do it.  It’s about following the instructor and enjoying the moment.”  

Village Games Zumba class in Amber Valley
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High Peak Village Games Officer Emma Beswick says:  “To teach Zumba you do need to have done a training course which you need to apply for through Zumba UK.  If you have a licence and are interested in taking classes in the High Peak we’d love to hear from you.”

For more information call Emma on 07909 443 043 or email


Notes to Editors

The Community Sports Trust is a not for profit Community Interest Company. Our vision is of communities where people of all ages and interests take part and compete in sport and recreation opportunities. Communities will have strong sustainable sports infrastructure with high quality volunteers, coaches and leaders.

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