Since Sep 2010


Lower Impact Zumba Gold makes it possible for almost EVERYONE to Zumba! Whether you have excess pounds, excess years, an extra left foot, or just prefer a gentler workout, you'll love this version of Zumba dance-fitness. It's my absolute favorite way to Zumba, and I'll get you moving at a pace that is easy but exhilarating!   We enjoy the same great Latin & International vibes, and the same great health benefits like improved energy, coordination, cardio, tone, balance, and flexibility!

Often mistaken for the Olympic pinnacle of Zumba difficulty, Zumba Gold is actually the most foundational level of Zumba. You might like to think of it as
Zumba 101  or Zumba Lite, a great place to start your Zumba experience - loosen up, find your Zumba legs, and get your booty shakin'!

You don't need to be a twenty-something to Zumba with me!  But you will see some younger participants who are returning to fitness after illness, injury, or childbirth. Along with mothers and daughters, siblings, and spousal duos who value it as a way to stay active together. We are a diverse group of ages and abilities!

I emphasize personalized classes that average 15-25 participants, so you won't be lost in the crowd of a mega-class.  We can't wait to welcome you to one of our fun, friendly groups, where you can drop in anytime! Have a Zumba-riffic day!

Betsy 101
No fat to thin transformation story here.  Just a dedicated soccer Mom (more accurately, lacrosse - and every other activity known to overachieving families!) whose "helicopter" nearly crashed and burned approaching midlife. Building upon years of Ballroom, Latin and Swing dancing, and a lifetime interest in health and wellness, I discovered ZUMBA, and want to share the joy and energy with you!

Formerly an Advertising Executive, Marketing Assistant, stay-at-home Mom, and more recently a Paralegal student, I relate to all sorts of people and enjoy teaching in a variety of settings from Churches to Colleges, as well as Dance, Fitness, Senior, Convention, and Cancer Support Centers.

Zumba helps me to de-stress and feel positive, and the low-impact level makes it easy to maintain weight, cardio, coordination, and tone without compromising joints! Despite suffering from rheumatoid arthritis as a young adult, I now hope to be dancing for the rest of my life!

In addition to Zumba Gold  & Toning specialty certifications, I hold a Bachelor of Business degree from Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), and American Heart Association CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers.

Starting our own "Spring Training" with a Zumba Fitness After-Party in celebration of  The Baltimore Orioles' Opening Day! (They won! And we will too!) Click Photos Tab for more pics in the O's Opening Day Album.

St. Paddy's Day is a great excuse to "go green" and add a little Leprechaun foolery to our workout! We enjoyed Shaking our Shamrocks with an Irish reel!
Click Photos tab for more pics in the St. Patrick's 2018 Album.

Party Heart-Valentine ZUMBA! 

Taking Zumba to The Great Wall of China! 


ZUMBAFRICA ~ Learning to Dance Botswana-Style! Check out this hilarious video from my trip! -------------->

After having my booty kicked in Tiyapo's Zumba class! 100% full intensity at 100 degrees in Gaborone, Botswana - with zero air-conditioning! But 100% fun! Also enjoyed showing them a few of our dances! Click the 'Photos' Tab at the top to see more pics!


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* Can't get enough dancing? Take it a step further and get started with all styles of partner dancing! My best recommendation for classes and social dances is The Friday Night Swing Dance Club in Towson, Md.

* Dr. Mary Ann Ley of Achieve Wellness in Timonium, gets my wholehearted recommendation for chiropractic care, especially after sudden and debilitating lower back pain nearly ended my Zumba career.  After only two adjustments I was dancing again!  Her amazing diagnosis? My feet! A simple shoe insert under one heel will correct a .25 mm difference in leg length! She's offering 50% off the first visit for new clients, so ask me if you'd like a coupon.

Meeting the "Boss", the amazing Beto Perez, Zumba's founder, at the Instructor Convention in Orlando!   More photos in the Gallery!

Joy Prouty, the incredible lady who pioneered Zumba GOLD.  What a privilege to take her MasterClass!  This former Rockette is still rockin' it!

ZUMBA has concluded for vacation season and the refinishing of our beautiful Towson Legion floor. Please join us when classes resume onTuesday AUGUST 28th & Thursday AUGUST 30th!

TUESDAYS 6 p.m. & THURSDAYS 6 p.m. @ Towson American Legion, 125 York Rd., Towson, MD 21204. Driveway is just south of Towsontown Blvd. next to Papa John's Pizza/Dunkin' Donuts. Plenty of free, safe parking! Join us in the big, beautiful Ballroom with easy-on-the-knees maple floor!
See Weather Policy on FAQ's Page.

See us featured in THE TOWSON TIMES on February 22, 2017! Link to the full article:

 FREE Zumba Gold sample classes at the Athleta store in Towson were great fun! Stay tuned for more Upcoming Events.
Coming Soon:
NEW Zumba Gold TONING Classes!


  • Zumba® Basic 1Zumba® Basic 1
    Licensed to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba Gold®Zumba Gold®
    Licensed to teach Zumba Gold®.
  • Zumba in CircuitZumba in Circuit
    Licensed to teach Zumba® in the Circuit classes.