Hi! I am Heather Dabbs, the Director and Instructor of the Zumba program at Elite Dance. The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked.
Zumba® Fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life!
The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got a Zumba® class! Bring a water bottle, a towel and be prepared to shake your way to being fit. Elite Zumba classes are in a fun and relaxed atmosphere…some even say it’s like being at a party with friends! Remember, your first class is always free at Elite. Hope to meet you soon!
Tonya Cardente is RYT-500. She has been actively practicing yoga since 2009 after many years of an on again and off again love affair with the mat. Her teaching style focuses on classical modalities of yoga showcasing the spiritual dimension of yoga, the physical discipline of asana, and pranayama practices. She is holds certifications in yoga life coaching, pastoral counseling, yoga therapy, yin yoga, advanced hands on assisting, and yoga education.
Tonya is a passionate yogini for the integration of mind, body, and spirit. She believes that the connection is the heart of practice and offers her students a personal experience towards discovering and exploring both stability and power. Grateful for the deposits by many gifted and seasoned teachers along the path of her yogic journey, Tonya remains inspired by Mary Paffard, Angela Farmer, Ganga White, Phillip Urso, and Shiva Rae. The path of a Sevador remains heavy on her heart. Reaching out to serve and uplift all of humanity is her personal expression of devotion to the Creator. This is paramount in both her life and practice.
“I am a passionate torch bearer”. There is nothing “little” about the light that shines deep within each one of us! It’s all about big love and bright light. My heart for teaching is that you find your flow aglow. Burn bright, shine far, penetrate the dark! Om Sweet Om. Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.”