Dancing Derek (aka Derek Long) is a freelance dancing tutor, based in Co. Cork, Ireland.
Derek specialises in teaching Ballroom, Latin American, Modern and Classical Sequence dancing to people of all ages, fitness and abilities.
He also teaches a variety of Zumba Fitness classes to include Zumba fitness speciality programs – and can also help you with individual private tuition to ensure that your first Wedding Dance is memorable for all the right reasons!
Dancing Derek – mobile dance tutor Cork
I am Dancing Derek (a.k.a Derek Long) and I set up in April 2005 as a freelance mobile Ballroom Dancing Tutor.
“Dance isn’t something that can be explained in words; it has to be danced.”
I have always liked to dance but never attended any type of formal training as a child, However, as an adult, while attending college during September 2000, I tried a class in Ballroom dancing and was immediately hooked. It felt great to dance and I was pretty good at it too! Little did I know it was the beginning of what would become my “dance career”! Soon dancing became a passion and an integral part of my life, leading to lots of practice and social dancing.
To date, I have trained in Ballroom, Latin American, Classical (Old Time) Dancing and have received numerous certifications in Ireland and the United Kingdom including
- Associate International Dance Teachers Association(A.I.D.T.A.)
- Associate United Kingdom Alliance Teachers of Dancing (A.U.K.A)
Zumba®Fitness Cork Classes
I also trained as a Zumba®Fitness Instructor through the Zumba Academy and am currently licensed to teach:
- Zumba®Kids & Zumba®Kids Jr.
- Zumba®Toning including Zumba®Gold- Toning
- Zumba Sentao™
The Zumba Academy have aligned with the AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America), ACE (American Council on Exercise), IDEA (the world’s largest association for fitness professionals), SCW Fitness Education, Can-Fit-Pro (International Trade Show and Conference in Canada), and many top national and international fitness facility chains and organisations.
I teach people of all ages, fitness and ability. My mission is to get people on the dance floor. My hope is that marriages will be enhanced and singles will make a multitude of new friends. Everybody with any kind of an ear for music can dance, it might just take a little practice – that’s my firm belief. I have adapted a way that brings unconfident people to dance for the first time in their lives because of my patient manner and ability to make dancing look easy.
- First Wedding Dance Lessons for your big day are what I specialise in. Wow your guests with a special wedding dance routine to a song or dance of your choice.
- Don’t know what song to choose? Mobile dance tutor Cork with Dancing Derek can help you choose a special song and wedding dance routine that is memorable for all the right reasons
- For your first dance private tuition can be arranged (pending availability) to choreograph a tailor made routine to be as easy or creative as the couple wish. From Foxtrot to jive to Rumba to Cha Cha Cha and more….
Zumbacork.com Autumn Term Class Schedule
Tuesday Evening Class
Venue : Douglas Community School, Cleremount Avenue, Douglas, Cork
Zumba (r) Fitness –
Enrol by post from Monday 29th August 2022. By post: Enclosing details and fee to Adult Education Office, Douglas Community School, Clermount Avenue, Douglas, Cork
Note:- An email address must be provided.
Online enrolment. Go to dcscork.ie and follow the link to Adult Education!
Call (021) 4294201 during school office hours by with any questions you may have.
Course : Zumba® Fitness
Zumba Fitness is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and easy to follow steps to form a fitness party atmosphere.
While many of the types of dance and music featured in the program are Latin American inspired, classes can also contain everything from jazz to African beats to country to hip-hop, pop and more… No partner needed. Bring Water Bottle!
Time : 7.10-8.00pm
Course Length: 8 weeks
Start Date: Tuesday September 27th 2022
Enrolements queries will also be accepted during school office hours by calling (021) 4294201.
Why attend zumbacork.com classes as seen on http://dereklong.zumba.com ?
•While meditation is a good form of stress relief, Zumba Fitness, because you’re moving to the music, liberates yourself to feel the rhythms of pulsating latin beats & removes stress in doing so.
•The huge benefits gained through ZumbaCork Fitness Classes , are based both in physiology(your body) & psychology(your mind).
•Many people after their 1st class can’t believe that Zumba works so well for them & makes them look & feel brilliant. Moreover, with Zumba you feel comfortable, flexible & relaxed in your body, and gain the health benefits many exercise classes promise but do not deliver.
•Zumba Fitness Classes relieve stress, enhance mood & build confidence •Moreover, research shows that people who are in shape, active , & fit, live longer than people who are live sedentary lifestyle
For other current classes offered by Dance Class Cork with Dancing Derek visit https://dancingderek.com/dance-classes-cork/
ZumbaCork classes start Week September Monday 26th 2022 | DANCING DEREK