All of our classes are now being taught virtually using ZOOM in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It is a different experience but still a fantastic party in the safety of your home. Please check our class calendar and join us!

We love you all, we miss you all and can’t wait until we can dance with you all again.

Fierce Funk Dance Showcase – November 28th

Studio VZF is thrilled to present international dance legend, motivational speaker and all-around inspirational guy, Pepper Von at a not-to-be missed FIERCE FUNK® Dance Showcase on Friday, November 28th at St. Margaret’s  School Gymnasium from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Fierce Funk® combines street style funk movements with a contemporary hip-hop feel for an inspiring, empowering, fun and complete dance program.

Come see the Master of Fierce Funk in action! $30 RUSH tickets available at the door!  Cash or cheque only, please!

Date: November 28

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Location: St. Margaret’s School Gymnasium, 1080 Lucas Avenue, Victoria, BC

ALS Cycle of Hope Funraiser

Join 107.3 KOOL FM, Saanich Recreation and Studio VZF for an hour of Zumba to raise funds for the ALS Cycle of Hope on Saturday, June 21st.  Class runs 10am – 11am at Pearkes Recreation Center.  Admission is by donation and no experience or ability is required!  Come early for the best spots in the house!

Pearkes Rec Center is at 3100 Tillicum Road – behind Tillicum Mall, adjacent to the SilverCity Movie Theatres.

Victoria BC’s Zumba Specialists

In September 2009, I taught my first Zumba class at Royal Oak Middle School through Saanich Recreation.  I was the only officially licensed member of the Zumba Instructor Network offering classes in town and the 3 classes I offered were pretty much sold out in no time.

Jennifer Booty was at my first class, standing in the front row wearing a huge baggy t-shirt, looking excited and a bit terrified at the same time.  She had been flipping through the Saanich Recreation schedule looking for a yoga class when she found Zumba and thought, “that looks like fun!”  Little did she know how Zumba was going to change her life. By June of 2010, the baggy t-shirt was gone – she had also lost 40 pounds and acquired her Zumba instructor license.

When I was a newer Zumba instructor, Jennifer was one of those great people to have in class.  She had (and still has) a memory like a steel trap and would know my choreography inside and out.  If my memory failed, I just needed to check to see what she was doing and copy her… it was like having a living cheat sheet.

So, here we are four years later!  I still forget my choreography sometimes or shake it up accidentally-on-purpose.  And Jennifer can still remember choreography better than anyone I know.  She and I are going to mark our four-year Zumba anniversary by team-teaching at ROWI on Wednesday, September 11th at 6:00pm. If you haven’t been to one of Jennifer’s classes for a while, you’re going to inspired to dance harder, torch some calories and have a blast.  Please join us!