By Amber Goodhand – Radar Staff Reporter
Over 6,000 Zumba dance-fitness instructors gathered in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend for their annual convention featuring performances by superstars Pitbull and Wyclef Jean.
“The reason that Zumba and the Pitbull movement live together is because they pull from the same,” Pitbull said on the red carpet before putting on a full show Friday night.
“We’ve seen how powerful music works globally and how it speaks to everybody no matter what language they speak or culture they believe in.”
Zumba was created 10 years ago and originated as a Latin-inspired dance workout routine, and has captured Hollywood fans such as Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Ricky Martin and Eva LaRue.
“I do Zumba, period. With music there’s absolutley no boundries,” Wyclef Jean said.
“The coolest thing for me was singing the story of my new record and to see 7,000 instructors moving to a Wyclef record in sync was incredible.”
Instructors and attendees at the convention enjoyed numerous classes and parties with performances by Pitbull and Wyclef.