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Can Zumba Cure Zombies?

Zombies and Stuff

Not necessarily a daft question, it deserves at least thirty seconds of your time.

Zumba has been hailed as a miracle dance of the century. We’ve had them before – remember the Tarantella? Of course you don’t. It was developed hundreds of years ago in Roman times down in the heel of Italy in response to what was supposed to be a poisonous spider, the Tarantula (you’ve heard of that, no doubt!). The Tarantella was an hysterical dance that allegedly cured the person of the poison from this spider’s bite. Probably not too far removed from Voodoo dances where the person enters a trance-like state.

Zumba ClassOf course we can explain all of this away by the release of endorphins, giving that feel-good sensation where exercise is essentially good for the body. Making you smile increases the effect.

Zumba is a mixture form of dance with elements taken from martial arts…

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