MN Welcomes ZJ Samuel Salazar
We had triple-checked all of our gear and materials that we would need for the day. We got into our groove and prepared for the day ahead of us. After all, it was not every day you do photography for Zumba celebrity, Samuel Salazar, let alone two back to back events. We were ready to rock!
Samuel is a Zumba Jammer and has traveled all over the country and the world teaching his choreography to numerous Zumba instructors. He was even featured on the Today Show just a few days ago. Just the day before, he led a Zumba Jam Session (a 3-hour zumba class offered to only licensed Zumba instructors) that I attended. It was my first Jam Session and I had a spectacular time. Besides being a phenomenal dancer, Sam was truly engaged with his audience and you could tell that he loved teaching and helping those around him to succeed. He was devoted to doing what he loved.
It was a pretty jam-packed (no pun intended – honest) weekend for Sam. In his three-day visit to Minnesota, he led seven (yes, seven!) Zumba events in the Twin Cities and Rochester areas. We had the privilege of shooting of his Master Classes on Sunday. The first was at Highland Park Life Time Fitness and the second was at Lakeville Life Time Fitness. Both events were a rockin’ good time and after the long day, Sam got a much needed massage.