Purple Rain – Zumba Style
Last weekend Stan and I got the chance to enter Prince’s personal recording complex, Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen. Yes, THE Prince! Both the exterior and interior were simply amazing with its funky and modern design. Generally, the studios are not open to the public–you can drive by and check it out, but there are no tours.
So, why were we there? Zumba, baby! Some of my fellow MN Zumba instuctors (Mary Pirela, Cindy Sorini Reistad, Lora Johnson & Darcy Fox) worked their magic and were able to snag this awesome location as their venue. The event featured the very talented Colombian actor and Zumba instructor, Wally Diaz. He heated up the stage. His dance moves were simply mind-blowing.
Unfortunately, any type of photography is banned so we were not able to shoot at Paisley Park itself. But after the event, we headed on over to a nearby Classic Athletics for a lively after party. All who attended had lots of fun. There was a Zumba wear sale, food and beverages, and a photo booth get photos taken with Wally. And, let’s not overlook, a sexy dance performance by some of the Zumba men from Minnesota.
We also wanted to give a big shout out to our friend, Tonya Wilson, who assisted us in shooting the after party.
Here are some highlights!