Finsbury zumba class get surprise from Wyclef Jean and Beto Perez

PUBLISHED: 12:56 21 October 2011

Beto Perez (Zumba founder) with Wyclef Jean in the background

Beto Perez (Zumba founder) with Wyclef Jean in the background

Giuseppe Aquili 2010

Members of a zumba class were danced off their feet after a surprise visit from Wyclef Jean and zumba legend, Alberto “Beto” Perez.

Students and instructors at the Virgin Active Health Club, Goswell Road, Finsbury, were left “in shock” after the star duo gate-crashed their class last Thursday evening.

Laura Turner, who was teaching the class at the time, had previously uploaded a video of her giving a zumba class for an online competition, but had no idea she had won.

She said: “I was absolutely gobsmacked. Beto is basically the creator of zumba and I couldn’t believe he was here in Islington.

“They put on their single, ‘La Historia,’ and everyone in the room started dancing to it, the class were amazed.”

Laura, 27, who has been teaching since January, was then given another surprise in the form of a ‘golden ticket’ – an all expenses paid trip to next August’s zumba convention in Orlando.

She said: “It’s going to be inspirational. It will be an amazing opportunity to learn new dances and meet instructors from all over the world.

“I feel really lucky and really grateful.”

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