Mary Lou Rust


Mary Lou is passionate about being a Zumba Fitness Instructor. Her vision as a certified Ballroom, Latin & Swing Dance Instructor (with a DIVIDA Associate professional degree in both American Rhythm and Smooth) was always to inspire others to dance from their heart.

One day her husband said "You've just got to see this, Hon! It's called Zumba, and it's perfect for you!" and her love of Zumba began. A new vision was born which would allow people to get up on the floor and dance without a partner. Not only could they become toned and fit, but they would actually have fun learning real dance steps to fabulous Latin music.

"Fun, Fit and Feeling Fabulous, that's Zumba!", Mary Lou says.

She has been an Assistant Instructor in Roca Blanca's Teacher Training Program coaching Trainers for their certification exams as well as students for Medal Tests and dance competitions. Her dance training includes Arthur Murray, Spiral Dance, Harbour Dance Centre, and workshops with Champions such as: Ron Montez (Latin), Jim and Jenell Maranto Smooth) and Jami Josephson (Salsa). A Dale Carnegie Graduate and Graduate Assistant, she was awarded the prestigious "Highest Award for Achievement" by her classmates. Modeling is her other passion and likes nothing better than to strut her stuff and combine both her passions to dance on the runway. Mary Lou was thrilled to bring home trophies at the Canadian Model and Talent Conventions in Toronto in both the Acting and Talent/Dance Divisions.

Having a Theatre and Acting background, she enjoys using her special skills on set in the Film Industry. She was a Cast Member for the Opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Paralympic Games in March 2010.


Mary Lou is licensed to teach Basic 1, Basic 2, Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold, Zumba Chair, Zumba Gold-Toning, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Kids and Zumba Kids, Jr., Sentao, Circuit, Zumba Pro Skills, Zumba Core, Zumba Glutes and Zumba Burst. She continues to train at every opportunity and has been pleased to train with Beto Perez himself, the Creator of Zumba. Her students love her classes as she brings great energy, enthusiasm and fun along with a radiant contagious smile.

Mary Lou is also a certified BALLROOM, LATIN, SWING DANCE INSTRUCTOR and is a DIVIDA Associate:  Rhythm & Smooth  (two professional degrees, meriting High Honors).



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