What a year 2010 has been….

Just Jhoom! was launched only 7 months ago on Thurs 27 May at the Cranleigh Arts Centre. The Launch Party was packed – with over 70 people Just Jhooming!

As part of our Launch, we asked the general public to log onto the Just Jhoom! website, learn the Launch Routine, teach it to their friends and family and then film themselves doing the routine. The music was composed by Chris Frampton specially for the event. chrisframptonmusic@yahoo.com
Video clips were uploaded from all over the country and from far afield as Australia too.

From a shortlist of three, the general public were asked to vote on the best, most unusual clip- and after one week of almost 300 votes cast on Facebook and YouTube, The Outdoor Instructors from Ewhurst in Surrey were declared winners.

The Outdoor Instructors were awarded a cheque for £50 for their winning entry. Take a look at their innovative and exciting take on the routine. http://www.youtube.com/user/JustJhoom#p/u/3/fW2FGBXMiPc

Following extensive research and development of the Just Jhoom! Fitness Certification Course, and 3 months after submitting it to SkillsActive, in July 2010, Just Jhoom! was admitted on to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) framework. We are absolutely thrilled with this development. At last, a nationally recognised Instructor course for this genre on to which both dance and fitness professionals can enrol. This is the FIRST accredited Bollywood Dancercise Instructor’s Course in the country – and a real opportunity for us now to ensure that the public have access to fun, vibrant and high quality classes.
Between October and December there were 3 Instructor Training Courses at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford – the groups were all fantastic – and some of the 32 trainees are now fully fledged Just Jhoom! Instructors having passed their final assessments. Special mention must go to Hayley Crawford who attended the course on 7/8 Nov and submitted her final assessment only 3 weeks later making her the first trained and certified Just Jhoom! Instructor.

One of the highlights of the year was running a session with the Surrey Storm Netball Team. Emily Wise, team manager for Surrey Storm commented, “The Just Jhoom! session was a pivotal part of our team building day, providing a fun activity for our players and coaching staff, whilst keeping everyone active and teaching them some new skills. I wanted all of our participants to be open-minded and try something new as a team, and with Just Jhoom! being Surrey Sports Park’s newest dance/fitness class, it was the perfect match!” Take a look at the photos of the session. http://www.ii10photo.com/justjhoom

Media attention has been huge this year – and in such a short space of time! We have featured on Body In Balance TV, BBC South Today, BBC Surrey and BBC Asian Network. We have had write-ups in the Surrey Advertiser, Horsham Resident, GU/KT Premier Magazine, Pulse Magazine, SO Guildford, Fitpro, the Scene and countless websites including Red Hot Curry, SportSister, Asian Image and Get Surrey.

So what’s in store for 2011? A lot! We have some very exciting developments that we can’t wait to share with you. All will be revealed in the next blog….

Also, do join our Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Just-Jhoom/153012021389321?v=wall and Twitter http://twitter.com/JustJhoom pages to keep informed!

But in the meantime, thank you for your support so far and have a fantastic Christmas and a Jhooming New Year!

The Just Jhoom! Team

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