When Sheena Allen says you’re gonna werk werk werk werk werk, you’d better get ready to shake your booty.
The bubbly powerhouse knows how to make Savannah move with kickin’ jams and easy-to-follow choreography. Borrowing from Latin, West African and hip hop styles, she strives to make sure her routines are accessible to all ages, abilities and fitness levels.
“I really want everyone to get it,” says Sheena. “My passion is to see everyone on the floor having fun.”
She keeps Savannah bouncing with three packed classes a week: Mondays at 6 at G Force Films next to Portman’s Music, Tuesdays at 4:30 at the Habersham YMCA and Thursdays at 6 at White Bluff UMC, plus special events. (For updates, check out her Facebook page, Zumba Fitness with Sheena.)
A former cheerleader and performer with Sankofa Dance Theatre, Sheena has been a certified Zumba instructor for three years. This force of groove is also a mom of four kids ages two through 14, and she shares her practice studio with a car seat and a steering wheel.
“I do a lot of choreographing in the car because that’s the only time I have. I’m always driving somebody someplace!”
For anyone who’s thinking about coming to one of her classes but feels shy, she has some special advice:
“This is about getting out of your comfort zone and having a good time. No one cares what you look like; they’re all busy worrying about themselves. So come on out and dance!”
—Jessica Leigh Lebos
Runner up: Justin Tootie