Bentley Dance Fit

Now offering virtual classes (standard class pricing) - please see our Events page for weekly postings. See you online! I look forward to meeting you!

You can purchase class cards here: (please keep track of your classes/punches). Licensed ZUMBA® fitness instructor Bentley Laaksonen brings Zumba fitness to Albuquerque! I've been a Zumba fitness addict since 2008, and started teaching in 2012. Prior to discovering Zumba fitness, I studied modern dance, hip-hop, African, flamenco, Mexican folk, and ballroo

Operating as usual

Photos from Q.Q. Jade Photography LLC's post 09/14/2023

Hello friends!! My wife is in town a bit longer than expected before going off to officer school. She's using that time to do some photo shoots. If you're in the market have a look ❤ See you soon at Double Time!!

Photos from Bentley Dance Fit's post 07/06/2023

Celebrating the Life of Stephanie Anne Simon is this coming Sunday July 9th at 2pm at the Bosque School south of Montano across the river. I hope to see you there as we celebrate the beauty she brought to so many lives. 🙏


How would you feel about our Zumba home being here? Double Time Dance Studio, Washington & Lead. Real hardwood, big mirrors, two mini split AC units, same time as before? Let me know what you think.


It seems unimaginable to say but, with great sorry, our most loved and beautiful dancer, Stephanie, has passed. She'll be terribly missed. She brought her beautiful smile to every class, with a pure and honest glow in every movement. Dance, theater, friendships and community, her cats, husband David, set her free and gave her (and us) joy in the sharing. I'm thankful for our dance community, for bringing us together, even though this chapter ends in heartbreak, for every song Stephanie brought to us will stay in our hearts and we will continue to dance with her for all time. I could not have asked for a better partner to teach with and will miss her every day, yet I'm forever grateful for all the years we shared, and the community it fostered. The last struggle is over, unfair, and unexpected, but may you now rest in peace. We love you.


I hope everyone is enjoying spring! We've endured some warm classes recently as the AC has been broken for some time at the community center. Unfortunately I received notice that there's no anticipated date this will be resolved and our Zumba room will be unavailable for the foreseeable future. I'm very sorry for this outcome and I know the last few weeks have been difficult. I'm looking for alternatives for us. Sadly, this coming Wednesday May 24th will be our last day at Los Duranes Community Center. It's forecast be be a warm day so be prepared. I'll update you all as we search for a new space. Be sure to share anything you come across :)


Zumba with Bentley Dance Fit resumes Wednesday January 11th at Los Duranes Community Center. I can't wait to see you there in 2023!


Don't miss out seeing your fellow Zumbies in Quarantine: Havest Ball. These shows are always a great time! Join us Saturday the 15th 8pm for a group outing to the 8pm show. Meet at 5pm at my house for pregame - DM me for the address. If you can't make it then, be sure to catch one of the other times. Stephanie and Meghan have worked hard for an epic show!

What the hell is Quarantine: Harvest Ball?!


Zumba Fitness at Los Duranes Community Center every Wednesday at 5:45pm! We'd love to see you there :)


Zumba fitness every Wednesday 545pm at Los Duranes Community Center. $7 walk-in. 🕺💃


Zumba Fitness at Los Durances Community Center every Wednesday at 5:45pm! Note that for the next two weeks, July 11, 14, 18, 21 (Mon/Thur) we won't be streaming on ZOOM. This does not affect in person class on Wednesdays. See you Wednesdays!


Join us for energetic ZUMBA Fitness every Wednesday at 5:45pm @ Los Duranes Community Center near Old Town - 2920 Leopoldo Rd NW. See you soon! 🥰


In person Zumba classes at Los Duranes Community Center, Wednesdays at 5:45pm! Hope to see you soon ❤️


Love you all ❤️
Monday streaming
Wednesday IRL
Thursday redux
5:45pm IRL/Zoom


IRL or Virtual - we got you covered! We'll be streaming on Zoom this coming Monday at 5:45pm our first class at Los Duranes Community Center. Last week was a soft opening in case there were any kinks to work out, but it work out pretty well! Of course I did forget to press record but we only missed the warmup :) I hope you can make it Monday virtually, or Wednesday in person!


Zumba at Bentley Dance Fit returns to in-real-life classes starting this Wednesday March 30th! I'm hoping to continue supporting live stream classes via Zoom. The plan is to record the IRL class and stream this class the following week over Zoom at a fixed (TBD) time. More info as I work out the details... Let me know your thoughts 😁!


Coming soon... in-person Zumba with Bentley Dance Fit at Los Duranes Community Center just north of Old Town off of Rio Grade Blvd! (Can you believe it!)

Everything will be as we left it - same price, same punch cards, etc. You will need a free Albuquerque Community Center account. I'd highly encourage signing up with ABQ in advance so you don't have to worry when you arrive. Start here:
Select: Memberships
Select: Community
Select: CC Adult Pass
Create an account

See you soon!

Photos from Bentley Dance Fit's post 03/18/2022

Gotta say, we have a lot of fun dancing with you all 😍. No Zumba next week, March 23rd, BUT it looks like we're going to make a home in Los Duranes Community Center! They have a dance room with a mirrored wall, high ceilings, and AC. They're working on my application for the space and all looks good so far. The proposed time would be the same - Wednesday 5:45pm. More to come....🥰


Hi friends, I'm excited about this week's offline Zumba class (post-production version of last week's streaming zoom class). I'll have the vimeo link tomorrow. Until then, here's a preview...


Hello friends! It's been a very long time and I miss dancing with all of you! If you miss our class, I have a new streaming setup - we'll be giving this a test go this coming Wednesday Feb 2nd at 5:45pm. We recorded a test class last week, clips below. Are you interested in checking this out? We'll stream via Skype, which can be viewed via desktop & mobile app, or browser. If there's interest, we'll do this weekly. Keep an eye out for an event post. Hope to see you Wednesday!

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