Bentley Dance Fit

Now offering virtual classes (standard class pricing) - please see our Events page for weekly postin Come try it, I guarantee you will have a blast!

Licensed ZUMBA® fitness instructor Bentley Laaksonen brings Zumba fitness to Nob Hill, 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 ballroom. Zumba fitness brings movements from many of these styles into the classroom in a high-energy package that's e

Operating as usual


Zumba @ BDF

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!

Community Centers 03/30/2022

Community Centers

Zumba is happening @ Los Duranes Community Center!
Get your Free Albuquerque Community Center pass here:
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The community center pass is needed for entry. Zumba with Bentley Dance Fit is $7 walk-in, 10 for $55. See you soon!

Community Centers Community Centers Community Centers Gymnasiums, ceramic rooms, meeting rooms, kitchens, multipurpose activity rooms, computer labs, weight/fitness rooms, and restrooms with showers are some of the comp...


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...


Streaming Zumba!

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!


Hi everyone! I have some bad news. YouTube as of class #15 is suddenly blocking almost all our songs. In the past songs were fingerprinted, and then allowed as part of a program to compensate copyright holders. I'm not sure why this has changed so drastically across many different songs and copyright holders. So, we can't stream on YouTube. Most other platforms including Facebook will block straight away. YouTube was a unique solution. Zoom technically does not allow content that includes copyright material, but they don't enforce this in real-time. That said, there are other limitations. So, for now, we're offline. We'll be adapting, so we'll keep you updated.


I hope everyone has had a great, and safe, 4th of July weekend! Our weekend was an adventure. We had fun experimenting with recording Zumba for you all in the mountains at 10,000 feet where it's nice and cool. Monday is our first Mountain Zumba special edition! We hope you'll be able to join us!


We had a great time filming this class and we think you'll enjoy it 🙃 We'd love to see you tomorrow night, Monday June 15th at 5:45pm! Give us a hello on the YouTube streaming comments. Miss you all!


Hey Hey, we have a new class coming to you Monday June 15th! I think this is our best one yet :) Meghan has a new song for you guys too - I think you'll like it! And Stephanie joins us for the 2nd half. See you MONDAY! Your support enables us to keep filming - thank you so much! 😍😍😍


We got thunder-stormed and heat-waved but we still have a weekly class coming to you on Monday! You all are the best for giving us the motivation to work through whatever comes our way 🥰


Streaming Zumba Mondays at 5:45pm!

Bentley Dance Fit is hosting weekly LIVE classes during the pandemic. Classes are posted as Facebook events and the class is streamed via YouTube. The YouTube link is posted on the Facebook event page in advance of class.

1) Purchase class cards here:

2) Access LIVE Zumba here:

You're in charge - please keep track of your classes and punches. Your support keeps us filming and enables us to make high quality videos - THANK YOU!



Bentley Dance Fit is hosting weekly LIVE classes during the pandemic. Classes are posted as Facebook events and the class is streamed via YouTube. The YouTube link is posted on the Facebook event page in advance of class.

1) Purchase class cards here:

2) Access LIVE Zumba here:

You're in charge - please keep track of your classes and punches. Your support keeps us filming and enables us to make high quality videos - THANK YOU!


Zumba LIVE Mondays at 5:45pm! See our event page. Stay safe and thank you for being here! 🙏


Thank you all for attending our first virtual class!! Let me now if there were any glitches :) The vocals mic should be improved next time (I forgot to record on one of the channels that was the primary mic channel - ended up using the gopro backup mic, which wasn't so good). Thanks again and give me a shout-out if this works for you! HUGE thanks to Stephanie for teaching and QiaoQiao for handing the video!

Photos from Bentley Dance Fit's post 04/11/2020

Hey, I hope everyone is doing well in these difficult times. I miss you all! Please stay safe, was your hands, limit your exposure to other people. COVID-19 is dangerous.

Stephanie and I tested out a mobile off-grid setup with the full sound-system at Highland High football field. I was hoping to be able to live stream to Facebook but even though I pay ASCAP for music licensing (in addition to buying all our tracks), it's insufficient to cover even limited live streaming on a platform such as Facebook or YouTube.

The good news is, when it's possible, we'll be able to have classes outside, off-grid, with the full sound system. I'm excited for that possibility. In the meantime I am looking at what live options might be possible.

I miss you all! Stay safe!


Hello everyone, I hope this post finds you all well. As you know already, many public gatherings are being canceled, delayed, or rescheduled. Social distancing helps to slow the spread of the novel corona virus, which will help our healthcare system and our healthcare workers stay on top of managing this pandemic and those affected. For the time being Zumba classes at Bentley Dance Fit are canceled, as with other classes and events at the Hiland. We're currently scheduled to resume Monday April 6th, but please check back for status updates as this may change. Please contact Bentley if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to seeing you all again, as soon as the situation allows. ❤️


I hope you've had a beautiful weekend. Reminder there's no class on Monday Feb 17th for Pres Day. See you Wednesday! 🙏

Zumba End of Year Celebration 2019 12/16/2019

Zumba End of Year Celebration 2019


See you in class today, Wed 9/4. Notice that the front parking lot may be full due to other activities. Park in the south lot or on the side street as needed. See you soon!


Happy Labor Day! No Zumba class tonight - The Hiland is closed. See you Wednesday :)


Stephanie's got your class covered Wednesday August 28th! Don't miss it :)


Excited to say that Stephanie will be teaching for Bentley tonight, Monday August 26th. Also, there will be no class next Monday September 2nd since The Hiland is closed for Labor Day. Happy holiday, and get ready for Stephanie's class tonight!


I'm thrilled to have had the opportunity to dance with the Lobo Women's Volleyball team! These ladies and their coaches were fantastic and gave it their all, even after training for three hours earlier in the day. Amazing athletes! Go Lobos!

Photos from Bentley Dance Fit's post 05/06/2019

QiaoQiao and I completed a 4 month Rise of the Phoenix journey with eVOLV Strong this weekend at Sandia Casino. It was an amazing experience and I'm humbled by all the incredible people I met on this program. I'm so very thankful to you, my Zumba family, for giving me the confidence to take this on by dancing with me every week, and for your support from the audience. Thanks to all the amazing people at eVOLV including CJ, Esteban, Christine, and the many others that coached us and made this happen. I'll see you Zumba peeps on Wednesday! A HUGE thanks for Matt Foster Studio for photographing the event and the contestants (photos forthcoming).

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