We were first "introduced" to Crystal Dove in January 2016 when she inquired about our instructor certification class in Charlotte. By the time we actually met Crystal in person we knew she was the perfect addition to Team Shazzy.
Crystal has a kind & generous spirit, a love of hip-hop music and an enthusiasm about our program that is unique and genuine. She explained how she had always been a hip-hop fan but as the years went by, was no longer excited about the type of music selections that were available to her in exercise classes. We are very grateful for her love, support and willingness to help our team whenever and however she can.
Introducing Crystal Dove:
My name is Crystal Dove. I moved from Indiana to Charlotte, NC in August of 2003 to teach elementary school and I've been teaching for 13 years. I now live in Matthews, NC with my husband of 7 years and 18-month old daughter.
I became a Zumba instructor in 2009, but grew uncomfortable with the lyrics and messages I found in mainstream hip-hop songs. As an instructor, I feel responsibility to be a model of good behavior, which includes good taste in the music I use in class. I found Shazzy Fitness through a member of a local dance fitness group on Facebook. I have a love for Christian hip-hop music and dance fitness, and Shazzy is a perfect harmony of both! I am working on Shazzy choreography and hopefully will be starting the area's first Shazzy class soon!