! Coolness alert for Zumba addicts...
A new true story novela begins on Eva today (Wednesday, 6 October) at 17h00, simply and aptly titled Zumba.
It follows the life of Zumba creator Alberto "Beto" Perez, his passionate relationship with dance and how Zumba came to be such a worldwide phenomenon.
Beto in real life (he's currently 49)
Beto in the series, played by Colombian actor Julián Román
These are the first teasers for it:
Wednesday 9 October 2019
As the long-awaited Zumba convention begins, Alberto looks back at his life and what brought him to this point. As a child, Alberto is bullied, but finds solace in dance.
Thursday 10 October 2019
Alberto makes some friends at school. Gloria is shocked to discover John's behaviour and makes a decision. Alberto begins to perform at parties and gets a manager.
Friday 11 October 2019
Dancing takes over Alberto's life and he begins to ignore his studies. John returns for an ugly confrontation. Gloria ends up in hospital due to exhaustion.
Monday 14 October 2019
Gloria returns home from the hospital and makes a troubling discovery. Alberto wants to enter a dance contest so he can win some money to pay his debts.
Tuesday 15 October 2019
Alberto asks Mr Carlos and Mina to sponsor him, while Ronnie and Juan offer to help with music and costumes. Alberto makes a shocking discovery the night of the competition.
Wednesday 16 October 2019
Gloria worries about Alberto's safety if he participates in the contest. Alberto is upset by Sandra's behaviour. Juan and Ronnie face some problems of their own.
Thursday 17 October 2019
Gloria asks Mina to stay away from her son. Sandra and Alberto share their feelings for each other. Javier asks Diego to keep an eye on Sandra.
Friday 18 October 2019
Javier speaks to Gloria about keeping her son away from his daughter. A depressed Juan contemplates taking a drastic step. Javier punishes Sandra and threatens Alberto.
Monday 21 October 2019
Juan and Ernesto have a violent altercation. Javier follows up on his threats, leaving Alberto distressed. Mr Carlos receives some terrible news, leading to a fight.
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Sandra tries desperately to keep Alberto from going to prison. Gloria asks her son to consider a new profession. Ernesto blames Juan for what happened to his job.
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Mr Carlos feels betrayed when he learns why he lost his business. Alberto and Gloria agree to pay for his losses. Juan makes some changes and is surprised by the results.
Thursday 24 October 2019
Alberto wants to work, but Gloria insists that he focuses on his studies. Juan begins to earn some respect at his school. Ronnie tries to deal with his loneliness.
Friday 25 October 2019
Alberto reconnects with Sandra and they share a special moment. Juan celebrates his graduation with Martha. Leonor has a lucrative suggestion for Gloria.
Monday 28 October 2019
Alberto gets an opportunity to follow his dreams, but an encounter with Sandra leaves him upset. Gloria tells Alberto about her decision to go to America.
Tuesday 29 October 2019
Alberto is crushed when he sees Sandra with a new boyfriend, but dazzles the judges with his audition. Gloria and Leonor run into trouble at the Mexican border.
Wednesday 30 October 2019
Still dealing with his rejection, Alberto is even more worried when he doesn't hear from Gloria. Sandra is shocked when she discovers all the pain her father caused.
Thursday 31 October 2019
Gloria has a violent confrontation with El Paisa. Alberto resumes his studies and sets his dreams aside. Juan makes an effort to live a life without secrets and shame.
Zumba airs on Eva from Mondays to Fridays at 17h00. The repeat airs at 23h00.