Being a DJ at a nightclub, playing music in front of hundreds of people, that’s a big deal. Can you imagine playing for 7000 Zumba® instructors, all dancing in sync?
DJ Francis is Beto’s, the creator of Zumba® Fitness, personal DJ. You might have spotted him behind the DJ booth at convention or even at one of Beto’s master classes around the world. Australia, UK, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Germany and Brazil – those are just some of the countries on the list. But how did he become Zumba® Fitness own DJ? Check out what DJ Francis answered to my questions:
DJ Francis answers:
For how long have you worked as a DJ?
I have been a DJ for 20 years. I just love music and to see how music makes people happy.
What is the difference between playing at a nightclub and in front of 7000 Zumba® instructors?
The difference with playing in a nightclub is alcohol. A lot of people drink to dance. With Zumba®, 7000 people they don’t need that. Playing for 7000 people is a dream come true and I didn’t know how I was going to do it. But it was like a rush that came over me and I got so many ideas. I never know what I am going to play. I read the crowd and I always like to freestyle. At the beginning with Zumba® I remixed a lot of their songs. Now I am making my own music.
How did you get to work with Zumba® Fitness?
I was at a fitness event in South Beach doing a demo, and Beto was next to me and saw me DJ:ing all types of music. That is when he came up to me and asked “Would you like to DJ for me?”. So what happened was we started to freestyle. I didn’t know what I was going to play and he didn’t know what he was going to dance. We are talking like 9 years that I have been with Zumba® now.
How is your relationship with Beto today?
My relationship with Beto has grown into a very good friendship and working relationship. I have worked with him long enough to know what his movements mean and I can change rhythms and songs just by a look he gives me or a move he does.
So far, do you have a “best moment” DJ:ing for Zumba® or Beto?
Actually, every time I DJ for him is special! The energy he brings to the stage is contagious and I am excited to be a part of it all.
What are your thoughts on Zumba® Fitness?
I think Zumba® is the best thing that has ever happened to the world. It has changed a lot of peoples lives. For me, it meant a lot.
Thank you soo much for answering my questions and getting back to me so quickly! I’m so happy we got to know a little bit more about you! See you next week in Lille or in Orlando <3
Get DJ Francis new single HERE!