By Olya Yordanyan
Special to the Mirror-Spectator
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Cambridge held a Zumba dance party-fundraiser for Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) on June 21.
Certified Zumba instructor Armine Hovhannissian and Women’s Guild of Holy Trinity teamed up to organize the event. 34 teenage girls and women attended it. Hovhannissian, who also teaches Zumba in Abaka Center for Performing Arts in Watertown, led the party, spreading positive vibes of dance and music.
Hovhannissian said she was thrilled that money was raised for Artsakh. She said she also believes that dancing can unite the Armenian women “to do something good for the community.”
“I love bringing people together. It is all about spreading positive energy, and I am so happy,” Hovhannissian said. “Zumba brings people together. So, I am very passionate about this hobby.” Hovhannissian has a full-time professional career.