A Learning Capsule is a seminar, often combined with interactive media and hands-on activities, designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to create the dance-fitness career of your dreams. The sky is the limit!
10 Tips for the Long Haul
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Koh Herlong
Guarantee your Zumba® career for decades to come. With these 10 simple but ultra-effective strategies, learn how to fight burnout, keep your students hooked for life, and how to keep your passion and energy going strong.
Be an Inspiration
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Steve Boedt
You are more than an instructor — you are a vital inspiration to all of your students. Learn how to touch hearts, uplift others and take the energy and enthusiasm of your class to a higher level.
Customized Choreo: ZIN Volumes and You
Get the most out of your ZIN™ Volumes by infusing them with your personal style and tailoring them to your students' needs. Learn how to modify and supplement routines to keep your classes fresh and effective; how to simplify and "spice up" steps depending on whether your students are brand-new or been-there-done-that; and how to personalize your choreo by combining it with outside sources. Combine levels, genres and live class with one-on-one; basic with specialties; new with old and more to create a custom choreo knockout that really packs a punch. These sessions are designed with a lower student-to-teacher ratio (max of 75 to 1) to offer you more feedback and interaction.
Keep It Supple (NEW)
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Naomi Di Fabio Mokoena
Not sure how to safely and effectively stretch at the end of your Zumba® classes? Need to know about deep stretching for tired, partied-out muscles? Stretching is vital for everyone, and especially us instructors. Learn how to look after your body following your workouts to stay supple and keep the risk of injury low.
As Beto himself describes it, a Zumba® Master Class is "a class that is much more than just the usual 'weekly' class. There must be something much more phenomenal about the class that makes it special or unique." These classes are led by a special guest instructor or group of instructors and for a special reason. The special reason for these classes is clear — Convention! Zumba Fitness is proud to offer this year's attendees an awesome selection of Master Classes led by some very exceptional instructors. They're not to be missed.
Mastering The Warm-Up And Cooldown
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Tony Witt and Maria Teresa Stone
Get your students pumped up and ready to party — and then leave them on a high note! Mastering the warm up and cool down is essential to delivering a safe, effective and exhilarating experience.
Non Verbal Cueing & Teaching Facing Forward
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Barbara Klontz
Mastering the art of nonverbal cueing is essential to creating that famous Zumba® party atmosphere. In this session, learn how to seamlessly integrate advanced cueing and transitional techniques while keeping the energy at maximum voltage. Plus, learn how to teach facing your students and how to smoothly switch back and forth.
"Rockettes - Tested" Prevention with Passion
Presented by Elaine Winslow
In this lecture you will actively participate in a personal evaluation of your physical strengths and weaknesses while learning corrective exercises to avoid injury and increase your teaching longevity.
Elaine will demonstrate “Rockettes–Tested” techniques and how to:
- Strengthen your core
- Increase overall flexibility
- Balance your body
- Avoid injury
ZIN™ Jam Sessions
Get the moves that get the crowds! Learn several new knockout routines to integrate into your Zumba®
classes - superstar steps that will leave your students with a smile. Plus, network with fellow ZIN™ Members, get inspired and benefit from personal feedback - everything you need to be the best instructor you can be. Choose from among a variety of sessions led by licensed Zumba®
Jammers from around the world. Let's jam!
ZIN™ Live Master Class With Beto
Want to appear in a ZIN™ Volume? Here's your chance! Join Beto and your fellow ZIN™ Members for a high-energy master class, filmed live. Bring your mega-watt smile and be ready to dance!
Intro to Zumbini™ New Program For Babies To Toddlers Ages 0-3!
This session is an introduction to the program. It is not a training.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Ashlee Cramer
Come check out Zumbini™, the newest and extremely lucrative program - a rockin’ movement and music class, like never seen before! This new program is designed for moms/dads/caregivers and their infants to toddlers, ages 0-3. Our industry expert has designed child appropriate and grown-up friendly activities that burst with energy and fun, while exploding with Zumba® flavor and contemporary, global music. This early child development opportunity also promotes bonding, community, and lifelong learning. Be the pioneers that pave a new way for the world! This program is not a specialty but a unique format with unprecedented earnings potential. Prepare to hop like a kangaroo, giggle like a toddler, and have a ton of fun! (Note: The full training will soon be offered in the U.S. and Canada)
Presented by Iza Kin
Add variety to your Zumba classes with dynamic vertical core movements, red-hot midsection exercises and rockin’ new music! This session will give you inspiration from the Zumba® Fitness CORE video game as well as the Zumba® Core training capsule to offer powerful core moves and routines into your Zumba classes. Time to PARTY YOUR ABS OFF™!
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Jani Roberts, Joy Prouty and Josie Gardiner
By blending dynamic lightweight resistance training with thrilling international rhythms, active older adults can enhance cardiovascular and muscular endurance and enjoy a wide range of health benefits. Experience the magic for yourself in this interactive three-hour session; every ZIN™ Member is welcome to attend. If you are already licensed, come solidify your skills and learn how to be even more effective and amazing. If you aren't yet licensed, come learn more about this exciting program. When you’re ready to get licensed, you can do so through an online course on ZIN™ Home (provided you are already licensed in both the Zumba Gold® and Zumba® Toning programs).
Zumba® In The Circuit With Curves®
Presented by ZIN™ Member Shemane Nugent
Learn how to deliver an amazing, effective workout experience: how to teach in a circle, lead one-minute intervals and keep the party going. Expand your Zumba® career with the world's only 30-minute, circuit-oriented fitness-party!
Zumba Fitness "The Z Thru A From A To Z" (new)
Presented by Zumba® Jammer Diane Felkenes
ZIN™ Members can rock the stages of events and classes… but what happens when the numbers and excitement fade? It’s not you; it’s the way people find your classes and events. This session is filled and overflowing with lectures, examples and checklists to help you fill those classes. When you leave you’ll take with you new and improved ways to get your message to people not already taking yours or any other Zumba class and get them in the door. We’ll also talk about retention and adding classes to your schedule.
The purpose of this session is to balance business and marketing ideas with talent and instructor abilities. You will learn it all from A to Z! (This session is offered as a full day course or a half day course.)
Zumba® Warrior (NEW)
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Jani Roberts
Warriors are forceful souls embodying qualities of strength, courage and determination. Warriors strongly value both courage and loyalty. The Zumba® Warrior format is designed to help you tap into the BEST instructor you can be while adding value to your life and the lives you touch. Through a unique combination of kickboxing techniques (the defensive warrior), boot camp formats (the powerful warrior), martial arts (the spiritual warrior), and Zumba Dance (the Inner Warrior) you will tap into your passion, acknowledge your weaknesses and progress through your strengths. Align with your talents and harness your personal power! Be prepared to break a serious sweat while maximizing your potential.