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Advanced Social Media (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Home Office Social Media Team

You've mastered posting on social media but you want more! The Zumba Home Office Social Media Team will show you a number of tactics to grow your social media following, tips and tricks to creating the best content and share what we look for when reposting on our channels.

*This is a seated non movement session

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All Hands On Deck (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Ashley Bishop

In this hands-on workshop, learn how to use different cueing techniques to fine-tune your deck teaching skills for your Aqua Zumba® Classes. Learn how to incorporate a variety of impact options that will save your body without sacrificing class content.

Takeaways:

  • A stronger understanding of different teaching methods and how/when to use them
  • Learn to incorporate non-verbal cues into your teaching style
  • Practice leading movement from the deck with different impact options
  • Learn how to find and create your own individual teaching style
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Audition Time: Land the Job You Always Wanted!

Presented by Zumba® Jammer & Crunch Regional Group Fitness Director Michele Bastos

When becoming a ZIN™ Member, each instructor also begins a fitness business. It's important to understand the basic fundamentals of sound financial management, whether you're operating as an independent contractor, an employee of a facility or starting your own studio. This session will provide information relevant to instructors of all experience levels, including the dos and don'ts of auditioning, creating a resume and more!

*This is a seated non movement session

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Back in Action

Presented by Leading Fitness Industry Expert Linda Shelton

Learn how to keep your back healthy through proper body mechanics and stabilization techniques. Update your exercise library by adding moves that focus on your torso to improve muscle balance, posture, movement patterning and functional strength. This workshop will teach you four progressive levels of programming with specific suggestions for using your core muscles to effectively stabilize and protect the spine, increase mobility and enable stress-free and pain-free movement. These are the components that will keep your back strong and ready for anything!<

*This is a seated non movement session

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BACK TO THE BASICS

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Raffaele Verrillo

During this session, instructors will have the opportunity to appreciate and review the four basic rhythms (merengue, salsa, reggaeton, cumbia) and discover their evolution during the past few years! The main goal of this session is to remind ZIN Members about the importance of the four basic rhythms and the fundamental role that they play during a Zumba® class.

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Battle Of The Bands (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Nick Logrea & Marcie Benavides

Explore different “battle formations” and discover the purposes of each. This session teaches how to incorporate the battle feel with music from groups like Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, NSYNC, and Destiny’s Child. Learn the different dynamics present in a Zumba® class (male/female, shy/dramatic, beginner/advanced), why we use them, and how to use a battle set-up to help students feel comfortable and succeed.

Takeaways:

  • Different battle formations
  • Choosing formations based on music, choreography, and students
  • How to incorporate and use battle formations based on class participant psychology
  • 3 songs of choreography in battle formation
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Beauty of Dance

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Loretta Bates & ZIN™ Member Dr. B

Do you want to take your dance skills to another level? Do you want students leaving your class feeling inspired? As instructors, our classes are not about us, but the way we dance and the beauty we bring to the craft. Our dancing can create an experience that will uplift our students and leave them feeling beautiful. In this session, we’ll provide practical tips, drills and techniques to help enhance the beauty in our movements, as well as exercises and challenges to uncover the unique beauty that lies within each one of us. We’ll go on a journey that will challenge our concepts of beauty, will broaden them, deepen them, and explore what beauty really is.

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Bring It: Be The Life Of The Party (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Marlex Pagalunan & Zumba® Education Specialist Madelle Paltu-ob

Learn the skills you need to be the life of the party in class. Find out how to re-ignite the passion in the hearts of students and co-instructors while gaining confidence with your moves and energizing your class.

Takeaways:

  • Bring the party with a 30-minute class that will bring everyone together
  • Bring yourself and learn trendy, up-to-date party dance steps
  • Bring the moves with 2 new fun, simple choreographies
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Building Your Team

Presented by ZIN™ Member Conley Zani

This session is designed to teach instructors how to say no to the drama that can sometimes creep into our classes and ZIN™ communities. Join us for an intense look at what makes each of us tick, why we act the way we do and strategies for "working it out.” We encourage teams or groups that work together regularly to attend this session together in order to get the most out of this session.

*This is a seated non movement session

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Confidence With Class (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Ann Saldi

Bring confidence to your Zumba® classes! Learn to embrace your Alluring/Confident selves through captivating choreography that coincides with song lyrics. Discover how showing confidence — a strong, purposeful walk, head held high, eye contact, and a wide, welcoming smile — is much more important than perfection for successful classes.

Takeaways:

  • Learning inner confidence and how to apply to teaching
  • 4 songs and choreography that are fun, empowering, and spicy
  • Using lyrics and storytelling to improve choreography and boost student confidence
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CPR for ZIN™ Members

Presented by the American Safety and Health Institute, Beth & William Maldonado and Registered Nurses + ZIN Members Lynn Sheehan & Michelle Calise

Be prepared to handle any emergency in your class. The American Safety and Health Institute CPR class teaches students critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrive. Topics discussed in this session include how to properly perform adult, child and infant CPR along with the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This session will also cover how to respond and aid any victim experiencing a choking emergency. Plus, you’ll receive a CPR/AED 2-year certification card at the end of the session!

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DANCE–HEAT (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Irena Meletiou,

Raise the temperature of your Zumba® class with more fitness variations to challenge your students. Learn to fuse trendy dance moves, basic steps, bodyweight resistance, and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) for a hyper, hybrid dance class offering sculpting, toning, and strengthening.

Takeaways:

  • Functional fitness moves with correct form and alignment
  • Implementing moves into a Zumba class safely and without risking exhaustion
  • Initiating dance moves from your core muscles to prevent stress on joints
  • Refreshing B1/B2 steps, learning new ones and focusing on fusing Fitness Variations with dance
  • Helping students avoid a plateau
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FACT OR FICTION: TEST YOUR FITNESS IQ

Presented by Leading Fitness Industry Expert Linda Shelton

The internet and social media give us easy access to plenty of information, including details on exercise. However, what can you really believe? Are you able to distinguish fact from fiction? In this session, we’ll discuss some of the most controversial exercise myths and most asked fitness questions. Some of the questions we’ll tackle include: Is metabolic conditioning all that? How do you really burn fat? What is the best exercise for your brain? Is stretching out or in? Do cardio and resistance training provide equal results? We’ll also examine what people “say” is wrong or right, what's hot, what works, what doesn't and more. This is a session that shouldn’t be missed!

*This is a seated non movement session

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Fitfun (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammers Vanesa Palacios

Get a deeper understanding of the fitness movements integrated into Zumba’s choreography. This session is perfect for instructors with a background outside traditional fitness. Learn to adapt new fitness moves to the basic steps of salsa, merengue, cumbia, and reggaeton. You’ll get the correct execution of the movements, muscular involvement and benefits, and how to progress the variations within the choreography.

*No pre-registration required for early morning session: first come, first serve.

Takeaways:

  • Choreographies to integrate into your classes
  • New fitness movements adapted to basic steps
  • Technical knowledge of fitness movements
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FREE2MOVE (NEW)

Presented by Master Trainer Natalie Constanti and International Presenter Michael Dean

Keep teaching to your full potential, pain and stress free, by embracing the importance of joint maintenance. Stresses like repetitive dance/fitness movements for extended periods can eventually inhibit the body’s freedom to move! Learn to protect your joints with daily maintenance protocols — which we like to call “movement nutrition” drills.

Takeaways:

  • Joint nutrition and why we need it
  • Spinal freeing/the couch stretch/gluteus awaken
  • Bullet-proofing/Loaded Stretching/End Range Strengthold-
  • Understanding why we “Use It or lose it”
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Get To The Pointe (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Kearsha Saxon

This session breaks down the technical barriers of ballet to present a fun, easy-to-do style of classical dance that you can incorporate into your existing Zumba® classes.

Takeaways:

  • Classical stylistic technique unique to dance fitness
  • Introduction to Classical Fusion, a music genre new to Zumba® Fitness
  • Improved balance and posture through moving and stationary positions
  • Introduction to new Core Steps and the incorporation of the Zumba® Fitness Formula
  • New routines with cues and progressions
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Go For Gold: A How-To On Everything Zumba® Gold (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Jarrod Tucker and Monika Lejman

Get a breakdown of successful marketing ideas and strategies that adapt the Zumba® Gold experience and instructor skills for different populations. You’ll learn how to reach out and create relationships with organizations in your community and how to use your Gold skills for your regular classes.

Takeaways:

  • Specialty-specific marketing
  • Adaptive skills to suit various situations
  • How to implement Gold skills in other programs
  • How to connect with local organizations to build a Gold community
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GOLDEN CHAIR

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Monika Lejman

Zumba Gold® teaches participants modified versions of the original Zumba® dance steps while paying attention to the special needs that seniors bring to fitness. Zumba® chair exercises are offered to those with physical or psychological limitations. But sometimes it can be difficult having enough inspiration or even the courage to teach this much-needed class. This session will empower you to provide the best Zumba Gold® chair experience, for you and your students. Walk out with new inspiration, science application and knowing how to create the perfect playlist.

*This session is for licensed Zumba Gold® instructors only.

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HI LO CAN YOU GO?

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Marcie Benavides

Participants taking Hi Lo Can You Go? will experience what group fitness is all about! Hi Lo impact is the beginning of group fitness as we know it. We will explore the foundation of group fitness with a Hi Lo aerobics class, complete with lots of fun, noise, leotards and ponytails!

The remainder of the session will include:

  • Taking the exercise movements and combinations from the Master Class and demonstrating modifications, progressions, lo impact versus hi impact.
  • Defining exercise physiology terminology.
  • Designing a class with a template.
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How to Build, Grow and Sustain Your Zumba® Business

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Jarrod Tucker

Get the tips and tricks you need to grow your Zumba® business from the ground up and keep it going well into the future. This session will include everything you need to know about venues, marketing strategies that work, building a killer time table, cash flow and so much more. From those just starting out to more seasoned instructors, there is something here to help everyone succeed!

*This is a seated non movement session

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KISS: Keep It Simple and Safe

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Jennifer Lopez and Monika Lejman

This session will educate instructors on easy-to-implement concepts to grow their classes. The biggest challenge for any Zumba® Instructor is how to simplify the class to attract new students, while challenging the experienced students who know every step and every song on your list. The answer is KISS: Keep It Simple and Safe! The motto of this class is, “simple NEVER means boring.” The techniques taught in this session will support simple choreo that does not intimidate new students, while remaining high energy to retain the regulars.

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Master Classes

As Beto himself describes it, a Zumba® Master Class is much more than the usual “weekly” class. These classes are led by a special guest instructor or group of instructors for one very special reason — ZIN Convention! Zumba is proud to offer this year's attendees an awesome selection of Master Classes led by some exceptional instructors. They're not to be missed.

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Morning Mindfulness

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Donna Giffen

This one-hour early morning session is about creating the right energy for the day ahead. Use tools that help you recover from everyday stress, nourish the mind and body, and bring more calm, clarity, and happiness into your life. With releasing and renewing breaths, a few simple wake-me-up yoga postures, and a short meditation to calm and focus the mind, you’ll leave with wonderful tools to use during — and after — convention.

Takeaways:

  • A positive, empowered mindset to start the day, with a greater sense of self-worth & compassion for self and others
  • Deeper appreciation of the body and awareness of the mind, increased vitality, mental clarity and focus
  • Use of full-lung capacity and three simple breathing techniques for releasing, renewing and relaxing
  • A toolbox of simple mindfulness techniques for overall wellness

*Early morning session. No pre-registration required. First come, first serve.

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Movement and Intention (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Betsy Dopico

In this learning capsule, you will focus on the foundational tools to elevate your class experience. Movement and intention is the key to attract more students who will live the magic and feel a higher degree of fulfillment in your Zumba® class. You will dance and feel how our body will manifest itself as you improve this skill. Become a better instructor by elevating your awareness of managing your energy to the next level, come and feel the difference!

You will leave with a better understanding of:

  • How energy works.
  • The link between your physical and emotional body.
  • The importance of breathing.
  • How music is therapy and a driving force.
  • Implementing “Intention” and how it becomes the ideal ingredient to the Zumba® formula.
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My First Class: Empowering your Zumba® Journey

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Lindsey Taylor

We know that the biggest question new ZIN Members have is, “how do I digest all the information from my B1 training and put my playlist and choreo together to start teaching?” So, we created My First Class, a new instructor’s ultimate tool for teaching success. This one-hour Zumba® class is designed to have you teaching sooner and with less of a time commitment. In addition to music and choreo, we’re providing guidance and tips on getting started, connecting with your students, and the next steps in your teaching journey.

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MY SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERIMENT, from 1k - 10 000k in a year on instagram (NEW)

Presented by Vice President of Instructor Programming Darren Jacobson

Darren will take you through his very personal and highly entertaining story of his social media experiment, from pitfalls to persistence, you will learn methods to understand the landscape of social media and the way to grow your social media footprint. You will also get insights into leveraging content to attract a new audience to your business and Identify universal tips to success that can be used across various business types as it relates to social media.

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Non Verbal Cueing & Teaching Facing Forward

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Barbara Klontz

Mastering the art of non-verbal cueing is essential to creating Zumba’s famous party atmosphere. In this session, learn how to seamlessly integrate advanced cueing and transitional techniques into your classes, while keeping the energy at maximum voltage. Plus, learn how to teach facing your students and how to smoothly switch back and forth from cueing.

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Nutrition for EveryBODY

Presented by Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami Monica Auslander Moreno MS, RD, LD/N

This session is hosted by a registered dietitian and focuses on how to eat like an expert and train others to do so by employing the Essence Nutrition philosophy (no diets, only love, and a lot of fiber). Your fitness journey and how you empower others is inextricably intertwined with nutrition. This session will help you master basic nutritional concepts that push aside the overwhelming nutrition ruckus out there, which is often wrong and even dangerous.

*This is a seated non movement session

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Fiesta-o-logy : Themes, Battles & Interactions (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammers Tamara Pitts and Marlex Pagalunan

Get a collection of simple, ready-to-use, fun, and effective choreography for special occasion classes such as Christmas, New Year’s, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day and many more. Along with the themed content, you’ll also learn choreography that includes interactions like battles, conga lines, circle dances and partnering so you can really bring the energy to your students and spice up your theme parties.

Takeaways:

  • Ready-to-use choreography for theme and holiday parties
  • Choreography including interactions and how to effectively implement them into both party and everyday classes
  • How to think “outside of the box” to find unexpected songs to use for theme parties
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Personality Class: Soft Skills for the HardCore Zumba® Instructor

Presented by ZIN Member Conley Zani

What’s your type? Your personality type that is! Are you an extrovert or introvert? A thinker or feeler? What does that mean for your Zumba® career? In this fun, interactive session, we will be using the popular Myers Briggs (MBTI) framework to better understand ourselves, our students, and our business colleagues. Each participant will take a personality self-assessment and apply those insights to his/her personal and professional lives.

*This is a seated non movement session

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Personalized Feedback Session

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Donna Giffen, Caroline Crowe, Sandra Harnes, and Daniela Cesnekova

This relaxed and intimate session will give you an opportunity to teach a track and be provided with tips, drills and support in the areas where you need it most. Get personalized and constructive feedback that will boost your confidence and re-energize your Zumba® classes. This session will help you focus on teaching, dancing, coaching and connecting with your students.

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Preventing Zinjuries (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Maggie Pezeshkian

Become familiar with three common injuries for ZIN members — knee, foot, and leg — and how to prevent them. Understand the causes and the mechanisms of injuries along with risk factors, treatment options and preventative measures. Learn various movement modifications, strengthening, stabilizing, and balancing exercises to minimize and eliminate the risks associated with these injuries.

Takeaways:

  • The main causes, signs, symptoms, risk factors, treatments, and prevention of the 3 most common injuries Zumba instructors experience
  • Movement modification and specific footwear use in class to aid prevention
  • Strengthening, stabilizing, and balancing exercises
  • Using therapeutic taping to support structural function and reduce pain / inflammation
  • Knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy health and pain-free fitness

The content provided in this session is not intended to be a substitute for personal medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or injury prevention. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a specific medical condition, injury or treatment plan.

*This is a seated non movement session

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Restore and Reset (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Richard Gormley

At last! A session that caters to what your body is asking for after a full-on day at ZINCON. This slow-paced, seated and floor-based stretch class will focus on long, restorative holds. Each shape will be held for several minutes to stretch deep into the muscles, connective tissue and fascia. With mindful movements and plenty of progressions and modifications, you’ll be able to make this session exactly what your body is asking for.

*Late afternoon session. No pre-registration required. First come, first serve.

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Rise, Stretch & Shine (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Richard Gormley

Start your day on the right foot with this gentle, yet dynamic, session. This wake-up flow will consist of breath-work, sun salutations, and some really fun & creative movement patterns to get you energized for your day. Perfect for yogis, or the yoga-curious. All levels and abilities are welcome.

*Early morning session. No pre-registration required. First come, first serve.

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Rhythms in Review

Learn a new style of dance to add to your repertoire in just 1.5 hours! By drilling the proper techniques and receiving simplified choreo, you’ll master the basic steps for these popular styles, customized for your Zumba® class.

Rhythm Review: Queen Bey Experience

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Henry Cedeño

The Queen Bey Experience will explore the music and dance moves of one of the most iconic artists of this generation… Beyoncé! Blending the many elements that make Beyoncé so unique, instructors will learn choreographies set to her music, each with three levels of progressions and fitness variations. You’ll leave this session with new choreographies to slay in your classes.

Rhythm Review: Twerk It Zumba® Style

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Maurice Weindel

In this session, ZIN Members will not only learn where the "twerking" dance style comes from (New Orleans/ African heritage), but also how to apply hip and pelvic movements (aka “booty movements") into their choreos and Zumba® classes.

Rhythm Review: Trap

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Tommy-Davis Ezedunor

This session will teach instructors about trap music, a subgenre of hip hop. Instructors will learn how to incorporate this unique musical style into their classes. The session includes dance practice, choreography breakdowns, innovative new steps and a special Master Class about the genre and how to fuse it with Zumba’s core rhythms.

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SECRETS TO SPECIALTY SUCCESS

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Jarrod Tucker

This is a long running session and this year we will discuss how to use social media to create interest in your specialty classes. The instructors who enjoy successful specialty classes are either lucky or very smart, lets learn how to be smart about your success!

*This is a seated non movement session

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Silent Communication (New)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Maria Teresa Stone

Learn how to create meaningful connections and become a better communicator in this interactive lecture. Become a powerful communicator using eye contact, smiling, facial expressions, and other aspects of silent communication.

Takeaways:

  • Feel more confident using eye contact
  • The power of a smile
  • Expressing over 1000 words with facial expressions

*This is a seated, non-movement session.

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Social Media 101

Presented by Zumba Home Office Social Media Team

So you've been a little slow on social media trends, don't know what apps you should be using or haven't even begun to dabble in Instagram? Not to worry, this session is for you. The Zumba Home Office Social Media Team will be breaking down the basics to show you how to make sense of the crazy world of social media.

*This is a seated non movement session

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TEACH WITH PURPOSE

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Maria Teresa Stone

We all have a reason why we became Zumba® instructors, but why do we keep teaching it? This session will uncover your "why" and give you a bigger purpose to continue teaching Zumba® classes.

Takeaways:

  • Provide you with tools to uncover your "why?"
  • Provide a purpose for you to continue teaching Zumba® classes
  • Reignite the passion for your career

*This is a seated non movement session

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THE ART OF CHOREOGRAPHY

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Roland Schmid

This session offers ZIN Members the tools to create easy-to-follow, fun and "YOUnique" routines that make students come back for more. Throughout the session, participants will learn choreography while also applying the "YOUnique" principles in a teamwork exercise. ZIN Members will leave the session with two (2) ready-to-teach routines, plenty of tools to use when creating their own choreography, and a lot of new friends.

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The Longevity Strategy

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Joy Prouty and Josie Gardiner

Learn the secrets to building a long and successful Zumba® career! Joy and Josie will give you tips to help you recognize the importance of what you do and how you do it! Learn to deliver the ultimate class experience with passion, expertise and commitment for many years to come. It's a small world and a long life - learn to think strategically.

*This is a seated non movement session

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The Value Of Teamwork: Co-teaching To Empower You & Your Colleagues (New)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Mario Gutierrez

When two instructors teach a joint class, they may start competing with each other to see who’s better, faster, or louder. This session focuses on replacing that rivalry with teamwork to co-teach and empower each other. Learn how cooperation gives everyone a chance to shine, learn, and create an unforgettable class for students.

Takeaways:

  • Finding your value —strengths, talents, ideas — as part of a duo and how to bring them to class
  • Working on playlists with the Zumba® formula that combine both of your strengths
  • Creating choreo built for two instructors
  • Benefits of a joint class for ZINs and for students
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The Zin Mentoring Program (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Home Office Presenter and ZIN Member Gina Graziani

Learn all about the ZIN Mentoring Program including requirements, how to enroll, the matching process, and the ZHO-developed curriculum. Hear best practices from successful mentors along with feedback from graduates of the program. The session also covers how to facilitate the mentoring process, how to find local matches and match manually, and features participants sharing the program’s impact on their teaching careers.

Takeaways:

  • How to become a mentor or mentee
  • How to teach the curriculum as a mentor
  • How participating will impact your career

*This is a seated non movement session

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VOCAL FLOW

Presented by Zumba® Jammers Rita Cohen and Lynn Blakeley

Using your voice daily as a fitness instructor can become taxing, but if you know how to use it properly, you will overcome hoarseness, learn to project your sound, and enhance your cardio breathing capacity! Human beings are born to sing! The very first sound we make as babies is the purest and most natural form of singing, an extension of speaking. Zumba® Jammers and classically trained singers Rita Cohen and Lynn Blakeley are ready to use their expertise and experience from their combined decades on the stage to help ZIN Members become physically AND vocally fit!

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What’s Next: Level Up (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Catherine Marte and Industry Expert Miguel Marte

Reach your maximum potential by learning how to set goals, conduct self-assessments and following personal growth development plans. This session introduces the ZSMART® (Zestfully, Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time, Rewards) Goals and helps you use them to learn about your strengths and tap into your passion.

Takeaways:

  • Develop goal-setting strategies and establish action plans to implement in day-to-day activities
  • Find your purpose through self-awareness and self-assessment activities
  • ZSMART® goal-setting chart, self-analysis survey, progress report, and other tools
  • Become better equipped to provide the best classes possible and to inspire students
  • Leave feeling motivated, inspired, and confident about reaching your goals

*This is a seated non movement session

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Wineology (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammers Catherine Marte and LaToya Bufford

Add some twist to your hips with another kind of “wine,” the popular Caribbean dance. Learn how to rotate, isolate, and work your hips to beautiful rhythms of Jamaican dancehall music. This low-to-high-impact session combines a variety of sexy and smooth hip movements guaranteed to strengthen and work your core. Discover wining’s history and basics along with current styles and varieties.

Takeaways:

  • The history of wining and how it relates to individual confidence
  • Concept and execution of wine dance + variations
  • Using wine movements as a base for exciting and innovative choreographies
  • Modifying or intensifying moves and personalizing with your own flavor
  • Having fun and feeling confident while expressing your wine style
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Zumba Love: How To Activate For Charity & Crisis Relief In Your Community (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Home Office Presenter and ZIN Member Gina Graziani

In times of need, members often ask: “How can we help?” This session offers answers with best practices from ZHO and ZES/ZJ/ZIN/ZCOM teams on how to activate in your local communities to support charities and give crisis relief. With real-life examples from Nepal, Texas and more, you’ll learn first steps, how to organize a team, and how to stay connected. This session offers a tested framework and process to spread Zumba Love quickly and effectively.

Takeaways:

  • Knowing when to activate
  • The power of social media to organize, execute and stay connected
  • How to be an effective leader in times of need

*This is a seated non movement session

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ZIN Jam Sessions


Get the moves that get the crowds! Learn several new routines to integrate into your Zumba® classes. 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 a variety of sessions led by licensed Zumba® Jammers from around the world.

Choreo ZIN Jam Sessions
Presented by: Anna Marchenko, Bianca Ayala, Carlos Henriquez, Diego Chantir, Dorinda Wexler, Erica Dixon, JJ Kim, Magali Cepeda, Marlex Pagalunan, Maurice Weindel, Melissa Carias, Patrick Reischmann, Raffaele Verillio, Rita Cohen, Roland Schmid, Tamara Pitts and Von Stanley Gossi.

Choreo ZIN Jam Sessions are designed to help you master your choreography, build your cueing library, and learn progressions. In this three-hour jam session, you’ll learn four to five new knockout routines to integrate into your Zumba® classes. Refresh your skills, learn new ones, and get everything you need to be the best instructor you can be. You’ll be able to choose from sessions led by licensed Zumba® Jammers.

Upon completion, you'll receive:

  • Choreo Notes for 4-5 New Routines
  • Certificate of Completion
  • ACE/AFAA Credits*
  • (1) ZIN members must contact ZJ directly to obtain the appropriate document to redeem these credits with AFAA or ACE. (2) 0.3 ACE CECs or 3 AFAA CEUs are awarded by attending 1 session. (3) The maximum number of credits a ZIN member can receive per month is a total of 0.3 ACE CECs or 3 AFAA CEUs.

Rhythm ZIN Jam Sessions
Presented by: Ana Delgado (Salsa), Erica Dixon (Soca), Magali Cepeda (Tango), Dorinda Wexler (Salsa), Denise Galang (Merengue), Carlos Henriquez (Bachata - NEW), Tamara Pitts (Flamenco), Rodrigo Angello (Samba), Anna Marchenko (Bellydance), Kearsha Saxon (Kizomba - NEW) , Maurice Weindel (Reggaeton), Melissa Carias (Quebradita) and Von Stanley Gossi (Cumbia)

Rhythm ZIN Jam Sessions are designed to help you go deeper into your basic rhythms. In this three-hour jam session, you’ll get four rhythm-specific choreo routines to use in your Zumba® classes, practice the core steps and variations learned in your Basic 1 or 2 Training, perfect your form, and be able to identify the beats and instruments that are exclusive to this rhythm.

You’ll be able to choose from Basic 1 Rhythms (Cumbia, Merengue, Reggaeton and Salsa) and newly introduced Basic 2 Rhythms (Belly Dance, Flamenco, Tango, Samba, Soca and Quebradita).

Upon completion, you'll receive:

  • Choreo Notes for 4 New Routines
  • Certificate of Completion
  • ACE/AFAA Credits*
  • (1) ZIN members must contact ZJ directly to obtain the appropriate document to redeem these credits with AFAA or ACE. (2) 0.3 ACE CECs or 3 AFAA CEUs are awarded by attending 1 session. (3) The maximum number of credits a ZIN member can receive per month is a total of 0.3 ACE CECs or 3 AFAA CEUs.

Specialty ZIN Jam Sessions (NEW)
Presented by: Ashley Bishop (Aqua Zumba®), Alena Groopman (Zumba Gold®), Kearsha Saxon (Zumba® Kids + Kids Jr), Courtney Ackerman (Zumba® Step), and Melissa Kirkwood (Zumba® Toning)

Introducing Specialty ZIN Jam Sessions! These sessions are designed to help you master the skills you learned in your specialty training. In this three-hour jam session, you’ll learn four to five new choreos to integrate into your Zumba® Specialty classes. You have the ability to choose from a variety of Specialty sessions exclusively for Specialty instructors, and led by licensed Zumba® Jammers from around the world. Specialty ZIN Jam Sessions include Zumba Gold®, Zumba® Step, Zumba® Toning, Aqua Zumba®, and Zumba® Kids + Kids Jr.

Upon completion, you'll receive:

  • Choreo Notes for 4-5 New Routines
  • Certificate of Completion
  • ACE/AFAA Credits*
  • (1) ZIN members must contact ZJ directly to obtain the appropriate document to redeem these credits with AFAA or ACE. (2) 0.3 ACE CECs or 3 AFAA CEUs are awarded by attending 1 session. (3) The maximum number of credits a ZIN member can receive per month is a total of 0.3 ACE CECs or 3 AFAA CEUs.
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ZUMBA® BURSTS, ZUMBA® CORE & ZUMBA® GLUTES

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Nick Logrea, April Smith and Izabela Kin

Get ready for an exciting and effective workout! This program will fuse high intensity training concepts with electrifying fitness exercises into the well-recognized Zumba® formula. You’ll learn how to add variety to your Zumba® classes with dynamic movements, red-hot exercises and rockin’ music! This session will give you inspiration from Zumba® Core, Zumba® Glutes, and Zumba® Bursts training capsules to offer powerful moves and routines for your Zumba® classes.

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ZUMBA GOLD® TONING

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Josie Gardiner and Monika Lejman

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 that 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 are 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).

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ZUMBA® WARM-UP & COOLDOWN

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Hermann Melo and Maria Teresa Stone

Mastering the warm-up and cooldown is essential to delivering a safe, effective and exhilarating experience. In this session, you’ll learn how to safely kick-off a class and bring it down at the end. A must-learn for any fitness professional!

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