Learning capsules

Learning Capsules teach specific skills and techniques to lead the best class. These sessions can focus on techniques and also on topics such as choreo, warm-ups, and cooldowns. Learning Capsules can also include lectures on topics that can support you outside of class, like beginner and advanced classes on social media, as well as growing your Zumba® business. Finally, Capsules also include sessions about keeping your students healthy and safe in class, focusing on topics like CPR or injury prevention methods.

Presented by Master Trainer Ai Lee Syarief and Strong Tech Natalia Varela

This 3-hour session will take you through an in-depth focus on the foundation and application of the CIRCL Mobility™ Program as it applies to you and your students. You will be led through a series of mobility, flexibility, and breathing drills, concentrating on the involvement of your macro and micro movers. Whether you have already obtained your CIRCL Mobility™ license or would like to learn more about CIRCL Mobility™ before getting licensed, the information, patterns, and creativity presented in this session will empower you and your students to the next level of personal betterment.

To best experience CIRCL Mobility™, please bring a towel or floor mat with you.

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Nick Logrea and Zumba® Jammer Jeimy Bueno

In this session, we will dance and party to the best hits in the 90s from Bands or Groups, while at the same time exploring the different “BATTLE FORMATIONS” and the purposes of each. We will talk about the different dynamics present in a Zumba® class (ie, male and female, shy and dramatic, beginner and advanced, young and old) and help instructors use the style of a battle to help everyone feel comfortable, included, and succeed. We will demonstrate some of these formations in the masterclass portion of the session and dissect the purpose behind each formation demonstrated. Instructors will be able to take home choreography and implement it directly into their classes!

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Kelly Ann Nikara

Learn the language of cueing! This session teaches ZIN™ Members a way to transfer information through their expressions. You'll gain knowledge, skills, and techniques in four main areas: Pre-Cueing (effectively transitioning from one movement to the next), Head Cues (for direction), Visual Cues (musicality & attire), and Combo to Single Cues (regression).

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Loretta Bates

Take your teaching skills to a new level — one where students leave your class feeling inspired. Take a journey that challenges your concepts of beauty and then expands them. You’ll learn tips, drills, and techniques to help enhance the beauty of our movements. Prepare to uncover the unique beauty within each of us.

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

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

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist 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.

Presented by ZIN™ Members Lynn Sheehan & Michelle Calise

Know how to handle a medical emergency in your class. The American Heart Association CPR class teaches you how to manage an emergency in the critical moments until medical service arrives. The session covers adult, child, and infant CPR training along with using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and how to respond to a choking victim. At the end of the session, you’ll receive a CPR/AED 2-year certification card.

Presented by Zumba Education Specialist Steve Boedt

Do you sometimes feel like giving up on your Zumba® career? Do you have moments when you cannot find the joy or passion for teaching and feel close to burning out? You are not the only one! It’s tough to rebuild our community and classes after 3 difficult years. It feels like starting over when we were actually doing a good job! 

In this training, Steve will teach simple tricks and techniques to regain your passion. He will also help you remember why you are unique, why you started in the first place, and how you should use your special skills. This lecture will train your mind to be stronger, your joy to be brighter, and your passion for Zumba® to be reignited again. This is a MUST-take for ZIN Members who feel they need the skills to grow again.

This is a seated, non-movement session.

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 battles, conga lines, circle dances, and partnering so you can bring big energy to your students and spice up your theme parties.

Presented by Zumba® Jammers Natalie Kikkenborg and Florencia Rodriguez

Find Your Balance builds upon the knowledge gained in a Zumba Gold® training and will inspire you to make balance work fun, creative, and safe for all Zumba Gold® participants. The class will feature a masterclass of songs using various rhythms, including the Zumba Gold® core rhythms, that all feature balance work. You’ll learn the benefits of balance work, safety technique and execution, and proper progressions and adaptations to make balance accessible to all Zumba Gold® students, helping them to continue to live active and independent lives.

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Kearsha Saxon

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

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Caroline Crowe   

1-in-4 of all US women (under 80) will experience pelvic floor dysfunction at some point. This session is designed to empower you with the knowledge and understanding of how to train pelvic floor muscles. At the end of the class, you'll be able to explain to your students where these muscles are, their role, reasons for weakness, symptoms of overworking the muscles, and how to train them. You'll never again have to fear "oops" moments when teaching jumping or bouncy rhythms.

Presented by Industry Expert Ashlee Cramer

Explore how to create a life full of genuine happiness every day. In this dynamic and powerful session, you’ll hear moving, real-life stories along with the latest scientific findings about raising your happiness set point. Take part in interactive exercises that inspire and motivate you to experience joy every day, no matter the circumstance!

This is a seated, non-movement session.

Presented by ZIN™ Member and International Presenter Betsy Dopico

Elevate your class experience with foundational tools for movement and intention. They’re key to attracting more students to live the magic and feel more fulfilled in your class. Become a better instructor by learning about energy and managing it on a higher level. Discover the link between the physical and the emotional and explore the importance of using music as a therapeutic, driving force. Come feel the difference.

Presented by AFAA Presenter and ZIN™ Member Shalaine McLaughlin

How can we safely make moves less stressful on our knees during our Zumba® classes?  What are some common causes of knee injuries? What should we watch out for in ourselves and our students to help prevent possible knee injuries?

Practice how to modify B1 basic steps and learn what to watch out for in our alignment to reduce pressure on your knees and the knees of your participants!

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Luis David

This session is designed for instructors who want to take their Zumba® classes to the next level, develop their choreographic creativity, and increase their dance techniques. The session comprises body expression exercises, scenic development, dance techniques, and choreographic retention.

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.

Classes / Presenters

  • 2022 Rising Presenter: Morgan Brown
  • Aqua Zumba® Master Class – Caroline Crowe
    Aqua Zumba® Master Class – Jenna Bostic
    Aqua Zumba® Master Class – Maria Browning
    Aqua Zumba® Master Class – Maria Teresa Stone
  • Adela Teordor Iacob + Rafaelle Tala + Alina Duma + Ana Georgescu
  • Anna Kobe + Allan Baparu
  • Anna Marchenko + Ricardo Marmitte
  • Armando Salcedo + Heidy Torres
  • Ecem Ozcan + Didem Zeybek + Socrate Fuego
  • Giovanna Amrosiatos + Florencia Salgado + Daniel Garcia Vallejo + Nicolas Garcia Vallejo
  • Jennifer Kim + J-Lin + Jonathan Benoit + Kelly Ann Nikara
  • Kass Martin
  • Loretta Bates
  • Madelle Paltu-Ob
  • Mansoor Galant
  • Pedro Camacho
  • Ricardo Carvalho
  • Ricardo Rodrigues + Nuno Antas
  • Rodrigo Diaz + Luis David
  • Rony Gratereaut + Leslie Martinez
  • Spanglish - Cat Medina
  • Steve Boedt
  • Team Asia
  • William Villasenor + Yuhaine Lopez + Yennifer Campos
  • Zumba Gold® Master Class – Hender Corredor-Escalante
    Zumba® Step Master Class – Ricardo Marmitte
    Zumba® Toning Master Class – Kelly Bullard

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Sandra Harnes, Gina Wonder, and Madelle Paltu-Ob

Combining over 60 years of experience as dancers, educators, and presenters, these instructors will teach different fierce fempower styles. The two-hour session will show you how experience can mold your movement, style, and personality while keeping the FIRE and embracing different styles of cultures so you always remain on point. We will also journey through "PolySwagg" and demonstrate how style is accessible to ALL LEVELS with a valuable, powerful message attached.

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Sandra Bayliss and Daniela Cesnekova

This relaxed and intimate session will allow you to teach a track and be provided with tips, drills, and support in the areas you need 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.

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 mechanisms of injuries, 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.

NOTE: 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 providers with any questions you may have regarding a specific medical condition, injury, or treatment plan.

This is a seated, non-movement session.

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Richard Gormley

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

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

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Maria Browning and Izabela Kin

This is a session to bring awareness to energy regulation. In particular, it will teach you how to balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems to manage the toxicity that stress releases in our bodies during a Zumba® class.

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Maria Teresa Stone

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

This is a seated, non-movement session.

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Dionne Thomas

In this session, learn to shed layers of self-judgment and tap into your authenticity. Boost your confidence and fine-tune the ability to teach with authenticity so you can connect with students in a powerful way. We'll use writing prompts and team-building activities to give you the tools to quiet your inner critic, help you love who you are, and fully share yourself with your classes.

This is a seated, non-movement session.

Presented by ZIN™ Member Alina Duma

Spice up your playlist with HOT & NEW moves and get ready to provide a whole new experience to your students. From the most popular TikTok steps to dance challenges, this session is all about accessing the new generation's style. Get ready to be challenged, to step out of your comfort zone, and create NEW MOVES to your Zumba® choreos and applying them to your favorite rhythms.

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

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

This is a seated, non-movement session.

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 follow 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.

This is a seated, non-movement session.

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Mauricio Camargo

An interactive session where ZIN™ members will learn Tips and Tricks to Social Media Content Creation. The session will focus on all aspects of content planning, execution, posting, and engagement. ZIN™ members will also be given tools and tips on how to create shareable Zumba® content.

  • Ideas for creative content creation
  • Learn and understand all aspects of content (Lighting, framing, Specs, Editing, Filming, Posting, Hashtags)
  • Hands-on experience in the session of how to Shoot, Edit, and Post.
  • Basic Social media algorithm and branding
  • How to generate shareable Zumba social media content

Presented by Zumba® Jammers Laura Lanni and Caressa James 

ZINgredients for Success: REUSE + REMIX = RECHARGE

This session builds upon concepts introduced in some Choreography ZIN™ Jam Sessions and the Rhythms 2 Instructor training. It further complements these programs by providing tools and utility for the actual application. 

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: A. Zita Joice Dian K, Carlos Henriquez, Diego Chantir, Dorinda Wexler, Erica Dixon, Florencia Salgado, Gonzalo Alcaino Soto, Ingrid Kessler, Magali Cepeda, Marlex Pagalunan, Roland Schmid, and Vignesh Madhrani.

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

Rhythm ZIN™ Jam Sessions

Presented by: Anna Marchenko (Bellydance), Carlos Henriquez (Bachata), Claudia Balestra (Salsa), Erica Dixon (Soca), Guillermo Ruiz (Merengue), Kearsha Saxon (Kizomba), Lauro De Sousa (Samba), Magali Cepeda (Tango), Zulema Garcia (Reggaeton), Melissa Carias (Quebradita), and Tamara Pitts (Flamenco).  

Dig into your basic rhythms in this three-hour session, where you’ll get four rhythm-specific choreo routines to use in your classes. Practice core steps and variations from your Basic 1 or 2 Training, perfect your form, and learn to identify the beats and instruments. Choose rhythms from Basic 1 or Rhythms 2 Training (Cumbia, Merengue, Reggaeton, Salsa, Belly Dance, Flamenco, Tango, Samba, Soca, and Quebradita).

Upon completion, you'll receive:

• Choreo Notes for 4 new routines

Specialty ZIN™ Jam Sessions

Presented by: Julie Richetelli (Zumba® Step), Kearsha Saxon (Zumba® Kids + Kids Jr), Marisa Stani (Zumba® Toning), Marlee King (Aqua Zumba®) and Roland Schmid (Zumba Gold®)

Enhance your skills from your specialty training! In this three-hour session, you’ll learn four to five new choreos to add to your Zumba® Specialty classes. Choose from a variety of Specialty sessions exclusively for Specialty instructors, led by 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

The Get Down ZIN™ Jam Session

Presented by Tommy-Davis Ezedunor

This three-hour Get Down ZIN™ Jam Session is where dope beats, raw energy and fresh moves meet in one of our hottest sessions ever! You’ll learn up to four NEW styles and routines – all inspired by Hip-Hop, R&B, Funk, Pop and the new fusions of music that continue to evolve.
Upon completion, you'll receive:

• Choreo Notes for 4 new routines

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Josie Gardiner and Monika Lejman

Combining lightweight resistance training and rousing world rhythms lets older adults enhance their fitness and enjoy other health benefits. Experience the magic in person in this three-hour session open to all ZIN™ Members. If you’re already licensed, come brush up on your skills. If not, come learn more about this exciting program. When you’re ready to get licensed, just go through an online course* on ZIN™ Home.

Requires a license in both Zumba Gold® and Zumba® Toning programs.

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

In a crisis, members often ask: “How can we help?” Find out with best practices from ZHO and ZES/ZJ/ZIN/ZCOM teams on activating in your local community to support charities and give crisis relief. With lots of real-life examples, you’ll learn first steps, how to organize a team, and how to stay connected. You’ll leave with tested framework and process to spread Zumba Love quickly and effectively.

 This is a seated, non-movement session.

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Hermann Melo

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


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