Flavors are sessions that focus on rhythms, teaching not only their steps but also their history. The flavors at ZINCON allow you to travel the world and explore new rhythms to incorporate into your Zumba® classes and make them more diverse.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Mansoor Galant
ABC: African Beat Culture is about taking a journey through music and dance, showing you the evolution of South Africa from the apartheid era to the present. You’ll be exposed to music native to South Africa — both “African” and mainstream music. You’ll also experience South African dance elements and choreography to expand your spectrum of dance knowledge.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Ricardo Marmitte
In this highly interactive session, you’ll learn tribal and modern choreography from Mali, Angola, South Africa, Senegal, Mauritania and more. Through live drumming and multimedia technology, venture deep into the heart of Africa and enjoy a truly unforgettable experience to share with your students.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Ricardo Marmitte and Zumba® Jammer Alexsa Sissom
The purpose of this session is to highlight Afrobeat and Makossa dance moves, techniques and history and how to implement moves in a fun and safe way.
Presented by Zumba® Jammer Rita Cohen
Take a mini rhythmic tour of my country, where you’ll learn new core steps to incorporate into your Zumba® class playlist plus a thing or two about Ghana and WHY we do these moves! Experience the beautiful dance rhythms of Ghana accompanied by colorful histories that make them easy and FUN to learn!
Presented by Zumba®Jammers Tamara Pitts and Patrick Reischmann
Grab your dancing shoes, and get ready to burn up the floor! ZJs Tamara and Patrick are ready to teach exciting and easy-to-follow ballroom dancing rhythms to incorporate into your Zumba®classes. Get a fun insight into ballroom dancing and learn how these new rhythms may be just the thing to diversify your class playlists and add something new!
Presented by Zumba® Jammer Nathalie Chenier
Get inspired by some of dance’s “greatest hits” like swing, rock ‘n’ roll, the Lindy Hop, be-bop, boogie-woogie, and much more. Learn some techniques and basic steps — plus some rockin’ history — in a session that’ll help you understand the differences between these classic rhythms. Pick up three choreos for these styles that, once you hear them, just get your body moving by itself.
Presented by Zumba® Jammers Benjamin Richard and Rodrigo Angello
Welcome to Brazil! In this session, you’ll travel to the heart of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas through its famous Baile Funk and unique vibes. Have you ever heard of Brazilian Funk? Come discover and learn how to dance this very popular rhythm in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Be ready to spice up your classes!
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Vicky Zagarra
Be part of one of Colombia's most important folkloric celebrations in a session offering a taste of the vibrant, colorful, happy, and fun parade from one of the world’s biggest Carnival events. UNESCO calls Barranquilla's Carnival “one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.” Enjoy it with four rhythms from Colombian folklore combined with several choreography options to use in your classes.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Steve Boedt and Kass Martin
ABBA is known for making a big splash by winning Eurovision 1974 with their hit, “Waterloo.” Their chart-topping music has been made into the Broadway musical “Mamma Mia,” with hits that get you off your seat and keep you dancing. Come learn fun, contagious choreographies that your class will love and sing along to.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Sucheta Pal
Dance along to authentic Indian "masala" music and learn fiery Bollywood moves, which are a combination of rustic folk dances like Bhangra and Garba with classical Indian dance styles like the Kathak and Bharatnatyam. Add the modern influences of jazz and hip hop (as seen in new-age Bollywood movies) and you’ll have one spicy mix to teach your students.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Ricardo Carvalho
This class will explore some of the hottest Brazilian nightlife rhythms, including samba and funk. It’ll also provide an introduction to charme and brega, two rhythms which are very popular in some areas of Brazil. Learn and apply these exciting and adventurous rhythms to your classes – your students will go wild!
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Armando Salcedo and Heidy Torres
Want to feel like you’re at Carnival? Learn the hottest moves set to soca and dancehall rhythms and how to incorporate them into your Zumba® classes. You’ll also learn how to recognize the difference between each rhythm and how to create choreographies using their unique sounds.
Presented by Zumba® Jammer Dorinda Wexler
Check out the history, evolution, and revival of the Cha Cha. From the fancy footwork to the music that moves you, you’ll learn the core steps and variations, plus how to apply Cha Cha Movement into a variety of contemporary pop and Latin urban songs. Get 2 to 3 routines, including stylistic, rhythmic and fitness variations.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Walter Diaz
Colombia: land of joy, beauty and color. A country full of popular cultural events, dance and music. A country full of fantastic rhythms that enrich our culture. This session will be full of new information, great energy, joy, music, choreographies and a number of easy movements that instructors can incorporate into their classes.
Presented by Zumba® Jammer Magali Cepeda and ZIN™ Member Priscila Graf
Get connected to Argentina’s folk roots as well as its modern rhythms. We’ll use this session to explore the country’s dance culture and to highlight different regions of the country. Learn typical Argentine dances fused with modern music. You’ll acquire two new choreographies while having them explained step by step! Don’t miss this valuable, varied update to your class playlist.
Presented by Zumba® Jammers Catherine Marte and Latoya Bufford
Add some dancehall flava to your Zumba® routine! This low-to-high-impact session combines a variety of moves with strength and core training to the rhythms of Jamaican dancehall music. Learn the history of dancehall music, as well as movement, foundation, popular moves and a Zumba-formulated dancehall mashup.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Kass Martin
Experience timeless music of incredible artists like James Brown, George Clinton, The Jackson 5, KC & the Sunshine Band, the Bee Gees, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Kiss, Prince, and many more. Dance to the funk, disco, and rock hits of the '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s and learn to incorporate these styles into your classes. This blast from the past will leave your students smiling!
Presented by Zumba® Jammer Carlos Henriquez
Merengue, Bachata, and Dembow, together make an EXPLOSIVE Latin music flavor that celebrates the exotic Carnaval music of the Dominican Republic. Taught by a Dominican, you will be shown the authentic dance styles and rhythms to give you an air-pulsing and vibrating class. These energetic beats and tunes will make you glide across the floor, from slow, sexy, romantic Bachata to high energy Merengue and fun urban Dembow.
Presented by Zumba® Jammer Adela Teodora Jacob
Crank up the energy in your classes by introducing drum and bass style and steps. By applying the Zumba Formula to commercial D&B songs, we were able to create cool and different choreographies that bring a fresh flow to any Zumba class. Jump into drum and bass culture with new steps and 2 cool choreos that we’ll adapt to be interactive (battle, circle, etc.) and set the dancefloor on FIYA!
Presented by Zumba® Jammer Melissa Kirkwood
Explore the beat drop, the signature audio treatment changing the way we dance. Learn the evolution of this EDM technique spreading like wildfire as we combine rhythms like soca, pop, hip hop, and reggaeton and heavy, high-BPM electronic beats to create a space of pure energy. Come to this power session and learn routines that inject your classes with energy. Let’s drop the beat.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Jessica Exposito
Shake up your routine with the spicy flamenco rhythms of Spain! Infuse your class with the passion and emotion of sizzling Spanish dance styles that are fun, easy-to-follow and effective. Olé!
Presented by Zumba® Jammer Ingrid Kessler
Journey through the iconic Freestyle music and dance style of the 80’s and 90’s! Experience the electro-synth pop that blended disco, breakdancing, hip-hop, and Latin. With the passionate performances and lyrics of artists like Debbie Deb, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Stevie B and others, this session is sure to create a musical dance EXPLOSION in your classes!
Presented by ZIN™ Member Kelly Ann Nikara
Be part of a unique and powerful session focused on Haka Boogie, from New Zealand’s indigenous people. We’ll break down these steps, understand their history, and learn two pure Maori choreographies to bring back to your classes. Finish up with a Master Class to help you identify and apply Haka Boogie to Latin-inspired rhythms.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Gina Grant and Dahrio Wonder
From its origins in the Bronx to Atlanta’s “Dirty South” flavor, hip hop culture reigns globally over music, dance, and fashion. Learn the moves built on this fierce style and how to use them to turn up your Zumba® classes.
Presented by Zumba® Jammer Mauricio Camargo
Learn about popular street dance styles like passinho, choke, moombahton, trap, twerk and electro flow. We’ll take a trip to Brazil, Colombia, and the streets of North America to bring out your zwag and inner street dancer. In this session, you’ll learn how to master these new fusions of dance inspired by a new wave of music and young urban culture.
Presented by Zumba® Jammers Benjamin Richard and Rodrigo Angello
This session will take you on a world tour through house music spanning from the ‘80s to today! Explore deep house, disco house, Latin house, tribal house and more. Don't miss this wonderful experience that will surely energize your class and thrill your students.
Presented by Zumba® Jammer Janice Gonzalez
Rediscover the lost rhythms of Central America (Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama), including Palo de Mayo, Garifuna, Reggae en Español, and Punta Hondureña/Electronica. We will present the typical dance steps, cultural music, and how to fuse them with the Zumba® formula.
Presented by Zumba® Jammers William Villasenor and Yuhaine Lopez
In this session get ready to experience the joy, flavor, and rhythm of the presenter's country, Mexico, señores! This is a session where you’re going to learn some new moves and techniques that you can incorporate into all your classes. Let’s try something new! Cumbia, Quebradita, Tribal, Cholo and all the beats in a superclass that will make you feel in Mexico Lindo y Querido. Register to receive: new songs for your classes, Mexican core steps, style skills, 2 choreographies, and lots of fun!
Presented by Zumba® Jammers Alessandro Belletti and Juan Miguel Collado
Come to a session created to add some WILD to your classes. Find new ideas and songs to rock your classes and get students moving and having fun for hours, following the Zumba formula.
Presented by Zumba® Jammer Rony Gratereaut
This session focuses on typical dances from Puerto Rico, including salsa, merengue, reggaeton. It also introduces new rhythms such as bomba y plena, trova, and Latin house with their own core steps and variations. Enjoy the complete Caribbean experience!
Presented by ZIN™ Member Henry Cedeno
The Queen Bey Experience explores the music and dance moves of one of this generation’s most iconic artists… Beyoncé! Blending the many elements that make Beyoncé so unique, instructors will teach 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.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Loretta Bates
Direct from the barrios of Puerto Rico to a dance floor near you: Don Omar, Daddy Yankee, Calle 13, N.O.R.E., Wisin, Yandel, Pitbull and more red-hot reggaeton artists! Learn new moves set to reggae, Jamaican dancehall and hip hop. There’s no doubt these rhythms will help you get the party started!
Presented by Zumba® Jammer Tamara Pitts
Calling all rockers: join us for a world tour of rock, punk, and metal! Discover music and dances from all over the world… from Celtic punk to power pop, Latin rock to folk metal, and alternative to Aussie pub rock. Unleash your inner rock star with class-ready stylized moves and routines, complete with integrated cueing and progressions. Just add some attitude, a backstage pass, and leather pants, and you’re ready to rock.
Presented by ZIN Member™ and International Presenter Betsy Dopico
Through the centuries, Cuba has been known for the richness of its music and dance. In this session, you’ll get a taste of the Cuban flavor present in many musical genres from around the world. Utilizing basic steps and movements, ZIN™ Members will learn the unique, sensual and explosive Cuban style that has influenced so many.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Walter Diaz
By the end of this session, you'll have perfected several new steps, combinations, patterns and transitions focused on the two most popular Latin rhythms: salsa and merengue. Bring the memories of those hot Havana nights into your Zumba® classes!
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Michael Marmitte and ZIN™ Members Kizzy Adams and Renee Mark
Grab your rags! Blow your whistles! Wave your flags! We invite you to a carnival fête with soca tunes, melodic chutney sounds, pounding Afro-Creole music, and so much more! Learn about the different genres of soca (power, groovy, chutney) and how to introduce them into your classes.
Presented by Zumba® Jammer Susana Zamora
Get a taste of urban street style dance with some softer, sweet, and sassy flavors mixed in! This session lets you experiment with a new recipe blending a variety of genres — pop, rap, reggaeton, Latin urban — along with some basic Zumba moves to keep it all balanced when you bring it back to your classes. Get fun, sassy, easy-to-learn movements for 4 core steps to incorporate into current music, including great throwbacks, choreo, cueing, and progression levels for each song part.
Presented by International Presenter and ZIN Member Jennifer Kim
Learn all about K-pop, the popular music from South Korea influenced by styles and genres from around the world. Give your classes more variety with some of the Korean flavor behind mega-hits like “Gangnam Style.” Along with famous K-pop songs and easy-to-follow versions of choreography, this session also covers the genre’s history, influential K-pop artists, lyrics, and Korean culture.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Nick Logrea
Learn and master the basic steps and movements of swing. The goal is to be able to implement this rhythm in your classes to add that extra bit of flavor and pop. Swing is perfect for Zumba® Instructors because it’s high-energy and so much fun! Leave this session confident to bring the swing into your classes immediately.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Kyle Lamprecht
Let tango takeover your next class! Embrace this passionate rhythm in a session exploring the diverse history and sub-genres in this pairing of powerful movements and dramatic music. Learn easy-to-follow but fierce moves with progressions and modifications to help personalize each step. Engage and captivate your students using the “Tango Trance” — and let them feel all the energy, fire, and beauty at this rhythm’s core.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Sandra Harnes and ZIN™ Member Natalie Constanti
This session highlights some of the most influential and iconic female performers of our time, from Nina Simone to Missy Elliott, Madonna to Janet Jackson, Gaga to the Spice Girls and many more! We’ll celebrate these fierce females and look at the history of these risk-takers, game-changers, and pioneers of music and dance!
Presented by Zumba® Jammer Tommy-Davis Ezedunor
Learn about Trap, a subgenre of hip hop in a session packed with choreography breakdowns and innovative new steps. We’ll cover dancing and performing skills and do a special Master Class on a fusion of Trap and the core rhythms of Zumba®. Get ready for fun as you build confidence outside your usual musical comfort zone and learn to incorporate this unique musical style into your class.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Armando Salcedo and Heidy Torres
From Colombia to the Caribbean, you’ll hear the rhythms of champeta urbana, Afrobeat and dembow! In this session, you’ll learn the basic steps for each of these sizzling genres, and you’ll head back to class with brand new moves packed with exotic flavor. The objective of this workshop is to teach four basic steps for each of these three rhythms.
Presented by Zumba® Jammers Diego Chantir and Jeimy Bueno
Get an insider’s look into an undiscovered side of today’s Latin music. Discover a blend of reggaeton underground, current Latin music, and choreography with a unique hip-hop style. We’ll generate new tools (but always using basic steps and progression) based on reggaeton and other genres from the rich Latino musical underground.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Lindsey Taylor
Lights, Camera, let’s Catwalk! By using a catwalk experience, we will empower participants to be their own version of strong, confident, fierce and sexy! Learn about the classic styles of dance ‘Whacking’ & ‘Vogueing’ in easy-to-follow yet fun sessions. Make these new choreographies and steps your own, and include them in your classes and projects.
Presented by Zumba® Jammer Courtney Ackerman
Celebrate the global collaboration fueling today’s hot World Pop platform. Explore the history of global fusion, how artists from different genres and countries are changing how we listen to music, and how it’s reaching a bigger audience. Travel around the world honoring artists who fuse their styles to create songs your students will love. Give your classes new flavor with fresh routines, cues, and progressions.
Presented by Zumba® Jammer Anna Marchenko
Bring variety with a middle eastern twist to your classes. We’ll combine modern Middle Eastern rhythms and Arabic pop with familiar Zumba steps and the mesmerizing movements of belly dance. Incorporating belly dance and other movements into your Zumba routines is simple with the easy-to-follow choreography you'll learn in this session.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Mansoor Galant and Zumba® Jammer Maurice Weindel
You better WERKQ— be Wild, Express yourself, own the Runway, and channel your inner King or Queen. Dive into the 1980’s NYC ballroom scene and experience the evolution of dance styles like Voguing, Runways, and Waacking, majorly shaped by the LGBTQI+ community. Get two custom-made choreos and explore the artists who paved the way for celebrating this culture in a fierce, vivacious, and empowering session.
Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Jessica Exposito and Steve Boedt
Dancing Isn’t just about steps — it’s about emotions too. Learn to experience and inspire different feelings depending on what a song’s melody and lyrics transmit: power, fun, excitement, romance, love, happiness, and more. Enjoy a journey where your experience and sensations change with the rhythms.