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200 Sessions in 4 Days. Master the Business of Fun.

 
 

& 5, 6, 7, 8 Ballroom

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!

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Abc: African Beat Culture (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Mansoor Galant

ABC: African Beat Culture is about taking a journey through music and dance, showing ZIN Members the evolution of South Africa from the apartheid era to the present. ZIN Members will be exposed to music native to South Africa, not only "African" music, but mainstream music as well. Native South African dance elements and choreography will be taught, thus expanding your dance learning spectrum. Due to the diversity within Africa and South Africa, this will allow instructors to learn and experience a variety of dance and rhythmic styles. ZIN Members will feel empowered and inspired by the presenters as they also give different tips and techniques on how they can cue and connect with their students in class.

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African Workout: Enter The Jungle

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Ricardo Marmitte

In this highly-interactive session, 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.

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Afrobeat Makossa (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Ricardo Marmitte and Zumba® Jammer Alexsa Sissom

The purpose of this session is to teach instructors different Afrobeat and Makossa dance moves, techniques and history and how to implement moves in a fun and safe way.

Takeaways:

  • Basic Afrobeat and Makossa steps
  • How to combine the Afrobeat and Makossa dance style with the Zumba® formula
  • Learning fitness variations
  • Learning about the new generation of African dance steps and having fun while doing it
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Asian Invasion

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Alena Groopman

ZIN Members will learn about Asian pop culture, music and rhythms, including K-Pop, J-Pop and C-Pop from South Korea, Japan and China, respectively. Plus, enjoy the Asian fusion sounds from Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and more. ZIN Members will be able to incorporate these fun and easy steps into their classes while still upholding the Zumba® Fitness guidelines and formula.

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Bachata Extreme

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Carlos Henriquez

Learn how to choreograph any bachata or bachata-fused song. The powerful melodies, lyrics and paused rhythm make it a great fit for beginners classes or Zumba Gold®. It’s a great way to slow down the intensity of the class while keeping it exciting and challenging as you integrate it within the Zumba® formula. You’ll also learn about the history of bachata during this workshop.

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Best Of Abba (NEW)

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 be singing along to.

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Bollywood Obsession

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.

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Brazil by Night

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Ricardo Carvalho

This class will address 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!

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Caribbean Heat

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.

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Colombian Roots (NEW)

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.

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Costumbres Argentinas (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Magali Cepeda and ZIN Member Priscila Graf

Throughout this session, we want to connect instructors to Argentina’s folk roots and modern rhythms, highlighting different regions of the country.

Takeaways:

  • Instructors will learn typical Argentine dances fused with modern music
  • Instructors will learn two choreographies explained step by step
  • Instructors will update their class playlist with different and varied songs
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Crazy Country

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Kass Martin

Country music speaks to the soul. With lyrics everyone can relate to and a driving beat that moves you, this class is energy to the highest level! Country western dance began when immigrants first migrated to America. Without a common language to communicate with, folks would gather together around the camp fires, along the streets or in the fields and share their country’s music and dance. With influences from Ireland, Scotland, Russia, France... each with its own uniqueness and rhythm, they were able to unify in what we now recognize as country dancing. Get ready to be hootin’, hollerin' and havin' a blast. Can I get a yeehaw? YEEHAW!!!!

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Dancehall Mashup

Presented by Zumba® Jammers Catherine Chiemelu-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.

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Dominican Explosion

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Carlos Henriquez

The Dominican Republic is the birthplace of merengue and bachata, and an active champion of other popular genres such as salsa, reggaeton, Latin pop, and Congo music. It’s also the home of colorful and exotic Carnival music, which includes some of the most elegant and sensual movements and dances of the Dominican Republic!

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Eurodance Explosion

Presented by Zumba® Jammers Patrick Reischmann and Luca Grillo

Get ready for plenty of European dance floor tunes! Throughout this session, you’ll feel as if the ‘90s are back with hits like "Rhythm Is a Dancer,” "What Is Love?" and "Barbie Girl.” This session will make the crowd “Freak Out!” and bring the best memories from this time back to their classes. ZIN Members will get two routines broken down and walk away feeling thrilled and inspired.

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Flamenco Flow

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!

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Fly Girl 101

Presented by ZIN Member Lisa Marie

This session is all about getting funky, fresh and fly with the music and dance styles of the ‘90s! You’ll learn new routines set to a varied musical soundtrack with a breakdown on how to execute Fly Girl moves like a pro. Improve your skills and keep up with the energetic rhythms!

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Hit The Streetz

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.

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Hip-Hop Turn-Up

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Gina Grant and Dahrio Wonder

From its origins in the Bronx to the “Dirty South” flavor of Atlanta, hip hop still reigns as a global culture, dominating the mediums of dance, music and fashion. Influenced by the mind-blowing footwork of the Chicago Steppers, the fierce styles of the scene in Los Angeles, the talented crews of the Bay Area, and the international breakdance scene in countless countries around the world. Learn the moves and how to incorporate them to turn up your Zumba® classes.

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House Experience

Presented by Zumba® Jammers Benjamin Richard and Rodrigo Angello

This session will take you on a world tour through house music 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.

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Lambazouk

Presented by ZIN Member Fabio Barros

Zouk is a popular musical style from the French Antilles, Guadeloupe and Martinique, characterized by a slow, soft and sensual rhythm. It is popular in the French speaking countries of Africa, France in Europe and the Canadian province of Quebec in North America. Zouk has also been successfully introduced in Brazil, where locals have adapted it into already existing rhythms, creating the popular Lambada-Zouk fusion style.

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Latin Alternative

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Melissa Carias

Latin Alternative is composed of sounds and non-traditional musical elements that adhere to the so-called “underground culture.” It is a combination of several genres, including alternative Spanish rock, electronica, metal, new wave, pop rock, punk rock and reggae, with traditional Latin American sounds. From Santana to Soda Stereo and Bomba Estereo to Juanes, this class will take you on a musical journey of Spanish rock music and its evolution from the ‘80s to today!

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Latin Urban

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Jhon Gonzalez

Get ready to jump into a melting pot of rhythms! Popularized in the late 2000s, Latin urban music combines reggaeton and hip hop beats with tropical and international flavors we all know and love. From Chino y Nacho to Yotuel and Yandel to Ana Tijoux, this session combines your favorite Zumba® Fitness core steps with high and low intensity urban moves.

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Lost Rhythms Of Central America (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Janice Gonzalez

In this session we want to present 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 Hondurena/Electronica. We will present the typical dance steps, cultural music and how to fuse with the Zumba® formula.

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Mandarin Mayhem

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Cheryl Wu-Hall and Coco Qing Xie

Get ready to take your Zumba® skills to the next level with Mandarin Mayhem! Combining Latin rhythms with the music of China, you’ll learn how to incorporate basic techniques and Shaolin Kung Fu movements into choreography. Plus, you’ll learn how to use tai chi to enhance your stretching and cooldown sessions!

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Mexican Fiesta

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Eliza Stone and Maria Teresa Stone

Learn a variety of Mexican and Mexican-American dance styles like Cumbia Sonidera, Quebradita and Pasito Duranguense. Learn about the origins of these dances and their expansion throughout America. Take a trip south of the border, join the fiesta and learn how to spice up your Zumba® classes with these moves.

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Motown

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Steve Boedt and Kass Martin

The music of Motown is recognizable to all ages and backgrounds. This session begins with a brief history of Motown, followed by a small Master Class, routine breakdown and choreography for five popular songs with cues and teaching tips.

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Pop Madness

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Ana Georgescu

This fun and high-energy session is sure to heat up the room and celebrate the music of many different artists. Learn Zumba® choreography for the most popular and easily recognizable songs of the last decade with a diverse array of styles and flavors.

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Puerto Rican Flow

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Rony Gratereaut

This new session focuses on typical dances from Puerto Rico, including salsa, merengue, and reggaeton. It also serves to expose new rhythms such as bomba y plena, trova and Latin house with their own core steps and variations. Enjoy the complete Caribbean experience!

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Reggaeton Rebellion

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Loretta Bates and Marcie Benavides

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!

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Rhythms Of The Middle East (NEW)

Presented by ZIN Member Portia Lange

In this session, instructors will learn about the most popular rhythms from the Middle East! Experience the Saidi rhythm from Egypt, the Debke rhythm from Lebanon and the Khaleegi rhythm from the Persian Gulf. Participants will learn the basic steps and a choreography to each rhythm.

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Rock Rebellion: World Tour (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Tamara Pitts

Calling all rock rebels to join us for a world tour of rock, punk and metal music! Discover music and dances from all around the world. From Celtic punk to Aussie pub rock, classic rock to Russian ska, pop punk to country, rock 'n' roll to Gypsy punk, glam metal to alternative, Latin rock to ragga metal, Brit punk to pop rock, and many more. Get ready to unleash your inner rockstar and take your classes to the next level with stylized rock moves and routines that are class-ready with integrated cueing and progressions. Add a splash of attitude, a dash of rock music, a few chains, some studs, a safety pin or two and with a rebel yell, you'll soon turn your classes into a high-energy mosh pit of fun.

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Sabor Cubano

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist 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.

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Salsa & Merengue Mashup

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!

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Soca Explosion: Bacchanal Nights (NEW)

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! The goal of this session is to understand and differentiate the genres of soca (i.e. power soca, groovy soca, chutney soca), and how ZIN Members can introduce them into their Zumba® classes. They’ll also learn how to modify or intensify the moves and how to personalize and add their own flavor.

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Streetz of Colombia (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Mauricio Camargo

In this New Urban Colombian session, you will experience a new outlook of the music and dance styles of a modern Colombia. You will also learn about Colombia's history/folklore and its impact on the evolution of music and dance today. In this session, we will get down to rhythms like: Salsa Choke, fusions of cumbia, Electro Latino and of course, Salsa! You will also be introduced to new upcoming artists that are changing the Colombian music industry by mixing our traditional rhythms with new sounds. Grab your dance shoes because we are going to party it up in the Streetz of Colombia!

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Stomp 2 The Beat (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammers Rony Gratereaut, Bianca Ayala and ZIN Member Noelle Hollins

Stomp 2 the Beat will expose ZIN Members to stepping culture, teaching them how to incorporate elements of this style into their Zumba® classes. This new simplified format will show ZIN Members how to use their bodies to emphasize the beat, making their teaching experience fun, dynamic and easy.

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Strut Your Zumba® Stuff

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Barbara Klontz

Sometimes, you just need to strut your Zumba® stuff. Join us in exploring burlesque and cabaret-style dance steps and routines to use in your Zumba® classes. Find out how burlesque and cabaret can add confidence, style and fun for your students, all while adhering to the Zumba® formula.

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Swing Baby Swing

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Nick Logrea

Learn and conquer the basic steps and movements of swing. The goal is to be able to implement this rhythm in your classes and add that extra flavor and pop. Swing is perfect for Zumba® Instructors because it is high-energy and so much fun! Leave this session confident to bring the swing into your classes immediately.

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The Fierce Factor: How Female Music Icons Made Us Move! (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Sandra Harnes and Natalie Constanti

The Fierce Factor is a session that will highlight some of the most influential, iconic female performers of our time, from Nina Simone to Missy Elliott, Madonna to Janet Jackson, Gaga to the Spice Girls and many more! All of these fierce females have created some of the most famous dance styles and movements we know and still use today. This session is a celebration of history, groundbreakers, risk takers, game changers and pioneers of music and dance.

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Tropical Urban

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.

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Zumba® Brazilian Carnival

Presented by ZIN Member Fabio Barros

Learn how to bring the essence of Carnival into your Zumba® classes and master the popular Brazilian rhythms of funk, forro, axé and samba. You'll be ready for Rio in no time!

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Venezuelan Bochinche

Presented by Zumba® Jammers Melissa Mastroeni-Kirkwood and Robert Birchbauer

Come and join Meli and Rob in this bochinche! Venezuelan culture is about unity, celebration, friendship and partying. Learn about traditional Venezuelan rhythms and the influence behind them, the different regional music styles, as well as the newest rhythms that have emerged.

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