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


& 5, 6, 7, 8 Ballroom (NEW)

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 you 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 right thing to diversify your class playlists and add something new!


Back in Action (NEW)

Presented by Linda Shelton

Learn how to keep your back healthy through proper body mechanics and stabilization techniques. Update your workouts by adding exercises that concentrate on using your torso muscles as a team to improve muscle balance, kinesthetic awareness, proprioceptive patterning, and functional strength. In this workshop, you’ll actively go through four levels of programming with specific exercise suggestions for each level. You’ll learn the practical application for isolation, variation complexity, integration, exercise selection and progression so you can design safe and efficient training programs for your students and clients.


Brazil by Night (NEW)

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 but not internationally. Learn and apply these exciting and adventurous rhythms to your classes– your students will go wild!


Dominican Explosion (NEW)

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, Reggaetón, 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!


Easy Tips For Successful Marketing (NEW)

Presented by Home Office Presenter Diane Felkenes

Learn from other instructors and professionals the best uses of social media promotion and how to WIN at your marketing game! Our panel will focus on how you can engage with your students and bring new people to your page, how to best promote events, and how to manage class listings. They’ll also discuss how you can learn who your target marketing audience is, how to speak to people through promotion, and what it means to “brand yourself”. Additionally, you’ll receive updated information on posting rules for videos and music on your social channels. This session is good for anyone just starting out marketing their class, or those looking for some new ideas to fill up your classes!


Eurodance Explosion (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammers Patrick Reischmann and Luca Grillo

Get ready for some of the ultimate European dance floor tunes! Within a second, you’ll feel as if the 90s never went away 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 2 routines broken down and walk away feeling thrilled and inspired.


Flow Experience (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Natalie Constanti, Sandra Harnes and International Presenter Michael Dean

This is not Pilates or yoga! This is an infusion of body weight training, from calisthenics to primal movements, offering a gateway and method for all abilities through ‘Flow’.

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


Folk Dances of India (NEW)

Presented Zumba® by Education Specialist Shweta Kulkarni

India is a land of varied cultures and traditions! Indian folk and tribal dances are a product of different socio-economic set-ups and traditions and are performed to express joy. Folk dances are performed for every possible occasion: to celebrate the arrival of seasons, birth of a child, weddings, and festivals. The folk dances are full of energy and vitality, and extremely simple with a minimum of steps or movement! In this session, you’ll learn new rhythms including:


Group Exercise Instruction 101 (NEW)

Presented by AFAA APEX Conference Presenterand Education Specialist and ZIN Member Lisa Hamlin

This interactive session is ideal for new and seasoned group exercise instructors. You’ll learn fitness basics to ensure your classes are safe, effective, well-balanced and enjoyable. You’ll also discover how exercise selection, evaluation and modification play an important role when designing your classes, as well as the importance of muscle-balance, cross-training and injury prevention. Develop skills to enhance your instructional techniques, lead with confidence and excel to your next level as a fitness instructor!


Hit The Streetz (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Mauricio Camargo

Learn about the popularized street dance styles like Passinho, Choke, Moombahton, Trap, Twerk and Electro Flow that are taking over the world! We’ll take a trip to Brazil, Colombia, and the streets of North America as we dive into a subcultural experience that will 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.


How to Build, Grow and Sustain Your Zumba® Business (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Jarrod Tucker

Learn all the skills, tips, ideas & 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 including venues, marketing strategies that work, building your killer timetable, cash flow and so much more. From those just starting out on their journey to the seasoned instructor, there is something here to help everyone succeed.


How to Host Events, Master Classes, and Fundraisers (NEW)

Presented by Home Office Presenter Diane Felkenes

In this session, you’ll learn how to use each of these functions to engage and attract students. You’ll learn how to expose your local communities to new programs and specialties, how to keep the Zumba® class content fresh and fun, how to give a different experience to your students than they get in other classes and events, and how to throw practical and successful theme parties, raffles, battles, and other events.


Improve Your Technique For STRONG by Zumba® (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Alexander Cohen

In this class, we will review all the base builders and base moves of the STRONG by Zumba® class, and we will practice proper execution of the movements, review technique and consolidate key points to improve the alignment of all the variations of moves from the exercise menu in ‘My ZIN Now’.

*Prerequisite – Must be licensed in STRONG by Zumba® before registering online.


KISS: Keep It Simple and Safe (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Jennifer Lopez and Monika Lejman

The session will educate instructors on easy to implement concepts to grow their class. The biggest challenge for any Zumba® instructor is how to simplify the class to attract new students while simultaneously challenging the experienced students who know every step and every song in your list. The answer is to KISS… Keep It Simple and Safe! The motto of this class is “Simple NEVER means boring”. The techniques taught in this class will support simple choreo that does not intimidate new students while maintaining a high energy to retain the regulars. And adding new students and retaining the regulars leads to a growing class!


Latin Alternative (NEW)

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 an experience of the brand of Latin music produced by combining genres like 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 is a journey of Spanish rock music and its evolution from the 80’s to now!


Lead with Personality! (NEW)

Presented by Linda Shelton

To hear, to see, to feel, to demonstrate, to understand. Then to talk. This is what successful instructors do. Along with movement, the words you use, the way you non-verbally communicate and the way you deliver them are among your most influential, inspirational teaching tools. Lead with Personality is a fun, non-intimidating way to look at the quirky things we do and say. You’ll interact with other exercise professionals and practice effective communication techniques that help you be more assertive, expressive and compassionate in your teaching interactions, and all your other relationships, too! You’ll learn the five Fitness Personality Archetypes, their communication idiosyncrasies, and the language styles most inspiring to each type. You'll learn to relate more successfully, so "what they heard" and 'what they see" is what you meant, making you an even more effective teacher than you already are.


Let's Get Creative (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Katie Moore

Let’s Work ‘Chu-gether’! This session will give you the opportunity to get creative with ZIN Members from all over the world, immersing you in 2 hours of PLAY! Working with your peers and utilizing core steps, you will build choreography combinations to popular music with all the layers and cuing to be Zumba® ready. By the end of the session, you will have experienced the unlimited creative potential possible when ZIN Members work together! And, you will have some amazing moves and combinations that you can take home to your very own Zumba® classes.


Morning Mindfulness (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Donna Giffen

This 1-hour early morning session is about creating the right energy for the day ahead. With releasing and renewing breath work, a few simple wake-me-up yoga postures, a short meditation to calm and focus the mind, and some simple mantras and positive intention setting, instructors will leave with a pocketful of wonderful tools to apply when needed during and after convention.

*Early Morning Session no pre-registration required, first come first serve


Nutrition for EveryBODY (NEW)

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

A registered dietitian's workshop on how to eat like an expert and train others to do so as well 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; you will become a better instructor and more well-rounded when you've mastered basic nutrition concepts that push aside the overwhelming nutrition ruckus out there, which is often wrong and even dangerous. The exquisiteness and utility of Shake Shake Shake® will be discussed as well.


Reggaeton Construction (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Armando Salcedo and Heidy Torres

This session will take different sequences of Reggaeton and show you how to create routines from the ground up! You’ll learn the choreo for beats at 92 BPM and 98 BPM. This will allow you to take these beats home and teach new routines to the beat.


Rhythms in Review (NEW)

In this intimate hour and a half session, you’ll learn a new style of dance to add to your repertoire! By drilling the proper techniques and receiving broken down simplified choreo, you’ll master the basic steps for these popular styles, customized for your Zumba® class.

Brazilian Funk - Rhythm Review

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Karla Mead

Brazilian Funk emerged in Rio and has been adapting and growing in popularity since the 80’s! In this session, we’ll explore movements, basic steps and modifications for this fun and funky dance style.

Kizomba - Rhythm Review

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Yuko Tanaka

Let’s get those hips loose! In this session, you’ll learn about the captivating Angolan rhythms of Kizomba, Tarraxinha and Semba. These rhythms have enjoyed rising popularity in the dance world for being fun, fierce, and an amazing workout.

Moombah Revolution - Rhythm Review

Presented by ZIN Member Liana Veda

Moombahton mixes house music and Reggaeton– and it’s taking the world by storm! It includes popular hits like Daddy Yankee’s ‘Vaiven,’ and Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’, and you can bet this modern day sound really gets the party going in Zumba® classes all over the globe.

Queen Bey Experience - Rhythm Review - Rhythm Review

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Henry Cedeño

The Queen Bey Experience will take a look into the music and dance moves of the most iconic artists of this generation! The session will blend the elements that make Beyoncé unique, and the instructors will learn choreographies to her songs, each with 3 levels of progressions & fitness variations. They’ll leave the session with choreographies to take to their classes, ready to teach and slay.

Twerk It Zumba® Style - Rhythm Review

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Maurice Weindel

In this session, ZIN Members will not only learn where the dance style "twerking" come from and derives from (pop culture, origins in New Orleans/ African Heritage), but also how to apply hip and pelvic movements (AKA “bootymovements") into their choreos and Zumba® class.


Rockin' in the USA (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Stephanie Masceri

I wanna rock and roll all night, and party every day! That's the theme for this session that’s all about getting down and rockin' out! We'll take a look at rock and roll rhythms and artists from its beginnings in the 50's to present day. You will learn choreo to songs by artists like the King of Rock and Roll (Elvis!) to the Boss (Bruce Springsteen!) as well as rock and roll greats Aerosmith and AC/DC.


Strut Your Zumba® Stuff (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Barbara Klontz and Elena Baranova

Sometimes, you just need to strut your Zumba® stuff. Join us in exploring Burlesque and Cabaret style dance steps and routines to add an extra little something to the rhythms you use in your Zumba® classes. Find out how burlesque and cabaret can add confidence, style, and fun for your students all while staying within the Zumba® formula.


STRONG by Zumba® Learning Session (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Ai Lee Syraif

This session will focus on updating the STRONG by Zumba® instructor on the latest quadrants available on ZIN NOW. This active session will review the Base Builders, and give instructors the tools to help them with the selection of appropriate switch outs to challenge their students and to ensure their success in STRONG by Zumba® classes.

*Prerequisite – Must be licensed in STRONG by Zumba® before registering online.


Tantalizing Latin Movement (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Hermann Melo

In this session, we teach you that everyone has rhythm inside them. We are all born with a heart and we have been given some rhythm. We just need to understand how to use our rhythm. Here, you’ll learn basic steps to get you steppin’ with sexy tantalizing Latin movements that you've always wanted to feel! In this session, you will learn how to feel the beat in each song and let your body flow like a liquid to rhythms such as Merengue, Cumbia, & Salsa. You will learn to differentiate the different areas of the rhythms and explore the cultural and historical foundations of the dances leaving you dancing & feeling the rhythm that is inside your body.


The Harmony of Movement (NEW)

Presented by Zumba Education Specialist Eleni Daskalopoulou

This session teaches the conscious buildup that leads “DANCE” to a professional performance. The achievement of this will be completed through 4 different stages in a “time capsule” of movement. Thus, we will experience how Ballet and Contemporary Dance make up the technical basis required for a professional dancer to be artistic on and off the stage. So….shall we dance?


Urbanize 2.0 (NEW)

Presented by Zumba Education Specialists Sandra Harnes and Natile Constanti, and Zumba® Jammer Benjamin Richard

This will be a hybrid of former classes ‘Urbanize’ and ‘DropitLikeABoss’. Without being too far removed from the style of class in which instructors already offer in their classes, this session will attempt to give a fresh, NEW way of moving, musicality, and styling to the song choices they have in their playlist.


Venezuelan Bochinche (NEW)

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 influences behind them, the different regional music styles, as well as the newest rhythms that have emerged. Get ready to enjoy the non-stop energy of the Venezuelan Craze (aka BOCHINCHE)!


Zumba® Next Rising Star Master Class (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Kass Martin and Steve Boedt

Come enjoy a master class with Kass Martin and Steve Boedt along with the Zumba® Rising Star 2017 finalists. This master class will blow your mind. Get ready for world class fun and explosive energy! These top 5 talents have been selected as the next rising stars in the Zumba® world. Come experience the fun as this may be YOU on the stage next year!

For more details on the contest click here.


Z=mc2 Zumba® Formula - The Art of Music Mapping (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Tony Witt

Before the curtain opens, before the crowds show up, before you perfect your choreography, you have to know the music. The changes, the hits, the feel, and the flow of the music are what makes a Zumba® class, well…a Zumba® class. Knowing and memorizing your music is a skill that needs to be worked on just as much as getting that perfect cumbia hip action. Finding a visual musical road map of the music is the key to memorization in a short period. This session will explore different options of mapping music by finding tricks, hints, and tools that work for the best way you learn. You will walk away with a Zumbagram for one of the hottest Zumba® tracks to date. But more importantly, you will walk away with the confidence and skill to set the perfect tone for an amazing Zumba® class!