New Sessions

This year’s ZINCON will feature 25+ exciting new sessions to help you grow your skills! Plus, every single session has new content including music and choreography to help you freshen up your moves.

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® 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 Rodrigo Diaz and Master Trainer Kristi Radakovic

    Spread Zumba® Love wider than ever by learning to adapt Zumba for people in wheelchairs. Get the tools and confidence to correctly modify steps and choreography for different-need students. Learn about inclusion and using its terminology properly as we help a new population enjoy Zumba! You’ll acquire two choreographies adapted for wheelchairs and apply them in a Master Class featuring half the class in wheelchairs.

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Adela Teodora Iacob

    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 Sandra Harnes and ZIN™ Member Natalie Constanti

    Find your own special groove to add new layers to your dancing and teaching. The concept of “groove” is unique to each of us and gives us charisma and individuality when performing. Explore and create through tasks and drills to develop your own groove in this session, with no right or wrong choices. Learn a brief history of house dance music while building confidence in your groove and freestyle moves.

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 Industry Expert Ashlee Cramer

    Explore how to create a life that is 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 happiness every day, no matter what the circumstance!

    This is a seated, non-movement session.

Presented by AFAA Presenter and ZIN® Member Shalaine McLaughlin

    How do make moves less stressful on our knees safe during our Zumba® class? What are some common causes for 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 for your participants!

Presented by Master Trainer Ricardo Alas

    Learn to take a focused approach and lead more successful sessions. Even in classes that are all motion, thinking and preparing are still crucial to performing well. In this session, we’ll focus on being purposeful and positive. Learn about pre-session focus, warm-up, and music prep. We’ll also explore reaching the next level of success with scheduling, marketing, promotion, goal-setting, and more. 

    This is a seated, non-movement session.

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® Jammers Von Stanley Gossi and Ria Martin

    Make your playlists deliver a party atmosphere that takes students around the world in just 60 minutes. Learn to create a dynamic, balanced playlist, with songs from platforms like ZIN Now, Spotify, iTunes, and Shazam, while maintaining an intermittent training effect with BPM concept and incorporating fitness variations. Come and learn the RAD (Research, Arrange & Dance) Process to power up your playlist!

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Ludmilla Marzano and SYNC Member Lisa Dorfman

    Maximize your energy, strength, and endurance to be the best instructor possible. Learn food and fitness strategies to crush the obstacles blocking your ability to reach and maintain optimal health. Learn techniques for balanced living including stress reduction and mindful meditation. The session also features a hands-on demo of simple snack recipes to help you refuel and recover. Plus, there are even door prizes!


    This is a seated, non-movement session.

Presented by Master Trainer Natalie Bayersdorfer

    Get insider tips and proven strategies for getting hired by gyms to teach STRONG Nation. Natalie Bayersdorfer, Master Trainer and a Les Mills Group Fitness Director, shares real-world tactics for successfully pitching facilities. Learn to position SBZ as a group ex offering enhancement as well as novel marketing ideas and offers. You’ll also get advice on how to start teaching STRONG Nation independently.


    This is a seated, non-movement session.

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 Zumba® Jammer Denise Galang

    Experience a one-of-a-kind stretch class that combines stretching and core exercises, the Zumba® formula, and music. Learn safe, proper stretches for the full body — especially for muscles you commonly use and injure — to help improve flexibility, range-of-motion, and balance. You’ll also do exercises for a strong core that’s essential for dance fitness instructors.

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

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 Steve Boedt

You’ll stand proud as an instructor who in each session will continue to grow, develop, build meaningful relationships and connect with your students through dance.  Boost your skills, your artistic side and individual style with our 5 key elements: power, emotion, action, knowledge and self-growth. So...are you in?

This is a seated, non-movement session.

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 Claudia Gutierrez Mendez

    Pump up your career with this 100% inspirational session. Go from dreams to action to results using experiential exercises to highlight skills and weaknesses in your daily life. Make the most of your extraordinary opportunity to reach your goals and live a passionate life. Tap into your own power to and potential to become a leader, inspire others to lead, and achieve your dreams.

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Dionne Thomas

    Learn to shed layers of self-judgement 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 not only quiet your inner critic, but also help you love who you are and fully share yourself with your classes.

    This is a seated, non-movement session.

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 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 Specialist 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® 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® Education Specialist Jaromir Cremers

    ZIN 2 WIN is the ultimate use of your ZIN music, choreographies, and the tools to grow your AquaZumba classes. Make your AquaZumba class the ultimate Zumba pool party with this LandZumba to AquaZumba translation formula that saves you prep time and adds more music and dance variation to your classes. You’ll also learn to make a splash with marketing hacks to attract more students.

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Madalene Aponte

    Good news, Zumba Gold® and Zumba® Toning instructors! Now your students can safely work on muscular endurance and functional movement and still get the full, fun Zumba flavor. This class lets senior populations regain lost muscle strength while sitting. Using Zumba-inspired choreo plus toning sticks as musical instruments create a party atmosphere — and a new way to market your classes.