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

 
 

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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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 variation
  • Learning about the new generation of African dance steps and having fun while doing it
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Back To The Basics (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Raffaele Verrillo

During this session the instructor will have the opportunity to appreciate and review the 4 basic rhythms (merengue, salsa, reggaetón, cumbia) and discover their evolution during the past few years! The main goal of this session is to remind ZIN Members the importance of the 4 basic rhythms and the fundamental role that they play during a Zumba® class.

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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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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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Connecting The Dots (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Monika Lejman and Jennifer Lopez

Do you want to increase your enrollment? Do you want your students to have more fun? Do you want to convert your class of students into a fitness family? Come to Connecting the Dots to gain new skills and learn creative concepts that will add variety, fun and engagement to your classes.
Takeaways:

  • How to maximize the connection between the instructor and the class
  • How to take class participation to the next level by using the Zumba® formula and easy to apply creative team concepts (battles, circles, partner work, follow the leader, etc.)
  • Ideas to boost your class numbers and participation
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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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Fact or Fiction: Test Your Fitness IQ (NEW)

Presented by Leading Fitness Industry Expert Linda Shelton

The internet and social media give us easy access to plenty of information, including details on exercise. However, what can you really believe? Are you able to distinguish fact from fiction? In this session, we’ll discuss some of the most controversial exercise myths and most asked fitness questions. Some of the questions we’ll tackle include: Is metabolic conditioning all that? How do you really burn fat? What is the best exercise for your brain? Is stretching out or in? Do cardio and resistance training provide equal results? We’ll also examine what people “say” is wrong or right, what's hot, what works, what doesn't and more. This is a session that shouldn’t be missed!

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Freedom Flow (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Richard Gormley

Welcome to Freedom Flow - the ultimate full body stretch and workout designed for Zumba® Instructors. This session will revive and balance the body through four quadrants, each with progressions, modifications and options to go deeper based on individual strength and flexibility. Sequences are choreographed to music. Saying “I can't stretch because I'm not flexible” is like saying “I can't shower because I'm not clean.” This session will inspire instructors to prioritize self-care to help achieve the balanced function of their body.

*Late afternoon session. No pre-registration required. First come, first serve.

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Golden Chair (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Monika Lejman

Zumba Gold® teaches participants modified versions of the original Zumba® dance steps while paying attention to the special needs that seniors bring to fitness. Zumba® chair exercises are offered to those with physical or psychological limitations. But sometimes it can be difficult having enough inspiration or even the courage to teach this much-needed class. This session will empower you to provide the best Zumba Gold® chair experience, for you and your students. Walk out with new inspiration, science application and knowing how to create the perfect playlist.

*This session is for licensed Zumba Gold® instructors only.

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Hi lo Can You Go? (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Marcie Benavides

Participants taking Hi/Lo - Can You Go will experience what group fitness is all about! Hi/Lo impact is the beginning of group fitness as we know it. We will explore the foundation of group fitness with a Hi/Lo aerobics class, complete with lots of fun, noise, leotards and ponytails!
The remainder of the session will include:

  • Taking the exercise movements and combinations from the Master Class and demonstrating modifications, progressions, lo impact versus hi impact
  • Defining exercise physiology terminology
  • Designing a class with a template
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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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Pilates Party (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Debbie Wood

A fun and invigorating Pilates workout designed to prepare the body and mind for the day's ZIN Convention sessions. We will lengthen, strengthen, tone and create muscle balance.

Takeaways:

  • Help prevent injury from all the physical exertion of ZINCON
  • Stretch, strengthen, lengthen and tone
  • Improve dance techniques by correcting muscle and posture imbalances
  • Feel absolutely wonderful and empowered
  • Fun!

*Early morning session, no pre-registration required, first come first serve.

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Power Of Me (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Steve Boedt and Kass Martin

In this session we teach participants how to get over old doubts, fears and limitations. Each instructor is given new goals, perspectives and positive affirmations with a month-long plan for success.

Takeaways:

  • How to combat negative self-talk
  • How to immediately change emotions, leading to new actions
  • Month-long plan to a new, more powerful you
  • Giving yourself permission to dream again
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Rhythm In Review: Trap (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Tommy-Davis Ezedunor

This session will teach instructors about trap music, a subgenre of hip hop. Instructors will learn how to incorporate this unique musical style into their classes. The session includes dance practice, choreography breakdowns, innovative new steps and a special Master Class about the genre and how to fuse it with Zumba’s core rhythms.

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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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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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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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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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Teach With Purpose (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialist Maria Teresa Stone

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

Takeaways:

  • Provide you with tools to uncover your "why?"
  • Provide a purpose for you to continue teaching Zumba® classes
  • Reignite the passion for your career
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The Art Of Choreography (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammer Roland Schmid

This session offers ZIN Members the tools to create easy-to-follow, fun and "YOUnique" routines that make students come back for more. Throughout the session, participants will learn choreography while also applying the "YOUnique" principles in a teamwork exercise. ZIN Members will leave the session with two (2) ready-to-teach routines, plenty of tools to use when creating their own choreography, and a lot of new friends.

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The Basics of Being a Zumba Instructor (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Home Office Presenter Diane Felkenes

There is so much to know AFTER you complete your training and BEFORE you start teaching. This session will focus on every aspect of being an instructor, based on the experiences of a 12-year ZIN Member. Learn from her mistakes and experiences here. You will also receive her “Instructor Book” as a guide and outline for the session and your own journey.

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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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The Trends, Research and Future Initiatives That Will Dramatically Impact the Fitness World (NEW)

Presented by AFS Frounder & CEO Josh Leve

In this session Josh Leve will provide insight on why the fitness studio space has exploded in the last few years, why consumers are choosing studios over health clubs, what to expect if you're thinking of starting your own studio/gym, and how to compete in a very competitive market. As the studio space continues to grow, it's important to understand the trends happening in the market and the future of where it's headed.

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Vocal Flow (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Jammers Rita Cohen and ZIN Member Lynn Blakeley

Using your voice daily as a fitness instructor can become taxing, but if you know how to use it properly, you will overcome hoarseness, learn to project your sound, and enhance your cardio breathing capacity! Human beings are born to sing! The very first sound we make as babies is the purest and most natural form of singing, an extension of speaking. Zumba® Jammers and classically trained singers Rita Cohen and Lynn Blakeley are ready to use their expertise and experience from their combined decades on the stage to help ZIN Members become physically AND vocally fit!

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Where Are My Students? (NEW)

resented by Zumba®; Home Office Presenter Diane Felkenes

The most asked question by ZIN Members is, “how do I get people to take my class?” The answer can be different for every instructor. This session will help you identify new groups of potential students, which is always the first step in growing class numbers. We will discuss where students are hiding, how to reach them, and most importantly, how to keep them. As we all know, a satisfied student is your best marketing tool for new students, so keeping students is a big part of finding them!

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Your Perfect Class Mix (NEW)

Presented by DJ Gringo

In this session, DJ Gringo takes you through the key steps to creating a perfect music mix for class, including knowing your audience, thinking outside the box, mixing your rhythms according to the Zumba® formula, minimizing changes to keep students happy and, most importantly, having fun! Following the session, there will be a Master Class taught by a guest presenter using the playlist created in DJ Gringo’s session.

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ZIN Jam Sessions – Choreo (NEW)

Presented by: Anna Marchenko, Benjamin Richard, Carlos Henriquez, Catherine Chiemelu, Dorinda Wexler, Erica Dixon, Jhon Gonzalez, Juan Miguel Collado, Magali Cepeda, Maurice Weindel, Mauricio Camargo, Melissa Kirkwood, Patrick Reischmann, Raffaele Verrillo, Rita Cohen, Robert Birchbauer, Rodrigo Angello, Roland Schmid, Rony Gratereaut, Tamara Pitts, Tommy Davis, Von Stanley Gossi and Yuhaine Lopez.

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
  • Certificate of Completion
  • ACE/AFAA Credits*
  • (1) ZIN members must contact ZJ directly to obtain the appropriate document to redeem these credits with AFAA or ACE. (2) 0.3 ACE CECs or 3 AFAA CEUs are awarded by attending 1 session. (3) The maximum number of credits a ZIN member can receive per month is a total of 0.3 ACE CECs or 3 AFAA CEUs.
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ZIN Jam Sessions – Rhythm (NEW)

Presented by: Anna Marchenko (Belly Dance), Von Stanley Gossi (Cumbia), Tamara Pitts (Flamenco), Juan Miguel Collado (Merengue), Yuhaine Lopez (Quebradita), Dorinda Wexler (Salsa), Rodrigo Angello (Samba), Erica Dixon (Soca), Magali Cepeda (Tango) and Maurice Weindel (Reggaeton)

Rhythm ZIN Jam Sessions are designed to help you go deeper into your basic rhythms. In this three-hour jam session, you’ll get four rhythm-specific choreo routines to use in your Zumba® classes, practice the core steps and variations learned in your Basic 1 or 2 Training, perfect your form, and be able to identify the beats and instruments that are exclusive to this rhythm.

You’ll be able to choose from Basic 1 Rhythms (Cumbia, Merengue, Reggaeton and Salsa) and newly introduced Basic 2 Rhythms (Belly Dance, Flamenco, Tango, Samba, Soca and Quebradita).

Upon completion, you'll receive:

  • Choreo Notes for 4 New Routines
  • Certificate of Completion
  • ACE/AFAA Credits*
  • (1) ZIN members must contact ZJ directly to obtain the appropriate document to redeem these credits with AFAA or ACE. (2) 0.3 ACE CECs or 3 AFAA CEUs are awarded by attending 1 session. (3) The maximum number of credits a ZIN member can receive per month is a total of 0.3 ACE CECs or 3 AFAA CEUs.
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ZIN Jam Sessions – Specialty (NEW)

Presented by: Ashley Bishop (Aqua Zumba®), Kathryn Burnside (Zumba Gold®), Rony Gratereaut (Zumba® Kids + Kids Jr), Mauricio Camargo (Zumba® Step) and Melissa Kirkwood (Zumba® Toning)

Introducing Specialty ZIN Jam Sessions! These sessions are designed to help you master the skills you learned in your specialty training. In this three-hour jam session, you’ll learn four to five new choreos to integrate into your Zumba® Specialty classes. You have the ability to choose from a variety of Specialty sessions exclusively for Specialty instructors, and led by licensed 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
  • Certificate of Completion
  • ACE/AFAA Credits*
  • (1) ZIN members must contact ZJ directly to obtain the appropriate document to redeem these credits with AFAA or ACE. (2) 0.3 ACE CECs or 3 AFAA CEUs are awarded by attending 1 session. (3) The maximum number of credits a ZIN member can receive per month is a total of 0.3 ACE CECs or 3 AFAA CEUs.
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Zumba® Next Rising Presenter Master Class (NEW)

Presented by Zumba® Education Specialists Kass Martin, Steve Boedt, and the five finalists

Get ready for the second edition of this amazing talent hunt. Come enjoy a master class with Zumba® Next Rising Presenter 2018 finalists and hosts Kass Martin and Steve Boedt. This master class will blow your mind. Get ready for world-class fun and explosive energy! These top five talents have been selected through a highly qualified process. These five have proven they are ready with the passion and skills set to be Zumba next rising presenter 2018. Come experience the fun as this may be YOU on the stage next year!

For more details on the contest click here.

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