What is Zumba?

It seems everyone is talking about Zumba! But, what is it?

What is Zumba?

Zumba is a dance fitness program created by dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez in Colombia during the 1990s. The program combines Latin and international music with dance in an effort to make exercise fun. Zumba classes are offered through licensed instructors in more than 60,000 fitness center locations in 105 countries and seven-and-a-half million participants. DVDs are also available for learning at home. Classes and instructional DVDs use music based on salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton and other international music styles and forms.

Who can do Zumba?

Zumba is for everyone! Regardless of your level of fitness, dance skill or age – Zumba is for you. Each routine features various levels of difficulty so anyone can do it! The point is to keep moving, keep dancing and keep your heart rate up!

Is it easy to learn?

It does take a few classes before you get the moves and the routines, so don’t give up. You may miss a few beats as you’re getting started, but honestly, you won’t care! You’ll be dancing and listening to fantastic music and having FUN! Don’t worry, you’ll get the routines soon enough.