WHAT IS ZUMBA?
Zumba is a Latin dance fitness program that is fun and energetic combining multiple Latin and international songs and rhythms with moves from beautiful dances of Bellydance, Cumbia, Flamenco, Quebradita, Reggaeton, Salsa, Samba, Soca, Tango, African Funk, Axe, Azonto, Balkan, Batucada, Bachata, Bhangra, Bharatnatyam, Big Band, Brazilian Funk, Caribbean, Cha-Cha-Cha, Champeta, Country, Country Rock, Cumbia Electronica, Dancehall, Dembow, EDM, Electro African, Electro Cha Cha, Electro Cha Cha, Electro Latin, Electro Pop, Electro Tribal, Folk Rock, Funk, Funk Carioca, Hip Hop, J-Pop, K-Pop, Kizomba, Kuduro, Lambada, Mambo, Merengue Ripiao, Merengue Urbano, Milonga, Moombahton, Pop, Punta, Raspa, Reggae, Rock, Rumba, Salsaton, Salsa Choke, Salsa Urbana, Soul, South Indian Pop, Super Pop, Timba Tribal, Vallenato and more...
WHO CREATED ZUMBA?
The co-founder and creator of Zumba is a Colombian dancer, choreographer and fitness instructor, Alberto "Beto" Perez. Legend has it that Zumba was accidentally created in the 1990s when Beto forgot his tape in one of his aerobics classes and decided to play his own playlist of Latin songs in the aerobics class. What a beautiful accident indeed! Zumba is a brand of dance fitness program and its trademark is owned by Zumba Fitness, LLC.
CAN ANYBODY DANCE ZUMBA?
Yes, most people can dance Zumba. Both men and women, children, adults and the elderly and people of all nationality, fitness levels, dance backgrounds (or the lack of) all around the world enjoy Zumba classes. Absolute beginners can either challenge themselves by throwing themselves into the deep end with the normal Zumba class or learn the different basic steps and choreographies of the dances and different rhythms in the Zumba For Beginners classes. Most students will learn fast enough to enjoy a good class and have a fun, effective workout within a few classes. The key is to keep moving to keep FIT, have FUN and look FABULOUS! The choreography is relatively simple and there are high numbers of repetitions, which make the dance class more about fitness and continuous movement rather than nailing down a specific complex choreography.
HOW LONG IS A TYPICAL ZUMBA CLASS?
Zumba classes range from 45-minute, 1-hour to 90-minute duration. Zumba classes at Dee Dances typically are 1-hour long and will leave you fully worked out and dripping in sweat if you put the right amount of effort into it! Occasionally, Zumba teachers conduct Zumba parties or events such as Zumbathons or charity events and these can up for to several hours with a range of different teachers taking the lead.
LOSE WEIGHT, LEARN DANCING AND HAVE FUN WITH ZUMBA!
A Zumba class will allow you to burn 500-1,000 calories in an hour on average, which makes it a very effective workout for weight loss, fitness and stamina building, muscle mass gain and fat loss. The fun of dancing to great uplifting music with an energetic and motivating instructor plus the great company of a group of other participants will make you feel like you are in a party instead of working out. Time passes so fast in a class. FIT HAS NEVER BEEN THAT FUN!
WHY IS ZUMBA SO POPULAR AROUND THE WORLD?
Among many things, Zumba has gained popularity because of the party atmosphere combining great music to simple yet fun moves that make an intensive workout so fun that people forget that are working out! This results in weight loss by many, a boost in energy levels, happiness, stress relief and many more positive impact in its participants that it becomes a healthy addiction!