Zumba Instructor Workshop
So you've decided to become a zumba instructor! Attending a Zumba
Instructor workshop is very exciting. Some people take the instructor
training just for fun. Some take it because they definitely plan on teaching
There are no written tests and no passing or failing at the Zumba
Instructor workshop so just relax and enjoy it. The workshop schedule is
listed at zumba.com.
What to bring to the zumba instructor training workshop
The one day workshop usually goes from 8:30am to 5:30pm so you need to be prepared
with food, water, and extra clothing.
- bring a cooler containing your lunch and some healthy snacks
- bring a few bottles of water
- bring extra clothing to change into after taking the first master class
- comfortable shoes, preferably dance-aerobic shoes
- bring your money or credit cards to purchase Zumba clothing and ZIN membership
- bring a notepad and pen to write down all the names and numbers of your new friends!
What to Expect at the Zumba Instructor Training Workshop
You will be at the workshop for the entire day. When you arrive you will
receive a packet of information plus a Zumba dvd set which is included in
your registration price. There are people of all ages, all sizes, and all
nationalities attending zumba instructor trainings!
Most Zumba Instructor workshops are hosted at health clubs so you will
sit on the mats in the group fitness room.
The first hour is a Zumba master class. Afterwards you take a break to
change into some drier clothes and then you will be sitting on the floor for
some time.You will learn about the history of zumba, about teaching
zumba and how to market your classes.
After a one hour lunch break you will then be moving the rest of the day,
learning the dance steps such as salsa, cumbia, reggaeton and
merengue. Towards the end of the day you may break into small groups
of 5 or 6. A song will be played and you will put together some steps to
do to that song as a team. When it is your team's turn, you will do the
steps and each person will take a turn leading while the others follow. But
don't worry, your turn only lasts about 10 seconds! Remember there is no
pass or fail so just have fun with it!