How to become a Zumba® Instructor?
People, who love Zumba especially those who are the habitual performers, would relish any chance of being a Zumba instructor. There is no need need to be a guru or maestro in Zumba to become an instructor – it’s pretty simple task that hardly takes one day to become certified. The first step is to attend Zumba® Basic or Jump Start Gold™ Instructor Training Courses.
However, there are no mandatory prerequisites to join the training courses; there are few things you need to know before getting started:
· Don’t worry if you have never taken a Zumba class, many of well-known and successful Zumba Instructors were former students who did not have any teaching experience, although it might take them longer to practice, you can become equally successful
- It is also recommended but not compulsory to become a Certified Group Fitness Instructor through AFAA or Ace Fitness
- Having fitness or dance background is a momentous advantage
- Anyone 18 years or older may attend a Zumba Instructor Training
Another interesting point, there are not tests or any evaluation process that need to be conducted, For instance, there is no need to study as well as there’s nothing to worry about passing or failing.
In the workshop, you will learn about the basic dance steps in the appropriate way like to visually assemble a class. Another perspective of the training is giving you practice in a correct way to lead a group of people.
Once you have taken a Zumba Basic or Jump Start Gold Instructor Training, you are allowed to teach Zumba classes, use the "Zumba" name in your class title, and advertise yourself as a Zumba Instructor. Any other use of the Zumba® name or logo must be approved by the Zumba Fitness corporate office.
Zumba®, Zumba Fitness® and the Zumba Fitness logos are registered trademarks of Zumba Fitness, LLC, which holds copyright ownership on all Zumba®-related material and use of name and logo. Anyone who teaches Zumba classes without having a current Certificate of Completion is in violation of trademark and copyright laws.
Skills and hardwork
The most important skill , needed here for a zumba instructor is the love and passion for Zumba. It is more than just a dance, and necessary that you are able to entertain and make a roomful of people excited and enthusiastic about doing this activity. You also need to motivate people to relieve stress and also lose weight.
As you become certified, here the hard work begins for the preparation of your first class. Generally, you are supposed to make a list of songs that everybody will be going to enjoy. You are recommended to listen to the music continuously, as you practice your choreography.
The good thing about Zumba is that you will be able to create your own choreographics with your own unique style to it. Zumba is supposed to be 70% Latin music, but you can include other types of music into the class.
Demand and scope
Zumba instructors are in huge demands right now. After being certified, you can get job opportunities at various community centers, health clubs and dance studios across the country. If you’re able to rent your own place you can be an independent instructor then. But you have to be CPR certified.
If you are planning to work for a health club, they can ask you to have a Group Exercise certification. For this, some amount of money needed to become Zumba instructor. You will not get rich but it will be a good way to make auxiliary income. The pay will vary according to the place where you teach. If you practice at a health club, you can expect to make anywhere from $15-$25 a class. If you plan on renting your own space, you can make up to $100 for a class.
There are numerous benefits of Zumba that you can’t even imagine. Zumba stimulates a mind-body connection where you burn between 500 to 800 calories per hour while relieving stress and having fun. To make your workout routine successful is just to have tons of fun during it. Zumba is the fun workout.