How to Create the Perfect Zumba Dance
As a certified zumba instructor you have the license to conduct your very own zumba classes. Just a license is not going to be enough to get people hooked onto your classes though. You need to make your zumba dance workout fun, effective and addictive! With that winning combination, your zumba students will never get enough and will keep coming back for more.
To formulate that winning mix, you need to know some basics about zumba choreography.
- The basic zumba dances include samba, salsa, merengue, flamenco, belly dancing, hip hop and reggaeton. A zumba class, which lasts about 45 minutes to an hour, should feature a healthy dose of most of these dance styles.
- The first five to ten minutes of your class should focus on warm up routines designed to prepare the body and the muscles for the interval training that it is going to go through. Select a few warm up songs to accompany the mild workout routine.
- Next, you can incorporate some slow tempo tunes with a few basic samba steps to get the heart pumping.
- Step the pace up with a few merengue and salsa dance moves to upbeat music.
- Kickstart the zumba dancing with more rigorous dance steps from belly dancing, hip hop and reggaeton. Keep the atmosphere pumped up and energized with encouraging words and body rocking beats!
- Alternate between upbeat music with pumped up choreography, and slow rhythms with gentler zumba dancing.
- End the class with five to ten minutes of cool down routines. These are designed to bring the body back to normal after the rigorous workout.
As a zumba instructor, you need to be excited and happy about your zumba dancing so that the students catch onto that enthusiasm and give their all to the workout. So choose songs that really lift your mood and get your body shaking!
If you need some zumba dance inspiration, take a look at some of the videos that other zumba instructors have posted online and design your choreography with this additional help. Also remember to bring your own water bottle and towel to class to avoid dehydration, and profuse sweating.
Zumba dancing is all about having an amazing time and feeling great about your body. Your dance workouts should reflect zumba’s party spirit so that your students can truly see why this fitness style is so popular!