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Interactive Zumba®  Classes for Kids

Enroll your child in my Zumba®  for kids program, packed with kid-friendly tunes and rhythms. Start them on a journey to active and healthy lives.
 

What Is Zumbini?

Let's wiggle, sing, and learn together. Zumbini is where the science of child development meets the magic of Zumba®  for the ultimate bonding experience. This program is designed for children up to five years of age.

 These classes are available at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

 

Natalia and Kids - Zumba for Kids

 

 Contact me to learn more about my Zumba®  classes for
kid's that are great for the health of your little ones.

What Are

•The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans ages 7-11, where they can play it loud and rock with friends to their own rules! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching!

 

• Zumba® Kids Jr. classes are a dance ‘n’ play party for lil’ feet where pint-sized party animals get silly, dream big and begin their journey to a healthy future. This program is where 4- to 6-year-olds just let loose and be themselves – little bundles of natural energy that are endlessly curious about new sounds and experiences! Here they can socialize, move to age-appropriate music and play games with other kids.

Origins and facts

History

Alberto "Beto" Perez initiated the Latin dance class now known as Zumba in an aerobics class in Cali, Colombia in 1986, according to the New York Times. Perez arrived to teach class one day without his traditional aerobics music, so he substituted Latin music he had with him at the time. The improvised class was a hit with his students. Perez, along with Alberto Perlman and Alberto Aghion, trademarked the Zumba name in 2001, two years after Perez introduced his Latin-inspired fitness class in the United States.

 

Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Zumba's choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts. Squats and lunges are also included. Zumba Fitness, an organization that sells Zumba videos and products, does not charge licensing fees to gyms or fitness centers.  Approximately 14 million people take weekly Zumba classes in over 140,000 locations across more than 185 countries.

Zumba is the fastest growing fitness industry . It’s been called a phenomenon because of it’s popularity. Zumba makes every one smile and people love to come back to my Zumba classes. Kids love Zumba too, they feel free and can really move creatively to the bits of Zumba.

Childhood Obesity Facts

•Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.

•The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2013. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period.

•In 2013, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.

•Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors. Obesity is defined as having excess body fat.

•Overweight and obesity are the result of “caloric imbalance”—too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed—and are affected by various genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors.

•Prevention: Healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity, can lower the risk of becoming obese and developing related diseases.

•The dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents are influenced by many sectors of society, including families, communities, schools, child care settings, medical care providers, faith-based institutions, government agencies, the media, and the food and beverage industries and entertainment industries.

•Schools play a particularly critical role by establishing a safe and supportive environment with policies and practices that support healthy behaviors. Schools also provide opportunities for students to learn about and practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors.