About – what is Zumba?

Hi, I’m Becky Stevens.

I’ve been dancing since I was just five-years-old and, as a professional dancer and choreographer, I have worked throughout Europe and the United Kingdom.

Now, I’ve turned my skills to Zumba. Why? Because it’s brilliant, it’s amazing. I love teaching Zumba to both adults and children.

Zumba is all about having fun, fun, fun and getting fit, fit, fit with friends.

I love to see the massive smiles on the faces of everyone I teach at my Zumba classes in Sussex. And it’s amazing to see how much their confidence rises every week as they get in shape to the beats.

I’m also a Zumbatomic instructor.

The kids who come to my classes have a real blast and simply love moving to the Zumba beat. They also make new friends.

I can’t wait to see you at my next class, but check for spaces before turning up – as they are becoming very popular.

lol. xxxx


Zumba website

Zumba.com website


Zumba is a Colombian dance fitness program created by dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez during the 1990s and involves dance and aerobic elements.

About 14 million people take weekly Zumba classes in more than 140,000 locations across more than 150 countries.

Zumba sessions are taught by instructors, such as Becky Bristow, licensed by an organisation called Zumba Academy.

The exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms, as well as resistance training.

A typical Zumba session burns between 500 and 1,000 calories.


Part of the Zumba programs’ popularity can be explained by its adoption by celebrities all over the world. Jennifer Lopez and Kirstie Alley are known to take Zumba classes as part of their workout routines, while Jackie Chan has been caught on video while performing the exercises.

Other celebrity fans of Zumba include Eva LaRue, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Natalie Portman, Emma Watson, Victoria Beckham, Halle Berry, Toni Braxton, Nicky Hilton and Wyclef Jean.

From Wikipedia (edited version)

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