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Zumba is an exercise fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez during the 1990s. Zumba is a trademark owned by Zumba Fitness, LLC. The Brazilian pop singer Claudia Leitte has become the international ambassador to Zumba Fitness. Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included. Zumba Fitness, the owner of the Zumba program, does not charge licensing fees to gyms or fitness centers. Approximately 15 million people take weekly Zumba classes in over 200,000 locations across 180 countries.

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This shows the type of music Zumba usually involves and some of their basic dance moves.

Contributed by Melanie Haymes

Zumba fitness is such a great way to get involved with the fitness community. Once you start dancing, you won't want to stop. Then the results will come in and you'll begin to want to be healthier all around.

Contributed by Falon Mei

Zumba fundriasers happen almost every week for every kind of cause and organization! Get in touch with your local Zumba instructor for more details on how you can throw your own fundraiser!

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What a Zumba party looks like!

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Here's my Zumba site to check out local classes and other Zumba events!

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Zumba party fundraiser for the Red Cross helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy! Falon, Kat, and a friend.

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This is a video showing Zumba dance.

Contributed by Jessica Drout

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