It is vital that you understand the requirements and details of being a Zumba instructor. Teaching can be a very fulfilling experience, but you can really get better if you know what to expect and keep up with the recent updates of the program. Find out more about how you can get your certificate of completion and what it takes to be a certified Zumba teacher.
When Going to the Workshop
When attending a workshop to teach Zumba, you need to bring a sweatshirt, extra clothes, a towel, water, a healthy snack and lunch. You should wear shoes that allow you to move easily like dance sneakers or cross-trainers. Running shoes tend to give too much traction which can make it difficult to move from side to side. Shoes that have just enough tread at the bottom is ideal so you can move laterally or medially or twist and turn. Instructor’s manuals will be provided, but you should also bring a pen and notebook to take down more notes.
Failing the Workshop?
There is no written test or formal practical exam in the workshop, but there is a lot of movement involved and participants will have to learn how to lead practical motions. The ZES will always be watching and observing the abilities of participants, and although nobody is expected to master or instantly become an expert in one day, potential teachers will have to perform adequately. ZES will assist individuals in the following difficulties. If big problems still remain, the participant and ZES will need to consider if the participant is capable of teaching Zumba well.
In some cases, individuals may experience conflict in their schedules, causing them to leave early or take only 1 of 2 sessions. It is recommended that potential teachers only take a workshop only when they can stay for the whole duration of the classes. Zumba instructors should be highly regarded, so you have to make sure that you are well-trained and feel very comfortable about teaching. There are a lot of information given to participants during the workshop, so you need to absorb most or all of these to improve and develop your routine. The ZES can determine if you can leave early, but only a maximum of 30 minutes can be allotted. Your performance and demonstration will help the ZES decide.
The Demand for Instructors
Today, over 2 million people all over the world are addicted to Zumba. There is a great demand for Zumba instructors which spurred the creation of workshops in the first place. Instructional CDs, DVDs, workout programs and new music are constantly introduced to further enhance the capabilities of current teachers. You can also create a demand right in your very own area. Several instructors make the demand in their current location by simply introducing the unique and fun way of exercising that is Zumba.
As a certified instructor, you are free to choose the place, time and routine that works best for you. You can also set the fees in your classes. Choose a facility wherein participants can truly feel the music and get into the groove. You can set classes for the different types of Zumba too in order to cater to a variety of individuals.
Continue to enhance your knowledge by visiting the web site and joining the ZIN so you stay competitive for the long term.