What is the Zumbini™ program?
The new Zumbini™ program is where the science of child development meets the magic of Zumba®! Designed for children 0 to 3 years old and their caregivers, the Zumbini™ program takes little ones on their first steps toward an active, musical life. Together, adults and their young children wiggle, sing, and learn, for the ultimate bonding experience! Enroll in a training today to add this powerful instructor license to your credentials and expand your career into exciting, rewarding new territory!
How do I find a Zumbini™ session? How do I enroll my child in a class?
To find a session near you, you can use our "Find a Class" search on zumbini.com
. Enrolling for a Zumbini™ session is easy! You can enroll in a Zumbini™ session directly through zumba.com. Payments may be made directly through PayPal. You also have the option to make "offline" payment arrangements with your licensed Zumbini™ instructor. If you have any questions regarding payment, please consult your licensed Zumbini™ instructor.
Can I join a Zumbini™ session at any time?
The Zumbini™ format is gZumbini™enerally taught in 10-12 week sessions. All session start and end dates vary depending on the licensed Zumbini™ instructor. Below are the approximate start dates for each session:
Jan. 1 - Jan. 30
Mar. 1 - Apr. 15
Jun. 1 - Jul. 5
Aug. 15 - Sept. 30
Please contact the licensed Zumbini™ instructor for your session, and they will let you know if you can join in on the session if it has already started. To find a session near you, go to zumbini.com
What does it mean that Zumbini™ classes run on quarters/sessions?
The Zumbini™ program is a quarterly program organized in 10-12 week sessions*. This means that every licensed Zumbini™ instructor teaches the same curriculum at the same time. A new curriculum is developed every quarter. The session start date can vary depending on the licensed Zumbini™ instructor. Participants don’t pay per class, but instead enroll and pay for a full quarter of Zumbini™ classes.
* Some sessions may be shorter due to summer and winter breaks.
How much does a Zumbini™ session cost?
The cost of Zumbini™ sessions varies based on the licensed Zumbini™ instructor. To find out how much a Zumbini™ session near you costs, visit zumbini.com
, find the session of your choice, and the cost will be posted. You can also contact the licensed Zumbini™ instructor near you directly.
What does the cost of the Zumbini™ session include?
Each Zumbini™ session includes the full weekly class offerings for that quarter. Each quarter is carefully designed to enhance developmental growth through music and movement. To reinforce these activities at home, you will receive a Zumbini™ Bundle with your registration. This bundle includes 2 CDs of the music used during the classes (one for home and one for the car) and a songbook that has all the lyrics from the music CD. The songbook also contains a story to read with your child along with tips for caregivers and parents.
What if I have questions about the Zumbini™ session?
If you have any questions specific to the Zumbini™ session you are interested in enrolling in, or are currently enrolled, please consult the licensed Zumbini™ instructor directly. Each licensed Zumbini™ instructor has his or her own policies and s/he will be glad to help you!
Do I have to purchase my own instruments to bring with me to a Zumbini class?
No. The licensed Zumbini™ instructor has a set of instruments for use during class. You are not required to purchase your own instruments in order to participate in Zumbini™ classes. However, we understand that some caregivers or parents may want to purchase their own instruments to use at home with their children. Great news! Zumbini™ instruments will be offered on zumba.com in the late fall of 2013.
What if I want to enroll more than one child in a Zumbini class?
Please consult your licensed Zumbini™ instructor directly. This is designed to be a mixed age class, so it may be appropriate for your children of multiple ages! However, your licensed Zumbini™ instructor will let you know about enrolling two or more siblings.
Who can accompany a child to a Zumbini class?
Any authorized parent or caregiver over the age of 18 may accompany a child to a Zumbini™ class.
How can my infant benefit from the Zumbini program? He's only a few months old, so what can he get out of this?
The first benefit is the bonding, the time spent with you and your child. The rest of the benefits will fall into place naturally, including social, emotional, cognitive, motor, and language development. While your child is in your arms, they will feel the beat and learn the rhythm through your body. Just as a child learns to talk by hearing you talk, they learn music by spending time with you musically.
How long is a typical Zumbini™ class?
Each Zumbini™ class is generally 45 minutes in duration. However, give yourself a few minutes before and after for socialization with the other families and the licensed Zumbini™ instructor. For more information regarding Zumbini™ class duration, we suggest that you contact your licensed Zumbini™ instructor.
Are Zumbini™ classes fitness classes?
The Zumbini™ program is NOT a fitness class. It is an early childhood development class. The Zumbini™ program is designed to stimulate learning, inspire dance and movement, and strengthen the bond between parent and child.
Do I need to bring anything else to a Zumbini™ class to keep my child entertained?
There is no need to bring anything other than your diaper bag and whatever you would normally bring on an outing! During a Zumbini™ class, your child will not need anything other than YOU, the caregiver!
What is recommended clothing for a caregiver and the child while attending a Zumbini™ class?
Come to class in comfortable clothing so that you and your child have freedom of movement. Shoes are optional; however, if you do choose to wear shoes, try to make sure they are CLEAN! Some babies will be crawling on the floor and we want to keep the floor as clean and free of germs as possible.
Is there a break during each Zumbini™ class?
There is no scheduled break during the 45 minute Zumbini™ class. Usually the children and adults are both so engaged during the Zumbini™ class that no break is needed. Of course, each family may take breaks if needed.
What if I can't attend a Zumbini™ class during the session?
If you cannot attend a Zumbini™ class during a session you are enrolled in and need to reschedule, you will need to contact your licensed Zumbini™ instructor.
What if I have to cancel during a Zumbini™ session?
If you need to cancel, please contact your licensed Zumbini™ instructor. Each licensed Zumbini™ instructor has his or her own policies.
How can I see a demonstration or sample a Zumbini™ class?
Contact a licensed Zumbini™ instructor near you to see if there is availability in one of their classes to attend a demonstration class. This will be at the licensed Zumbini™ instructor's discretion. To find a licensed Zumbini™ instructor near you please visit zumbini.com
What are the benefits of taking a Zumbini™ class?
The benefits of the Zumbini™ class are innumerable! The first benefit is the bonding, the time shared between caregiver and child. Other benefits include social, emotional, cognitive, motor, and language development. Music stimulates learning naturally. Music and movement tap into all three types of learners: visual, kinesthetic, and auditory. No matter which type of learner your child is, they can benefit from this music and movement program. Children learn through play, and the Zumbini™ format is based on just that: "Playing" with music!
What is a Zumbini™ class like?
Fun! The Zumbini™ class is a 45 minute movement and music class for children, age 0-3, with a caregiver. The class format consists of both large movement and seated singing and smaller movement. The class is a structured mix of recorded music and live singing, giving the children and caregivers two different experiences, one flowing into the next. The licensed Zumbini™ instructor will lead simple movement/dance songs and will also sit and sing some really fun songs. In addition, the instructor will lead mommies, daddies, caregivers and kiddos with instruments and scarves during class. Another really fun moment in class is the instrument jam session!
What kind of music is used in Zumbini™ classes?
All the music that was developed is designed to appeal to both the children and the parents/caregivers. Participants will enjoy original Zumba™ music packed with world rhythms and catchy, kid-friendly tunes created just for this program.
Is the Zumbini™ program available internationally?
Currently, Zumbini™ classes will only be available in the U.S. and Canada. If you are located outside of the U.S. and Canada but are interested in the Zumbini™ program, keep an eye out on Zumba.com for more updates!
Can I bring my 4 year old to a Zumbini™ class?
Bringing a 4 year old to class is at the discretion of the licensed Zumbini™ instructor. Please contact your licensed Zumbini™ instructor about his or her policies.
What is a Zumbini™ bundle?
Every participant in a Zumbini™ class receives a Zumbini™ Bundle each quarter. The Zumbini™ Bundle includes 2 CDs of the music used during the classes (one for home and one for the car) and a songbook that has all the lyrics from the music CD. The songbook also contains a story to read with your child along with tips for caregivers and parents.