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Yes--please do join the Zumba Instructors team!! It's for anyone who is an instructor or is interested in becoming one.
About your training day--wow that's so exciting!! I had to wait MONTHS for there to be one close enough to me to drive to (even still-it was 3 hours and 2 states away!!)
To read about my experience, check out my Spark Page--my blog for Oct 7th describes it in some detail!
Good luck--don't be nervous!! It's FUN!!!!!
Thanks Zumbaphile, that makes my nerves calm down a little. I love going to my Zumba classes and I hope that I feel the same way teaching them. I think I have some adjusting to do as far as leading a group. How many classes are you planning to teach a week?
Welcome! I was just licensed a week and a half ago. Don't worry... there were people there (gym owners, CEU seekers, etc.) who had never done Zumba before. Ever! You'll be fine! I learned a ton of preparation tips from the instructors' forum. They have also been an invaluable source of info as I prepare to teach my first class. Good luck and have fun!!!
"Learning from the past is useful. Dwelling on the past is destructive."
"But beware. Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny." ~Yoda
Welcome to the team! Congrats on becoming licensed! Its very exciting!! There is a SparkTeam for Zumba Instructors - you should come join us over there as well!!
As far as your class goes - be prepared to Zumba ALL day, its going to be a long day and it will be tiring, but you'll have a blast!!!
For compensation - its going to vary based on location and state that you're in. Some gyms will pay a set rate (i.e. $25 a class) while others will pay based on how many people show up at the class ($2 a student, etc). You might want to ask around and see what other instructors are making at the facility and go from there!
Have fun at your class!! Its a great experience!!! OH and JOIN ZIN!!!! Its totally worth it!!!
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Hi! This is my first forum post. I have been doing Zumba for about two months and love it, decided that I am going to take an instructor course. It's next week!! Ahh! I wanted some input on what to expect... I am scared that I am going to be the least experienced person there. Also, I will be teaching Zumba where I work and wanted some advise on what I should be asking for as far as compensation goes. Any input helps!