As a Zumba Instructor for almost 12 years I often ask myself outside of the music and movement what the appeal is of a Zumba class. One of my students recently gave me some insight.
- It's a place where you can come as you are. Yes, you can wear the latest fashion from Lu Lu Lemon, but you can also come in sweatpants and a T-shirt. Come as you are is the rule.
- It's a place where everyone is welcome, no matter how well you dance, how fit your are, how old or young you are.
- It's a family. Its a place where you see many of the same people every class, they ask how you are doing when you when you walk in the door, and if its your first time, everyone greets you with a friendly smile.
But she also pointed out to me that the magic moments of a Zumba class are when all these people come together moving in unison to the same song. As an instructor, those are the moments that make me love my job.
Thinking more about this, I realize the same...