Every year, thousands of Zumba Fitness instructors flock to Orlando, Fla., to learn new moves, catch up with fellow instructors, and party all night long while working out. We’ve got the scoop today on the celebrities taking part in this year’s convention.
This year’s Zumba Instructor Convention, Aug. 15-18 at the Peabody in Orlando, will feature actress-comedian and “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd as its keynote speaker, plus live musical entertainment in two concert settings.
Shepherd, who also competed on “Dancing With the Stars” and wrote the bestselling healthy-living book “Plan D,” will kick off the convention Thursday, Aug. 15 by talking about how fitness plays a starring role in her life. Later Thursday is the Zumba Fitness Concert, which will feature the Radio City Rockettes, Jamaican artist Sean Paul, who will perform a new song, actress-singer Victoria Justice, who will perform her new song “Shake,” which will be released through Zumba Fitness’ music platform, and Brazilian pop artist Claudia Leitte, who is broadening her reach to an international audience with a partnership with Zumba Fitness.
Sean Paul also headlines the Friday night Fashion Walk and Zumba Live concert, which also features Norwegian pop singer Adelen, whose song “Bombo” hit No. 2 on iTunes Norway.
The convention caps off the entertainment with a Saturday night ZIN Soiree – a live music dance party.
For more information on the convention, check convention.zumba.com.
Zumba Fitness Concert With Beto coming to Chicago, Columbus
If you’re not part of the Zumba Instructor Network but want to experience a Zumba Fitness concert, you can on Aug. 31 in Chicago and on Sept. 1 in Columbus, Ohio. The concerts are interactive, multisensory dance-fitness parties that feature Zumba creator Beto Perez as well as celebrity Zumba instructors and live musicians. You can order tickets and find out more at www.zumba.com/en-US/fitnessconcert.
New Zumba Fitness World Party game launches in October
Coming out in October for Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, “Zumba Fitness World Party” lets you bring the dance party into your living room. The new game from Majesco will feature more than 30 global dance styles Salsa, Hip-Hop, Tahitian, Calypso, Bollywood, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Irish Step, Plena, Blues, Capoeira and Girly Funk. More than 40 new routines will feature original Zumba tracks and hits from artists including Lady Gaga, Pitbull and Daddy Yankee.
The game will have two-player support for the Xbox versions and four-player support on the Wii platforms. The Xbox platforms let you dance hands free, but the Wii versions will include a Zumba Fitness belt so you can holster your Wii Remote.
Zumba Universe collection offers summer styles
Zumba Wear’s current collection features galactic prints, and cropped and asymmetrical cuts. The Universe collection, inspired by the dance fitness companies global fans, is an eclectic cultural mix of design inspiration. The full collection is now available at zumba.com/shop.