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ORIGIN OF ZUMBALatin-inspired dance class originated in Colombia more than a decade earlier. Zumba,dubbed a "dance party" rather than a workout, grew from an improvised dance class in aColombian aerobics studio in the '80s to a widespread exercise phenomenon.Zumba was first introduced in the United States in Miami in 1999Latin InfluenceAlthough the fitness program of Zumba started in the late 1980s, Zumba has roots in Latindances such as the merengue, salsa, cumbia and samba that date back in some cases to the 17thand 18th centuries. Flamenco, for example, originated in Spain in the 18th century. Cumbia,which originated in Colombia as an infusion of Latin and African influence, established apresence in the early 19th century. The interplay of these Latin rhythm and dance styles cometogether to define Zumba.The First ClassAlberto "Beto" Perez initiated the Latin dance class now known as Zumba in an aerobics class inCali, Colombia in 1986. Perez arrived to teach class one day without his traditional aerobics

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Term
Summer
Professor
mr. paolo querol
Tags
Aerobic exercise, Physical exercise, Zumba

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