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Best Places to Zumba in Miami

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Best Places to Zumba in Miami

“Oye loca! Ven pa’ca!” You hear Pitbull temptingly speak to you. “Solo quiero darte un beso…” Prince Royce sings con mucho cariño. “BIG BIG BOOTY but you got a BIG BOOTY!” J. Lo chants.

What sounds like a normal night at a local Miami discoteca is actually an hour of Latin music packed ZUMBA! With Zumba headquarters in South Florida, Zumba classes are abundante and finding a good class can be dificil! While yours truly (La Gringa Loca) just recently became certified to teach and is busy practicing her moves, here’s a list of classes to attend in the meantime.

  • Zumba with Dennise Peña
    • Location: Dance Tech Studios 1333 Coral Way #100 Miami, FL 33145
    • Times: Mondays at 7:00pm Fridays at 6:45pm
    • Price: $5
    • About: Originating from Mexico, Dennise Peña is FUEGO! From Daddy Yankee, Pitbull, Gente de Zona and Chino y Nacho to Celia Cruz, Marc Anthony and Elvis Crespo, Dennise’s musical selections are high energy and so is she! With the house lights down and the party lights up, you’ll feel like you are in the Mangos of Zumba workouts! Word to the wise: Get there early! Her classes get full quickly!
  • Zumba with Betsey Dopico and ‘El Jefe’ Beto Perez
    • Location: B2Studio Boutique 801 SW 3rd Ave (2nd Floor) Miami, FL 33130
    • Times: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays at 7:30pm Saturday: 11:00am
    • Price: Varies depending on instructor
    • About: Located in the heart of Miami, B2 Studios Boutique is owned and operated by Zumba Education Specialist Betsey Dopico and Beto Perez, the creator of Zumba. Betsey’s classes are high energy, with Spanish, English, and even techno music to get you pumped! With an in house DJ, DJ Gringo, a stage with tiles that light up, and the occasional appearance of a live band, these instructors are sure to get you fired up and moving!
  • Zumba with Henry Cedeño
    • Location: Lights08 Studio SW 120th Street #108 Miami, FL 33186
    • Times: Tuesdays 9:30am and 7:30 pm Thursdays 7:30 pm Fridays 9:30am
    • Price: $8
    • About: At the young age of 22, Henry Cedeño already has a HUGE following and equally huge fans, with ‘El Jefe’ Beto Perez allowing Henry to take the lead for a song or two during Beto’s own classes! Full of youthful energy and #flawless playlist of both Spanish and English hits of today, you can’t go wrong with Henry’s classes!
  • Zumba with Erika Olaya-Dambreville
    • Location: JRBFIT Studios 10763 NW 23rd Street Miami, FL 33172
    • Times and Prices: TBD
    • About: New to the Zumba world is Erika Olaya-Dambreville! While she has taught in various dance studios throughout Miami-Dade County, Erika recently found her Zumba home at the newly opened (and fierce) JRBFit Studios in West Miami. Not only does the music inspire you to move but so does this Latina! She started Zumba as a participant looking to lose some weight. After losing more than 55 pounds Erika decided to inspire others through her journey! Schedules for JRBFIT Studios are still in the works so keep an eye out for her class time and prices on the JRBFIT Studios Facebook page!
  • Zumba with Dannis Icabalceta
    • Location: Dance Tech Studios 1333 Coral Way #100 Miami, FL 33145
    • Times: Wednesdays at 7pm
    • Price: $5
    • About: She may be chikitita pero she is FUERTE! Dannis’s classes are a fun blend of dancehall, reggaeton, salsa, bachata y mas! She constantly keeps the energy of her classes through the roof and is an incredible dancer! If you’re looking for a way to get through your hump day blues look no further than Zumba with Dannis Icabalceta! Tell us which class you’re headed to!

If you have a favorite zumba place that didn’t make our list, let us know in the comment section below! The most important thing is that you get out there…to have some fun and be active!

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