Zumba was created by a Colombian dancer and choreographer from Miami in the mid-1990s and is based on Latin-American dance. Loosely translated, ‘Zumba’ means ‘moving fast and having fun’. Zumba is now extremely popular. An estimated 15 million people per week, in 180 countries, go to Zumba lessons.

Safety measures coronavirus:

  • Adhere to the RIVM guidelines and the guidelines of the TU Delft.
  • Keeping 1.5 metres distance is no longer a rule; however, it is still a sensible idea to allow each other plenty of room.
  • Any symptoms: stay at home and get tested.
  • Good hygiene remains important.
  • If you take part in activities that fall under your X subscription, make sure you have your Campus Card or X card with you.
  • Inside Cafe X and at some events, a COVID certificate is required.

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During the Zumba lessons you combine swinging dance moves with a work-out. Latin-American dance movements are taut, quick, sporty and challenging. This is not suitable for everyone. However, during the Zumba lessons you will learn a few simple combinations of movements, so you can join in even if you do not have any dancing experience. Zumba is based on aerobic interval training, and is an intensive work-out.

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Sharmayne Sanderse

Sharmayne obtained a number of sport instructor certificates for Zumba, Bokwa and Piloxing between 2009 and 2015. Furthermore she has been working as a sports instructor at different gyms, schools and events. She owns her own fitness company. Because of her interests in sports and children, she is now studying to become a teacher at the Thomas Moore academy in Rotterdam.