Zumba is an exercise fitness program created by American dancer and choreographer Alberto Beto Perez during the 1990s.
A Zumba class combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using principles from aerobic and fitness to achieve cardio and muscle-toning benefits.
In every Zumba lesson, four core rhythms are always present: Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia and Reggaeton. Besides, other six official rhythms might be incorporated in the instructor playlist, these are Bellydance, Flamenco, Tango, Samba, Soca, and Quebrada.
Once the instructor has included the four core rhythms in the playlist, he/she can choose out of the other six official rhythms or any uptempo song to finish off his/her 1 hour Zumba playlist. Other very popular rhythms that could be found in a Zumba class are Hip Hop, Bachata, Mambo.