Burn calories and sculpt that body dancing to upbeat Latin and hip-hop music with Zumba. From child-friendly classes to biggest loser competitions, these dance studios boast Zumba with extras every athlete will love. Jump in on Connecticut’s best Zumba classes for a toe-tapping class that’ll make you forget you’re working out.
AmaZINg Dance & Fitness, LLC
520 Watertown Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06708
Price: $10 for 1 drop-in class/$99 unlimited classes a month/$75 for 12 classes a month/$55 for 8 classes a month/$45 for 6 classes a month/$30 for 4 classes a month
At AmaZINg Dance & Fitness, instructors choreograph classes to Latin, hip hop, international, and reggaeton music. Bring a friend and a pair of sneakers to make the most of classes offered three times daily. One course is geared toward child-friendly routines for kids ages 4 to 12. Instructors encourage dancers to bring their own weights of to three pounds for body sculpting as well.
Live Love Dance Fitness Studio
50 Waterbury Rd.
Prospect, CT 06712
Price: $10 drop-in class/$160 for 20 classes/$90 for 10 classes/$45 for 5 classes/$5 each class for Zumbatomic and Zumba Gold
Step into a fun, energetic atmosphere at Live Love Dance Fitness Studio. Special offers include free classes through a referral program and half off for fitness fans younger than 20 and older than 65. Sunday Fundays each month are $15 for non-students and free for studio members. A variety of instructors here means no two classes are ever the same. Live Love also offers birthday parties and Zumbatomic child-friendly courses.
Fiesta Danze & Fitness
321 Boston Post Rd.
Milford, CT 06460
Price: $11 drop-in class/$49.99 unlimited monthly pass
Put that rhythm to the test at Milford’s best Zumba studio. These high-energy workouts use Latin music to set the tone for heart-pumping dance classes athletes rave about. Instructors encourage experienced Zumba junkies to bring weights as well. Children ages 13 and older may join adult classes here. Zumbatomic is also available for children ages 4 to 12, and the Zumba Gold program caters to older dancers. Each class is 60 minutes long.
Julie Lang Studio of Dance
40 Oak St.
Manchester, CT 06040
Price: $8 for each walk in class/$60 for 10 class punch card
Jule Lang Studio of Dance features Zumba classes perfect for even beginning dancers. Adult programs here also include tap, jazz, hip-hop, latin and body conditioning. The studio offers evening classes, and is open every day except Sunday, making it perfect for time-strapped athletes who need to get their groove on. Although Zumba classes work on a punch card system, other classes here fill up fast, so register early.
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Dance Amore Performing Arts Studio
215 Moody Rd.
Enfield, CT 06082
Price: $5 each class/$40 for 10 classes
In its new studio, Dance Amore offers Zumba options including classes for kids and the elderly as well as hip hop, tap and jazz for adults. Amore encourages athletes to dance like their hearts are singing, and its intense Zumba classes make it all too easy. Dance with Deborah Loomis, an accomplished dance instructor whose classes have been a huge hit on here in the northeast. Saturday classes are open to children ages 3 to 12.
Kimberly Ord is a freelance writer and lifetime resident of Connecticut. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.