Yes, it is true. Zumba®’s newest program is for babies 0-3 years old! The first trainings in the US are already online for instructors to register and I’m sure it will hit the rest of the world soon. It will be so interesting to see how this goes. Can’t wait till we get the trainings here in Europe! To become a Zumbini™ instructor, one of the criteria is to “pass the ‘lead a song vocally’ portion of the training course”. Yes, sing. I will get back to you with more information about the Zumbini™ program, but until then – check out Zumba®’s own explanation of their new program:
“The new Zumbini™ program is where the science of child development meets the magic of Zumba®! Designed for children 0 to 3 years old and their caregivers, this program takes little ones on their first steps toward a healthy, active life. Together, adults and their young children wiggle, sing, and learn, for the ultimate bonding experience!
- Zumbini™ classes offer dance ‘n’ play movement, fun props and a chance to play instruments
- Participants enjoy cool Zumba® music packed with world rhythms and catchy, kid-friendly tunes created just for this program
- The Zumbini™ program is where the science of child development meets the magic of Zumba®, and it fosters creative development without being overly academic” (www.zumba.com)