What is Zumbatomic?
Zumbatomic Plymouth is dance based fun and healthy fitness program designed just for kids using the ZUMBA® concept. It is NOT a ZUMBA® kids class. It is Zumbatomic® – a separate and unique program that was designed with specific methods, music, and programming specifically for children.
Children will learn fitness dances, play fun motivational games, and learn new rhythms and styles of music and culture. All classes are taught to not only cultivate individuality and creativity, but to develop leadership, respect, team work, pride, confidence, and responsibility.
All classes are for children ONLY. Classes are 45 minutes and we encourage parents to stay close by as they will be invited in to class to view what the children have learned at the end of each class. The program is designed for Little Starz (ages 4-7) and Big Starz (ages 8-12), generally.
Zumbatomic® is a fun and healthy dance fitness program designed especially for children aged 4 – 12 years. It combines high energy fun with the ZUMBA ® original rhythms (salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, merengue etc.) to provide a safe, effective and fun workout for children.
We emphasise what is developmentally appropriate for children therefore we have two separate groups Lil Starz (KS1) 4-7 year olds and Big Starz (KS2) is for kids aged 7 – 12 years.
The aim is to promote a healthy lifestyle and for fitness to be seen as fun and a natural part of children’s lives and habit developed developed early in life. Although exercise is a very important part of child development, ZUMBA® TOMIC® also considers other important areas of development.
Benefits of Zumbatomic®
Classes are very supportive and non competitive!
How is Zumbatomic® different to a regular ZUMBA® class?
Let’s face it – kids are not just little adults. They are still developing and are not fully aware of the benefits of exercise. Zumbatomic® classes have been designed especially for children, considering their developing motor skills and shorter concentration span. So rather than the non stop dance in a regular adult ZUMBA® ® class, there is lots of talking to the children and walking them through the moves. All of the moves are children friendly and some of the adult ZUMBA® moves have been adapted to be suitable for the children. Complicated moves are simplified so that they can feel achievement without, without frustration. Lil Starz also learn direction such as left vs right. Zumbatomic® classes include games to develop their skills, keep them interested and having fun. Finally in class the children will slowly be built up to feel comfortable dancing in front of their peers, and eventually to leading moves themselves
Can I watch the Zumbatomic® class?
Kids act differently when their parents are around, so we don’t recommend that parents are present during class. We do allow time for a performance at the end of class so your kids can proudly show you what they’ve learned.