The 18 Best Zumba Classes in New York!

By Elizabeth Georgian and Kiera Hufford

Wiggle, sway, jump, and kick your body into motion, burning calories, toning your muscles, and improving your fitness with each Zumba dance class you attend. New York offers several studios geared towards adult dance and Zumba classes, with an electric atmosphere to keep you coming back each week. These studios all offer classes from beginner to expert, with special extras like club lighting, an in-house DJ, or Zumba in a pool. Choose the class that fits into your schedule and get ready to enjoy a fun workout!

Pulse Fitness Studio, Syracuse, NY

Pulse has morning Zumba classes every Sunday, Monday, and Saturday with early evening classes every Wednesday—perfect for people who can easily exercise in the morning and for people who prefer to wait ‘til their work for the day is done! They offer classes for both Zumba and Zumba Gold, which is a lower intensity and slower-paced version of Zumba that’s still just as fun!

Evolve Fitness, Norwich, NY

Evolve has Zumba classes with Jennifer every Saturday morning! Start your weekends off with this Latin-inspired form of exercise and get ready to learn new dances. Jennifer’s weekend schedule works perfectly for those who have weekday jobs and want something fun and healthy to do on the weekends.

BodyZone Fitness, Vestal, NY

BodyZone offers Zumba classes with four different licensed instructors: Maria Beach, Sue Fahrenkrug, Janna Holley, and Sarah Strupp. Each of them has their own certifications and background in Zumba, and they all take turns teaching classes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Come twice a week, or even three times, and get to know all the instructors!

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Zumba with Meghan Schimmelpenninck, Buffalo, NY

Meghan teaches classes Wednesday evenings that focus on balance, cardio, flexibility, and muscle conditioning. She aims to give you a boost of energy by the end of class each week, and in the warmer months she teaches class outside! It’s high-intensity, but Meghan welcomes dancers of all skill levels to join.

Aqua Zumba with Kristin Frank, Troy, NY

Kristin’s class requires membership with the local YMCA, but is fun nonetheless! Aqua Zumba has less of an impact on your joins, since water is naturally resistant, and tones your muscles with every step. It’s a medium intensity class, but the pool is only so big—best to show up early and reserve a spot!

Zumba with Tiffany Tierson, Rochester, NY

Tiffany teaches an entry-level Zumba class weekly on Saturday, perfect for people considering trying Zumba but who haven’t taken serious dance classes in the past. While focusing on different elements of fitness, this medium intensity class is sure to leave you feeling energized and rejuvenated!

Zumba with Heather De Stefano, Auburn, NY

Monday night every week, Heather teaches a Zumba class that takes walk-ins. Her classes welcome people of all skill level. She’s certified as a Basic Zumba Instructor and wants to make every class with her feel like a party!

Zumba with Anya, Brooklyn, NY

Anya’s classes are every Tuesday and Thursday evenings (after work hours so you don’t miss out!) and every Saturday morning. She has a playlist of songs, so every week the tracks can be shuffled and you won’t find yourself getting bored with the dances you’re doing. Anya requires participants to show up ten minutes before every class—so be early and prepared to have fun and dance your butt off!

Vibez Studio, Flushing, NY

Vibez Studio is a highly-rated fitness spot that offers free parking, free Wi-Fi, club lighting, and a great sound system, which makes the atmosphere for their classes exciting. Be motivated to work out by one of their 17 teachers in a Zumba, pole dancing, Pilates, or cycling class. Classes here at also affordable, with Zumba fitness drop-ins costing only $10. To fit in with your busy schedule, Zumba classes are offered several times per week in the mornings, during the day, and at night.

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Bella Vita Fitness & Wellness, New York, NY

Bella Vita’s main concern is the overall wellness of their clients; thus, they offer group classes, one-on-one training, seminars, and workshops. In their judgement-free, accepting studio, you’ll dance for wellness and for fun in their Zumba classes. Zumba is offered several times per week, including on the weekends, so that it will fit in with any work schedule.

Zumba with Marybeth Leo-Smullen, Amsterdam, NY

Marybeth Leo-Smullen wants to help you “party yourself into shape!” She fell in love with Zumba after her very first class, pursuing basic instructor training and toning training so that she can help people find the same love she did. She’s got seven different Zumba qualifications/licenses and teaches classes on Mondays and Wednesdays!

Fit 4 Dance, Brooklyn, NY

Take part in the lively dance classes offered at Fit 4 Dance. A huge range of classes are offered here including Zumba, Haitian Dance, Afrobeats, and more, with great options for adults, teens, tweens, and children. Zumba classes are offered five days per week, with several time slots, allowing dance enthusiasts to join a class when time allows. This diverse studio is a Certified B Corp. for its overall aim of uniting people from all over the word who reside in New York through a shared love of dance.

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Z Club NY, New York, NY

With four locations in Manhattan and a packed schedule, Z Club makes it easy to attend one of their Zumba classes. In addition to traditional dance-your-way-to-fitness Zumba, Z Club also offers Aqua Zumba, Z-XTRIM, and Strong by Zumba. Aqua Zumba classes are perfect for the summertime heat and is a great low-impact yet high energy fitness routine. Because water creates additional resistance, Aqua Zumba classes are more challenging, helping you to burn more calories and tone your muscles.

Zumba with Samantha Kollar, Gloversville, NY

Samantha teaches classes on Tuesdays and Saturdays. She is licensed to teach basic Zumba classes at level one and level two, Zumba toning classes, Zumba kids’ classes, and Zumba step. She has been a licensed Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN) member for seven years and is now part of the ZIN Affiliate Program. With her, you’ll get classes that are nothing short of exceptional!

M Dance and Fitness, New York, NY

Geared towards beginners who may be apprehensive of starting a fitness routine, M Dance and Fitness encourages everyone to participate with their friendly and welcoming no-judgement studio. Several fitness dance classes are offered including dance cardio like Zumba, toning classes, and Groov3, a hip-hop based cardio class. For those experienced with Zumba, they also offer Zumba Strong, which is a cardio dance plus HIIT.

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Westchester Yoga Arts, New Rochelle, NY

The easy to learn yet challenging dance moves taught in the Zumba classes at Westchester Yoga Arts keep students fit, entertained, and returning each week. Enjoy partaking in one of their several different weekly Zumba classes, including the fun Friday night Zumba dance party! In addition to Zumba, Westchester Yoga Arts also offers belly dancing, yoga, and turns their studio into a co-working space for creative professionals two days per week.

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305 Fitness, New York, NY

305 Fitness offers something entirely unique—an in-house DJ and club-style lighting to make any Zumba class feel like you’re at a party rather than working out. Burn 1,000 calories while jumping, kicking, and swaying to the beat in the high-energy Zumba classes offered at 305 Fitness. Classes range from beginner to advanced and are offered several times daily. Two studios are available in NYC for your convenience.

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Albany Dance and Fitness, Albany, NY

Albany Dance and Fitness offers a high number of dance-based classes for improving overall fitness, toning, and posture. Zumba is offered twice per week, and hip hop, contemporary, barre, modern dance, and ballet are a select few of the other dance styles offered here. Classes are geared towards children and adults ages 12 and up, and don’t require any previous experience with dance. Several classes are also available for therapeutic stretching to improve mobility and lessen joint pain.

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