Since Sep 2008

About Me


My name is Melanie and I love Zumba® Fitness!! This awesome Dance/Fitness Format came into my life in January, 2008 and I have been teaching it now for over 6-years. While living in the U.S., I also taught Zumba® Toning a few days a week and it is my absolute favorite specialty!


In Summer 2014, my family and I moved to Shanghai, China where we plan to stay until Summer 2017. I currently teach Zumba® For Kids as an After-School Activity to Elementary School Students (including to my 8-year old twins) at The Shanghai American School, Puxi Campus.


COMING SOON

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ZUMBA® & ZUMBA® TONING

TO MINHANG DISTRICT


In Summer 2013, Diane & Charles Pol from "The Incredible Dr. Pol Show" (which airs on the National Geographic WILD station) attended my Zumba® class as another form of exercise in preparation for Charles to run a 5K. Our episode first aired on Saturday, February 1st, 2014.

Shanghai, China / May, 2015




After 6-years of teaching Zumba®, I decided to

go "back to school" and attend Beto's Basic I Training!!!

Contact

E-mail: melanie@bandanachick.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bandanachick

Conventions / Trainings

  • Zumba® Convention 2009Zumba® Convention 2009
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2009
  • Zumba® Convention 2010Zumba® Convention 2010
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2010
  • Zumba® Convention 2011Zumba® Convention 2011
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2011
  • Zumba® LA Conference 2013Zumba® LA Conference 2013
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Conference 2013 - L.A.
  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba Basic 2Zumba Basic 2
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • E-Learning CoreE-Learning Core
    The Zumba® Core training capsule is an e-learning experience for ZIN™ Members who want to offer more powerful core moves and routines in their Zumba classes.
  • AffiliateAffiliate
    This instructor is a registered affiliate

Formats licensed to teach

  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba ToningZumba Toning
    License to teach body-sculpting techniques using Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and build strength.
  • Aqua ZumbaAqua Zumba
    License to teach the 'pool party' workout for all ages using the Zumba® formula and traditional aqua techniques.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • Zumba in the CircuitZumba in the Circuit
    Has Zumba in the Circuit class(es)