A reader wrote:
What information do you have about starting a Zumba business?
Not much unfortunately. Thanks for pointing out our deficit.
Zumba is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez during the 1990s. The dance workout is more like a wild party scene than a strict exercise regiment. According to some, Zumba is exercise in disguise. When people hear the music, they get moving. They lose weight, too, and feel good about themselves.
Zumba operates on a licensing model. You initially pay for instructor training, which in California where I am located will run you around $270 for basic instruction. If you want to provide more specialized dance instruction (for kids or older adults, for instance) advanced and more costly training is also available. The next step is to find some place to offer your private instruction. While it is possible to open a specialized Zumba facility, many new Zumba instructors have had good luck getting started in gyms and community centers.
Companies like Sun Document Filings in California can also help you with what type of business to start(e.g. LLC, incorporate, etc.)
Hope this helps. More information can be found at Zumba.com.