Category Archives: Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold breaks for summer

Zumba Gold at I’l B Fit (Rumford) is over for the summer. Thanks to the dedicated ladies who made it so much fun! We’ll be back in the fall.

Here’s the ZG playlist we ended with:

* Anderlecht Champion (Euro 2000 Ole Ole Ole Mix) by Eurostars – Warmup – ZIN MM 29
* All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor) – Pop – BY REQUEST – ZIN 54
* Wine It Up [Radio Edit] [feat. Nappy Paco] by DJ LBR – Moombai Rock – ZIN MM 42
* Demon Dance by Parov Stelar – Electro Swing
* Wild Thing by Ton-Loc – Rap & Hip-Hop – ZIN 61
* Come Back To Me by Periko – merengue – ZIN MM 51
* Rollin’ (The Ballad Of Big & Rich) by Big & Rich – Country-western
* Difícil by Jorge Villamizar feat. Oscar D’León, Descemer Bueno & Mola – Salsa – ZIN 61
* Sexy And I Know It by LMFAO – Pop – ZIN 42
* Vaivén by Daddy Yankee – Reggaeton – ZIN MM 51
* Ex’s & Oh’s by Elle King – Alt Rock
* Papa Loves Mambo by Perry Como – Mambo – CLASS THEME SONG – ZGold Vol 2
* She Bangs (English Version) by Ricky Martin – Latin Pop – ZGold Vol 1
* Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Funk
* Unstoppable by Sia – Cooldown

Extra songs include:

* Emergency [Explicit] by Icona Pop – Pop
* Black Betty’s Worldwide (feat. Heymous Molly) by Xenia Ghali – Dance & DJ

2016-04-24 Zumba Gold playlist

* Anderlecht Champion (Euro 2000 Ole Ole Ole Mix) – Eurostars – ZIN MM 29 – Warmup
* All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor – Pop
* Wine It Up [Radio Edit] [feat. Nappy Paco] – DJ LBR – ZIN MM 42 – Moombai Rock
* Demon Dance – Parov Stelar – Electro Swing
* Wild Thing – Tone-Loc – ZIN 61 – Rap & Hip-Hop
* Come Back To Me – Periko – ZIN MM 51 – Merengue
* Rollin’ (The Ballad Of Big & Rich) – Big & Rich – Country (Line Dance)
* Difícil – Jorge Villamizar feat. Oscar D’León, Descemer Bueno & Mola – ZIN 61 – Salsa
* Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO – ZIN 42 – Pop
* Vaivén – Daddy Yankee – ZIN MM 51 – Reggaeton
* Ex’s & Oh’s – Elle King – Alternative Rock
* Papa Loves Mambo – Perry Como – ZIN Gold 2 – Mambo [CLASS THEME SONG]
* She Bangs (English Version) – Ricky Martin – ZIN Gold 1 – Rock/Pop
* Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Funk
* Ya No Puedo Mas – Zumba Fitness – ZIN 58 – Cumbia
* Unstoppable – Sia – Cooldown

Zumba Gold playlist 2015-04

* “My Jam” (feat. Pitbull) – Mr. Vegas – pop warm-up
* “Sugar on the Side” (feat. Systema Solar) – Blondie – alternative warm-up
* “Esa Mami” – 3 Way Swing [Gold 2014] – merengue
* “Tequila” – Zumba Fitness [Gold 3] – mambo–swing
* “Oye Gata” – Zumba Fitness [Gold 13] – reggaeton
* “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor – pop
* “She Bangs (English Version”) – Ricky Martin [Gold 1] – pop
* “Buscándote” – The Latin Brothers [Gold 9] – salsa
* “Sabes Que Te Gusta Bailar” – Zumba Fitness [Gold 1] – swing
* “Papa Loves Mambo” – Perry Como [Gold 2] – pop
* “Ice Ice Baby (Zumba remix)” – Vanilla Ice – rap & hip-hop
* “Bailando (English Version) [feat. Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona]” – Enrique Iglesias [ZIN 52] – flamenco/reggaeton
* “A Las Dos Menos Diez” – Zumba Fitness [Gold 4] – cumbia
* “Tangled Up” – Caro Emerald [MM 44] – tango
* “Electric Boogie” – Marcia Griffiths – line dance
* “Am I Wrong” – Nico & Vinz – pop cooldown

16 songs, 59 minutes

Zumba Gold Playlist

* El Marciano – Zumba – merengue
* Sugar On The Side – Blondie – rock/pop
* All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor – rock/pop
* Pasarela – Daddy Yankee – merengue
* Pusha Pusha – Zumba – axe
* Sabes Que Te Gusta Bailar – Zumba – swing
* Papa Loves Mambo – Perry Como – mambo
* Toul’Omry – Newal Al-Zoughbi – salsa–Middle Eastern fusion
* Bailando (English version) – Enrique Iglesias – flamenco
* Tangled Up – Caro Emerald – tango
* A Los Dos Menos Diez – Zumba – cumbia
* Cupid Shuffle – Cupid – Line Dance
* Love Then Gyal – Obie P – cooldown

This is my current Zumba Gold playlist. Enjoy!

Zumba Gold playlist 2013-11-26

* El Marciano (Merengue)
* We No Speak Americano (pop) – Yolanda Be Cool Vs. Dcup
* Pusha Pusha (axe)
* Hava Nagila (Hora)
* Forget You (pop) – Cee Lo Green
* Sabes Que Te Gusta Bailar (swing)
* She Bangs (English Version) (Latin pop) – Ricky Martin
* Los Campeones de la Salsa (salsa) – Willy Chirino
* Papa Loves Mambo (mambo) – Perry Como
* Kiss Kiss (belly dance)
* Why Haven’t I Heard From You (country-western line dance—Cowboy Boogie) – Reba McEntire
* Pata Pata (reggaeton)
* Feeling Good (cooldown) – Michael Bublé

If an artist isn’t noted, then it’s by Zumba or I use the Zumba cover.

Playlist, 45-min Zumba Gold

* “El Marciano” – Zumba Fitness – merengue warm-up†
* “We No Speak Americano” – Yolanda Be Cool Vs. DCup – silly pop song
* “Pata Pata” – Zumba Fitness – reggaeton†
* “She Bangs (English version)” – Ricky Martin – Latin pop†
* “Hava Nagila” – Zumba Fitness – line dance†
* “Mi Cucu” – Zumba Fitness – cumbia†
* “Sabes Que Te Gusta Bailar” – Zumba Fitness – swing†
* “Sahara Oasis” – Zumba Fitness – belly dance†
* “Los Campeones de la Salsa” – Zumba Fitness – salsa
* “El Choclo” – Zumba Fitness – tango
* “Papa Loves Mambo” – Zumba Fitness – mambo†
* “Zumba Lluvia” – Zumba Fitness – cooldown

† I use the ZIN choreography for this song and thus will not provide it here.

Note

All the “Zumba Fitness” songs are ones on ZIN releases, and although some are covers, if you can’t find them, then they are proprietary (notably, the swing song, which I’ve had questions about, because it is indeed awesome!). I’ve found several versions for “El Choclo” and “Pata Pata” but elected to use the Zumba versions.

This playlist clocks in at 46.7 minutes, but my students seem flexible about going over, so I have a feeling the class may creep back up to an hour!

“El Choclo” by Zumba Fitness (tango)

Listen/obtain

* Theatrical instrumental strings-heavy version, with dancers, on YouTube
* Julio Iglesias version on Amazon.com (lots of other versions available too, some instrumental only)
* I am using the Zumba version, which is on Zumba Gold Vol. 2 and on Zumba Basics Level 2

Choreography

These all fit inside obvious phrases of the music
* Introduction: tap front, side, back, switch, 4x total
* Part 1: R tango (R cross front, L step out wide, R cross back, swing L foot around and forward to cross front to repeat; think of it as 1-2-3-lift)
* Interlude: walk R1, L2, R3, L tap cross; return L
* Part 2: Walk forward R1, L2, R3; keep L foot back and tap twice on 4. Then step backward L1, R2, L3; keep R foot front and tap twice on 4. Keep repeating. (Variation: on the double tap, pivot between the two taps to face the other direction, then step forward with that tapping foot to continue.)
* Repeat Part 1 on L lead.
* Repeat Part 2 on L lead.

Note

This makes a good footwork-only cooldown song for a regular Zumba class.