Zumba's Other Entrepreneurs

Brian Finke
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A Learning Experience

Maria Jimena Paez, 28, has been doing Zumba for four years. Learning to teach classes--which is a process involving a lot of non-verbal cues and tons of energy--didn't come naturally for her. She started teaching Zumba to small groups of friends in Miami, and today teaches two classes a week of 10 or 20 people in an individual's home.

She works in public relations, but says "maybe in the future I will teach Zumba to more people."