Debra holds a Masters Degree in Arts Administration from Boston University and Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Dean College. Debra was professionally trained through the certificate program at The Ailey School in NYC. Debra most recently was employed as the Dance Program Director for the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College where she also taught modern dance, directed productions, advised the Dance Team and choreographed the musical Hairspray. Prior to moving to Western, MA, Debra was the co-owner and artistic director of Art in Motion Dance Company in North Kingstown, RI. Throughout Debra’s career she has taught at many New England Dance schools, won high awards for her choreography in the competition circuit, worked with the RI arts learning network in the creation of the RI state dance proficiency protocols, choreographed for community theatre, performed on MTV, worked for the Ailey Camp NYC and managed the Capezio Dance shop on West 51st Street NYC. She has had the pleasure and privilege of working and dancing with some of the dance industries finest. Debra was a licensed massage therapist, Pound ™ and Piloxing® Instructor. She is licensed to teach many formats in the Zumba Fitness program but most enjoys teaching regular Zumba®
Music, dance and intensity of fitness feeds the soul. Tracy spent most of her younger years dancing at a local studio for fun, participated on competitive teams and taught dance as well. She was lucky enough to be introduced to Zumba® a few years ago and her fitness journey began! She recently discovered a love for POUND™ & took the opportunity to learn more and become licensed to teach! POUND™takes her to a happy place, a temporary escape from the stressors of life! She plans to continue to seek out more opportunities for certifications in other fitness classes and can’t wait to share them with you! Tracy loves being surrounded by happy, smiling faces and best of all, working up a sweat. See y’all soon … Let’s POUND™!
Hello! I'm Grace Busto, and I live in Belchertown, MA. I've been a ZIN™ Member since Apr 2016 and I absolutely love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Every class feels like a party! I am currently licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba® Toning, Zumba Gold®, Zumba Gold® Toning. Come join me, I guarantee you will have a blast!
Grace helps us out with subbing when needed :)
I am currently licensed in Zumba and Zumba Gold. I work as a Zumba Instructor at Best Fitness in Springfield, and the YMCAs in Springfield and Wilbraham. I’m also a Zumba Sub at Century Fitness in Longmeadow, MA; teaching Regular Zumba classes. I have been teaching weekly Zumba class since April of 2020. When the gyms closed at the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, my ZIN Sister and I started offering free on-line Virtual Zumba classes via Zoom 7 days a week. Throughout the Pandemic my ZIN Sister and I shared the Zoom Platform to provide a safe place for Zumba Lovers around the world so they could continue their fitness goals and provide a little relief from the daily stresses affecting everyone. This was an amazing experience for both of us, not only did we dance with people from the USA, we also danced with people from Europe, South America, Africa, Australia, and the Far East. I was first introduced to Zumba through my gym in 2017 and fell in love with the program. I became a licensed instructor in December of 2019 and started teaching within a few months. My playlists are fun, with a mixture of high and low intensities; incorporating various rhythms from around the world and include: Salsa, Cumbia, Meringue, Reggeaton, Soca, and Dembow just to name a few. I’ve started to develop my own choreography and subscribe to the Zumba Instructor Network to get access to the latest music, rhythms, and choreographies. I received my CRP/AED certification through the Red Cross in Feb of 2022. I am excited to add Alegria to my weekly class schedule!
My name is Shineikka Carter a.k.a "Shine". Looking back when I was growing up, I always loved dancing. Linking up with friends creating new steps, performing in talent shows, and even going to dance clubs, connecting with others on the dance floor. Now I'm taking it to another level of learning different types of dance moves from all around the world. ZUMBA!! Let's bring back that euphoric feeling by learning some amazing new moves and vibe together on the dance floor. Come join me and lets have fun.