ZUMBA fitness classes in York

"I decided to go to ZUMBA to start getting into better shape in a fun way and after the first class I was totally obsessed. Emily is an incredible instructor. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she makes every minute of the class fun and enjoyable. She never pressures you to do anything you're not comfortable with and is welcoming to all abilities. At the same time, the environment she creates is so encouraging you find it easy to push yourself more with every class. Absolute highlight of my week!.

You will not regret going to an Emerge Dance session."

Naomi Gilbert 


"It's a wonderful class. I really look forward to coming every week. Emily is a real inspiration."

Liz Mackness

"I frequently attend Emily's ZUMBA classes and thoroughly enjoy the workout, dancing and music. I find the classes to be uplifting and energising."

Maureen Laverick

"Emily's ZUMBA class is fantastic. It suits all ages, a good dance work out. Emily makes it fun and easy to follow."

Elaine Chick

"I always enjoy my time at the ZUMBA class and feel buzzing when I finish. Always a blast! Emily, the tutor always makes me feel uplifted."

Tracy Milenovic

"Great fun and a good way to burn a few calories!."

Alison Huby

"Easy to follow steps and enthusiatic teacher."

Caroline Gray

Great teacher!. Classes are fun and non-stress!.

L. Camacho

"Very enjoyable and fun!. Fun, energising, friendly..."

Alison Davy

"Emily's energy and concern for us all. Felt motivated and not foolish if getting the steps wrong." 

Donna Brooks

"Having not done any exercise for years I have really enjoyed the classes. Emily is very inclusive. Doesn't matter what stage you're at. Good for everyone!." 

Janet Wright

"Urban ZUMBA warrior- Emily is great!"

Liz Anderson

"It is clear that you are very passionate and inspiring. Your energy impacts positively the motivation, confidence levels and self-esteem of others. I have always been a very shy person and because of this was not able to express myself through dancing due to the belief that I am not as good as others.

However, since I have been attending your classes this has changed significantly. You have helped build up my confidence and you always manage to make my day due to your positive vibes! Your work is excellent and I enjoy every single bit of it."

Irene Andreou


Here are some anonymous quotes from past and present York Learning students in response to     

'What was the best thing about the York Learning ZUMBA fitness course?.'

"Emily is so energetic she is infectious. When she see's someone struggling she assists subtlety and provides alternatives. She also praises us regularly." 


"Getting FIT and having fun doing it!."

"Emily's enthusiasm and the dance routines."


"Very accessible. Emily is inclusive."

"The classes made me feel fitter and more healthy than I have in a long time!

Kids Dance Workshops

"Emily- Thank you so much for today- It was awesome. The kids LOVED it. 2 girls have already asked me if you're going to do a club and one boy who is often very low said he'd come away feeling really happy. All of them asked if you were coming next week. You are a star!." 

Anna Bannister

Poppleton Road Primary School

"We all thoroughly enjoyed the workshop you ran. the music was really inspiring and the resources you provided to support your work were lovely. The whole experience fitted nicely with the work we have done recently as part of our Geography curriculum."

Mrs Gage

Knavesmire Primary School

"Fantastic workshop with full inclusion of SEN pupils."

Mrs Subritzky

Dunnington Primary School


"Really engaging for the children, super resources and the children had so much fun! Excellent organisation and positive praise." 

Mrs Abbott

Dunnington Primary School


"A fabulous, interactive dance experience perfectly suited to our infant children."

Mrs Bertoletti

Dunnington Primary School

"Thank you so much for a fabulous opportunity last week for the children in our school."

Juliette Leyland

Roecliffe C of E Primary School

Dance Parties (made to order)


"Everything was fantastic! 

Thank you. You did a brilliant job at short notice."

Darren Hopkinson

Queen Elizabeth Barracks

"Thanks Emily for a FABULOUS dance party for our bride to be Lucy!"

Gail Corrigan

"Emily ran an hour long ZUMBA fitness session during our live 101 hour charity broadcast in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research.

This really helped to motivate our presesnters during their long shifts. Thanks so much!."

Tom Bellis

University Radio York

"Emily came and delivered a great early morning session in our execution room! Luckily no one was executed but instead staff were energised and ready for the day ahead.. A fun way to start the week and Emily was great with a class of beginners."

Stuart Jarman

General Manager at York Dungeons

"It was very good."

Helen Feetenby

72nd York Rainbows

"Thank you for delivering a very enjoyable dance experience at such short notice. The Rainbows, Brownies and Guides thoroughally enjoyed it." 

Helen Fagan

York Brownies

"Thanks for delivering some brilliant sessions for the girls Emily. It was great to have you involved in the This Girl Can festival!."

Charlotte Jane

Sports Operation at AOC Sport