Zumba was created by accident. In the 90s, Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto Perez, was teaching an aerobics class and he forgot his usual music. Subsequently, he reached into his backpack and took out tapes of salsa music, thereby creating Zumba. Zumba merges fast paced (over 145 rpm ideally) Latin and International music into aerobic routines to create a fun dance-aerobic exercise. Through a combination of slow and fast movements of the body, Zumba tones and sculpts your body.