Dance your Stresses Away at These Music Festivals

Tis the season… for music festivals! This is the time of year your Instagram feed fills up with photos of your friends dancing outside all day long. This year, there are some amazing artists taking the stage – and you might hear some of your favorite songs from class! Whether you’re packing your bags or trying to avoid FOMO, here’s a list of songs to keep an ear out for. You might even get to break out your choreography from Zumba® class!

Coachella, April 13-15, 20-22
With The Weeknd headlining and artists like Sza and Jamiroquai performing, there will be PLENTY of dancing at Coachella. Don’t miss Mexican artists Los Angeles Azules, who have perfected their unique style of cumbia and will be sure to have you busting out all your Zumba® moves! We know a dance battle can break out any time, and we’ve got you covered if you want to be ready with this choreo from Josh Killacky to Party Monster by The Weeknd.


NOLA Jazz Fest, April 27-May 6
From Rebirth Brass Band to Anita Baker to Smokey Robinson, New Orleans’ biggest music festival has something for everyone. You can catch plenty of Latino and international rhythms, too – on the line-up are Telmary y Habana Sana from Cuba and Lakou Mizik of Haiti. And when you’re ready to get your swag on, be sure to check out LL Cool J – we hope he plays this one!


Bonnaroo, June 7-10
Know for its middle-of-nowhere, one-with-the-Earth experience, Bonnaroo is as much about the great outdoors and the arts as it is about music. This year, Eminem, the Killers, and Muse make up the festival’s headliners. If you’re lucky, you’ll run into a crew like this doing Zumba® in the hills of Tennessee!


Lollapalooza, August 2-5
Rounding out the summer is Lollapalooza, featuring Bruno Mars, Khalid, and Travis Scott. Zumba® fans won’t want to miss Camila Cabello, who’s hit Havana is a favorite in classes internationally! Check out this crew from the Philippines for some pre-Lollapalooza inspiration.



Jennifer Lauren

Jennifer Lauren is a Zumba® instructor from New York. She blogs about teaching Zumba® classes and all things fitness at



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