Zumba Fitness feels like a festive tropical carnival, but is a fun and effective dance workout. Burn 500 to 800 calories and learn new dance steps for your next party. Sandra Dupiton Ponsaty studied with the Joffrey Ballet, Martha Graham, and Dance Theater of Harlem Schools. She performed on NBC's "The Today Show" and was featured in People magazine as "dazzling the dance world." She attended Sarah Lawrence College(BA, Dance) and UCLA (Choreography) and grew up in the Caribbean where she learned the movements that comprise Zumba (cumbia, merengue, salsa and reggaeton) as a child.