Since Nov 2009

Carla Schlist



  • Zumba instructor for 8 yearsZumba instructor for 8 years
    Licensed ZIN member for 8 years
  • Zumba® Convention 2011Zumba® Convention 2011
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2011
  • Zumba® Convention 2012Zumba® Convention 2012
    Attended Zumba® Instructor Convention 2012
  • Zumba BasicZumba Basic
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba Basic 2Zumba Basic 2
    License to teach regular Zumba® classes.
  • Zumba SentaoZumba Sentao
    Licensed to teach the party-like workout that incorporates chairs to improve strength, definition and endurance.
  • Zumba GoldZumba Gold
    License to teach specially designed Zumba classes for the active older adult or deconditioned participant.
  • Zumba Kids & Zumba Kids JrZumba Kids & Zumba Kids Jr
    License to teach the custom-designed kids program that blends dance-fitness routines with fun games and high-energy music.
  • Zumba in the CircuitZumba in the Circuit
    Has Zumba in the Circuit class(es)
  • E-Learning CoreE-Learning Core
    Completed Zumba® Core e-learning course.
  • E-Learning GlutesE-Learning Glutes
    Completed Zumba® Glutes e-learning course.
  • AffiliateAffiliate
    This instructor is a registered affiliate


I've been a Zumba® Fitness instructor since November 2009. Prior to that I was a dance teacher to both kids and adults for 20 years and have been dancing for over 35 years. I'm also a member of the board of directors for the Dance Alliance of the Capital Region.

Dance has always been an integral part of my lifestyle ever since I was a little girl. In addition to teaching all ages and fitness abilities, I've traveled the country to attend conventions and trainings from master choreographers. This long career of studying dance has enabled me to be congnizant of safe, effective movement. 

My teaching style incorporates authentic movement of the genre as well as full body fitness. I pride myself on delivering crystal clear execution of the choreography as well as concise cueing to ensure an easy-to-follow class experience.

I was the first instructor to teach Zumba® through the North and South Colonie School District Continuing Education programs as well as the now closed Ballroom on Sunset in Latham. Since February 2014, I have been teaching exclusively at Danceland (pictured to the right), also located in Latham.


○ Member, American College of Sports Medicine 

○ Member, IDEA Health & Fitness Association

American Red Cross Instructor

○ Full liability coverage



Zumba® Fitness

$7 walk-in rate, cash or check only.

Saturdays @ 9:30 AM

No class June 9th




638 Columbia Street

Latham, NY 12110

Conveniently located just off Exit 7 of I-87

• 2,400 sq. ft. world-class sprung-loaded ballroom dance floor
• Temperature-controlled venue
• No distracting mirrors! (better for proprioception)
 Plenty of parking