Zumba® is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez during the 1990s. Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included. Zumba® Fitness, the owner of the Zumba® program, does not charge licensing fees to gyms or fitness centers. Approximately 15 million people take weekly Zumba® classes in over 200,000 locations across 180 countries.