Tony & Jessica Witt, co-owners of Amoré Dance, are both ZUMBA® International Presenters and ZUMBA® Education Specialists. They are 2 of the original 13 that helped introduce ZUMBA® to the world as ZUMBA® went global. Tony & Jessica Witt are a certified ACE/AFAA instructors / presenters & Zumba Education Specialist (ZES), based in Kansas City . They are also professional dancers trained in International Latin and Standard Ballroom, Salsa & Swing. In 2004, Jessica & Tony’s passions for Latin Ballroom dancing and for Zumba lead them to open their very own dance studio, Amore Dance.
Jessica & Tony began teaching Zumba in 2003 as a way to introduce health and fitness to their dance students. They have provided dance and Zumba instruction to over 30 fitness clubs/schools in the Kansas City area. Since 2006, over 3000 instructors have attended Jessica & Tony’s Zumba & Dance workshops and become Zumba-fied and dance inspired. Most recently, Jessica & Tony formed part of the cast of Zumba’s fitness videos released in 2008. Fusing music, entertainment and fitness, Zumba is one of the hottest and fastest growing dance and fitness phenomenons in the world.
Tony and Jessica have been featured in the commercial zumba videos, created choreography for zumba training videos, helped write zumba programs (such as the new aqua Zumba program), launched the zumba program in Taiwain, China, Japan and Canada. They currently teach and perform at worldwide dance and fitness conventions including, Idea Fitness, Chicago Salsa Congress, New York Salsa Congress, SCW Fitness, Can Fit Pro, DCAC, AFAA Japan Conventions, AFAA Taiwan Conventions, and more!
“Competing and performing always pushes you to dance at a higher level and improve at a much faster pace. Though I love performing, my true passion lies within the dance itself. Performing and teaching simply allows me to share my passion with others. Dance is becoming one with the music and your partner through connection and movement. It is your ability to let go with the right sense of pressure, lead and follow, and exchange of psychic energy that merges two dancers and the music into one congruous experience.”