I have one Zumba instructor who teaches two 1 hour classes per week. In addition to those hours we pay her for teaching, she puts down 6 – 8 hours per week for planning/prepping for those classes and for learning new songs and material. I am happy to pay my instrcutors for planning within reason – I do not teach Zumba or any choreographed classes myself, so I am not sure what is a reasonable time to expect for learning new songs/choreography etc. Any insights into what might be fair would be great! 8 hours seems like a lot to me…
As an owner, I would not pay for an instructor to prepare for class.
In all the years I taught group I charged for the class only, never occurred to me to charge for any extra time.
Talk with her and work something out, besides Zumba has a huge network, I’m sure they can assist her or possibly she can become certified in a group exercise accredited organization.