Tonya Bennett

Jacksonville, FL 32216-7152

Tonya Bennett is a member of that rare breed ? the Jacksonville native. At New College of Florida, in Sarasota, she earned a Bachelor?s degree in biology so she could promptly become a ballroom dance professional, and leave her parents scratching their heads. In a ten-year career with a nationally franchised studio, Tonya became an award-winning teacher, sales professional, and dance competitor. She has extensive training in the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels of American style Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dancing, and has dabbled in the International and Theatrical styles as well. Now teaching as an independent dance teacher, Tonya has successfully trained dancers at a variety of levels, including professional, and is particularly skilled at developing never-danced-before-beginners and couples. In April of 2008 Tonya?s experience with Latin dancing led her to become licensed in Zumba Fitness, a highly popular program in one of the fastest-growing segments of the fitness industry, dance fitness. She?s a big fan of the Zumba Fitness format, which allows men and women of all fitness levels to enjoy a good cardio workout to great music. Tonya believes that avoiding a sedentary lifestyle is a key factor to a healthy body, and Zumba Fitness is the kind of class that definitely makes you want to move. Tonya is an ACE certified fitness professional licensed in Zumba Basics I and II, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning and ZumbAtomic.

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Biology, New College of Florida

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Expires: Jul 31, 2019
NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)

CPR Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: May 21, 2019

AED Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: May 21, 2019

Liability Insurance

  • Sadler & Company, Inc

Additional Information


$75.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

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