Do you love to dance the night away? You’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that you burn 50 or more calories for every 15 minutes you do the cha-cha or the bump.
Some forms of dancing burn more calories than others. Slower ballroom dances like waltzes can burn up to 50 calories per 15 minutes, while jazz dancing can burn more than 80 calories for the same time span.
Calorie burn per 15 minutes:
Jitterbug and tap, 80
Country and western, disco, Irish step, line, swing, and flamenco, 75
DO THIS FIRST
Are you worried about not being able to keep up with the rest of your dance class? Feel free to stand in back and watch. One dance instructor commented, ‘Standing behind someone who seems to know what they’re doing is a great trick. In a dance class, you’re very dependent on the people who are a little more advanced than you.’
Before you begin to dance, breathe deeply and shrug off the worries of the day.
MAKE IT FUN
Let loose and improvise! Mastering the moves will enable you to begin to improvise, create your own movements and be more expressive.
Try another style. There are no limits! Choose from any number of ethnic styles or traditional forms to pick a dance style that feels right for you.
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