Dancing does burn calories, but the number of calories burned depends on how long you dance and the type of dance performed. If you expect to burn a lot of calories, the Waltz won’t cut it.
One of the most popular forms of dancing today, in the gym, is Zumba. This is a combination dance and fitness program that is designed to get you moving and burn excess calories. Latin music is played and the hips start to move. Most people report burning 400 to 600 calories in an hour of doing Zumba.
Hip hop and other forms of fast moving dance can also burn calories. You can burn at least 350 calories in one hour of dancing at a club, barring you don’t sit down and take breaks in between beats.
If you are trying to lose weight and want to incorporate a fun way to do it, dancing can be a great form of exercise. You won’t grow bored while listening to music you like and you may just be able to dance longer than you thought.
Dance and fitness combination classes are available at most gyms and provide an excellent way to get in shape. Most classes run one hour and provide you with the opportunity to burn a lot of calories. Remember to bring comfortable shoes that you can dance in!
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