Dance Styles that Burn the Most Calories

What type of dance burns the most calories-Dancing is a great physical activity! It is a fun way to exercise and burn calories. The health benefits of taking dance lessons from the Cypress Fred Astaire Dance Studio might even be better for you than a joining a gym!

Switch up your workout routine and have some fun on the dance floor! Dancing at our Cypress studio can help your body burn off those calories! Different styles of dance will focus on different parts of your body, but they all will get you moving and give you a healthy flow of endorphins from exercise.

Here are a few different dance styles and the number of calories each burns. Keep in mind that the number of calories burned will vary depending on each person’s body weight and mass, as well as how high impact the dancing style is.


This festive, upbeat dance style is among the best for ultimate calorie burning. Hip, glute, arm and feet movements involved in Samba will give your whole body a workout. Your body will be burning up to 500 calories an hour while you dance the Samba!


When you dance Salsa, you will be burning a ton of calories on the dancefloor! This sensuous dance style will have you moving your waist and hips, which is great for trimming your mid-section. Salsa dancing involves quick footwork and spin movements that are great for working your core and glutes. This dance style will help you burn about 400 calories per hour.


Swing is a moderate to intense cardio workout. There is a lot of jumping, twirling, and twisting movements involved in Swing. You may even be throwing around your partner’s body weight. This dance style can have you burning between 300 and 550 calories per hour.

Cha Cha

Cha Cha has you moving every part of your body: legs, waist, hips, even arms! This passionate dance includes several steps, lateral movements and arm movements that will have your body working in overdrive and can have you burning 400 calories per hour.


This high-energy dance is a great aerobic workout! Jive incorporates long kicks, partner lifts, jumps and knee bends, movements that will greatly increase your heart rate. You may be surprised at how much fun Jive is! Expect to burn between 300 and 400 calories per hour dancing Jive.

Are you ready to burn calories and have fun on the dancefloor? All of the dances taught at Fred Astaire will help get you in shape and enjoy an active lifestyle! Contact Cypress Fred Astaire Dance Studio today for more information about our dance lessons and upcoming events.