Get Fit, Lose Weight, De-stress and more!
Exercise comes in many forms, but if you’re trying to lose weight and get in shape, why not exercise the fun way – with dance! Did you know that ballroom dancing is a great way to lose weight? According to the Harvard Medical School’s Harvard Heart Report, 30-minutes of ballroom dancing can burn 244 calories.
So if you’re serious about losing weight but maybe not so serious about hitting the gym, why not try ballroom dance? Call today! 401-372-2113
Come to Fred Astaire Dance Studios of East Greenwich and let us help you reach your fitness goals with ballroom dance. We teach a variety of types of ballroom dance, and we’ll help find the right rhythm for you!
Burn Fat / Lose Weight / Increase Metabolism.
Ballroom dancing is a low-impact aerobic activity that burns fat and can boost your metabolism. In just thirty minutes of dance, you can burn between 200-400 calories – that’s roughly the same amount as running or cycling! Burning an extra 300 calories a day can help you lose between ½-1 pound a week (and THAT can add up quickly). In fact, a study in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that dance as exercise is just as effective for weight loss as cycling and jogging. Dance training is also an excellent form of maintenance exercise, to stay healthy and toned once you’ve reached your goal weight. And since ballroom dance is so much fun, you’re getting these benefits without feeling like you’re working out!
A reputable ballroom dance class will typically begin with a few stretching exercises, to get you prepped to execute dance steps with comfort & ease, and to protect against dance-related injury. Beginner dancers especially will notice that the more you dance, the more flexibility and range of motion your body develops. Increased flexibility will help your dance abilities, decrease joint pain and muscle soreness after exercise, and improve core strength and balance. Yoga and ballet stretches can be extremely beneficial as pre-ballroom dance warm-ups, but be sure to talk with your Fred Astaire Dance Studios instructor about a recommended warm-up regimen.
Increase Muscle Strength & Endurance.
Ballroom dancing contributes to the build-up of muscle strength because the act of dancing forces a dancer’s muscles to resist against their own body weight. The use of quick steps, lifts, twists and turns, will help you develop more muscle strength in your arms, legs and core as your lessons continue. Endurance (in this context) is the capability of your muscles to work harder and longer without succumbing to fatigue. Ballroom dancing as exercise is particularly effective at building up your endurance – so as you work on your dance steps, you are conditioning your muscles to perform these feats with less and less fatigue. And the added benefit is that you’ll look and feel strong, toned and sexy
Great for All Ages.
Ballroom dance is a fun activity for everyone – from children to senior citizens,which is another reason it’s such an effective form of exercise. At Fred Astaire Dance Studios East Greenwich, we work with students of all age groups,
physical abilities and skill levels – and will create a custom dance program that’s comfortable yet challenging, and will help you attain your dance AND exercise goals.