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 Menomonee Falls Fred Astaire Dance Studio might even be better for you than a joining a gym.

Here are some ways you can burn calories at our Menomonee Falls studio. Different styles of dance will focus on different parts of your body, but they all will get you moving and give you a healthy dose of endorphins that comes with exercise. Switch up your workout routine and have some fun on the dance floor!

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. Samba will work every inch of your body, including the hips, glutes, and arms! 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 work your core and glutes. You will be moving your waist and hips, which is great for trimming your mid-section. This sensuous dance style will help you burn about 400 calories per hour.


Dancing Swing will give you a moderate to intense cardio workout. Some songs that you will be dancing to can last three to five minutes, which will build up your stamina. Swing requires fast footwork and often throwing around your own—and possibly your partner’s—body weight. This dance style can have you burning between 300 and 550 calories per hour.

Cha Cha

Cha Cha moves every part of your body: legs, waist, hips, even arms! This passionate dance inspired by Mambo, Rumba, and the Lindy includes several steps, lateral hip movements and arm movements that will have you burning 400 calories per hour.


This high-energy dance is a great aerobic workout. Jive is all about kicks, partner lifts, jumps and knee bends that will get your heart pumping. Get ready to find yourself out of breath at the end of routine, but it will be worth it! You may be surprised at how much fun dancing 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 Menomonee Falls Fred Astaire Dance Studio will help get you in shape and have fun! Contact Fred Astaire Dance Studio today for more information about our dance lessons and exciting upcoming events!