Dancing is a great physical activity. It is a fun way to exercise and burn off calories. The health benefits of taking dance lessons from the Park Ridge Fred Astaire Dance Studio might even be better for you than joining a gym!
Dancing in our Park Ridge studio can help you burn a ton of 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 dose of endorphins that comes with 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 work every inch of your body. 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 incorporates movements that will work your core and glutes. This dance style will help you burn about 400 calories per hour.
Swing is a moderate to intense cardio workout. It requires fast footwork and often throwing around your partner’s body weight. This dance style can have you burning between 300 and 550 calories per hour.
The Cha Cha has you moving every part of your body: legs, waist, hips, and even arms! This passionate dance inspired by Mambo, Rumba, and the Lindy 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 is all about long kicks, partner lifts, jumps and knee bends that will greatly increase your heart rate. 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 Jive is! Expect to burn between 300 and 400 calories per hour dancing Jive.
Are you ready to make dancing your next healthy hobby? All of the dances taught at Fred Astaire will help get you in shape and let loose! Contact us today for more information about our dance lessons and upcoming schedules.