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Why Dance is the Best Workout

Posted by Arthur Murray Dance on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 @ 13:01 PM

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Dance Classes and Working Out

This new year, plenty of people will sign up for a new gym membership, a book club, painting classes, and many other things that they will give up on making a part of their life. If you also made a New Year’s resolution to learn something new and to get in shape, then dance lessons are for you. Dance classes give you the opportunity to not only learn a new skill, but you get to learn the history of that dance, including its origins and its cultural influence. On top of this, you give yourself the opportunity to get in shape. Dancing is a great workout, regardless of the genre you choose. Here’s why dance classes are a better workout for you than signing up for gym membership.

Why You Should Choose Dance Lessons Instead

You want to get the most out of every single workout, and you also want a challenge. If you’ve never taken any dance lessons, you can bet it will be a challenge. Now, while the same can be said for weightlifting and cardio, the challenges that dance lessons present are extremely different and a lot more fun to work with. Here are multiple other reasons dancing is one of the best possible workouts.

Burn More Calories

In a one hour dance class, you can burn up to 450 calories per hour. Now, compare that to a cardio class. You’ll burn less than 400 calories in that hour and have a lot less fun. Beyond that, all you will learn is how to get your heart rate up and how to keep it up.

Learn a New Skill

Everyone knows how to run or walk, and many people are fully capable of lifting weights, however, not many of us know the true art of dance. Not only do you get to learn a whole new skill, but you get to learn about the history and cultural influence of that dance. Learning how to dance a specific dance can thrust you into the region that it originates from, making it that much more fun to do.

These are just a few of the reasons dancing is a better workout than most. If you’re looking for a dance studio where you can learn how to tango, swing dance, or any other style of ballroom dancing, then don’t hesitate to contact our dance instructors to sign up for private dance lessons or dance classes today!

Stay tuned to our next blog to find out more reasons dance lessons are a better workout!