Most of us are looking to shed a few extra pounds – after all, who hasn’t indulged a little more than usual here and there on vacation? If a boring workout in the gym isn’t quite your style, dance lessons can be a great way to get on your feet, get your heart pumping, and burn some extra calories. Even beginner dance lessons are said to burn at least 200 calories an hour according to a report by News18.com, but if you really want to take off the pounds, which style of dance would be right for you?
If you want to maximize your fat-burning potential, you’ll need to increase your heart-rate. While slower styles of dance like ballroom dancing and wedding dance lessons look graceful and can make you feel great, you’ll need to pick a more high-energy dance style in order to maximize your workout. If burning fat is your main goal when it comes to dancing, try to stick with styles that will keep your heart-rate up for at least thirty minutes at a time; this is considered to be the ideal “fat burn” zone.
Some of the most popular high-energy dance styles include hip-hop, Indian belly dancing, or any type of Latin dance. Latin dances, like the samba, salsa, and meringue are very physically demanding because the music is so upbeat and fast – even Latin dance lessons for beginners will keep your sweat and your heart racing! Out of the Latin dancing styles, the best for fat burning is salsa; the high-speed rhythm of salsa is challenging to keep up with but can burn a whopping 430 calories an hour if you weigh at least 200 pounds.
If you’re looking for a fun and effective workout, nothing beats breaking out a great sweat with a fun new dance style. We provide a wide variety of dance lessons, ranging from ballroom dances to Zumba classes. If you’re looking for a fun way to exercise and make some friends along the way, you’ve come to the right place. Give SocialSport Dance a call today at 215-784-9087 and give it a shot today with a free first lesson!