Dance Styles That Will Boost Your Fitness

Published on 04/21/2020

Dancing is one of the most tremendous ways to burn your calories while also having fun. There are so many different types of dance to choose from, so there is definitely something for everyone. The beauty of dancing is that you can do it anytime and anywhere. Most times choosing the best style of dance needs to match the type of fitness results you are looking for. Some help you lose weight and tone your body, while others help improve your overall body’s flexibility and strength. Take a look at just a few of the best dance styles that will boost your fitness levels.

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Dance Styles That Will Boost Your Fitness

Hip Hop

Often known as street dance, hip hop is very popular among younger adults but don’t be shy anyone of any age can give it a go. There are many styles of hip hop, some of them include breakdance, hip hop, electro dance, house dance, and popping and locking. If a more choreographed, funky workout is more your thing, you should definitely try it out!


In more recent years Zumba has taken off  and become a huge hit and often known as ‘the most awesome workout ever.” It’s a good combination of dance and fitness; low-intensity moves are mixed with high-intensity exercises and a bit of Latin rhythms too.  No experience is needed- so if you’re looking to boost your energy, condition your muscles, improve your balance and flexibility this is certainly the dance style for you.


We know what you’re probably thinking, Ballet is only for young girls with perfect buns, performing plies. To a certain extent yes that’s true, but in recent years Ballet has become ‘the new’ cool and very popular for both men and women of all ages. Fusion classes where fitness meets ballet, such as barre classes, have become a massive trend. Ballet aims to improve your strength, flexibility and balance with a lot of focus on strength-building exercises which can help improve your posture too

Tap Dancing

Looking for something totally different? Even if you’ve never tried tap dancing before- it’s an excellent way to get fit.  Its also a very sociable and enjoyable styles o dance. It’s a great way to improve your posture, and can also help develop a flatter stomach as well as strengthing your lower back. It is definitely guaranteed that you’ll burn a good amount of calories after an hour-long session.