Posts

Showing posts from September, 2018

Dance Fitness: The Fun & Sweaty Benefits

Image
Most people shy away from dance fitness classes because they are afraid they have two left feet. Some are intimidated by the idea of dancing in front of others in a room full of mirrors. However, dance fitness classes are one of the most enjoyable way to get your cardio in!

Dance fitness classes provide a fun and sweaty workout - even for those who consider themselves uncoordinated! Dance fitness classes are fun for everyone; most classes work at all levels offering modified movements for beginners or those with injuries and ways to add difficulty for the more advanced. For most dance fitness classes, no previous dance experience is necessary.

Dance fitness classes utilize different muscle groups and offer a full-body aerobic workout. Often, different routines help to tone and shape different muscle groups. And, typically, dance fitness classes engage the core throughout the entire workout.

Dance fitness classes improve coordination and rhythm. Balance improves and fat is burned due t…

Tap Dancing Benefits

Image
Tap dance is not only fun to learn and fun to perform, but it also includes a few health benefits!

Some benefits include:


Cardiovascular conditioning.Strengthening of the legs and feet.Increased flexibility in the hips, knees, and ankles.Improved coordination.Increased cognitive abilities.

Tap dancing is a solo dance style meaning you do not need a partner to do it. No uncomfortable partnering situations when you join a tap class. Tap is definitely fun to do in a class with others. The rhythms all in sync is pure magic!

Children can start learning tap at age six. However, tap can be learned well into adulthood. Tap dance classes can be customized for any fitness level.

Any activity that helps to strengthen our balance and flexibility is good for long-term health. Tap dance definitely helps to improve your balance and your posture. Tap increases flexibility in the hips, knees, and ankles which keeps us moving!


Dancers Need to Take Beginner Classes (Especially Those Who Consider Themselves Advanced!)

Image
A beginner dance class is great training for dancers of all levels. If you’re just starting to dance, then it may be tempting to jump into advanced class. They look super cool and can definitely push you to your limit. But, if you are just starting out it really is best to start from the ground up. Take a beginner dance class! If you are a seasoned dancer, beginner classes are a great way to strengthen the foundation for your movement. A beginner class will allow you to really focus on details of your technique and execution. So how exactly does a beginner dance class help you become a better dancer? 1. There’s less pressure in a beginner dance class Not to say that all advanced classes are competitive, but there is a sense of going big. In a beginner dance class, the vibe is a little less intense. The dancer is not trying to kill a piece or impress anyone. Instead a dancer can enjoy the simplicity of the movement and have fun with the other dancers in class. The nurturing, no-pressure…