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Fun Dance Workouts that Help you Lose Weight

7 September 2013

Women look for hundreds of ways to lose extra kilos and inches, and burn some calories. From hitting it out in the gym to following a diet plan, you too might have tried it all. But, if you get bored just thinking about spending another minute at that sweaty gym or running in the park, well then you desperately need to add some fun elements in your fitness regime. So, how about dancing your way to health? Dance is a fun way to lose weight and it gives you an opportunity to let your hair down, literally. Here are some exciting dance workouts for you, which can get you a slender figure and a healthy body.
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Belly dancing

Belly dancing is a sensual dance that celebrates the spirit of a woman. This seductive dance teaches you to be confident about your body. So, why not sign up for belly dancing classes, get that perfect figure, and surprise your hubby with some in-house entertainment? Belly dancing targets hips and abs, which are problem areas for a lot of women. 

Calorie Count: You can burn 250-300 calories with one hour of belly dancing.


Passionate and naughty are two words, which will come in your mind the minute someone says salsa. If you don’t want to join dance classes alone, then convince your partner to sign up too. Both of you can bond over salsa classes, shed some weight, and enjoy yourselves thoroughly!

Calorie Count: You can burn between 300-500 calories in an hour long session.

Bollywood dance

Oh yes, the desi Bollywood dance moves can really put your body to work. The shimmy, twist, bhangra, leg shake and all those latkas and jhatkas go a great way in keeping you in shape. Bollywood and bhangra dance moves are a great cardio workout for your entire body.

Calorie Count: Depending on the intensity of the workout, Bollywood dance moves can help you lose anything from 300 to 700 calories in an hour.

Hip Hop

Hip hop is a lively dance which requires a lot of strength and stamina. It is a high intensity dance form, which is ideal for those who are looking to shed some quick pounds. However, before you sign up for hip hop you should have attained a certain level of fitness. Otherwise you won’t be able to keep up with the energy of the class.

Calorie Count: An hour long hip hop session can help your to burn between 370-610 calories.


Thanks to all the dance reality shows in India, breakdance or b-boying, has gained a great fan following as a fun way to lose weight and show off your dancing prowess. Break dancing is a form of street dance, which is an offshoot of hip hop. However, it requires a deal of strength and agility. This dance form helps to promote flexibility, balance and upper body strength.

Calorie Count: You can burn between 400-650 calories with this in an hour.


Zumba is the new age dance workout, inspired by Latin dance styles and aerobics. It is a high-energy dance form that allows you to tone a number of body parts simultaneously.

Calorie Count: Hour long Zumba session can help you to expend 500-800 calories.

In dance workouts calorie loss depends on weight of the individual and the intensity of the workout, which is why there is a difference in distribution of calories. With that in mind, just indulge yourself in these fun and exciting ways to shed your weight!

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