Dance Fitness Classes

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Strictly Latin Fit

(Dance Cardio)

Intensity Level:  3 out of 5

What is it?

  • A dance fitness class using a number of Latin dance styles (3 per class)

Why Do it?

  • Learn the basic steps of Cha Cha, Salsa, Rumba, Samba, Bachata, Bachatango, Argentine Tango, Lambada,  Merengue, Kizomba, Reggaeton etc

  • Improve your timing, rhythm, strength, posture and achieve those essential Latin hips!

  • Burn calories & work up a sweat

  • Improve stamina & increase energy levels

 

Who is it for?

  • Beginners

  • Dancers who want to improve cardio fitness levels & stamina

  • Anyone wanting to learn the basic steps of Latin dance whilst dancing non-stop and working up a sweat!

1 New 45 Min class uploaded to the Dance Fitness Channel library each month

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Jive Fit Dance Fitness

(Dance Cardio)

Intensity Level:  4 out of 5

What is it?

  • ​A dance cardio class to the energetic rhythms of Jive from the 1920s to present dance, Swing / Charleston / Lindyhop / Jive / Rock n Roll etc

  • Come and shake, rattle & roll in this lively, fun 45 min blast of dance cardio.

Why Do it?

  • Burn calories & work up a sweat

  • Improve stamina & increase energy levels

  • Enjoy the fast and furious rhythms of Swing / Jive dancing

  • Learn many new Jive moves

 

Who is it for?

  • Beginners to Improvers - anyone used to taking a dance fitness class or equivalent

  • Dancers who want to improve cardio fitness levels & stamina

  • Anyone wanting to learn the basic steps of Jive dance at a fast pace

1 New 45 Min class uploaded to the Dance Fitness Channel library each month

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Salsa Fit Dance Fitness

(Dance Cardio)

Intensity Level:  3 out of 5

What is it?

  • A dance fitness class using the lively & energetic rhythm of Salsa

Why Do it?

  • Burn calories & work up a sweat

  • Improve stamina & increase energy levels

  • Enjoy the fast and furious rhythms of Salsa

  • Learn many new Salsa 'shines' or footwork patterns

 

Who is it for?

  • Beginners to Improvers - anyone used to taking a Zumba class or equivalent

  • Dancers who want to improve cardio fitness levels & stamina

  • Anyone wanting to learn the basic steps of Salsa dance at a fast pace

1 New 45 Min class uploaded to the Dance Fitness Channel library each month

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Dancercise

(Dance Cardio)

Intensity Level:  3 out of 5

What is it?

  • A dance fitness class using a number of different dance styles (3 per class) - e.g. Ballroom, Latin, Disco, Jazz, Swing, Hip-Hop, Bollywood etc

Why Do it?

  • Enjoy dancing easy routines to fun upbeat music that makes you want to move & groove!!

  • Improve your timing, rhythm, strength, posture and achieve those essential Latin hips!

  • Burn calories & work up a sweat

  • Improve stamina & increase energy levels

 

Who is it for?

  • Beginners

  • Dancers who want to improve cardio fitness levels & stamina

  • Anyone who enjoys dancing non-stop and working up a sweat!

1 New 45 Min class uploaded to the Dance Fitness Channel library each month

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Simply Stretch

Intensity Level:  4 out of 5

What is it?
· A 45 minute stretching class
· A combination of multiple major forms of stretching—passive, static, and dynamic.

 

Why Do it?
· Stretching can minimize pain and improve function
· Flexible muscles can protect your from injury whilst dancing
· We look to increase passive range of motion (PROM), active range of motion (AROM), peak torque and muscular strength.

 

Who is it for?
· All types of dancers
· Anyone looking for a more 'gentle' class to improve their level of mobility
· Anyone wanting to lengthen and strengthen their body

 

1 New 45 Min class uploaded to the Dance Fitness Channel library each month

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Blitz & Barre Fitness

(Strength & Conditioning) 

Intensity Level:  3 out of 5

What is it?

  • An all over body conditioning class using a mix of Ballet exercises & traditional HIIT techniques

  • Includes 15 mins of stretching exercises

  • Train using own body weight exercises to tone, sculpt & strengthen muscles required for dancing

Why Do it?

  • Burn calories & work up a sweat

  • Improve stamina & increase energy levels

  • Increase muscle mass, improve posture, lengthen & strengthen muscles

 

Who is it for?

  • Beginners to Improvers - anyone can learn

  • Dancers who want to improve strength & flexibility

NB: You need to bring your own fitness mat for this class

1 New 60 Min class uploaded to the Dance Fitness Channel library each month

Information for all Fitness Classes:

 

Clothes: You should wear workout clothing, lose and comfortable as we get hot and sweaty, nothing formal.

Shoes: For the dance fitness classes a not-too-grippy trainer or dance trainers. For all others normal gym trainers with grip, plus bring spare socks and be prepared for bare foot work

Have a sweat towel and bottle of water to hand when watching the fitness videos.

Why Choose a Dance Fitness Class?

 

As a dancer, the whole body (physical and psychological) needs to be in top condition in order to reduce the risk of injury, enhance performance, and ensure you are able to dance long into your 90s!

 

Overall fitness needs to be improved. Your social dance classes such as Ballroom, Latin and Salsa will not make your fit on their own.

 

A healthy dancer is one who is in a state of being ‘well’ in both body and mind.

 

A physically fit dancer is one who has the ability to meet the demands of a specific physical task at an optimal level.

While research indicates that some dance styles require certain elements of fitness more explicitly than others, in a well-rounded dance training program, it is necessary to consider all the components of fitness. 

The components of fitness are:

  • Aerobic fitness – associated with moderate, longer-term levels of activity.

  • Anaerobic fitness – associated with high intensity, maximal, short bursts of activity.

  • Muscle endurance – the ability of a muscle to produce continuous movement.

  • Strength – the ability of a muscle to produce a maximal force on one occasion.

  • Power – the explosive (speed-related) aspect of strength.

  • Flexibility – the range of motion at a joint in association with the pliability of a muscle.

  • Neuromuscular coordination – associated with balance, agility, coordination and skill.

  • Body composition – the make-up of body weight by percentage of muscle and fat.

  • Rest – a period of no activity, to allow for recovery and regeneration.