Joey L. Dowdy’s “Dust Off Those Shoes & Dance!”

The holidays are almost upon us and with a storm of Television Dance shows rocking the airways you don’t want to be stuck with the same old moves for this year’s holiday festivities. Now is the time to get started. It’s time to Dust Off Those Dancing Shoe and Get A New Groove.” Who knows? Maybe dance beneficial effects will even help you shed a few pounds before the New Year arrives.”

Why Dance? It’s Freedom, Festive & Fun! And it has so many great benefits. Hate to exercise? Well, once you get carried away by ballet or mesmerized by the meringue, you won’t even notice you’re doing the equivalent of running a ten minute mile. Here How, Four Dance Styles Shape Up!

1. Afro-Latino (Caribbean) It consist of movements with lots crouching, bending of the knees, requires a loose head, arching of the back, and gathering undulating arms movements, often done to live drumming.
Calories Burned Per HR. 512

Great For Toning
It works the thighs (all that squatting), arms, butt, and legs.

Soul Boost
You’ll let go of inhibitions and feel a communal connection with your authentic self, and the entire group.

Caveat ( Be Warned)The aerobic intensity might be discouraging at first, but hang in there you’ll be hooked!

2. Ballet
Is a precise, structured
series of turned-out knee bends (plies), leg and arm extensions, fast foot work, jumps and leaps that emphasize an erect body and flexible straight.

Calories Burned Per HR.
        376

Great For Toning
It’s great for the upper torso, calves, thighs, and butt thanks to all the lifting and turned-out leg positions. They
become beautiful sculpted.

Soul Boost
You’ll find yourself standing, sitting and moving with better poster and more grace as your body memorizes the movement.

Caveat ( Be Warned)
There’s no swiveling of the hips or shoulders, so if you’re looking to get down, this may not be your better choice.

3. Hip –Hop
Hip hop provides street wise moves to a funky, syncopated beat, involving isolated upper body and hand moves, punches, kicks, shoulders, rib, and hip gyrations linked together.

Calories Burned Per HR.
445

Great For Toning
The thigh, hips, and butts.

Soul Boost
You’ll leave class feeling energized, powerful, with a new strut in your walk.

Caveat ( Be Warned) Its fast moves and counter-intuitive beats can take a while to pick up. But you’ll feel proud when you do.

4. Latin
A variety of dances including the meringue, salsa, tango, and mambo, with lots of complex footwork and hip rotations, usually done with a partner, but some gyms & dance centers offer latin inspired solo workouts.

Calories Burned Per HR.

353

Great For Toning
The thighs, upper back, and shoulders, butt, hips.

Soul Boost
You can’t help but tap into your steamy sexy and passion side- It’s Hot, Hot, & Hot!

Caveat ( Be Warned) With a partner, its hip-to hip intimacy and if you’re bashful this just might be a good way to open up.

Now is time, “Dust Off Those Shoes & Dance!

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