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what's the best dance classes for losing weight?

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  • Started on 8 Mar 2013 @ 3:44pm
  • Last Reply 22 Apr 2013 @ 9:46am
  • #1

    Hi guys,
    I really need to start exercising but I only want to do fun stuff. I'm looking to take up some kind of dance class but don't know where to start. what do you think is the best kind of dance for losing weight? I only want to do a couple of classes a week, so the more physical the better!
    Thanks in advance!

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  • Profile_thumb_female Chris W.
    • Join Date: Feb 2013
    • Location: Hong Kong
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    #2

    Hi Charlie,
    Good question. I've done a bit of research on this myself.
    The key to weight loss in dancing is constant, high-energy movement using large muscle groups. High-energy, quick-movement dances include salsa, lindy hop, which is a type of swing dance, and ballroom. Zumba is also supposed to be really good!

  • Profile_thumb_female Charlie K.
    • Join Date: Mar 2013
    • Location: Hong Kong
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    #3

    Okay, thanks so much! I'm not sure if I'm quite graceful enough for ballet. I think I'd feel like one of those hippos in a tutu in Fantasia atm. lol! but I'll look into the other stuff. any recommendations on dance classes in Hong Kong then?

  • Echoes-logo_feature_logo_avatar CATRIONA N.
    #4

    Hi there, Irish Dance is a fantastic fun way to keep fit! It is healthy, vibrant, energetic, fluid, elegant and presents the opportunity to explore a unique dance form and work interactively and creatively with others. It will teach self awareness, a better understanding of one's body, improves co-ordination, helps in conditioning, strengthening and improving flexibility realignment and strengthening core.

    The classes offer an opportunity to experience an art form using movement to music that will increase confidence and self esteem in an expressive ,fun and imaginative way!
    for more info: www.echoesirisdance.com

  • Profile_thumb Administrator
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    #5

    Hi Charlie,
    Thanks for your post! Echoes of Erin comes highly recommended!

    Here are a few more dance schools in Hong Kong to consider:

    http://www.localiiz.com/southern-school-of-dance-985

    http://www.localiiz.com/red-shoe-dance-company-1721

    http://www.localiiz.com/nia-hong-kong-806

    There are plenty more on the site so have a browse!

  • Profile_thumb_female Charlie K.
    • Join Date: Mar 2013
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    #6

    Ah, thanks so much guys! I'll have a little look at these and get signed up soon. :-)

  • Profile_thumb gnow Z.
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    #7

    check YWCA, they they have zumba, jazz, belly dancing, etc..

    https://www.esmdywca.org.hk/PageContent.aspx?pageid=Hong-Kong-Expatriates-Home

  • Profile_thumb_female Charlie K.
    • Join Date: Mar 2013
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    #8

    Replying to #7

    awesome! Thanks so much! I'll check them out :-)