If you want to lose weight, improve your stamina or you just have too much energy and you want to do some cardio, dancing is the perfect solution for you.
Don't get afraid of numbers (we don't like them either), but 1 hour of dancing in medium tempo burns 300 calories and that's the same as you would burn jogging for an hour. However, if you dance more actively (for example you dance to faster songs) or you attend a dance party, you can burn even more than 600 calories. To compare with running, you would need to run 10 km to burn the same amount of calories (that's the distance between QuickSteps studio on Gouger Street and West Beach or 30 circles around football field).
Okay, enough with the numbers. You can decide for yourself - do you prefer running for 2 hours or attending a dance event, meeting people, having a few drinks, and dancing? We choose dancing!
For cardio Salsa, Swing, Rock N Roll, Cha Cha, Merengue, Samba, Quickstep and Hustle are the best choices. Here are some songs that are good for cardio: