Tap dancing is not only fun and exciting; it can also help you lose weight and get fit! When you choose tap dancing as your aerobic workout, you are essentially adding a new hobby that is much more exciting than a bland, repetitive gym workout. Tap dance is a lively and entertaining activity that transforms the dancer from a mere performer into a fully-fledged percussive instrument. Taking its name form the tapping sound created by dancers’ feet, it’s a style that has taken the western world by storm with the number of tap dance clubs and competitions growing rapidly.
The benefits of tap dance are plentiful but include:
–Boosting cardiovascular performance. If performed at a high intensity for 15 to 30 minutes, tap dancing offers great exercise for the cardiovascular system, working out the hear and lungs so they function more efficiently. Strong cardiovascular performance is vital to ensure that muscles are supplied with a steady flow of oxygen. Tap dance provides a great way of developing this system.
–Toning the leg muscles through tap dance. Tap offers a great way of toning your lower-body muscles by optimizing the thighs and quads.
-Better posture, back, and abdomen. A key ingredient of tap is balance, so it’s great for those looking to improve their posture. Many of the steps involve keeping a person’s bodyweight over his or her feet which means using deep postural muscles – the muscles that wrap around his or her middle like a natural girdle. This not only improves posture in the lower back, but also helps develop a flatter stomach.
–Reducing the risk of high blood pressure. Tap dancing gets the blood flowing around all the body’s major muscle groups, causing arteries to dilate and contract more effectively.
–Fighting fat through tap dance. Tap dancing burns approximately 315 calories per hour. If you have a two-hour tap dance class, you would burn approximately 630 calories. In addition, if you take a two-hour tap classes five days per week almost a full pound is burned. Furthermore, if you took a one-hour tap dance class three times per week, it could still equate to an entire pound lost per month through adding a tap dance class and not moderating your lifestyle.
It is easy to see why an adult tap dancing class is a great option for those seeking to get in shape in a fun, exciting way! The Omaha School of Music and Dance welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to begin classes in adult tap today! Information about our classes is available at www.omahaschoolofmusicanddance.com or call 402-515-9639 to speak to someone in the studio.