• The Health Benefits 
  • of 
  • Exercise/Dance 

  • Reduces risk of heart disease 
  • Reduces risk of high blood pressure 

  • Decreases resting heart rate (so your heart doesn't have to work as hard) 

  • Increases bone density 
  • Reduces risk of osteoporosis 
  • Improves strength and stamina 
  • Increases co-ordination and balance (especially important for older adults) 

  • Improves flexibility 
  • Improves respiration 
  • Improves circulation 
  • Helps to prevent constipation 
  • Helps with weight control 
  • Improves sense of well-being and reduces stress 

The Health Benefits of 

Belly Dancing

Improves posture and muscle


Maintains flexibility

Helps prevent lower back


Tones and firms arms and


Helps with weight loss

Helps prepare women for


Reduces stress

Dancing Off Those Calories

How many calories can you burn while dancing? That depends on the type of dancing. Here's a range of some of the most popular varieties, based on a 10st -person, per hour: (numbers are approximate)

Swing dancing: 235 calories/hour

Ballroom dancing: 265

Square dancing: 280

Ballet: 300

Belly dancing: 380

Salsa dancing: 420+

Aerobic dancing: 540+