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How Many calories does dancing burn?

One of the (many) reasons I absolutely love dancing is the fact it keeps me fit and healthy. It’s a great form of exercise for people of all ages. But if you’re drawn to dance because you’re looking to get in shape, one thing you might be interested in is the calorie burn of various types of dance, so here’s a breakdown.

A couple of points before we jump into the table. The amount of calories burned below is an estimate and in reality, it will depend very much upon your weight and exertion level too. The below is based on someone who weights 10 stone (140lb or 63.5kg).


Type of Dance Calories Burned in 1 hour
Slow ballroom 200
Tap dance 321
Ballet 334
Modern 334
Jazz 334
Competitive Ballroom dance 755

So if you are looking for a fun and engaging way to burn calories, then getting moving to the music is a pretty great way to go about it! 

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