From Bollywood to Barre: The latest trends in dance fitness

From Bollywood to Barre: The latest trends in dance fitness
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A whole new crop of dance-based workouts are about to become big news. Dance fitness classes are a great way to exercise and get the endorphins pumping.

But while Zumba was all the rage a couple of years ago, the trend has moved on, with a whole new crop of dance-based workouts about to become big news.

"Dance is a great physical workout but is also fantastic for emotional wellbeing. It releases endorphins, brings focus, and encourages mental clarity, not only improving your overall fitness but also helping your balance, coordination, and posture," said Cathy Radovan, chief operating officer at BLOCH. "You don't need to be an expert to get started with dance fitness; it's simply about moving your body and having fun – all while getting fit!"

Read on for a round-up of all the dance fitness trends you need to know right now.


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Workouts featuring a combination of ballet, yoga, and Pilates are more popular than ever.

"A dance fitness trend we're seeing is alignment-focused dance classes: for example, ballet fitness classes with a strong Pilates focus. This seems to be a result of so much desk-based work from home in the last few years - clients are now much more conscious of their posture and positioning," commented dance and fitness instructor, Eloise Skinner. "Bringing in an alignment focus to dance classes can really help with common issues and injuries - things like lower back or shoulder pain."


Inspired by the intricate routines presented in Bollywood films, these classes are a whole lot of fun.

"Bollywood dancing is traditionally seen in the Indian film industry and is growing in popularity in the US. The term 'Bollywood dance classes near me' increased in searches by 250 per cent last year, as more people look to get involved in this expressive form of dance," commented Cathy.


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While street dance-inspired routines may seem daunting at first, once you let go of your inhibitions, you can experience a whole new dance style.

"Hip-hop is the kind of dance that usually requires a sweaty nightclub and a glowstick but there is a surge in interest to exercise to music from this genre," shared Sam Doherty, dance instructor at The Fore. "It's all about the music, with simple, repetitive choreography that is basic enough for the class to follow along as best they can."


Even though you might not have BTS-level dance moves, you can still get your sweat on at a K-pop dance class.

"Various new dance trends are emerging in the fitness scene, with 'K-pop dance classes near me' seeing a massive 350 per cent increase in interest. This dance form celebrates Korean music and culture, teaching the dances of popular K-pop idols and songs," added Cathy.

(Cover Media/Reuters)

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