DANCE is all about having fun. It’s an easy way to socialize and enjoy the company of music and a partner. There are thousands of dance forms around the world but luckily, one doesn’t have to be an expert to enjoy the health benefits they offer.
Whether you are a fun lover who loves to shake a leg in the party or a professionally practicing dancer, we’ve got you covered with a series of highly anticipated dance forms which have gained popularity recently.
A) BOLLYFIT: Immensely popular in India, Bollyfit is a cross between aerobics, cardio kick-boxing and Bollywood steps performed on Bollywood music. A mix of all off these ensures you get a real workout without feeling the burden of exercise whilst helping you de-stress and unwind. Bollyfit has gained immense popularity in the Indian fitness industry mainly because it focuses on high intensity workouts along with Bollywood music.
B) DANCEHALL: Dancehall is a dance style performed on popular Reggae Music which has it’s roots in Jamaica. Rose to popularity during the 1970s and ’80s, Dancehall is not only a dance form but a lifestyle in itself because of the sense of community, music, fashion it imbibes from.
Dancehall is performed on a music range of approx.150 bpm which results in increasing your heart rate. It allows your heart to pump faster in short periods, promoting better heart health and a far more efficient blood circulation.
C) BHANGRA: Bhangra is a type of Indian folk dance native to the state of Punjab. This extremely energetic dance form was traditionally performed in social gatherings only, however has recently found its way into international dance studios as well. Immensely growing Punjabi culture has found it’s popularity in different parts of the world which has resulted in the widespread of this dance form. In addition to working your heart muscle, Bhangra helps you tone your upper body muscles, especially the shoulders. The hops and turns engages the balls of your feet, which work your calf muscles and involve your abs for balance. In addition to the physical benefits associated with this dance form, It has been reported to have positive mental health benefits as well.
D) ZUMBA: The International craze for Zumba has never been this high. A part of this craze can be credited to the worldwide rise of the latin music industry and the effective way this dance form can tune to any medium-high range bpm soundtrack.
This dance form with Latin roots is a mix of Reggae, Salsa, Merengue, and Samba steps. The fusion of different dance flavours and music results in a dynamic and exciting atmosphere which makes this exercise even more lively. Zumba is perfect for keeping you in shape from head to toe. Some unique benefits that only Zumba can give you are:
• It involves repetitive assimilation and throw of energy which increases the strength of muscles and reduces fat.
• The frequent hip swaying and core involvement helps in reducing fat around the hips and thighs.
• It is also effective in improving flexibility especially for the legs and pelvis.
• It helps in de-stressing and brings about a general upliftment of mood.
E) BELLY DANCE: Sensuous, sacred and spiritual, Belly Dance has evolved from being a secular dance for inducing fertility to a world famous festival dance form. This ancient dance helps to stimulate the body’s healing process and is accredited for boosting creativity and feminity in women. Practicing this style involves utilizing muscle groups of the abdomen, pelvis, trunk, spine as well as neck and thighs. Body isolations also help in improving body form and postures. Apart from increasing strength, it also helps to open the flexibility of the back and pelvic region.
These amazing and unique dance forms are practiced in almost every part of the world now. Go and check out a class near you to break a sweat and enjoy energetic musical vibes which would uplift your mood! Stay tuned and read more of our exclusive articles on health, wellness and fitness tips only on Healthclaw.