Most people don’t get the recommended 30 minutes of cardio exercise most days of the week, but choosing something fun, like dancing, can make it easier to get plenty of exercises. One dance that can provide a pretty good workout is the Viennese Waltz. It isn’t the fastest or the most strenuous of the ballroom dances, but that makes it more feasible for the average person to be able to do. For example, the East Coast Swing and Polka both burn more calories and have more beats per minute. There are a few tips that can make losing weight with Viennese Waltz Dance Atascocita TX lessons a bit easier.
Learning the Steps
People typically recommend learning the regular slow waltz first, as this is much slower, so it’s easier to learn the steps. The Viennese Waltz is typically two to four times faster than the slow waltz. Once you’ve mastered the one version of the dance, it will be easier to master the faster Viennese Waltz Dance Atascocita TX lessons. The true Viennese Waltz actually consists of all turns, so it can make you quite dizzy if you’re not accustomed to it.
Increasing the Calorie Burn
The exact number of calories burned will depend on how fast you’re waltzing and how much you weigh. A slow waltz with about 30 beats per minute will burn about 260 calories per hour, while a Viennese Waltz with about 54 beats per minute will burn about 390 calories in the same amount of time. Choosing even faster waltz music will increase the calorie burn further.
Not only will all the turns of the Viennese Waltz burn lots of calories, but they’ll also help tone your abs as you go. Keeping the abdominal muscles sucked in and tight as you go through all of the turns helps to limit the risk of injuring the back and also works the oblique muscles around the waist.
This dance is a bit trickier than the slow waltz most people are more familiar with, so you might want to contact Fred Astaire Dance Studios to arrange some lessons before giving it a try in public.
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