Couples and singles alike aiming to get fit are putting the swing into exercise by leaving the grind of the gym behind to dance at Arthur Murray’s Dance Studio, 345 Main Street.
Says Andy Cabell, owner and instructor, “Ballroom dancing is changing the way people view exercise…it’s good for your heart and helps maintain balance and coordination. “Sure, it’s not basketball or tennis but a 30-minute dance class burns between 130 and 250 calories — about the same as jogging. And it’s fun.”
According to the American Council on Exercise, in addition to burning calories, ballroom dancing can help manage weight, improve cardio endurance and lower blood pressure. “Dancing has psychological plusses too…it lifts spirits, improves self-esteem and confidence and relieves stress,” says Cabell.
So sidestep the gym and quick step over to a dance class, invites Cabell. “And you don’t need to have a partner or be a couple, we provide customized classes as well as group instruction,” he adds.
Arthur Murray Dance Studio is at 345 Main Street, Danbury, CT
For more information, www.ArthurMurrayofDanbury.com or call 203.792.0176.