Dance Pizazz’s Shares Four Ways Dance Can Target Problem Areas

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Dance Pizazz is committed to helping its dancers stay strong and flab free for summer.

Ballroom Dance can provide a toned and flab-free body.

Check out any exercise DVD section at the local store and the titles can seem repetitive: “Stronger Abs,” “Toned Arms,” and “Flab Free Thighs” are just some of the promises of many products. There is a clear and constant market demanding fast and visible results. These demands, however, are not only due to the trappings of vanity. According to AARP (, maintaining a toned body is key in promoting overall health at any age. Exercise, such as ballroom dance, is a big part of the picture.

Dance Pizazz, the St. Louis area funnest, friendliest dance studio, is aware of these health benefits and knows that dancing provides these desired results ( Here are four ways ballroom dance can help anyone get toned and stay strong:

1. Dancing engages the arms = Ballroom dances such as Waltz and Foxtrot require dancers to use their arms as a form of expression. The graceful and constant movements required of these dances are an example of the many ways dancing can increase overall arm and shoulder muscle tone and strength.

2. Dancing engages the core = Dances such as Swing tone the muscles in the abdomen and back by putting the midsection through a full range of motions. Dancing truly engages and flattens the core, as it also requires the dancer to maintain posture and balance - a benefit at any age.

3. Dancing engages the legs = the Latin dances, such as Rumba, are effective leg workouts because they required targeted muscle control. As the dancer creates resistance through momentum and control, automatic toning of the hips, thighs and calves takes place. Hence the adage of “dancer’s legs.”

4. Dancing engages the heart = Ballroom dance is an excellent form of aerobic exercise and a stellar calorie burner. A cardio workout is part of the equation to get visible and palpable results as it promotes weight loss. This leads to not only a healthier heart, but in turn, a more toned body.

Dance Pizazz is aware of its dancers’ health needs on and off the dance floor. Ballroom dance can be a fun ally in helping dancers of any level achieve a more toned body and improve their overall health. Check out ( to see how others have achieved their healthy mind and body goals.

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