8 Dance-Inspired Workouts to Try

Photo by: courtesy of The Ballet Physique
Ballet Barre

Try a ballet barre workout if you're an aspiring bunhead looking to increase your flexibility. Barre workouts combine elements of classical ... more 
Photo by: courtesy of The Ballet Physique
Ballet Barre

Try a ballet barre workout if you're an aspiring bunhead looking to increase your flexibility. Barre workouts combine elements of classical ballet with light weights, yoga, and pilates. The exercises are based upon using your own bodyweight for resistance, as you plié your way into a sleek and strong body, While this trendy-and effective-workout can be found with exciting variations in specialty boutique studios around the country, you can also buy a few videos for a quick workout at home.

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Thu, Jan 24, 2013 2:32 PM EST
Whether you've been a bunhead since birth or you've got two left feet, get fit in and out of the dance studio with these fun workouts.


by Noel Duan, Teen Vogue



Learn some sweet moves for the dance floor while building strength and flexibility by taking some dance-inspired fitness classes. Whether you prefer busting a move in a group class, training in the comfort--and privacy--of your living room, or working with a partner, you can find a dance workout suited for your needs. Many of these fitness programs incorporate a variety of dance styles with a combination of pilates, yoga, and resistance training, so you'll never be bored as you boogie to the beat.



Dance fitness classes tend to be suited for all levels, so don't be intimidated if you can't tell your first position from your fifth. As long as you keep to a regular practice, you'll be mastering harder moves in no time. As with any fitness regime, make sure you tell the instructor of any physical limitations or injuries you may have before class. With so many dance styles to choose from--and so many ways to take these classes--get ready to dance all day, dance all night.



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