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Does anyone use dancing as a form of exercise?

Posted by sanantoniorose_z8b (My Page) on
Tue, May 18, 04 at 0:59

I rented 'Strictly Ballroom' and 'Shall We Dance'. I really do like the films, that I'll probably add them to my video library. Anyway, these movies gave me the idea of dancing as exercise.
So, how long do you think I would have to dance to equal 20 minutes on a nordic track ski machine slow to moderate pace? Something to break up the monotony (sp?).


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RE: Does anyone use dancing as a form of exercise?

I do DDR which is a dancing Play Station game with a mat. Great excersise!


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RE: Does anyone use dancing as a form of exercise?

The trouble with DDR is the investment int he equipment.

I'd love to learn tap dancing. I cannot do anything that requires me to get on the floor---it takes too long to get back up. I Googled "tap dance DVD" and got a ton of hits, but I don't know which one is good.

I'd love to try the DDR, but I can't see buying that much equipment. At our ages (56), we don't have kids around, no playstations, no video games.

Any idea for dance videos/DVDs?


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RE: Does anyone use dancing as a form of exercise?

:) as an old deadhead... Summer Tour was the best shape I've ever been in, between the vegitarian cooking and 3 hours of dancing 4 nights a week !

and I can't dance, have three left feet and an inner ear tht's never sure which way's up...

but over the years, I've picked up a style that's taken bits of yoga, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Kempo, and whatnot (never taken formal classes, but the guys are always trying to show me SOMETHING they just learned from their own teachers) and tribal dances, and it's the perfect break for me from biking, which is a very linear kind of meditation.

I don't need videos to dance...my TV isn't big enough to encourage working out in front of it, really...

but any live concert recording carry that same feel- and it doesn't matter what kind of music it is- I dance just as well to Porgy and Bess as I do to the Winterlands concert.

but- I do own one dance workout tape, have had it for 10 years, and love it. it's called 'world beat workout' and it's where I picked up what few formal 'tribal' steps I know from.


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