If you’re looking for a new fitness challenge or just want something different to try, check out our upcoming Latin Dance Workshop.
Join Elizabeth Melendez, aka SalsaWonder, for a fun, energizing workshop where you will learn to incorporate elements of salsa and other dance styles in your workout to make it more interesting and efficient.
No previous dance experience necessary. No partner required.
Latin American dance has evolved from a variety of routines developed in the Eighteenth Century and covers everything from the cha cha cha through to mambo and salsa.
Dancing is estimated to burn anywhere from 5 to 10 calories per minute, depending on the speed and intensity, according to Health magazine. Plus, dancing helps lubricate joints, strengthen muscles, and improve posture.
- Tones the body – Latin American dance features a range of unique twists and turns that help work out different muscle groups. It’s great for toning varied areas of the body, such as the abs, hips, thighs and buttocks.
- Gets you in touch with your body – Latin American dance is great for developing the body’s self-awareness, with participants becoming more in tune with their exercise needs.
- Emotional release – Latin American dance really is a fantastic way of channeling your emotions into a form of artistic expression. Latin dance is fueled by passionate feelings, with the movements of the body expressing the dancer’s deepest feelings.
Join us on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10-11:30 a.m. Cost is $15 in advance or $20 the day of. Sign up here.