As well as helping general fitness, hooping is an excellent way to relieve the stresses and strains of everyday life!
Hula Hoop Dance Classes add dance to hula hooping with music....learn to spin the hoop around the waist, while dancing, twirling, moving the hoop up and off the body and jumping through the hoop to the rhythm of music.
Hooping is cardio without counting. It improves core strength, tones your stomach, arms, thighs and backside. It's a low-impact, high-energy workout that can burn approximately 400 - 600 calories in an hour and not only does your body benefit but also your balance and posture,
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The Lindy Hop (or Lindy) is a partner dance that originated in 1920's and 30's Harlem, New York. The Dance itself consists of both 8 and 6 count steps and it includes footwork borrowed from the Charleston and Tap.
The Lindy Hop has enjoyed a revival since the mid 1980's, when Swing Legend Frankie "musclehead" Manning, an influential choreographer and performer of the era, was rediscovered. Now the Lindy Hop and other Swing dances and variations are part of a world wide trend to get back on the dance floor.
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A line dance is a formation dance in which a group of people dance in one or more rows carrying out the same movements at the same time. In a small group there may be only one line but there are normally several parallel lines - one behind the other.
In this parallel line formation the dancers dance in a synchronized manner, but independently of each other. There are usually no moves that require any interaction between the dancers, other than they execute the manoeuvres at the same time.
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Pole Art/Pole Fitness/Pole Dancing is growing in popularity as a form of exercise (as opposed to night club performing) - and the classes are there to welcome women of all ages and body shapes to get fit, increase flexibility, tone-up, improve posture, burn calories and increase confidence.
Pole Dance classes are now also becoming very popular as a fitness option for students and many of our UK Universities now have their own well-attended Pole Dance Societies.
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With its origins in the musical rhythms and movements of older Cuban dances, particularly Son, salsa has spread to all parts of the world.
There are now 3 main styles....Cuban, Cross Body and Ballroom.
The sequined ballroom salsa of Strictly Come Dancing has its own rules as to what the judges deem is 'correct'.
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Street dance is a a vernacular dance style that evolved naturally outside of dance studios - and without the intervention of choreographers. It can be danced in any available open space....streets, schoolyards, parks, nightclubs etc. and the dancer often improvises the routine as he/she performs.
Street dance is an interesting and energetic amalgamation of many hip hops and funk dance styles. Other dance forms like house dance, locking, popping etc are also a part of the same movement from which street dance originated.
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