5 Myths About Dances Classes You Should Ignore

We’ve heard a lot of rumors about dance classes, and we’re here to assure you that dancing is for everyone. If you’re still not sure, check out the myths below and why we know they’re wrong!

#1 Everyone will be better than me.

Nope, dance classes aren’t just for elite movers and shakers. From tiny tots learning to jump and skip to octogenarians looking to stay young, you’ll find all types of people in a dance class.

#2 I’m not “artsy” enough for a dance class.

Actually, dancing can be a great way for you to use the right side of your brain if you spend a lot of time doing things like crunching numbers, solving problems, or doing manual labor. Check out how one man used dance to make him a better CEO!

#3 I don’t have the right [shoes/clothes/partner/whatever] to take a dance class.

One of the best things about dance is that anyone can do it, just about anywhere. You don’t need any special equipment or apparel – slip on comfy, stretchy clothes and a good pair of sneakers and you’re ready to go!

#4 Dance classes aren’t an effective form of exercise.

We hate to break it to you, but dancing is a killer work out. It’s a pure cardio session that gets your heart pumping and you can burn 600 calories an hour (or more!) in a dance class. Talk about a fun way to torch some calories.

#5 I’m not a natural, and you have to have rhythm to dance.

Just like learning to swim, drive a car, make pottery, or anything else – you have to practice! Dance classes are a learning experience and your confidence will grow over time. And something like a Zumba® class takes the intimidation out – the formula is repetitive and easy to follow, so you’ll get the hang of it quickly.

Ready to overcome your fears and take a dance class? Start with Zumba, and find a class near you!

Jennifer Lauren

Jennifer Lauren is a Zumba® instructor from New York. She blogs about teaching Zumba® classes and all things fitness at www.TheZBeat.com.