There’s a reason many women are turning to dance classes for health benefits. You’ll notice an immediate difference in poise and posture, and, on average, an hour of intense dancing can burn 200-400 calories.
“Dance training changes the way you move and the way you carry yourself,” says Ofelia de la Valette, owner of Atlanta’s Dance 101. “It improves self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-image, and that’s a powerful thing.”
Dance 101 is filled with students at all ages and skill levels, including women who have never set foot on a dance floor. “Everyone can benefit from dance, regardless of age, weight, or fitness level,” Ofelia says. “Dancing is like taking a mini vacation from the stress of the everyday―you have to be in the moment.”