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Tap DanceIt’s no secret that we as Americans need more exercise. With busier schedules and more hectic routines, we spend more time sitting and eating than we have in almost any other generation. While the fact that we need more exercise is certainly not new information, the ability to get that needed exercise while enjoying yourself certainly is a new concept!

When most people think of cardio exercises, many people think of running. Depending on who you are, this can either conjure feelings of excitement or flashbacks of dread from your awkward middle school gym classes. Tap dance is a great form of cardio because while you are certainly getting your heart rate up (crucial for cardiovascular health), the concentration that is involved in the moving of your feet and feedback you get from the clacking of your shoes will easily distract you from the sweat you might break. Not only is a great workout, but it’s also lots of fun!

Tap dance isn’t just for adults looking for a less dreadful way to get their exercise in; it’s actually a great form of exercise for children, as well. While the steps may be a little slower and more deliberate, children love the noises and movement that are available to them through tap dance. Whether your child is in need of an energy outlet or you’re an adult looking for a way to give yourself some more vitality, tap dance is the way to go!

If you would like to learn more about the tap dance classes we offer here at Carolina Dance Capital, we invite you to please stop by and see us today! We would love to help you!