Ballroom Dancing & Muscles You Didn’t Know You Had

Ballroom dancing works muscles that other vigorous activities can’t.

Did you know your entire body will get a workout ballroom dancing? Dancing is important to your health, and Dance Pizazz in O’Fallon, Missouri is here to help! 

Your legs and back are the most surprising muscles you will feel while ballroom dancing. In dances such as the Foxtrot and the Waltz, women use their legs for an extended period of time to take long sweeping steps backward. Therefor, the buttocks and back of the thighs get more of a workout than with jogging and most other exercises.

While ballroom dancing you are also required to hold a proper postures with your partner, so expect to feel sore soar arms and a back within the first month. You begin to feel new muscles developing and less aches in only a few months.

Dancing that is fun to watch has muscle control!

Shows such as “Dancing With The Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance?” have become very popular in the last decade. You are enticed to watch these shows because the dancers are fun to watch. The reason the dancers are fun to watch is they have developed proper mechanics and muscle control. You can see their energy flow into one another as the move around the room. This control wasn’t just inherited however; they developed it over an extended period of time with lots of practice and actual dancing. 

The best way you can develop new muscles and get the most out of dancing it to dance.. For additional resources on stretching for commonly used muscles in ballroom dancing visit

At Dance Pizazz we understand how important dancing is to your overall well-being. We are committed to helping you build and develop new muscles and skills. Check out more about overall wellbeing at

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