In these challenging times, it’s important to find ways to put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step. A little dance fitness inspired by some of our favourite destinations around the world is worth giving a whirl!
Now, this isn’t just about being optimistic about this year’s beach body. It’s not just about fighting the quarantine fifteen (because who cares?). These dance workouts are about taking a break from the news to break into a sweat.
Plus, since the kids have been keeping you on your toes, it’s time to return the favour. We don’t care who says otherwise: busting a move in your living room with your high energy seven-year-old is self care.
10 Minute Bachata Routine
With the beaches of the Dominican Republic out of reach for now, grab a dance partner (or broomstick) and warm up with this beginner bachata routine instead.
10 Minute Scottish Highland Dancing Class
You might not have a pair of ghillies for the whole family, but that shouldn’t stop you from seeing how high your bare feet can take you.
15 Minute Belly Dancing Routine
(And now for something apartment friendly.) Work your middle with this traditional dance from the Middle East and Egypt – bonus points if you arts-and-crafts-day your own costume.
15 Minutes of Bhangra Cardio
When that rhythm hits just right, you’ll feel like you could just about dance your way to Punjab. (Instead, try putting your new moves to good use with our South Asia playlist).
15 Minutes of K-Pop Fitness
Until you can take the crew to Seoul, at least you can spend an afternoon practicing this BTS dance routine in the garage.
25 Minutes of Pacific Island Dancing
The burn will sneak up on you with this simple, yet challenging choreography from the Pacific Islands.
25 Minutes of Afrobeats Cardio
It’s arms, it’s legs, it’s glutes, it’s core, its so. much. fun. Until you can leg it to Lagos, keep the Afrobeats on repeat.
25 Minutes of Soca Cardio
This workout won’t be for the faint of heart! But don’t worry. With high-energy Caribbean beats like these, this cardio routine will fly by before you know it. Just give your neighbours a heads up before you pull out a whistle.