Dreading the gym? Shake up your fitness routine with a dance workout video instead. Dancing can be an intense workout that burns major calories and builds muscle. These free videos will show you the ropes.
Healthline rounded up the year’s best dance workout videos here. Whether you’re into hip-hop, belly dancing, or Bollywood-style moves, there’s something for everyone.
30-Minute Hip-Hop Tabata to Torch Calories
After an energetic warmup, Keaira LaShae leads you through seven hip-hop movements four times with quick 10-second breaks. Between her high-energy direction and great music, you won’t even notice how hard you’re working.
30-Minute Cardio Dance Workout
Simone De La Rue, creator of Body by Simone, created this 30-minute, high-intensity dance cardio workout. The routine incorporates elements from kickboxing, ballet, traditional conditioning movements, plus all of your favorite dance moves, for a fun, effective workout.
30-Minute Caribbean Dance Workout
Selena Watkins leads this 30-minute Caribbean dance workout that’s based on her Socanomics class. She’s backed by two women showing modifications for beginner and advanced movements, so this video is great for people at any fitness level. Grab a towel — you’ll need it!
Actress and fitness enthusiast Nina Dobrev collaborated with Reebok and the Les Mills team for this video. The result is a hip-hop inspired, 40-minute workout incorporating Nina’s favorite dance moves and tracks. Get your blood pumping and learn some new dance moves all at the same time.
20-Minute STRONG by Zumba Cardio and Full-Body Toning Workout
Sync your movements to the beat in this fast, high-intensity workout. This isn’t a typical dance class; it’s a movement class. The music keeps you motivated to keep moving, and trainer Ai Lee Syarief show you exactly what to do.
Flat-Belly Belly Dance Workout
Join belly dancer Leilah Isaac in this 15-minute standing abs workout. She’ll show you how belly dance techniques and movements like chest drops, chest lifts, and hip shimmy twists isolate your core muscles for a challenging and fun abdominal workout.
Super Fun Cardio Dance Workout
Cassey Ho from Blogilates and Broadway’s Joseph Corella collaborated on this fun, easy dance routine set to tunes from the musical “Grease.” Focus on following Joseph’s direction and nailing the moves, and before you know it, your workout will be over!
‘Main Tera Boyfriend’ Bollywood Workout
“Main Tera Boyfriend” translates to “I am your boyfriend,” a high-energy track that makes you want to move. There’s no direction in this super short, super fun workout, so just follow the Bollywood dancers and enjoy the music.
‘7 Rings’ by Caleb Marshall
Set to Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” and led by Caleb Marshall, this cardio dance fitness routine is quick and fun. Follow Caleb’s direction and practice those fast-paced moves until you’ve got them down.
Learn all the moves from some of your favorite dancers and tracks. Matt Steffanina’s “Finesse” dance tutorial is designed for the beginner and intermediate level. He’s breaking down all the elements so anyone can learn. Make Bruno and Cardi proud!
Lit Hip-Hop Dance Workout
Brandon from 305 Fitness and his backup dancers take you through these fun movements slowly at first before speeding things up to bump up that heart rate. The whole video is under 17 minutes, but you’ll be breathless and sweaty by the end.
20-Minute Walk at Home Exercise
On days when hardcore “dancing” feels like too much, you can still put a little pep in your step. This low-impact video is more challenging than you may think! Follow Leslie Sansone through 20 minutes of marching, skaters, kickbacks, low kicks, and other walking-based movements to spike your heart rate and burn calories.
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Jessica Timmons has been a freelance writer since 2007. She writes, edits, and consults for a great group of steady accounts and the occasional one-off project, all while juggling the busy lives of her four kids with her ever-accommodating husband. She loves weightlifting, really great lattes, and family time.