Exercise doesn’t have to be boring — especially if it involves dance and at-home workouts. To spice up your fitness routine, we’ve rounded up our favorite online dance workouts to help you move, shake, and groove your way to a fit body. Since every routine can be done in the privacy of your own home, feel free to let loose and dance like nobody’s watching.
7-Minute Video Vixen Dance Workout
Don’t blink or you just might miss this seven-minute, high energy dance workout with Vixen Dance for Elle.com. Featuring workout masters Janet, Shanut, and Carolina, this dance cardio session will have you sweating in no time. The Vixen Workout website describes its style as “a dance fitness format that uses commercial choreography, killer music remixes, and stage lighting so you can experience yourself as a performer.”
Latin Dance Workout for Your Living Room
This workout is sure to burn calories and put a smile on your face. Equinox instructor Nicole Steen guides you through an upbeat, 30-minute class for PopSugar Fitness. “When it comes to working out, the goal is to just keep moving, so don’t worry if the choreography doesn’t make sense. The more self-conscious you are, the less you move, so let go and focus on the fun,” says Steen.
Cardio Dance Workout to Scorch Calories
In this 20-minute video for PopSugar Fitness, PlyoJam creator Jason Layden brings you a mix of dance and fitness to shred calories and get your heart pumping. “I love that you get a cardiovascular workout and burn tons of calories all while having a blast!” says Layden. If you’re not quite up to Layden’s fitness level, he offers several modifications to decrease the intensity while still giving you a challenging workout.
Cardio Fitness Party Workout: Burn to the Beat - Keaira LaShae
“You’re going to need a lot of energy for this one, so get ready. Give me everything you’ve got!” says BeFit’s dance and fitness trainer Keaira LaShae in the video introduction. With moves like body rolls, burpees, and jump squats, this 10-minute, full-body workout will rev up your metabolism and build muscle. Plus, you won’t miss going to the gym with the party vibe in this video.
Zumba Dance Workout
Multiple routines make up this 24-minute Zumba workout by Daniel Hayhurst. Hayhurst’s dance combinations get your heart rate revved up from the very first beat without a lot of talking or interruptions. In 2014, Hayhurst launched Danny’s Workout, a YouTube channel dedicated to teaching free Latin dance and aerobic classes. “The channel will continue with the Latin aerobics, featuring those classic Latin American styles such as the salsa, samba, reggaeton, merengue, and many, many more,” he explains in his debut video about the channel’s contents.
‘Hot Summer’ POP Cardio Dance Workout
“Everyone can dance! Just embrace your style! And, if it’s for fitness, well, the point is to get you moving, not to be a professional! So, if you’re sweating and having a good time, you’re doing it right!” says Blogilates creator Cassey Ho. In this video, she takes you through a step-by-step, 14-minute dance cardio workout. After you’ve learned the exercises, you may even be able to take a few of these moves from the privacy of your own home and into the club.
Zumba TurnUP | Shut Up & Dance
Zumba fitness literally wants you to “shut up and dance” in this high-energy, four-minute workout featuring Zumba creator himself, Beto Perez, along with Maritza Bustamante. “The mix of cumbia and reggaeton rhythms means this is one hot choreo,” says the video’s description. Although there are zero verbal instructions given during the routine, the video displays graphics when direction changes are about to occur.
The 25-Minute Cardio Dance Workout Celebs Use to Stay Toned
PopSugar Fitness brings you this vigorous, 25-minute workout by Simone De La Rue, creator of Body By Simone. When asked what she loved about dance workouts, De La Rue had this to say: “It’s my therapy! It requires your whole body and teaches you coordination. Dance stimulates your mind, body, and soul, and is such a fun, joyous way to get your sweat on and burn calories.”
15 Dance-Inspired Squats That’ll Make You Shake Your Booty
If you’re sick of doing endless repetitions of traditional squats, check out this informative YouTube video to challenge your muscles in new ways and spark some exercise creativity. “We asked certified personal trainer and Women’s Health’s Next Fitness Star Selena Watkins to pull together 15 dance-inspired versions of this classic booty toner, and the results are giving us a whole new appreciation for an old-school move,” says the magazine.
20-Minute Cardio Dance Workout from a Celebrity Trainer
When trying to learn a new dance workout, sometimes the choreography can be downright intimidating. Thanks to this 20-minute PopSugar Fitness dance workout, learning the routine just got a little easier. Celebrity fitness artist Nicole Winhoffer guides you through the movements in an encouraging tone. Think you can’t dance? “Everyone can,” says Winhoffer. “It’s about changing the thoughts in your head. Try studying a dance video like one of my NW Method dance workouts. It will be sure to get you moving!”
Kelly Ripa’s Trainer Leads Our Live Class FitSugar
Crank up the intensity with this PopSugar Fitness dance workout with celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser of AKT. Filmed live in a Manhattan loft space, Kaiser guides you through a mix of circuit training, dance cardio, Pilates, and yoga. “Get a taste of how Anna trains her celeb clients (Kelly Ripa and Sarah Jessica Parker). It’s full-on dance and beyond fun,” says PopSugar. “Press play and get ready to sweat.”
Want dancer abs? Try this 6-minute workout from DanceBody’s Katia Pryce
“The thing about dance is the second you get moving you’re getting your cardio in. You’re sculpting. You’re getting your endorphins up. You’re feeling confident. You’re feeling like you’re really, really moving your body,” says DanceBody’s Katia Pryce in this Well+Good video.
What makes this ab routine different from other videos? There are no crunches! In fact, in only six minutes, you’ll dance and move your way to a stronger core completely from a standing position.
Ballet Beautiful | Total Body Sculpt Workout: Mary Helen Bowers
BeFit presents a 15-minute, ballet-inspired workout by Mary Helen Bowers of Ballet Beautiful. This low-impact, full-body routine targets the core and all the major muscle groups of the body for a sculpted and lean physique. If you’re nervous about channeling your inner ballerina, Bowers offers this friendly advice: “Dance experience is not required for Ballet Beautiful. I think the important thing is not to worry about how you look or how much experience you have but to get out there and try! There’s a first time for everything.”
High Cardio Workout: Nagada Sang Dhol Baje - Ram-Leela Review
Doonya describes themselves as “your at-home solution for fun dance-fitness! We bring the energy and dance of Bollywood, India’s movie and music industry, straight to your living room.” With loads of energy, Doonya co-founders Kajal Desai and Priya Pandya give you a taste of their high-powered dance routines with this four-minute video that’ll leave you wanting more.
20-Minute Calorie-Torching Country Dance Workout
Looking to add variety to your exercise sessions? Then check out Autumn Calabrese’s Country Dance Workout for PopSugar Fitness. Here, Calabrese leads you through an extensive tutorial before she cranks up the heat and the country music! “I love that dance workouts don’t feel like a workout at all. The music comes on, it’s fun, it makes you want to move. You smile the whole time, work your entire body, and it doesn’t have to be perfect. You can put your own style on it,” she says.
Julianne Hough Dancing Workout
Get your hips moving with Julianne Hough in this 10-minute cardio meets ballroom dance workout. Hough shows you how to step, twist, and crunch your way to meeting your fitness goals. “Right now, I just want you guys to kind of loosen up ... feel that hip action,” she says in the video introduction.
Fat Burning Dance Workout | Beginner Cardio for Weight Loss, Hip Hop Fun at Home Exercise Routine
In just under nine minutes, Joy Scola takes you through a beginner hip-hop workout to tone your body and burn fat. Don’t let the word “beginner” fool you. There’s just enough time to work up a sweat in this routine. Not sure if you can do hip-hop? Don’t worry! “Anyone can dance. It’s not about looking a certain way or doing certain moves,” Scola says. “It’s just about having fun and knowing that if you’re moving your body, you are improving your health, reducing stress, and burning off unwanted fat.”
Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio, OTR/L, is a Chicago-based, freelance lifestyle writer and a licensed occupational therapist. Her expertise is in health, wellness, fitness, chronic illness management, and small business. For more than a decade, she’s battled Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and interstitial cystitis. She’s the creator of the DVD “New Dawn Pilates: Pilates-Inspired Exercises Adapted for People with Pelvic Pain.” Jenny shares her personal healing journey on lymeroad.com with the support of her husband, Tom, and three rescue dogs (Caylie, Emmi, and Opal). You can find her on Twitter @lymeroad.