Over the last three weeks I have attended three new fitness classes being offered by WSU this semester. Last week, I shared about my experience attending the Tabata class for the very first time. The week before, I talked about my experience doing a high intensity training called “HITT the Core.” Perhaps these high intensity training classes don’t really align with your preferred workout style. If so, a dance fitness class may be a better fit for you!


Dance Fitness is more like a cardio based Zumba class. It incorporates many different styles of dance that work the entire body. The structure of the class ranges from peaks of high intensity to periods of low intensity.

“HIIT the Core” and Tabata are more high intensity trainings with a different layout and structure than Dance Fitness. For example, the Dance Fitness class does not stop in between circuits. Every time the song changes, you switch moves.

Also unlike the other two classes, the dance instructor does not take as much time to demonstrate the workout moves or how to do them properly. Although this may sound a little intimidating, it isn’t as scary as it may sound. Dance Fitness is more of a free-flowing workout. At times, I felt confused about what I was supposed to be doing, but I appreciated that this workout was a little more laid back.

As I explained in my previous blog post, “HITT the Core” circuits are a little longer than the Tabata circuits, and focus more on only working the abdominal muscles. In contrast, the Tabata class is a high intensity training that focuses on working the entire body. Tabata is much like Dance Fitness in this way as it also works the entire body through the use of many different aerobic dance moves.

Overall, I found Dance Fitness to be another enjoyable fitness class. I wouldn’t say that this class was more or less strenuous or difficult than the others, but the free-flowing workout style was quite different from what I am used to.

If you are interested in attending this Dance Fitness class, head on over to the IWC Dance Studio on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. or Fridays at 1:00 p.m. If Dance Fitness doesn’t sound like your kind of workout, be sure to check out the full list of fitness classes being offered by WSU this semester!

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Alex Carter

Alex Carter graduated in 2018 with a Public Relations major and a minor in Marketing. She is from Argyle, WI.

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