Burlesque dancing, sensual and sexy, is most often associated with strip teases or bawdy shows. However, burlesque dance can be a great workout! Working out with burlesque can be a great way to both improve your body and improve your confidence. Here are some options when it comes to burlesque workout ideas.
DVDs are very popular workout options, particularly if you're feeling self-conscious or don't have a lot of money to spend on the gym every day. There are many DVD options if you want to try out burlesque dancing in the comfort and security of your own home. Here are a few popular choices:
* Burlesque Beat: Sexy Fitness Dance Workout
This DVD teaches moves as well as a final, 3.5 minute dance that is just right for the average dancer.
* Pussycat Dolls Workout
Dance along to all your favorite songs with this fun and upbeat selection.
* Honey and Spice: Sensual and Fierce Burlesque
While this DVD does not focus exclusively on working out, it's good for beginning and average exercisers. Mix and match different combinations with this fun DVD.
If you're lucky, you may live in an area where live classes are provided. In general, live classes are much better than DVDs because of the difference in the atmosphere. You're much more likely to get a good, fun workout if you're doing it alongside your friends or even strangers. The New York School of Burlesque offers many different dance classes, and some of them focus on the workout aspect of the dance. Miss Jezebel Express is one of many instructors who offers classes with an exercising focus.
Burlesque workouts tend to focus on the inner core and on the deep muscles within the body. Because of this, many people don't find it to be as difficult as other workout programs, but it's a great way to help tone your body and build your confidence!