Classes in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells


I’m not very fit and have never danced before. Can Dancercise help me?

It is always recommended that you seek your GP’s approval before joining an exercise class. However Dancercise certainly can help you become fitter and more flexible in both body and mind, whatever your present level of fitness and flexibility. It doesn’t matter that you haven’t danced before. The dance moves are based on simple steps, that build into routines, and both the dance moves and floor exercises can be modified to specifically suit your needs. In fact when you are listening to your body, you do a lot of this naturally.

It is always worth remembering that to stay safe in exercise and movement:

    listen to your body

 ∞   don’t try to do too much too soon

 ∞   warm up and cool down properly

How will I learn all the Dances?

The Dancercise routines are simple, but even with a simple routine your brain cannot take everything in at once. That’s not how the mind-body connection works. So it’s important to first concentrate on the foot work, and then when you are comfortable with the foot work, start adding the arm work. It also helps to focus solely on the footwork, if you are new to exercise, because as soon as you add the arm work, especially arm work above heart level, your body starts working much harder. Also it’s worth remembering the bigger you make the moves, the harder your body works and the more calories you burn.

What do I need to wear?

Comfortable stretchy cotton clothing, which you can peel off in layers as your body gets warmer, and trainers or jazz sneakers.

What are jazz sneakers?

Jazz sneakers are dance trainers which have a split sole enabling you to arch your foot and point your toe; this helps improve circulation, flexibility and suppleness in your feet, allowing your feet more freedom to perform the dancercise moves.

What do I need to bring?

You should bring a bottle of water. You can bring your own exercise mat if you wish, but no need to, as mats are provided for the floorwork section of dancercise.

Why do I need to drink water during dancercise?

When we exercise, we build up heat in working muscles causing our internal temperatures to rise. We cool ourselves by perspiring. Watery sweat evaporates from the skin surface cooling it. The cooled skin subsequently cools blood which has been shunted from the body core to the body surface. If sweating occurs without sufficient water replacement overheating and dehydration occur.

Dehydration diminishes performance. The water we lose through sweating comes from blood plasma. Plasma is the vehicle for red blood cells, which contain the oxygen that muscles need in order to perform. As you become dehydrated your total blood volume is reduced, and the oxygen-carrying capability of your blood decreases. If you continue to exercise without proper fluid intake, you may experience a drop in blood pressure, feel faint, dizzy or nauseous.

How long is a class?

A  dancercise class lasts 90 minutes. We start with a warm up and preparatory stretches followed by the main part of the class which is the Healthy Heart dance section and movement training. Then after a short social break (3-5 mins) we continue with the floor work, cool down and revitalisation.

Please also see Class Format for more information.

How much does it cost?

Dancercise classes work out at £8 per session and are payable in advance per term in one or two instalments. See Costs, Terms and Conditions for more information.

Do I have to sign up for a full term?

Yes, you are encouraged to sign up for the term as it is far better value and guarantees your place in a class. It’s important that you have room to move so numbers are limited to the size of the venue being used.

Speaking from a personal and professional coach’s perspective, it takes commitment for any new and healthy habit or routine to become effective. Paying for the term in advance is your way of saying yes to installing a new and healthy lifestyle routine.

Can I try before I buy?

Yes, of course. You will just be required to fill out a form at the start of the session for health and safety purposes. The taster session costs £10. See Costs, Terms and Conditions for more information.

Can you overdo a workout?

Yes, you can deplete your glycogen levels to such an extent that you feel like bingeing when you get home, and of course this is counter productive. You can also become addicted to the highs of an intensive workout and push your body to unhealthy extremes. It is well-researched that moderate exercise, such as Dancercise, is the best option for a long, healthy and injury free life.

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Dancercise Classes in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells

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