Classes in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells


Why Warm Up?

Launching into full-scale activity without gradually warming the muscles can increase the risk of injury, dramatically. The warm-up allows the body time to get the heart rate, breathing rate and body temperature up to the levels you will need in order to sustain the higher level of activity.

Why the Preparatory Stretches?

Stretching if done correctly increases performance, allowing for freer and easier movements. Stretching improves tissue elasticity/flexibility and gently lengthens muscles to prepare for the higher level of activity. Stretch when the muscles are warm and always slowly to the point of tension, never pain. A stretch should be felt in the belly of the muscle, not in any of the joints.

Why the Healthy Heart Dance Section?

It has been shown that cardiovascular exercise at least three times a week can reduce the risk of heart attack by approximately 50%. Dancercise is a great way to exercise; moving to great rhythms and beat, it simply doesn’t feel like exercise.

Why the Movement Training?

The movement training introduces new moves to practise for a new dance sequence. It includes coaching points on how to move correctly and safely and the benefits to your body. Each week a new move is introduced.

Why the Short Little Social Break?

The short little social break gives you the chance to say hello to your fellow dancers as well as the opportunity to nip to the loo. Dancercise is a fun and sociable way to keep fit, helping connect local people of all ages and backgrounds.

Why the Floor Work?

The floor work exercises focus on strengthening, toning and stretching the muscle groups of the upper and lower torso to improve core stability and posture. There are levels 1 through 5 in workout intensity, ensuring you are always working at the level appropriate to you.

The more muscle tone you have the more calories you will burn even when you are sitting still!

Why the Cool Down?

The Cool Down is necessary because muscles can stay slightly contracted after a workout, so it’s important to lengthen them again. This helps ensure they are less prone to injury and stay long and lean (don’t add bulk). The stretches also promote blood flow to help with the removal of waste products, minimising that achy feeling that comes with new muscle moves, and muscle building/toning.

Always stretch slowly to the point of tension, never pain.  A stretch should be felt in the belly of the muscle, not in any of the joints.

Why the Revitalisation?

The body can feel very relaxed after the workout and cool down, which can also have a ‘sleepy’ effect on the brain. Revitalising the body with some big flowing moves helps engage the brain again for a safe journey home.

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Dancercise Classes in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells

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