Calories Burned in Ballet Class

Young woman practicing ballet
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The enviable dancer's body is lithe and lean and that's due to the amazing workout you get when taking a dance class. Ballet may seem like all graceful poses and pointed toes, but ballet is an active class that makes for a great calorie burner.

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Twirl Your Way to Calorie Burn

As you stand at the bar and pliƩ and tendu away, then take to the floor for a series of pirouettes and arabesques -- you are burning a lot of calories. A 130-pound person burns 525 calories in a 90-minute class -- the common length of a ballet class -- while a 150-pound person burns 600 calories in that same class. Ballet is an effective all-over body workout that creates long, lean muscles, plus helps you improve balance and posture.

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