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How Many Calories Are Burned in One Hour of Jazzercise?

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author image Daniel Rhodes
Based in North Wales, U.K., Daniel Rhodes has been writing since 2006. He has worked in education, using extreme/outdoor sports to treat behavioral difficulties in young people, and his articles have appeared in "Tudno Sport" and "Inside Welsh Sport." Rhodes has a Bachelor of Arts in politics from Bangor University.
How Many Calories Are Burned in One Hour of Jazzercise?
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Dancing is a relatively cheap and effective method for burning calories, as well as a way to meet new people and socialize with friends. Jazzercise combines jazz music and dancing with aerobic exercise to create an enjoyable physical activity.

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Calorie Equation

The calories you burn with jazzercise are calculated using a number of different factors. Your starting weight has a major impact, as does the specific move and the length of time you spend on any one move.

Calories Burned

  • If you weigh 160 pounds and spend 60 minutes doing jazzercise, then you will burn approximately 435 calories according to LIVESTRONG's food database MyPlate.
  • If you weigh 180 pounds, you'll burn about 489 calories every hour. 
  • If you weigh 200 pounds, over the same time period you'll burn about 544 calories. 

This is the equivalent calorie loss ratio as teaching an aerobics class or a slimnastics class.

As you can see these estimates are varied and should not be taken as hard and fast rules for calorie burn for your jazzercise class.

Other Types of Dancing

Using 160 pounds as the standard weight, jazzercise will help you burn more calories than dances like the fox trot or the waltz, which will burn approximately 217 calories per hour, according to MyPlate. Disco and line dancing will help you burn 326 calories every hour. Ballet, twist and tap burn only slightly more calories: an hour session of either will help you burn 348 calories.

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