Aerobics Dance Exercise


Aerobic dance exercise offers a vigorous workout that increases your heart rate and cardiovascular endurance. You can find aerobics classes at community centers and fitness centers. The instructor will give you and your fellow exercisers shouted instructions on what move to do and in what direction to move. The “dance” movements in aerobic dance are repetitive, allowing you to become familiar with the routines.

Step 1

Dress appropriately. Make sure your clothing allows you freedom of movement. Wear shoes that are meant for high-impact workouts, and wear socks that wick sweat away from your feet.

Step 2

Take a bottle of cool water to your aerobics dance class and keep yourself well-hydrated throughout your workout.

Step 3

Follow your instructor’s movements, but don’t worry if you don’t mirror her moves perfectly. Just keep moving and get your heart rate up.

Step 4

Stop following your instructor and simply jog in place if your instructor and the aerobics class do complicated moves that you’re not able to do. Return to the routine when you understand and can follow the instructor’s movements.

Step 5

Listen to the music. The songs are chosen for a strong, solid beat, allowing you, your classmates and the instructor to work out in time to the rhythm.

Tips and Warnings

  • Get to class on time so you can participate in the warm-up exercises. These exercises help prepare your muscles and ligaments for a workout and reduce the likelihood of injury.

    When the aerobic part of your workout is done, participate in the cool down, which helps reduce soreness after working out. Continue drinking your water.

  • If a movement hurts, stop. Don’t try to work through it.
    If you hurt yourself, stop and walk around the classroom if you’re able so you can slowly cool down.

About this Author

Barbara Alvarez has been writing online since 2008 and holds a B.A. in journalism from New Mexico State University. Alvarez has several years of professional experience working with children and families receiving mental health services. She studies health issues, working to help others change their health practices.