Allegedly it makes you smarter. New classes are popping up for various types of Latin Dance, and the new forms come with baffling names that sound like they're meant for exotic holiday destinations, or maybe a new brand of detergent.
You can try some of these out in the comfort of your home with a number of console games. See my review of Zumba Fitness 2, for instance. But for the best results and party atmosphere you should try a class.
ZumbaZumba is a mix of Latin dance and aerobics, although the music and moves aren't exclusively Latin and pop, African rhythms and Bollywood styles are in there as well. Every dance includes a new set of movements to memorise.
BokwaThis is the new kid on the block. Bokwa is a mixture of dance letter shapes communicated by sign language, which sounds a whole lot more complicated than it is in practice. It's really very simple: the instructor makes a letter shape with their hands, and your steps on the floor go in the pattern of that letter shape. So for a "C" you'll step left, then forwards, then right, then back the way you came, with one or two jumps in between.
Bokwa grew out of Zumba, so a lot of the music is similar or the same. It's a slightly more challenging workout, and there are a lot of small jumps that get repeated often. That's something to consider if you're concerned about doing high impact exercises, because Zumba is easier on your knees. The other main difference between the styles is the amount of new information you want to learn. Here you only have to remember the individual letters rather than entire dances for each piece of music, so it's very accessible and you can pick it up quickly.
Class TimesAt the time of writing the following classes are available in the area:
Send in your news or comments
Similar ArticlesImages From The 2018 Run For Life
Some pictures from the 2018 Louth Run For Life in aid of Cancer Research UK.
LouthXSports Skate Park Officially Opens
On Saturday, 24th June the Louth XSports Skate Park was officially opened for skateboarders, bikers, and scooter riders to enjoy.
The 2016 Run For Life
Crowds turned out to watch and take part in the 11th Run For Life in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Pictures From The 2015 Run For Life
A gallery of images from the tenth annual run in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Neil Tuxworth Opens A Cadwell Park Exhibition
The head of Honda Racing UK opens an exhibition that explores the history of the local racetrack to mark its 80th year.