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Everyone knows that if you want to lose weight and stay in shape you have to work out. Unfortunately, many workouts get boring after a few months and you end up skipping more days than you should. The key to a good, consistent workout is finding one you love. If you love the workout you’re doing, it will never really feel like ‘work’ and you’ll want to keep it up.

So what if we told you that you could get an amazing cardio and full-body workout from dancing? It may seem hard to believe, but popping in a dance workout dvd or taking a class can burn just as many calories as most treadmill workouts. If you love to dance, and we know that you do, here are 8 amazing dance workouts you need to try!

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Dancing with the Stars Sizzle and Groove Latin Dance: If you love to watch Dancing with the Stars and have always wanted to learn some of those sexy moves, here’s your chance! This dvd is 55 minutes of pure dancing awesomeness and features all of the fat-burning moves of Salsa, Paso Doble and Samba!

Shaun T’s Rockin Body DVD Workout:  Burn calories like crazy while Rockin’ your body to some of the best R&B tunes out there. This dvd pack features 5 sizzling workouts, an ab routine as well as a fat-shredding diet. If you’ve ever tried a Shaun T workout before, than you know he does not play around. Be prepared to work.

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DanceX: Total Body Cardio – Everybody’s WorkoutThis dvd is 45 minutes of high energy and fun moves. If you love Zumba than DanceX is right up your alley. No equipment is needed and all of the moves can be modified.  Music includes everything from Disco and Soul to Samba and African dance. If you’re looking for something fun and unique, this dance dvd is for you!

Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation SystemSpeaking of Zumba, you know there wasn’t even a chance we were doing this list without it! Not only is Zumba an amazing workout, burning 500-700 calories per session, it also an amazing time! Get your Salsa started and your funky on with this efficient and fun workout.

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Pussycat Dolls Workout: Looking to add some serious sexy to your workout? There’s no one better to teach you than a Pussycat Doll. This dvd will take you through the fundamentals (and all of the fun moves), of burlesque-style dancing. You will burn some major calories while toning your hips and thighs, and maybe even learn a few moves you never knew existed!

Gold’s Gym Dance Workout: If you have a Wii at home than this is the perfect dance workout for you. The game supports two players, includes a virtual trainer to teach you all of the moves step-by-step, and even has the capability to log and track your exercise history, calories burned and your BMI

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Crunch Live: If dvd’s are not your style, Crunch Live offers online classes. On Crunch Live, you’ll find a variety of dance and other fitness classes that you can perform in your own living room or even pop up on your laptop whenever you’re traveling.

Daily Burn: For a variety of dance workouts, you can join the Daily Burn and get your groove on. On the Daily Burn, you can groove out to R&B, step it up with some salsa inspired moves and even break it down to some hip-hop! If you ever get bored with your dance routines, there are several other workouts available including yoga, HIIT training and boxing. 

So whatever your style, know that there is a dance workout for you. Just grab your water bottle and some comfortable clothes, and go shake that groove thing!