Rock Your Body

Dance-inspired workouts to get you moving


Get a worldly workout with one of the international-inspired dance classes at The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance. From Belly Dancing, African Dancing and Bollywood Dancing classes, you’ll add some multicultural kick to your exercise routine. 172 Exchange Street, Unit 201, Pawtucket. 475-5955.

If you march to the beat of your own drum, The Movement Exchange’s contemporary classes might be just your style. From live music accompanying their improvisational dancing classes, breakdancing sessions with the Project 401 crew, modern dance that explores the link between movement, memory and meditation and options for all ages and even couples, the classes all celebrate creativity and individual expression. 545 Pawtucket Avenue, Pawtucket. 

What do you get when you add some serious cardio kick to your salsa moves? You’ll be on the stopwatch at Krissy’s Dance and Fitness Studio’s special Zumba classes, mixed with spurts of circuit training. The Latin American inspired dance class will keep your heart rate up and your hips moving while the circuits target and tone key areas. 834 Admiral Street. 369-9092.

Are you a fan of the stage? Tapper, flapper and founder of Providence’s own Chifferobe cabaret, Kristen Minsky’s Theatrical Dance class at AS220 will not only bring out your inner star, it will bring your skinny jeans back out too. Minsky’s Tuesday night classes run the gamut of decades and dance styles, keeping each week fresh and fun. 95 Empire Street. 831-9327.

If you fancy yourself more of a ballerina, but want to reap the benefits of dance-fitness fusion, Barre classes may be your best bet, mixing arm toning moves with ballet inspired legwork and core strengthening. At Momentum Fitness you’ll be in good hands as co-owner, trainer and dancer Michelle Struckholz shows you the steps to a dancer’s physique. 222 South Water Street. 272-8900.

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