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Improve Your Life Learning A Sexy Dance

Updated on December 3, 2015

Learn to Dance


I know, you must be thinking “how the heck is learning to dance going to improve my life?” As if you didn’t have enough things to do already trying to stop smoking, stop drinking, start a hobby or just sitting there and thinking about what you should put in your New Year’s resolution list. But you know finding the time and discipline to starve and bully your body into shape is difficult –if not impossible. That is one reason while I favour dancing as a way to getting into shape while having fun. While dancing you don’t even notice that you are working out. I mean dancing for fun, dancing in a party, dancing after a copious dinner, and even dancing in the kitchen while you sing, using a cucumber as a microphone.

Dance is not only a great exercise, but one of the best therapies to keep you happy.


Some Sexy Dances that You Can Try:

TANGO

Born in Buenos Aires, the Tango is the most sensual dance I have ever experienced. I grew up watching -hidden behind curtains- my grandmother dancing the Tango with my grandfather. Their bodies’ together, intertwining limbs, their feet sliding along the parquet floor, their look of complicity, my grandma’s voluptuous hips and my grandad’s thin moustache. I remember asking grandad to teach me the tango. He looked at me and said “it’s not a dance for children. Someone else will teach you when you become a woman”. That is how the Tango acquired a “something forbidden” about it, something only women and their men could do. 20 years later I still feel a mixture of guilt, pleasure and nostalgia every time I hear a tango.

The dance is actually amazingly easy for women. I cannot dance the Tango with just anyone. I need to dance it with an experienced partner, someone who can handle his lady, and then I can be the queen of the floor. All you need to dance the Tango is a strong hand on your waist guiding your movements. The rest… the rest comes naturally.

The video below shows a scene from the film Take the lead: A film starring Antonio Banderas and based on a real life story about a dance teacher (Pierre Dulaine) who brought a dance program to troubled students as a way to improve their self confidence, self esteem and their outlook on life.

Tango from "Take The Lead" movie with Antonio Banderas

The CAN-CAN

Now this is one of my favourite dances.  I have very warm memories about it.  Cancan is a dance that evokes the libertinage of mid 19th century Paris and my university years.  It is a hot dance, full of fun and spirit.  As someone once said: Like ripe strawberries topped with Grand Marnier, then set on fire”.

This dance is not for the faint, you will need to be in top shape for it.  From the costume to the energetic movements, Can-can is a dance that will warm you and set you on fire.  Once you start you cannot stop.  Be prepared to perform cartwheels, splits, and the impossible-looking port d'armes -grasping one leg and pointing it to the ceiling while turning on the other.

I must warn you though; this is one of the few dances that might cause injury.  I remember some years ago when I did it for a charity event I ended up with seriously injured knees like most of the other girls who where performing.  But would I do it again? YES, I had a great time doing it; I never had so much energy, so much wildness running inside me and the ego boost of being on stage doing it was worth it all the pain! 

For those of you not daring enough to try it, you can always see and feel the emotion of the can-can at the Moulin Rouge in Paris.   The current show has acrobats, singers, mini ponies, an aquatic tank with huge live snakes, and plenty of topless dancing girls.

French cancan

Whine up

WHINING

A dance from Trinidad mostly done during the carnival has been brought to attention recently by the hit Whine up by Kat de Luna. This dance is better suited for the younger people. Wild, vivacious and very torrid, there is something libidinous about the whine. The music is a blend of calypso, soca and house music.

 

The dance movements are pulsating, gyrating, and grinding: Very fashionable last summer in the French discos.  I had lots of fun Whining last summer! 

 

Belly Dance. Spend and Hour Belly Dancing and Burn Around 300 Calories

Shimmy Into Shape: Burn Calories With Belly Dancing

Dancing is a great way to get your heart rate up, get rid of extra body fat, and build lean muscle. There are many benefits to belly dancing, everything from toning muscles to boosting your mood. This is a dance that you can do on your own. All you need is the ability to undulate your hips. The movements are easy to follow and you can increase the difficulty as you progress with the steps.


Rachel Brice Tribal Fusion Bellydance

Dance Flamenco And Burn Around 200 Calories An Hour

The moves in the Flamenco dance are strong and passionate: A mixture of desire, pain and struggle, just like the Flamenco music. Born in Andalusia, Spain, the flamenco is an improvised dance for people with character. Whenever I think about flamenco I think about these self assured women with deep loud voices dressed in body hugging costumes –regardless of their body shape.

As a bonus to dancing flamenco, the stamping movements of flamenco gives lower-body muscles such as the calves, hamstrings and thighs a hearty workout. Compared to other dances, flamenco offers a highly rhythmic, vigorous and lively technique.

I lived in Andalusia for several years and I never managed to capture the sensuality of the Andalusian women dancing the flamenco or the Sevillanas. Perhaps you need to feel the pain or the struggle to be able to transmit it or perhaps you need to have gypsy blood running through your veins. Whatever it is, I know this is a dance that I cannot master but I content myself with just watching them dance and wishing I could do it at least half as good.

Performed as part of a regular cardiovascular exercise routine, flamenco dancing may prevent heart disease, reduce blood pressure and regulate your body weight. What are you waiting to give it a try?

Carmen Mesa dancing Flamenco

Joaquín Cortés and Jennifer Lopez Flamenco moves

Men too dance Flamenco. Joaquin Cortez, the sexiest flamenco dancer in Spain!

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      Anya Brodech 4 years ago from 130 Linden St, Oakland, California, 94607

      Great article! I really liked it! Dancing is a great way to get in touch with your sexuality and become uninhibited and express yourself!

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      Brooklin Rogers 6 years ago

      Thank you for this great article. It is wonderful to see so many people improving the enjoyment their lives through the art of dance!

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      Brittloveslife 6 years ago

      Thank you Princessa for so clearly itemizing the many benefits of dance! I love your practical approach!

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 7 years ago from France

      Hi Anath, master B dance and dnrkrishnan25, thanks for your comments. I am happy to see that you all enjoy a good dance.

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      dnrkrishnan25 7 years ago

      Interesting Hubs....yours thanks...

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      Learn Master Ballroom Dance 7 years ago

      Thank for your videos and niche information on this hub, it helpfully to learning more for me.

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      Anath 8 years ago

      This is fantastic, dancing has done wonders for me, I am a dancing Queen!

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 8 years ago from France

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment guys :)

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      stranded07 8 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      Wow, lets dance. I used to do it even without music when i was a bit younger. LOL. Its crazy but its fun!

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      Philipo 8 years ago from Nigeria

      Very nice hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      hubby7 8 years ago from Chicago

      Nice hub. If your mom can still dance at 80, I guess it's not too late for me to take a few dance lessons myself.

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      Marisa Wright 8 years ago from Sydney

      How did I miss this Hub, Princessa? Everything you say is so right! For women, I think there's one more reason to dance, especially if they choose an earthy style like belly dancing or tango. Many woman have poor body image or don't feel at home with their body. They often feel awkward when they start learning these kinds of sensual dances, but it's amazing how they transform as they get used to it. After a while they feel really proud of their bodies!

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      POLEEN 8 years ago

      Good job i like it

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      stylish_usman 8 years ago

      Hi

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      Jonsky 8 years ago

      Nice hub Princessa. I wish I could dance, I'm sure I'll have a lot of fun at night clubs. I've tried and lost hope. Maybe someday.

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 8 years ago from France

      ripplemaker : everybody can dance, the rythm is within.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I'm putting on my dancing shoes... ta dan!!! LOL Great hub as you encourage people to dance to the movement of life. Way to Go Princessa! :)

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 8 years ago from France

      Anjalichugh: Thank you for you comment. Yes, dance is a state of mind; we can dance even without music. As long as one is enjoying it doesn’t matter about the steps. There is a great book that touches this subject, it was written by Paulo Coelho “La Bruxa de Portobello”. A woman who finds her true self dancing.

      Ilovehubbing: happy you enjoyed it J

      Brian: Yes, it is so much fun that you don’t even notice you are working out.

      Ardie: It is amazing what dance can do to improve our mood and outlook in life. Keep dancing with your daughters and have lots of fun.

      Natia: Nothing’s stopping you, there is no better time to start dancing than “just now”

      Waynet: I would like to see you dancing ;-)

      Ram ji: thanks

      Tonks: dancing in itself helps improve confidence. The more you dance the more confident you become with it. I liked the movie too, it was very inspirational and the dance scenes were really HOT !!!

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      ram ji 8 years ago

      nice dance

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      My wife would just laugh her arse off, if I tried to dance for real as a serious thing!

      Great hub, I'll pass it on to her to dance away all night long!

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      natia2105 8 years ago

      wonderful article...makes me to feel like jump immediatley and dance :)

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      Sondra 8 years ago from Neverland

      Hi Princessa, another extraordinary hub!! I love to dance, even though I've never had any professional training and Im sure I look funny doing it :D I dance when I cook, I dance while Im cleaning toys, and I dance when I drive...yes, it can be done safely. My 3 girls even dance with me all the time - its a great workout, a great way to bond, and it puts me in a good mood. Well done, sweetie.

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      Brian Stephens 8 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

      Definitely a great way to stay in shape.

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      ilovehubbing 8 years ago

      I like the approach you took

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      anjalichugh 8 years ago from New York

      I've always believed that 'dance' is a state of mind. Even if one doesn't know the steps, the body gyrates on its own, in response to the beats, if one is happy inside. Thx for posting another beautiful hub.

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 8 years ago from France

      Dottie1 : Thanks. Actually anyone can do a sexy dance it is just about feeling the music and feeling sexy. My grandma and grandad are my first memory of "sensual dancers" and they were already grandparents at the time!

      Thanks for commenting.

      Triplet Mom : don't be afraid to try, in actual fact, as I was told by a Turk belly dancer, you need to have a bit of a belly to do a belly dance. A flat-tummy cannot do all the vibrating and up and down movements :)

      Lgali : yes, it is one of my prefered ways :)

      Shirley: We can all dance, you just need to find YOUR dance and have fun with it. Thanks for stopping to comment.

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great hub! I WISH I could dance like that!! Or any way at all, actually. I even watched the JLo vid, which I normally never do.

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Princessa, I love this hub! Thats because I love dance all forms. These are all great dances that are very sexy. I remember being very young and watching a woman in a bar through a window belly dancing, I was amazed, the movements are just so hypnotizing. Too bad I don't have the belly for belly dancing I would love to be able to try it sometime. Thanks for sharing!!

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Hahahaha....Easy for you to do a Sexy dance....you're a Sexy girl! LOL  Great hub Princessa and seriously, dancing is great exercise for the heart!  Thanks, I just may dance the night away!