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How many calories does dancing burn?

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One hour of hip-hop dancing can burn 370 to 610 calories, depending on a person's gender, body weight and muscle mass, reports Fitness Blender. Different dance styles also cause significant variance in calorie burning. A person weighing between 120 and 190 pounds normally burns 380 to 450 calories per hour.

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Cosmopolitan indicated that any aerobic dancing, which involves consistently active movement, burns 443 calories per hour. Break dancing is among the highest calorie-burning dance styles, reports Fitness Blender, with 400 to 650 calories burned per hour as the norm. Pole dancing and slow folk dancing are among the lower-end calorie burners at 250 to 330 calories per hour.

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