JOGGING WAS GREAT. Jazzercize was even more fun and
better for you because it exercised more of your body.
WalkDancing is the next evolutionary step.
It uses the natural desire to move to music, and allows you to
have even more fun by moving the way you feel like moving,
and doing it to music you really like.
This way of exercising is not only very good
for you, it is the most likely way of producing an ecstatic experience.
To find out more about WalkDancing, click
Read a woman's experience of WalkDancing for
the first time: "I just
finished my first WalkDance workout..."
had so much fun
I didn't care who thought
I was loony tunes!"
- Donna Evans
List Of Great Songs For WalkDancing
We've tried them all, and these have the right combination of
the right beat and uplifting lyrics.
and Music for Brain Power
The improvement in verbal fluency test performance after listening
to music was more than double that of the non-music condition.
"This is the first study to look at the combined effects
of music and short-term exercise on mental performance,"
said Charles Emery, the study's lead author and a professor of
psychology at Ohio State University.
A Powerful Way
To Raise Your Mood
A woman named Tufia Bair wrote about her experience learning
how to walkdance.
Trade Your Treadmill
For The Track
You can burn more calories effortlessly by stepping
out the door. Exercising outside seems to unconsciously stimulate
you to walk faster, according to studies. You'll work harder
without feeling like you are. Instead, you'll be more
invigorated and less stressed, tired and depressed.
What Is Your
Researchers at the University of Michigan did a simple and practical
experiment. They asked women what their motivation was for exercising,
and then kept track of how much they exercised. Then they can
say one kind of motivation is better than others because the
result was more exercise. After the study, the researchers concluded
that if you want to exercise enough, you have to do something
you enjoy. That's the best kind of motivation.
Debuts at the Danskin Triathlon
WalkDancing is an demonstration of freedom from
our normal self-suppression. By demonstrating that a person can
express herself that way in public, Klassy opened the possibility
for others. Near the end of the race, as Klassy WalkDanced toward
the finish line, another woman was running up behind her, and
when she saw what Klassy was doing, she did a short dance herself,
twirled around, and kept running.
WalkDancers have often remarked that people look at them funny,
but most of that goes away if there seems some legitimacy to
what you're doing. Wearing a t-shirt that says WALKDANCER.com
in big bold letters not only names what you're doing (and puts
their mind at ease) but sends them to this web site so they can
find out more. One little tip about the women's clothes at the
WalkDance store: Order a bigger size than you think you'll need.
out the store.
problem in the world
can be solved by dancing."
- James Brown
I Hope You Dance
Here are the lyrics to Lee Ann Womack's song, I Hope You Dance.
You can't walkdance to this song, but the lyrics will motivate
you to dance your heart out and live your life to the fullest.
Also included here is a link to the Foundation For a Better
Life's television spot you can see online. The spot uses
Tap dancing isn't the same as
WalkDancing, but we thought this was a fun little fact. According
to the Guinness World Book of Records, David Meenan set a record
when he tapdanced a little over 28 miles in seven hours in 1997. Read what Meenan wrote to us.
Matt Harding Dancing Around The World
He's not much of a dancer, but he sure gets around. This is a
little five minute streaming video of Matt dancing in the most
A New Word About Dance
From Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day comes a word with an interesting
history. Read about it here.
These are the lyrics to an excellent WalkDance song.
Read about some of the benefits of exercise, physical and emotional.
Where To Tap
If you were going to only choose one thing to change in your
life that would make the biggest difference to the most areas
of your life, what would you choose? According to the research,
there is only one answer.
America's Running (or WalkDancing) Routes
Using cutting edge technology provided by Google Maps, USATF
has developed a revolutionary service, America's Running Routes,
that allows runners to map and measure their favorite running
routes and then save them to the largest searchable database
of running routes in the country.
Klassy's WalkDance Debut in Local Paper
See a photo of the newspaper column.
Columnist Patti Payne wrote about Klassy WalkDancing the 2001
One of the Original WalkDance Classes
See a photo of the catalog.
WalkDance.com Started in August, 2000
See the record in WhoIs.
I went to church,
but God wasn't there;
I said everybody's prayers
Till something deep inside me cried,
"I need the beat to be satisfied."
I got off my knees and on my feet
Took my rock 'n' roll prayers back on the street.
I gotta dance,
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