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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 here.

Read a woman's experience of WalkDancing for the first time: "I just finished my first WalkDance workout..."

"I had so much fun
I didn't care who thought
I was loony tunes!"
- Donna Evans

A List Of Great Songs For WalkDancing
We've tried them all, and these have the right combination of the right beat and uplifting lyrics.

Combine Exercise 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 Exercise Motivation?
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.

WalkDancing 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.

WalkDance Store
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. Check out the store.

"Any 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 Womak's song.

Tap Dancing Record
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 amazing places.

A New Word About Dance
From Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day comes a word with an interesting history. Read about it here.

Come Along
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.

Op-Ed About WalkDancing
Columnist Patti Payne wrote about Klassy WalkDancing the 2001 Danskin Triathalon.

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,
Gotta dance.

Gabrielle Roth

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