Fitness DVDs are a great way to lose weight and stay in shape, especially if you do not care to go to the gym and prefer to get your exercise in the privacy of your own home. If you enjoy dancing, you may want to consider adding some dance fitness DVDs to your collection of fitness DVDs. How do you go about choosing dance fitness DVDs? Read on to find out.

Things You Will Need

You will need a desire to dance to stay in shape.

Step 1

One of the main criteria to consider when making your choices would be: Is a particular dance fitness DVD the right "level" for me (beginner, advanced beginner, or advanced)? You can't always tell from the packaging of dance fitness DVDs whether or not they are meant for dancing beginners or for more advanced dancers. However, you can get a pretty clear sense of the level of a particular dance fitness DVD by reading the reviews. For objective, honest customer reviews of dance fitness DVDs, visit a website like, where you can look under "dance fitness DVDs" and read objective customer reviews of numerous dance fitness DVDs. Read a number of the reviews. Many customers will indicate at some point in their reviews if they believe the DVD is intended for beginners or more advanced dancers.

Step 2

In addition to the level of the difficulty, another important factor to consider is whether or not a particular dance fitness DVD is actually fun to do. (Once again, you will likely be able to glean whether or not a DVD is enjoyable by reading through several customer reviews on or other similar websites.) It is very important for a dance fitness DVD to be enjoyable because one of the best ways to stick with a dance fitness routine is to actually enjoy doing it!

Step 3

Another variable to consider when choosing dance fitness DVDs is the reputation and style of the teacher. People will often comment about a particular dance fitness instructor's abilities, style and personality in their customer reviews. If you like a chirpy, bubbly style, you might be drawn to one teacher, whereas if you like a more straightforward personality style, you might be drawn to a different dance fitness teacher.

Dance fitness DVDs are a great choice for people who actually like to dance. Be true to yourself. If you are not a big fan of dancing, you will probably want to buy other kinds of fitness DVDs, because the most important thing is to buy fitness DVDs that you actually enjoy using and that you will continue to use over the long term. 

Tips & Warnings

If you do not love the first dance fitness DVD you choose, don't give up on dancing for fitness. Simply choose a different one next time.