Gotta Kick It Up: Dance Cardio Instructors

Dance has thoroughly entered the ever-expanding boutique fitness scene. Whether or not you’re actually all that coordinated, dance cardio is quite possibly the most fun one can have while sweating it out with some seriously high-intensity moves.

The women behind some of the coolest dance cardio havens have arsenals of impressive moves and awe-inspiring enthusiasm levels. The kind of contagious energy that can make even the performance-shy or clumsy-footed types tap into their inner backup dancer. Yes, it’s cool if she prefers shaking it in the back row, only landing half the moves and improvising the rest.

While there are established players on the scene like Tracy Anderson, who has amassed over 300k followers, a slew of ultra-talented instructors with their own studios and burgeoning dance empires have entered the space. Step up, check out these feeds and bust a move of your own.

#dancecardio #fitspo #cardiodance #makesweatsexy

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Katherine Greiner, one of the O.G. instructors at the Tracy Anderson Method, who’s also taught at Barry’s Bootcamp, Bari, and SLT, fills her feed with artfully-shot dance moves interspersed with inspirational quotes, enviable beach snaps, and delicious looking clean eats.

Studio: KGBody

Location: New York, NY

Followers: 5,769

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Inspired by the infectious energy of Miami clubs, 305 founder Sadie Kurzban launched her dance cardio classes while she was still an undergrad at Brown University. Now, multiple locations offer kickass dance classes, as well as newer toning strategies, complete with a live D.J. complete with club blacklights. The bright hues, cheeky merch shots—”Make Sweat Sexy” is the studio’s tagline—and joyous dance videos reflect the party vibes that define Kurzban and the studios she’s launched.

Studio:305 Fitness

Location: New York, NY, Boston, MA and Washington, D.C.



Another early-on Tracy Anderson Method alum, Katia Pryce is a former professional dancer who went on to launch her own studio, DanceBody offering high-energy cardio classes with peppy (but not intimidating) instructors, a welcoming attitude, and relatively easy-to-follow moves. Don’t miss the long dance routine videos you’ll want to replicate at home.


Location: New York, NY

Followers: 3,761

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The fitness powerhouse has juggled training the likes of celeb clients including Sarah Jessica Parker, Shakira, and Kelly Ripa, while running a successful dance cardio and toning studio. Oh, and she recently become the mother of twins. Check her feed for an engaging mishmash of useful mini workout videos, adorable baby shots, and all sorts of #fitspo.

Studio:AKT In Motion

Location: New York, NY


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Don’t let Amanda Kloot’s radiant smile fool you: The Dance, her signature dance cardio class, as well as her jump rope-based cardio class, The Rope, are sweat-drenched, muscle-quivering, nonstop-action affairs. Her plyometrics-filled dance routines are challenging, but include enough repetition to be able to follow (or happily stumble) along. Kloots is also a personal trainer and actress when she’s not breaking it down.

Studio:Bandier’s Studio B

Location: New York, NY

Followers: 35,300


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