How many calories do you burn with Hip Hop dancing?

Hip Hop dancing burns an average of 497 calories per hour for someone who weighs 180 pounds. Calorie burn also depends on the type and intensity of your activity, as well as your body weight.

Use our Calorie Calculator below to determine how many calories you burn with Hip Hop dancing or other activities.

Calories burned with Dancing (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 mins. 30 mins. 45 mins. 60 mins.
Ballet 5 107 214 321 429
Ballroom dancing 3.3 71 141 212 283
Break dancing 5.9 126 253 379 506
Country or Western dancing 4.8 103 206 309 411
Dancing 4.8 103 206 309 411
Folk dancing 4.8 103 206 309 411
Hip Hop dancing 5.8 124 249 373 497
Salsa dancing 4 86 171 257 343
Swing & Disco dancing 5.8 124 249 373 497
Tap dancing 4.6 99 197 296 394

How do we calculate how many calories Hip Hop dancing burns?

For the calorie burn calculation, the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Hip Hop dancing is used.

Hip Hop dancing has a MET of 5.8.

We multiply the MET value with your bodyweight in KGs. The result is multiplied by 0.0175 and the duration of the activity you performed in minutes.

For example:

  • Your body weighs: 180 lbs
  • Durition: 60 minutes
  • MET value of Hip Hop dancing: 5.8

Here’s how to calculate the calories burned during 60 minutes of Step Aerobic:
(180 / 2.20462) * 5.8 * 0.0175 * 60 minutes = 497

MET

MET stands for metabolic equivalent of task, we use MET value to estimate energy expenditure. The MET value is the ratio between the working metabolic rate and resting metabolic rate, which refers to the amount of energy being expended relative to the amount of time spent doing Hip Hop dancing.

* METs cannot estimate the energy cost of physical activity in individuals by accounting for differences in weight, adiposity, age, gender, intensity of movement and environmental conditions. As a result, the energy expenditures for the same activity vary from individual to individual.

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