Enter the total number of minutes spent dancing and select an intensity level to calculate the number of calories burned.

Calories Burned Dancing Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the total number of calories burned dancing.

C = 800 * IF * T / 60

  • Where C is the number of calories burned dancing
  • IF is the intensity factor of the dancing
  • T is the total number of minutes spent dancing

To calculate the calories burned dancing, multiply the intensity factor by the time spent dancing, divide by 60, and then multiply by 800 to get the calories burned dancing.

How many calories do you burn dancing?

Dancing burns roughly 300-800 calories per hour depending on the intensity level and size of the individual.

Harder dancing, such as salsa or professional tango, will burn closer to 800 calories per hour, while less intense dancing, like ballroom dancing, will burn closer to 300 calories per hour.

How to calculate calories burned dancing?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines how to calculate the total number of calories burned while dancing.

First, determine the total time spent dancing. In this example, the total time spent dancing is 45 minutes.

Next, determine the intensity factor. In this case, the dancing was very rigorous, so the intensity factor is 1.

Finally, calculate the calories burned dancing using the formula above:

C = 800 * IF * T / 60

C = 800 * 1 * 45/ 60

C = 600 calories