Dance fitness classes are my go to type of exercise. I’m always looking for new classes to try whether in studio or at home. I actually love seeing all these virtual classes available because I can make my own schedule. Today I’m sharing my experiences with Steezy Studios and Hip Shake Fitness so you can see which ones right for you.

Why I Love Dance Fitness Classes

Ever since I was little, I was always dancing. I dance in school, at home or copying moves from music videos. So it only makes sense that my main form of exercise is dance workouts. I’m an intermediate dancer so I’m looking for more of a challenge when it comes to dance classes. I chose to compare Steezy Studio and Hip Shake Fitness to see what the differences and similarities of the two are. We’ll checkout the classes offered, types of videos, price range and user experience.

Dance Workouts Offered

Steezy Studio

Steezy offers a variety of classes like Urban Dance, Heels, Popping and even TikTok dances. They have 10 dance style that you can learn with different difficulty levels. Unfortunately, I don’t see myself using about half of their classes, not because I don’t want to learn them, but because they’re a little more advanced for me. These are classes like Krumping and Break dancing that I don’t think I’ll ever get to.

Hip Shake Fitness

Hip Shake Fitness also offers a variety of classes and a lot of these classes you won’t find in your neighborhood dance studio. Classes like Dancehall, Kpop, Afrovibe, Twerk and Burlesque are just a few of the styles that I believe are very rare. They offer 16 dance fitness styles and they even have one that parents and kids can do together. I probably wouldn’t have tried a Burlesque class in a studio setting but now that I’ve tried it at home, I’m more confident going to a physical class.

The Classes

Steezy Studio

What I enjoyed the most out of the classes were the Moves and Routine videos. The Moves classes breaks down specific moves like The Dougie or The Disco Step in about 20 minutes. The Routine videos teaches you a choreography to popular songs, which they don’t really break down as much and they go a little fast if you’re not used to it, but you can always replay a section.

Hip Shake Fitness

Like I said before my favorite classes are Dancehall Jam, Kpop Dance Party and Tone N Twerk. I’m drawn to the instructors who are always super positive and will give you an amazing workout. Dancehall Jam is really good cardio with strengthening moves sprinkled in. Kpop Dance Party is all about dance technique while Tone N Twerk is all about shaking your booty and sculpting it too. Who knew you needed so much technique while twerking?

Strength Training

Steezy Studio

If you’re looking for strength training classes, you won’t really find that at Steezy. They don’t have any videos that use any weights, bands or other equipment. You’ll find a “dance workout” category that’s separate from specific classes, but it’s mostly cardio based classes and they don’t really tell you what kind of style it is.

Hip Shake Fitness

If you want a little dance and a little strength training combo, Hip Shake Fitness has a lot of classes that divides it’s time between the two. Specifically classes like Strong & Sexy, Tone N Twerk, Dancehall Jam and Blissful Barre would be my go to. You get your heart pumping from the cardio, but can also build your muscles with the toning workout. You’ll use equipment like bands, gliders, weights and even a foam roller. Don’t worry, if you don’t have these equipment at home, they’ll provide you with some alternatives like water bottle for weights or towel for gliders.

Video Controls

Steezy Studio

I was very impressed by Steezy’s video controls. You can mirror and loop the video, speed it up and you can even set up your webcam so you can see yourself too. They also have the sections of each class so you can skip around if you want to. The only downside was that when you’re on fullscreen mode, the video is stuck on a front and back view which means you only see half of each view.

Hip Shake Fitness

A lot of the newer videos in the studio are mirrored so you don’t have to worry about figuring out which leg to start on. The controls are very standard so there isn’t a lot you have to figure out before your workout. I like that you can comment on the video via Facebook and other members can see your review.

Community

Steezy Studio

Looking through the community called Steezy Studio Members on Facebook, I noticed a lot of video submissions from the users. Other users give them feedback which are mostly uplifting and very positive. They also have squads that you can join which is basically your own dance group and you can learn together plus battle other dance groups virtually. I love seeing all levels of dancers encourage each other from all over the world.

Hip Shake Fitness

The Hip Shake Fitness Dance Workout Community is also a Facebook group that is full of encouragement and positivity. I see a lot of sweaty selfies from members and a weekly accountability thread. Members who want accountability through the week write down their goals and keep each other focused. It’s a safe space to open up about your fitness journey and talk about what you’re struggling with and someone will always have your back.

Programs

Steezy Studio

If you want to improve your techniques on a certain dance type, I suggest trying the programs on Steezy. They have programs for very beginners like weight shifting and moving on beat or more advanced programs like Whacking and House grooves.

Hip Shake Fitness

The programs on Hip Shake Fitness are more goal oriented rather than focusing on one dance style. I think they do a great job of mixing up the different classes to achieve a certain goal. They have programs for beginners, a program for all the booty gains and even a program that just has all 15 minute workouts.

Pricing

Steezy Studio

Steezy gives you a 7 day trial to see if you like their dance workouts or not. Then after that it’s either $19.99 a month or you can subscribe annually for $99. That’s almost a $140 savings for the year. I think this is a really good deal if you can use all of the classes that are being offered.

Hip Shake Fitness

Hip Shake Fitness has 15 day trial and a lot more options when it comes to pricing. After the 15 days you can either subscribe for $18 a month, $45 every 3 months, $72 for 6 months or $126 for the year. You can change your subscription anytime and you can put your subscription on hold too.

Overall

I’m so happy to be able to take dance fitness classes at home. I love that this is now an option for me and for everyone who don’t necessarily love going to the gym or have no time to go to the studio. For Steezy Studio I enjoyed their House Dance classes and the Whacking classes– which I wish had more videos available. For Hip Shake Fitness I found myself drawn to Dancehall Jam, Kpop Dance Party and Tone N Twerk dance workouts. I have tried each of the dance styles offered in this studio and they’re very beginner friendly! Overall, if you’re a more seasoned dancer and are looking to refine your skills you may want to give Steezy Studio a try. If you’re more of a beginner and are looking to try out new classes and want strength training too, you should go with Hip Shake Fitness. Try a free trial and you never know what you could unlock in yourself just by dancing!