According to the “Compendium of Physical Activities: Classification of Energy Costs of Human Physical Activities” high-impact, or aerobic, dancing burns about 330 calories an hour for a 120-lb. person or 480 calories for a 154-lb. person. LiveStrong’s Michelle Zehr pointed out that in a hip hop workout, the number of calories burned depends on your current weight and physical activity level. “Dancers who weigh more are typically able to burn more calories per hour provided they exercise at full intensity,” Zehr explained. “To lose one pound of fat, you must burn 3,500 calories more than you consume. Hip hop dancing can help you burn these calories while increasing your stamina and improving your circulation.” Convinced yet, fly girl? Here are 10 more reasons why you will be.