Each specific dance form works on different parts of the body. So, when you choose your dancing style you must know your own body type. This helps to strengthen and tone your muscles without hurting your joints. It also helps to strengthen bones, and tone your entire body. For example, belly dancing helps prevent lower back problems; ballroom dancing helps keep the heart in shape; and salsa dancing helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol. All forms of dance however are known to lower your risk of heart disease, help with weight loss, and strengthen the bones and muscles in your legs and hips.